Slipknot gear up for the release of their long-awaited sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind – coming August 9th on Roadrunner Records and produced by Slipknot and Greg Fidelman.
The band has shared the album’s first single “Unsainted,” along with an official music video. Directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan, the “Unsainted” video, and the track itself, offer a glimpse at the future of one of rock’s most popular, and deeply enigmatic bands.
Guitarist Jim Root noted, “This is most time we’ve had to write a record, and work stuff out together. One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full length albums – not just songs. While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back.”
“These days the art we are making comes with the highest reward, because it’s taken the most time,” added Crahan. “Almost four years to create this emotion and temperature, and the reward now is nothing short of salvation.”
Named by Vulture as on one of “36 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2019,” We Are Not Your Kind follows the band’s blistering 2014 LP, .5: The Gray Chapter, which debuted Top 5 in the official album charts of 19 countries around the world, including #1 in Canada, U.S., Japan, Australia, Russia & U.K. (#2) & Germany (#2).