Slipknot have now confirmed the details of their fifth studio album, revealing that it will pay tribute to late bassist Paul Gray.
The new album will be titled 5: The Gray Chapter, and is slated for release on the 20th of October via Roadrunner Records.
The standard edition of the album will feature 14 new tracks, with a deluxe edition also being made available featuring an additional 2 new songs.
5: The Gray Chapter is the band’s first album since 2008’s All Hope Is Gone and their first since the death of founding bass player Gray, who died in 2010.
Slipknot have also announced the Prepare For Hell Tour, which will take in numerous dates across North America, with special guests coming in the form of Korn and King 810. The tour will begin on the 29th of October in El Paso, Texas.
Corey Taylor says: “We’ve been waiting a long time for this. Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we’ve also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future. Slipknot is coming to your town. And hell’s coming with us.”
The full tracklist for 5: The Gray Chapter is:
“The Devil In I”
“The One That Kills The Least”
“Be Prepared For Hell”
“The Negative One”
“If Rain Is What You Want”
“Override” (Deluxe edition bonus track)
“The Burden” (Deluxe edition bonus track)
Slipknot made the albums official first single, The Devil In I, available to stream over the weekend, and you can listen to it below: