Slipknot reveal single cover artwork for “The Devil In I”

Slipknot - The Devil In I single coverSlipknot have revealed the cover artwork for “The Devil In I”, the official first single from their forthcoming fifth album.

Due out in October, the LP will be the band’s first without bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who left the band last year.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor described “The Devil In I” as “completely different” from the song “The Negative One”, which was released via the band’s web site at the start of August. “It’s more melodic, but it’s dark, [and] it’s powerful, man,” Taylor said about “The Devil In I”. “It’s something different. People are gonna lose their minds when they hear that.”

Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that fans will have to wait a while yet for details of the band’s new drummer and the album title. “We’re keeping a lot of that under wraps, out of fairness, because we want the music to speak for itself,” he said. “We don’t want people listening to our music and making up their minds about something before they even know what the music is. So trust me, you know, when the time is right, we will give you the answers that you need, and that’s the way it is.”

Rumours have suggested that drummer Jay Weinberg has been recruited to play on the new album and tour. Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg, longtime Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer.

SLIPKNOT announced in December 2013 that it had parted ways with Jordison. The band has not disclosed the reasons for Jordison’s exit, although the drummer issued a statement in January saying that he did not quit the group.

The official video for “The Negative One” was directed by Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, who has directed the vast majority of the band’s music videos and concert documentaries. You can watch it below.

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UK’s nationwide BBC Radio 1 announces new Rock Show

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BBC Radio 1, the UK’s nationwide flagship radio station of the BBC, has announced that it is to broadcast a new show dedicated to rock and metal music.

The corporation revealed it’s shakeup of the Radio 1 schedule yesterday, including the new format Rock Show which will be hosted by Daniel P. Carter, and broadcast on a Sunday evening between 7pm and 10pm. It will follow on directly from the station’s Official UK Chart rundown, and the announcement of that week’s number one single.

The changes are due to take effect from the 1st of September. The BBC says that it needs to make the alterations to the schedule in order to save costs, bring new broadcasting talent through the corporation, and keep the station fresh in line with it’s audience’s expectations.

Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said: “These cuts to our budget are hurting, it means I have had to make some tough choices and say goodbye to some friends and respected colleagues. I believe these new schedules continue to innovate, reflect and celebrate the UK’s youth and music culture.”

Daniel P Carter said of the new Rock Show: “To be starting the show directly after the announcement of the UK number one is obviously amazing and to be in the position where my show is an alternative option to the Simon Cowell circus is also a beautiful thing. If that’s your bag then all good, but I’m stoked that The Rock Show will be in a slot that reflects the importance of a genre that is now, and always will be, in great shape because it is everything to the people that love it.”

Horns up! \m/

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