Ahead of releasing their seventh album at the end of this month, Slipknot dug into the archives and compiled their catalog of high definition music videos.
This is the first time that many of their early music videos – including those from their 1999 self-titled debut album, 2001’s ‘Iowa’ and ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’ – are available for viewing online. videos for some tracks, including “My Plague” and “The Blister Exists”, are still only available in standard definition (up to 480p), with no word on whether or not they’ll be updated to HD. ‘coming.
For now, the compilation contains 21 HD videos (and, curiously, the SD clip of “Dead Memories”). Watch the videos for ‘Wait And Bleed’, ‘Spit It Out’ and ‘Duality’ below, and see the full playlist here.
Between 1999 and 2022, Slipknot released a total of 30 music videos. All videos for tracks on their three most recent albums – 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’, 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ and the upcoming ‘The End, So Far’ – were directed by the percussionist Shawn Clown ” Crahan.
Clown also co-directed three of 2009’s “All Hope Is Gone” videos – “Dead Memories”, “Sulfur” and “Snuff” – with PR Brown, and directed music videos for “The Blister Exists” and “The Nameless” on the back of ‘Vol. 3’. His directorial debut came in the form of the 2004 music video for the single “Vermillion” from that same album, which he co-directed with Tony Petrossian. The pair then teamed up to make a music video for “Before I Forget.”
Slipknot is currently gearing up to release “The End, So Far,” their seventh studio album, on September 30 via Roadrunner. So far, it has spawned a trio of singles: “The Chapeltown Rag”, “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)” and “Yen”.
In July, frontman Corey Taylor said the new album “almost felt like a reset” for Slipknot, noting that it “could get away from the shit I needed to say and back to the things I wanna say. ” . His quotes came after drummer Jay Weinberg teased that the band “raised the dials on experimentation” for the album, with DJ Sid Wilson saying he sampled “different moons around different planets” for them. pieces on it.
Earlier this month, Taylor addressed rumors that because of the title track, “The End, So Far,” the new album signals Slipknot’s impending breakup. “People have been talking about Slipknot ending since 2003, so it doesn’t really matter,” he said in a new interview. “If I had a dime every time I had to straighten out fans, I’d have a shit ton of nickels, let’s put it that way.”
Meanwhile, Taylor has revealed he plans to record his second “darker” solo album early next year and is considering a new musical project with Slipknot and former Stone Sour bandmate Jim Root.