Slipknot Launch New Website, Tease Upcoming Material

Photo by Alexandria Crahan Conway

This weekend will see wall-smashing nonet Slipknot livestream their entire headlining set at Knotfest LA. But now, the band have launched a new website that teases things to come, including a potential new single.

As reported by Kerrang!, the top of Knotfest.com now sports a huge banner featuring the slogan, ‘Read all about it IF YOU WANT TO KNOW…’ in huge, Slipknot-ish letters.

Clicking the banner leads one to a new site called thechapeltownrag.com, on which there are three ‘tokens’ available to fans. Each token is listed as being one of nine, and has the option to either ‘Play’ or ‘Redeem.’ Clicking ‘Play’ takes fans to clips of music that sound distinctly like Slipknot — some Sid Wilson-esque drum beats, some Mick Thompson-ish guitar roar, a little classic Corey Taylor-style background gibbering — while clicking ‘Redeem’ launches a link to the viewer’s Wax Wallet.

Where the other six clips are, and what the ‘Chapel Town Rag’ is exactly, remains to be seen. However, the site is in keeping with Slipknot’s launch of 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind, which also featured a unique website with coordinates that led to various venues’ locations. So one can assume that Slipknot have something big to announce here.

This hopefully means that fans can expect some interesting surprises at Slipknot’s upcoming Knotfest LA livestream. According to Slipknot, the livestream will consist of the band’s entire headlining set, but will also include “select appearances” from other performers including Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Cherry Bombs (whose ranks include Alicia Dove, Corey Taylor’s wife), and Vended (the current project of Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s two sons).

Tickets for the livestream are available via the festival’s Veeps portal. Your average ticket is only fifteen bucks, but there are also pricier options with all sorts of perks — a hoodie, exclusive artwork to be revealed at the festival, and more.

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Words by Chris Krovatin