Slipknot recorded the follow-up to 2019’s “We Are Not Your Kind” last year, and singer Corey Taylor tweeted that the new album will arrive later this year. “Big Shit Coming, 2022 edition: ZvN updates, SK album, secret ‘homecoming’ plans, etc. Stay Tuned! ‘Hold On To Your Butts’-Franklin D. Roosevelt” he tweeted. Late last year, Slipknot released a new single inspired by a Netflix documentary on the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer. Taylor described “The Chapletown Rag” as “classic Slipknot.”
“And it’s frenetic,” he told Knotfest.com. “But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.” The new album was recorded with producer Joe Barresi, known for his work with Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Chevelle, Black Stone Cherry and Every Time I Die, among many others.