Slipknot Formally Announce Iowa State Fair Appearance

Slipknot has formally announced that they will be playing at the Iowa State Fair for the first time next year. The fair will run from August 8th – 18th in Des Moines, Iowa, and the band will be playing on August 10th.

Percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan told the Des Moines Register:

I’m gonna drive from my house directly to the stage just like I do when I come to the fair. It makes no sense why we haven’t played here.

Tickets are now on sale through this site.

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Slipknot Surprise Release New Song “All Out Life”

Iowa nine-headed iconic metal band Slipknot have surprise released a new song on Halloween. You can check out the music video for their song “All Out Life” below.

Vocalist Corey Taylor commented:

‘All Out Life‘ is a song that is trying to do 2 things: bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain. People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. Fuck that: why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. ‘All Out Life‘ is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music- it’s the staying power.

Percussionist and founder M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan added:

Right now is a very exciting time for Slipknot. We’ve been working on new music for the last two years, and ‘All Out Life,’ the song and the video, is just one of many concepts in the works. It’s a fitting taste to get you to the next thing. Get ready for what’s to come. We challenge you to All Out Life.