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Slipknot Drop New Single ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ Ahead of Los Angeles Knotfest Livestream

Metal giants Slipknot have released “The Chapeltown Rag”, their first new music in two years. Check out their new single right here.



Heavy metal icons Slipknot have returned today with “The Chapeltown Rag” – their first new music in two years. ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ is available now and will be performed live for the first time ever tonight at Slipknot’s Knotfest Los Angeles Livestream. The event will be live-streamed as it happens, giving fans access to both the studio version and Slipknot’s live performance of “The Chapeltown Rag” within only hours of its premiere.

Check out the new single from the band here:

Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor commented on “The Chapeltown Rag,” remarking “It’s a punisher man. It’s classic SLIPKNOT. And it’s frenetic. 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.”

M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown from Slipknot, added “‘The Chapeltown Rag’ facilitates a sort of mindset that you’re going to like: it’s along the barnburner side of things.”

Slipknot will debut ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ live later tonight during their first-ever livestream from Knotfest Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium. Airing at 1am UK time / 6pm PT / 9pm ET tonight, tickets for the livestream are available at with Knotfest Members eligible to purchase at a discounted price. Fans can experience the Slipknot’s performance live and for a full 72 hours afterwards, along with select appearances from Killswitch Engage, FEVER 333, Code Orange, Vended and special guests, Cherry Bombs.

Check out the trailer for Knotfest Los Angeles here.

Just as forward-thinking as the music itself, Slipknot heralded “The Chapeltown Rag” with a unique and innovative rollout throughout this week. Unbeknownst to visitors, key lyrics from “The Chapeltown Rag” adorned – the band’s online hub for news, community, and their official fan club, OT9. When users clicked on the lyrics, they landed at Beckoning fans further down the rabbit hole, featured a series of nine eco-friendly NFTs minted under the user account ‘desmoines515’ and hosted on the carbon-neutral WAX Blockchain. New digital assets were revealed each day this week. When assembled, those assets granted the first look at the single artwork, as well as a part of “The Chapeltown Rag.” Fans who collected all nine of the free-to-redeem tokens should stay tuned for various special redemption options and offerings throughout the next album cycle.

“Slipknot has been at the cutting edge, utilizing technology in new and creative ways to engage with their fans,” said Lee Jenkins, Product Manager for WAX, “and we are very excited that they chose WAX for this initiative that showcases a new way to utilize blockchain technology.”

“The Chapeltown Rag” represents another high watermark in a banner year for Slipknot. Making a triumphant return to the road, their Knotfest Roadshow sold-out amphitheatres across the country, bookended with the record-breaking Knotfest Iowa and now, the biggest headline show of their career at Knotfest Los Angeles. In addition, they topped the bills of festivals as diverse as Riot Fest, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration, Welcome To Rockville, and more.

Artwork for ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ by Slipknot

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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.