Slipknot Reveal Release Date for New Album, Plot 2019 Tour

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Get ready to hear and see a lot of Slipknot this summer. American heavy metal band will be releasing their yet-untitled new album on August 9th, while also planning to embark on a North America tour in 2019.

Titled Knotfest Roadshow, the tour is set to kick off on July 26th in Mountain View, California and will see the band playing 29 shows across the continent. They will visit Phoenix, Denver, Virginia Beach, Austin, and Dallas among other cities, before wrapping up the road trip on September 8th in Woodlands, Texas. Slipknot will also be joined by Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth during the tour.

In order to promote Knotfest Roadshow, the band is set to make a special appearance at Los Angeles’ Brooklyn Projects skate shop on March 7th.

After releasing the acclaimed .5: The Gray Chapter in 2014, Slipknot took a break from recording new music as the bandmembers decided to focus on their solo project. Then in October 2018, vocalist Corey Taylor revealed that the band is working on a new album, and they released a new single “All Out Life” at the end of that month.

The song was well received by the critics, who described it as “thrash-heavy” and called it “ferocious” and “incredible.” You can hear the single below.