SLIPKNOT has announced details of their long-awaited sixth LP, WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND, which will be released August 9th on Roadrunner Records. Along with the announcement the band has shared the album's first single 'Unsainted,' with an official music video streaming. Directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan, the 'Unsainted' video, and the track itself, offer a glimpse at the future of one of rock's most popular, and deeply enigmatic bands.
Guitarist Jim Root noted, 'This is most time we've had to write a record, and work stuff out together. One of my inspirations this time around was those artists that recorded full length albums - not just songs. While the industry is moving toward singles, Slipknot wanted to make an album experience, front to back.'
Produced by SLIPKNOT and Greg Fidelman, WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND follows the band's blistering 2014 LP, .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER, which debuted Top 5 in the official album charts of 19 countries around the world, including the U.S. (#1), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1), U.K. (#2) & Germany (#2).
'These days the art we are making comes with the highest reward, because it's taken the most time,' added Crahan. 'Almost four years to create this emotion and temperature, and the reward now is nothing short of salvation.'