Despite a few nasty rumors to the contrary, the guitar is alive and well in 2014. It survived the rise of the keyboard in the Eighties and the overwhelming bass-barrage of electronic dance music of the early 21st century and, as evidenced by the 50 selections below, shows no signs of waning in relevancy.
“The future of Slipknot is always in doubt,” guitarist Jim Root says. “I always prepare for each album as if it’s gonna be the last.” It’s a minor miracle that Slipknot have lasted as long as they have. They have nine members in their lineup, each of whom lives up to the band’s aggro metal image in one way or another, and thereby contributes to the potential for volatility.
Slipknot will release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, October 21. In anticipation, the band has been rolling out new songs from the record for streaming online. Today, the band released their latest single, "Killpop." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!
Slipknot have premiered a crushing new song, “Custer,” off their highly anticipated fifth album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which is due for release October 21 in the U.S. The song follows the lead single “The Devil in I,” which was the second track released from the record. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.