SLIPKNOT To Unveil New Masks Next Week

On July 1, SLIPKNOT, the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum nine-man hard rock enigma, will unveil its new imagery in an exclusive partnership with AOL Music, the web's most trafficked online music destination. This highly anticipated debut kicks-starts the launch of SLIPKNOT's new album, "All Hope Is Gone", which is set for release on Roadrunner Records in August. Masks are an integral part of the band's identity and to reflect this point, AOL Music's Spinner.com will host a retrospective photo gallery of SLIPKNOT masks throughout its career, spanning all three previous albums and including the most recent controversial "Purgatory Masks." The SLIPKNOT mask unveiling will be featured on the main page of Spinner.com worldwide for 24 hours.

Starting this Sunday, June 29, stop by any Hot Topic store to hear the new SLIPKNOT single, "Psychosocial". The song will be played every hour on the hour.

"Psychosocial" will make its way to radio stations on June 30 and be available online July 1. Percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told The Pulse of Radio everything he could about the track. "One thing I can feel is like that song has got a lot of, like, you know, I would say social anxiety," he said. "It's got a real good tempo and it's really, you know, today. It's really fun and it's different. I think most of the stuff that we have is different."

SLIPKNOT has tapped Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, NAPALM DEATH) to mix its fourth label album titled "All Hope is Gone". Due on August 26 via Roadrunner Records, the disc was recorded with producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, MUDVAYNE) at a studio near the band's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor said in a press release about the new CD, "Every album we have made is a statement about that space in time. I think this era is the most mature, most beautiful and the most powerful. We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men. I think it's the best thing I've ever made."

The last SLIPKNOT studio album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", arrived in 2004 and sold more than a million copies in the U.S.

SLIPKNOT will co-headline the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour this summer with DISTURBED. The trek, which also features DRAGONFORCE, MASTODON, MACHINE HEAD and others, kicks off on July 9 in Seattle.

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