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Slipknot Streaming New Song "The Negative One"

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After posting a series of cryptic teaser trailers online, Slipknot has now finally released the first full song off the band's forthcoming album.

Check out "The Negative One" at Slipknot's official website here (click the "Unlock Song" button at the bottom of the page). A YouTube stream is also available below, but it will likely be taken down shortly.

This upcoming album will be the band's first since the death of Paul Gray and the departure of Joey Jordison. Further details on the album are still forthcoming.

Slipknot will also be curating the Knotfest on October 24th - 26th, which will feature a diverse lineup including Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass, The Faceless, and many more.

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1. Critic writes:

at least it wasn't ruined by poppy pop rock singing, this sounds about 8 years too late

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

It’s a good song but damn it feels dated.
I know, we all wanted them to go back to the early stuff.
Nu Metal simply does NOT age well.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

Seems like the drum sounds were programmed with sounds lifted from the s/t album with some slight tweaking. Glad the anger is back, but the production sounds terribly dated as above commenters stated.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^ Krimh can't be happy with that sound...

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Mr Singh writes:

I dont know it just seems forced to me really, it like they want to realease a heavy song just for the sake of it, the lyrics to these song really are bad if i am being honest.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Didn't care for it.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. weasel321 writes:

Mr. Singh - I agree with you sounds like they are reaching for something but not getting there. Cory's vocals sound horrible. Aiming at the mark but way off target with this one. Too generic

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZMA writes:

It's heavy, but there's something missing from this. Could've been worse. Could've been better.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. coldiem writes:

Yeah I don't think trying to bring the nu vibe back in is going to work for them. They also pull a classic Metallica, bury the strongest riff of the whole song in a 8-second segment in the middle.

It's not bad, and I like the raw-ish mix.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. coldiem writes:

To clarify my comment about the mix, I'd like to add that there are far too many bands today who are going for that absolutely pristine studio mix sound for their albums, and that's fine, but anyone who actually writes or performs music knows it's not always that clean.

Taking the mix in the direction that they did gives them a slightly unique signature to their sound. It's a bit more... tribal or something. They've done well with the mid-range. I expect a lot of the people complaining have their systems EQ-ed with the mids scooped out and yeah; that would probably make this song's sound like crap.

# Aug 1, 2014 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. noone writes:

I honestly don't understand what it is that the general audience expected from Sliknot. Most say they what them to go back to styles of old, is this not it? Most say they should go back to their heavy roots, not satisfying enough?

The grass is always greener on the other side I guess

Yeah, there are going to be the 'MAGGOTS4LIFE' and also the 'f***THEKNOTCLAN'. Theres also gonna be indifferent people. Yep...theres gonna be people like me who take the time to differentiate the types of people... Point is.... Im interested in hearing how people would have Slipknot sound to satisfy their lust for perfection.

To me, Ive wanted Slipknot to go back to this type of sound. They have. Im not really sure how different people expected this to be. Lower your expectations? Nah... that'd be too easy.

I like this song. It sounds like the 'Gateway' band I got into and I realise there is not need to be and elitist prick about their sound.

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 12:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. xulbehemoth509 writes:

I'd like to hear the album in its entirety. I'd rather judge the album as a whole, instead of based on just this track

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. 312 writes:

Brilliant Song! Was worried that them losing Paul and Joey would make them change their style. But this sounds pretty decent so far. Can't wait for the album.

F*ck the haters!

If you don't like it, don't listen to it.

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 5:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. mthomas writes:

Did Joey really leave the band? In my honest opinion I really think it's still him playing... This new song was amazing. I liked ahig but so far this track like mentioned above gave me flash backs of the gateway band I've grown to love!!

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 5:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. JagdFlanker writes:

decent song, but the guitar is pretty muddy and far back in the mix

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 7:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. The Mix writes:

To all those talking about the mix, it's a rough mix, one made to give the listeners something to hear.

I remember when The Heretic Anthem was released before IOWA. It was a rough mix, just like this is.

The final mix, well, I guess we'll hear it when the album is released.

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. OverkillExposure writes:

Overall, I like it and look forward to hearing more. I'm a little concerned about how the drumming turns out, but it does indeed seem like a rough mix - not to mention just one of many yet-unheard songs - so full judgment is impossible at this point.

It's Slipknot. It echoes the sound that established them, with some natural maturity to boot. I'm not the same person I was in 1999, and neither are the band members the same. Taking stock of such facts and reaching measured conclusions accordingly seems to be a lost art among Maggots and Haters alike.

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

LOL TURNTABLES wikki wikki wikki wikki gimme a f***n break

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. spiral_architect writes:

MICHAEL MYERS AND JASON VOORHEES WOULD LOVE THIS! IT SEEMS COMFORTABLY FAMILIAR, LIKE I'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE. LESS OF A STONE SOUR SOUND HERE, BUT I AM SURE THAT IS APPARENT ELSEWHERE ON THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM.

ENERGY: A
ORIGINALITY: F

# Aug 2, 2014 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

Sounds a bit demo-like to me too, post 16 is probably right.

I credit Slipknot with bringing me back to metal when I was checking out a lot of alternative and experimental stuff, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them. The lyrics are unfortunate and the turntables are better left as an accent rather than a dominate force but to be honest it's better than I would have expected sans Jordison and Gray.

# Aug 3, 2014 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Mr Singh writes:

The music video for this song is online now, just letting the admin of this site and you guys know.

# Aug 5, 2014 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. buried in time writes:

I think we can all say that this sound, while nostalgic, does not age well whatsoever. Nu metal as a subgenre had a short life span. It will forever be etched in the early to mid 2000's, and there is absolutely nothing bands/labels can do to reverse that. Its best if bands just leave that alone. Like, it's not a terrible track by any means. However, it does not compel me to want to hear more from this band. Most of the supposed "maggots" or fans of that age have matured into their mid 20's. The brand and image this band is associated with parallels disenfranchised teens (I mean that is without a doubt their marketing demographic as well). I would definitely feel out of place if I were to dress like a maggot at age 24. With all due respect SLipknot, you fueled a seething ire back in my days of yore, but I must say, I do not care to revisit this sound again. I've fully evolved in my musical taste. It's weird. Back in the day, I would literally do anything to get my hands on the newest slipknot album. I frickin pre-ordered both vol.3 and all hope is gone as soon as their merch site was up.

Ok, I lied, the only song I will occasionally go back and listen to is the heretic anthem on Iowa. Actually, Iowa was their angriest album.

Also stonesour sucks, just sayin!

# Aug 5, 2014 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. anon writes:

mid 20's? 30's, dude. And I can't wait to see them on tour again. I don't give a sh** about dressing "like a maggot," but I do give a sh** about going out with my girl and some good friends to see a solid show.

# Aug 6, 2014 @ 7:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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