Punctuating a campaign where the band launched a cryptic new website along with an ominous new visual for the instrumental track "Death March," Slipknot have pulled back the curtain in what has been a week of dominating the headlines.
Slipknot has announced their Adderall EP, a six-track effort which consists of alternate versions and reworkings of the track “Adderall”, in addition to non-LP tracks. The original studio version of “Adderall” is the first track on the band's 2022 full length studio album, THE END, SO FAR.
Coupled with the launch of the EP, Slipknot have delivered a second music video following the unveiling of the ominous "Death March" which arrived just yesterday. "Memories (Adderall - Rough Demo)" again finds M. Shawn Crahan asserting his unique vision as the director of the project.
The dazzling four-minute visual headtrip in tandem with the cinematic scope of the track showcases the depth of Slipknot. The Adderall EP is equal parts film score and artistic presentation and reiterates the continued evolution of a band that has built a legacy on defying expectation.
Weighing in on the new EP and the accompanying videos, clown shared, “Deconstructing to continuously pave the way for evolution. At this point in the program nothing is safe.”
The Adderall EP follows “Bone Church,” a surprise standalone single which dropped earlier this year with an accompanying M. Shawn ‘clown’ Crahan directed video piece titled “Yen – Director’s Cut (Bone Church),”– watch HERE. Since it's release, the “Bone Church” visual has tallied over one million views and counting.
The Adderall EP from Slipknot is currently available via preferred DSPs - HERE
The release lands as the band have kicked off their European tour with a succession of headlining sets highly-anticipated festival plays. Slipknot is set to headline Download this weekend, along with appearances at Copenhell in Denmark, Graspop in Belgium, Hellfest in France, Resurrection Fest in Spain and the inaugural launch of the band’s own Knotfest in Italy at the end of this month.
The run will include supporting sets from a rotation of artists including Disturbed, I, Prevail, Sleep Token and Nothing More. A full list of dates can be found below.
JUN 10 - Greenfield Festival 2023 - INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND
JUN 11 - Download Festival 2023 - DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
JUN 13 - Ziggo Dome - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS*
JUN 14 - Rockhal - ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG*
JUN 16 - Copenhell Festival 2023 - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
JUN 17 - Graspop Metal Meeting 2023 - DESSEL, BELGIUM
JUN 18 - Hellfest 2023 - CLISSON, FRANCE
JUN 20 - Barclays Arena - HAMBURG, GERMANY*
JUN 21 - Mercedes-Benz Arena - BERLIN, GERMANY*
JUN 24 – Königsplatz – MUNICH, GERMANY*
JUN 25 - KNOTFEST Italy 2023 - BOLOGNA, ITALY
JUN 27 - Arena of Nîmes - NÎMES, FRANCE*
JUN 29 - Evil Live Festival 2023 - LISBOA, PORTUGAL
JUN 30 - Resurrection Fest 2023 - VIVEIRO, SPAIN
JUL 14 - Rock Fest 2023 - CADOTT, WISCONSIN
JUL 16 – Inkcarceration Festival – MANSFIELD, OHIO
SEP 08 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival – ALTON, VRGINIA