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Slipknot delivers haunting new track, “Yen”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on August 5, 2022

The second single from ‘The End, So Far’ is a consuming experience that goes from slow burn to towering inferno.

Just last month, the masked nine of Slipknot announced a September 30th arrival date of their eighth eagerly-awaited studio album with the reveal of The End, So Far. Coupled with the news that fans worldwide were waiting for, Slipknot also peeled back the curtain with the introduction of “The Dying Song (Time To SIng)” a dynamic, devastating track that reiterated that more than two decades in, the ‘Knot remains in a league of their own.

Delivering a second preview of the full length presentation on the same day the band is set to make history with their Wacken Open Air debut in Germany, Slipknot showcase a sinister slow burn of a single in “Yen”. Asserting all of the elements that make Slipknot such a definitive band in the space of modern heavy music, “Yen” is immersive – evolving from eerie soundscapes to caustic metallic crescendo. Corey Taylor again proves his is at the top of his game, fluidly transitioning from melodic to menacing in a commanding vocal performance.

The track serves as the second selection from The End, So Far, one of the most anticipated release of the year and follow-up to Slipknot’s lauded We Are Not Your Kind. WANYK landed Slipknot their third consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200. The album proved a stunning success, reaching #1 on the official album charts internationally, specifically the UK, Australia, Canada and Mexico in addition to Top 5 debuts in twelve more countries including Germany, France and Sweden.

The End, So Far lands as Slipknot continue their relentless touring campaign both home and abroad. Their 2022 schedule includes a third leg of the Knotfest Roadshow domestically with Ice Nine Kills and Crown the Empire, following the band’s current European run which is punctuated by a historic headlining play at Wacken Open Air tonight. The performance can be streamed – HERE (10:15p CET / 4:15p ET / 1:15p PT)

A complete list of dates can be found – HERE

Coinciding with the single “Yen” Slipknot will release of a limited run of vinyl exclusive for Knotfest Premium members. The extremely limited run of special edition white vinyl will begin shipping during the album’s release week. Orders for the special vinyl release can be made – HERE

The End, So Far drops September 30th via Roadrunner Records. Pre-order the album – HERE


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