Written by DJ Monk
Sunday, 04 November 2018 04:40

To be brutally honest, there really was only one video in contention, and that is the one that has been setting the internet on fire – it’s already had more than seven million views – since it was premiered on Wednesday afternoon…


‘All Out Life’ is already being hailed by many as the best song they have produced in many years, a return to their more aggressive sound after what may have been seen as the more commercial road they had travelled in more recent years… And it certainly has all the band’s recognized hallmarks – right down to the blood-soaked, maggot-infested video, which was directed by Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan:



Corey Taylor said of the song:


“’All Out Life’ is a song that is trying to do two things: bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain.  People are so eager to find the ‘Next Big Thing’ sometimes, that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing.  Fuck that: why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. ‘All Out Life’ is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music – it’s the staying power.”


Shawn Crahan added:


“Right now is a very exciting time for Slipknot.  We’ve been working on new music for the last two years, and ‘All Out Life’, the song and the video, is just one of many concepts in the works.  It’s a fitting taste to get you to the next thing. Get ready for what’s to come.”


• Slipknot headline the Download festival on Saturday 15 June.