Always ones to look on the bright side of life, Slipknot have titled their new album All Hope Is Gone. The feel-good disc will be released August 26 on Roadrunner Records.
"We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead and where we are as men," group member Corey Taylor says in a statement. "I think it's the best thing I've ever made. And I challenge anyone to prove me wrong."
Taylor calls the record "very dark," likening it to a cross between the band's Vol. 3 and Iowa. "It has so much power in it and yet there are so many great spots for melody," he says. "It's a controlled chaos that hits you right out of the gate."
Known for his lyrical introspection, Taylor insists that he's looking outward on the new arlbum. "Instead of bitching about what went wrong in my life, I'm bitching about what's wrong in life, period," he says. In addition, Taylor says his vocals are much more melodic than on past releases. "I got to the point where I was tired of pretending that I couldn't sing every time I made a Slipknot album, so this time I'm going all out."