Slipknot Rocking It Hard in New Single 'The Devil in I'

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Slipknot have officially unveiled "The Devil in I," the lead single off their upcoming yet-untitled new album.

As singer Corey Taylor explained, although the song is the second tune the band has unveiled to announce the fresh effort, it marks the new album's official lead single.

Focusing on the track, it features a series of dynamic changes, going from slow dark parts to full-on rocking. Give it a spin or two below.

Prior to the lead single, Slipknot have unveiled "The Negative One" as the first new track in six years. More info here.

As reported, the band had also recored a video for the song, which will likely be released in the near future. When it comes to the full album, the first 'Knot studio effort since 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" is tentatively due this fall.

A string of rumors claiming that Lamb of God's Chris Adler is the group's new drummer recently struck the web, but Adler made sure to shoot every story down, ultimately stressing that he was definitely not involved with Slipknot.

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    spikewolf123
    The line between Slipknot and Stone Sour is getting thinner and thinner
    SkepsisMetal
    Even if Stone Sour released this song, I don't think I would have been particularly impressed. Nothing stood out or got stuck in my head at all.
    tric565
    Haha, I thought exactly the same thing when I first heard vol 3 the subliminal verses, but all hope is gone won me back. To me this doesnt sound very much like stonesour apart from chorus vocals.
    Funnyname99
    Unfortunately, over half the song is chorus vocals, (another StoneSour thing). I thought that Negative one was them saying "Look, we're brutal and aggressive again", but apparently not. He's still got a good voice, but the clean, smooth, melancholy vocals just don't fit the character of the band, or work with the industrial percussion style.
    MetalRock4ever
    I'd say it's more Skin Ticket (the song if you didn't know by Slipknot) than Stone Sour. And for those who think that this song sucks because it sounds too much like Stone Sour, listen to Slipknot's debut and Iowa albums, there is singing in that and the songs are just as heavy.
    jinsu2301
    Decent song, but the production... that flapping kick drum sounds just ridiculous.
    redisni
    This. I miss that good ol' THUMP! , that was also absent from 'The Negative One'.
    nicholas72611
    I could barely tell the snare from the bass drum. Its called a BASS drum for a reason!
    azrael667
    I doubt very much that a drum was even involved in recording the drums. Sounds like EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer to me.
    redisni
    This. I miss that good ol' THUMP! , that was also absent from 'The Negative One'.
    MusicMan24
    I'm really digging the 2 new songs. Minus the flappy bass drum in this one though, I love it; especially how the mood changes a lot. Also, to all you bashing it? If a band doesn't evolve and experiment, there is no progress to be made. Who wants to keep listening to the same thing over and over again? Get over it, it's 2014; not 1999
    aries0490
    Preach! Lots of lemmings running off the same cliff. Regardless whichever band releases their new album. Everyone just HAS to say something...
    cyclonus
    Hey, the band themselves were the ones comparing this new album to Iowa for goodness sake. It seems they're also the ones who want to re-create their old sound to an extent. I don't blame people for bashing it as dull though, it builds up just to drop back down again in the first minute and never really goes further than that
    westcoast43
    oh sh*t! first there were talks about 'the negative one' being written about Joey. Next track released is The devil in "I" (roman numeral for #1)... the devil in #1? conspiracy on
    TheLiberation
    I enjoyed The Negative One a lot, it was very focused and intense, but this is... unimpressive.
    slipknot836
    Really simple but effective... Not too keen on the blast beat drumming section but all in all it kicks ass!
    TooToughTrenton
    As a die-hard Slipknot fan, I was extremely disappointed in this song. I personally don't feel like this is strong enough to be their "first official single". I'll wait to judge until the album comes out, but the bar was set high after I heard The Negative One. Having this song followup with it was pretty weak. It sounds like a "filler" track on the album.
    evkc3
    The negative one would have been way better if that was the first single insted of this,....I agree, this aint strong enuf
    Oh_My_Goth
    So they basically took a bad All Hope is Gone song and mixed it with a melody that wasn't good enough for Stone Sour..very f*cking disappointed.
    deanwinchester0
    I'm all for evolution. Even respected and liked All Hope Is Gone. But seriously, could 2 members leaving the band make Slipknot so boring? And to think The Negative One really made me feel optimistic....
    Cliffhopper
    Eh. I really feel indifferent about this one. Even when I didn't like their previous stuff, I didn't like it definitively. This one just sort of lays there. To me, at least.
    AnduNeedle
    As a huge Slipknot fan (t-shirts, tattoo etc.) I'm very sad about Paul and Joey. But I love the new Slipknot. This album will definitely be interesting. Can't wait for it.
    RJH11
    I'll stick to Iowa!
    Funnyname99
    Me too, - not that I'll live in the past, but Iowa really worked and was seamless in it's tone and delivery.. This, as someone above mentioned, sounds like a stonesour Bside, which would be fine for a stonesour record, but there's really not much point in having two separate bands if you're going to treat them the same.sound the same...
    chedder67
    i think this is one of those things ill have to accept like many other band the had their best sound in the first 2 records. it will never be the same attack again
    evkc3
    I disagree.....Listen to the negative one....its good kickass slipknotish!!!!
    jcfrazier16
    100% convinced this song, as well as "The Negative One" are in direct reference to Joey.
    5t0rM
    Did drum tech just gave up? Come on, tighten those bass drumheads!
    Eissari
    Sounds like mix of every album they have done so far. Really diggin this! Only thing i wish now is that they have alot different heavy riffs on rest of album. Corey's vocals sound really good atleast so far on these 2 new singles.
    witejamesharden
    This is great to hear. Having not released music since Paul's death and Joey leaving the band, this could have been REALLY bad. The fact that they're even close to their old sound is really good to know.
    Chickendirt
    I actually really like this. Drumming gets a tad annoying (it sounds like some fapping ferociously) but I like it a lot more than Negative One. Am a lot more interested in the album now
    Chickendirt
    I actually really like this. Drumming gets a tad annoying (it sounds like some fapping ferociously) but I like it a lot more than Negative One. Am a lot more interested in the album now
    iommi600
    "Slipknot Rocking It Hard in New Single" Holy bias, Batman!
    iommi600
    Apparently, we've stopped caring about professional journalism. Anyway, I digress. The song is not great, and the drums sound like a pneumatic drill. Meh.
    Slayer35
    "The line between Slipknot and Stone Sour is getting thinner and thinner." I agree, and that makes me happy, it's a perfect blend. I love it.
    wardyh
    Does anyone proofread this shit? The syntax is ridiculous... "As Corey Taylor explained it"; "it marks the new album's official lead single", "Going from slow dark parts to full-on rocking". What does that even mean? Who the **** writes these things? And "the band had also recored a video"? Get your shit together UG, seriously...
    jacl
    Joeys absence hits hard, not just in the drumming but his writing & production skills. Both songs ar OK... Will judge on the album as a whole. I wonder if they regret kicking the little guy out...
    calezebedee
    Vocals A+ .... sure it sounds like stone sour what do you expect the guy knows what he's doing now instead of just screaming why wouldn't you sing more with pipes like that?
    southernsoulo
    So what do people actualy expect from Slipknot these days?They arent what they were when they started out we knew this before the new album came around.So why such unwieldly expectations?So far the album sounds great IMO.I dont expect another IOWA or Self titled debut vibe from them,that would be unrealistic.
    Chickendirt
    I actually really like this. Drumming gets a tad annoying (it sounds like some fapping ferociously) but I like it a lot more than Negative One. Am a lot more interested in the album now
    Funnyname99
    Seems to be that everyone was happy when Slipknot released a pounding heavy slaughterfest of a song...And less happy when they released a chorus heavy melancholy-vocals song... The band can do what they want, but I really don't know why Corey and Jim are in two bands if they're just going to write in the same styles for both of them... They've blurred it too much and I doubt even they could explain the difference to us... ~(ps, obviously the drums are very different.) ~