You can now check out some pretty badass multi-cam drum video footage of Jay Weinberg performing the new SLIPKNOT song “The Chapeltown Rag” live with the band for the first time ever.
The song made it’s live debut on November 5 at Knotfest Los Angeles and can be seen below.
The studio version of “The Chapeltown Rag”, which was released on November 5, was produced by Joe Baressi, who has worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and CHEVELLE, among others.
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor described “The Chapeltown Rag” to Knotfest.com as “a punisher,” saying it documents what happens when the distortions of mass media circulate within the echo chambers of social media.
“It’s classic SLIPKNOT,” said Corey about the track, which is inspired by a Netflix documentary he watched about the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer who murdered multiple women in the West Yorkshire, United Kingdom suburb Chapeltown in the late 1970s. “And it’s frenetic. But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”