Slipknot returns with ferocious new track, ‘Solway Firth’

Slipknot has just released its third single within the last year, and it’s one of their heaviest yet.

Solway Firth dropped on Monday morning along with a graphic music video, directed by one of the band’s own percussionists, Shawn “Clown” Crahan.

The pummelling track comes from Slipknot’s upcoming and long-awaited sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, which is set to drop next month.

(L-R) Shawn “Clown” Crahan and Sid Wilson of Slipknot attend the 2013 Kerrang! Awards in London, England, on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Crahan, 49, is also the co-founder and one of the primary songwriters of the Iowa-founded band.

In the video, he blends some explicit footage from Amazon Prime’s upcoming exclusive series, The Boys, with a variety of footage from Slipknot’s most recent tour.

Solway Firth along with Slipknot’s other recent singles, including All Out Life and Unsainted are now available through all major streaming platforms.

We Are Not Your Kind is scheduled for an Aug. 9 release, and will drop through Roadrunner Records. It is now available to pre-order through the official Slipknot website.

SOLWAY FIRTH | New song & video out now, featuring footage from the new Amazon Original series @TheBoysTV. Watch now at #WeAreNotYourKind

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After a two-year absence, Slipknot revealed plans for an extensive North American tour back in March. The ‘Knotfest Roadshow’ kicks off in Mountain View, Calif., this Friday, July 26.

The 29-date trek will take the Iowa-based metal outfit across the continent with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth, making it possibly the heaviest all-star lineup of the year.

Tickets and VIP packages for the highly anticipated tour are now available.

‘Knotfest Roadshow’ North American tour dates

** All Canadian dates are bolded **

July 26 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, Calif. @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 6 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 8 – Lincoln, Nebr. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 10 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Iowa State Fairgrounds *
Aug. 11 – Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 14 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 16 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 17 – Bonner Springs, Kans. @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 – Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 21 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 24 – Scranton, Pa. @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 25 – Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Mansfield, Mass. @ The Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health
Aug. 30 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 1 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 – Austin, Tex. @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Sept. 7 – Dallas, Tex. @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Sept. 8 – The Woodlands, Tex. @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

*  — Slipknot and Gojira only

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