Slipknot Release “We Are Not Your Kind”

Words By: Ashlyn Bruni

Happy Slipknot album release day maggots! Last night, the band released their SIXTH studio album “We Are Not Your Kind,” which was released with the intent of bringing everyone together to form a worldwide metal family! To promote this idea, they have also launched a website that allows fans to login via Spotify or Apple, stream the album, and then take a photo that uploads to Slipknot’s live Youtube stream containing a heat map of the world (shown below). This unique features allows the metal community to see just how many people actually ARE your kind, and we HEAVILY support that! You can check out the feature here.

The album is everything you would expect from the heavy metal group, and more; it is HEAVY (of course), but also dynamic, catchy, sophisticated, and at times even vulnerable. It clearly shows artistic creativity and a willingness to experiment. Somehow though, it also seems closer to their debut self-title album than anything else they have released since then. The band is currently on tour with their Knotfest Roadshow along with Behemoth, Gojira, and Volbeat. Stream the album and check out the rest of the tour dates below.

August 10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds (Slipknot/Gojira only)
August 11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
August 24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
September 1 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
September 3 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
September 7 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
September 8 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman