Slipknot has made a strong start to their European Tour, opening an 11-date race in Romania this week.
The performance on Wednesday, July 20 as part of Romexpo in Bucharest – where frontman Corey Taylor donned his new mask – was the Iowa organization’s 16-track setlist (per blabbermouth) including some of their most iconic classics: ‘Spit It Out’, ‘Psychosocial’, ‘Duality’, ‘Weight and Bleed’ and ‘The Devil in Eye’. A two-song encore of 2002’s ‘People = Shit’ and ‘Surfacing’ were included.
Watch a fan-shot video of Slipknot performing last year’s singles ‘The Chapeltown Rag’, ‘Sulfur’ and ‘Custer’ below:
The remainder of the tour will see legends of other nu-metal including Greece, Germany, Poland and Estonia – more details here. In support of the run are Ukrainian outfit Ginger and Wended, the latter band fronted by Taylor’s son Griffin.
Earlier this week Slipknot announced the long-awaited release of their seventh studio album, “The End, So Far,” with the new single “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)”.
‘The End, So Far’ will belong to the band, set for release on September 30th via Roadrunner Records Final release with labelSung with him for the first time in 1998.
Taylor recently talked about how writing the upcoming offering “almost felt like a reset”. “I can get away from the crap I need to say, and come back to the stuff I want to say,” he said.
‘The End, So Far’ will serve as a follow-up to 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’. the album was appreciated NMEJordan Bassett gave it a five-star review as “astonishing” and “a roaring, terrifying deluge into the band’s guts of rebellion”.
“Slipknot has somehow stayed true to its core as everything around them (and even their line-up) has changed.”