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Slipknot has unveiled the official video for "The Negative One," the first new song released by the band in six years. The track is taken from the group's upcoming fifth album, which is due out in October. The yet-to-be-titled disc follows up 2008's All Hope Is Gone and is the band's first without founding bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison who was let go late last year.

Singer Corey Taylor told us that fans will have to wait a bit longer for things like the new drummer's identity and the record's title: "We're keeping a lot of that under wraps, out of fairness, because we want the music to speak for itself. We don't want people listening to our music and making up their minds about something before they even know what the music is. So trust me, you know, when the time is right, we will give you the answers that you need, and that's the way it is."

Reports have suggested that Slipknot has recruited drummer Jay Weinberg to play on the new album and tour. Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg, longtime Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer.

The clip for "The Negative One" was directed by Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who has directed most of the band's music videos and concert documentaries.

Taylor told the BBC that "The Negative One" is not the official first single from the album, explaining, "That was just a gift for the fans, like we wanted them to hear a piece of the album. The single comes out in a few weeks and it’s completely different. It’s more melodic, but it’s dark, it’s powerful man, its something different, people are going to lose their minds when they hear that."

Meanwhile, the second edition of Slipknot's Knotfest event will take place on October 24th, 25th and 26th in San Bernardino, California. More than two dozen other acts will join the headliners, including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice And Men, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Atreyu and many others.

Watch the Video for "The Negative One" Below!

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