Slipknot Unveil Electrifying New Song 'Birth of the Cruel' Ahead of New Album: Listen

Alexandria Crahan-Conway


Slipknot unveiled "Birth of the Cruel," the third single from their forthcoming album We Are Not Your Kind, on Monday (Aug. 5). It debuted as Zane Lowe's World Record on Apple Music's Beats 1.

"Remember how you spent the best part of forever in a state of pure disease/ It was another thing altogether to forget that you brought out the worst in me," frontman Corey Taylor sings. The song also comes with a vertical video, which features glitchy shots of the members in their distinct masks.

The song follows the band's previously released singles "Solway Firth" and "Unsainted." The 14-track album is set to arrive Aug. 5 via Roadrunner Records, and the band will be touring the U.S. now through Oct. 11.

Listen to "Birth of the Cruel" and find upcoming tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

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