NOOSE will release their new album, “The End, So Far”September 30 via Roadrunner. The official music video for the new single from the LP, “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)”, seen below. Made by the group Mr. Shawn “Clown” Crahanthe clip shows one of the world’s most popular and deeply enigmatic bands relentlessly charting new horizons as they continue to redefine, revitalize and reinvent the scope of rock music.
Speaking of the upcoming album, Crahan claimed, “New music, new art, and new beginnings. Get ready for the end.”
Produced by NOOSE and Joe Barresi, “The End, So Far” is available for pre-order today with multiple vinyl variants available at Slipknot1.com. “The End, So Far” includes the band’s 2021 surprise single “The Chapeltown Rag” and follows their widely celebrated 2019 album “We are not your type”Which side scored NOOSE‘s third consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The release had a massive global impact with No. 1 debuts on the official album charts of twelve countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, Canada and Mexico, with Top 5 debuts in twelve other countries, including Germany, France and Sweden.
In February, the singer Corey Taylor Told SiriusXMit is “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” on the musical direction of the new NOOSE material: “It’s really killer, man. It’s darker than “We are not your type”but there is a tonne of melody. I told everyone it’s like a heavier version of ‘Flight. 3[: (The Subliminal Verses)]’. There are so many textures and layers. The heavy stuff has attack but the melodic stuff you can sink your teeth into; there are a lot of good melodies and good hooks. I’m really, really excited for people to hear it.”
In March, NOOSE drummer Jay Weinberg said in Wisconsin WZOR (Razor 94.7/104.7) about the musical direction of the band’s next album: “I would say that we kind of sped up the experimentation. And there are new things happening that are really exciting, really interesting, things that I might not have to be not We even expected us to pull out of our hat We have a song that sounds like the heaviest blues song in the world, and stuff like that, it’s super exciting to hear what the guys do. Then once we work on the instrumental for a while and then we hear what Corey brings to the table and how it elevates things and turns things into new and better and whatever… It’s very exciting to hear that kind of take shape. But, man, there’s so much in it that’s a trademark NOOSE. We’re not going to get away with it; we cannot escape it even if we wanted to. There are some things that are just touchstones of who we are, and I think we’re really happy about that. And the fact that we can try to find new ways to present those elements – the loud, the fast, the abrasive, the jarring, it’s all there for sure. And it’s really exciting. I think [last year’s single] “The Chapeltown Rag” is a great example. I think it’s a song that kind of represents us at the peak of energy and chaos. But what also really excites me is how we push things experimentally without questioning them. It’s just kind of, like, ‘This is what we want to do. And people can take it or leave it. We don’t really care. Like on our last record, ‘Spiders’ was a great example of a song that didn’t come totally out of any textbook NOOSE‘s, but we do NOOSE. I think now that we’re kind of in this final stage of mixing this album, I think I’m confident in saying that we’ve just kind of upped the dials on all of this experimentation. And there are some really, really new things that are super exciting. And I hope he will come on stage soon. It’s going to be exciting to share.”
When asked how the songs fit together during the NOOSE writing process, Jay said: “In a myriad of ways. There’s really no set formula for everything that’s going on. I think the one thing we can all expect when we get into creating a new album – because it takes so much, it takes so much time and energy and thought – the one thing I think we’re trying to maintain is that every process is quite different. pushing us, and the only way to push you is to change it, to make yourself uncomfortable in situations so that you can feel comfortable in those situations. And so I think pushing what we do to the extreme – you kind of want to level up, for lack of a better term, every time you kind of come back to the drawing board.
He continued: “Now, after [making] three discs [with SLIPKNOT], I know there are certain patterns in the way we work together and our musical chemistry and the trust that is there. Because we all trust each other to do the best thing possible. So it could start with lyrics, it could start with a guitar riff, it could start with a drum beat, it could start with something that sid [Wilson, turntablist] shoots from outer space. There are a million different ways to go about it.
“My first record with the band, ‘[.5:] The gray chapter’ , was kind of like… I’m very proud of it, but I can say it was a lot to get me up to speed and really feel my new bandmates. Because I joined the band and literally the next day we were working on demos for this album. Then a large part is informed by our live broadcast. I find that when we came in to do “We are not your type”, a lot of what we were doing was influenced by how our natural musical chemistry is and how we are on stage, really, I think is part of this record. And then making this record, I think, was kind of just following this wormhole. And work with new people. This time we were able to work with [producer] Joe Barresi, which was an exciting time. I loved working with Greg Fidelmanwho made our last two records, but who works with Jo this time was different and very fun. And yes, the creation is so painstaking and it asks so much of all of us. It’s so much more than I could have expected, being an outsider to the band and having now made three records. It’s a tough experience that tests everyone, but I think the music, in the end, speaks for itself. And we’re very happy with that.”
“The End, So Far” track list:
02. The dying song (time to sing)
03. The Chapeltown Rag
05. hive spirit
07. medicine for the dead
11. From Sade
Photo credit: jonathan weiner