SLIPKNOT hail from Des Moines, Iowa & formed together in 1995.
On this song, vocalist Corey Taylor relates the current world of social media to the famously bungled serial killer case of the “Yorkshire Ripper”, who ran amok in Chapeltown, which is a suburb of the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. In the mid to late 1970s, it was the stalking ground of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper.
Corey learned about the area and its dark past in a documentary about the Yorkshire Ripper on Netflix. After he completed it, the algorithm recommended him another serial killer documentary, and then another. He was being led down a pathway, and it got him thinking.
“At that moment, everything was just kind of steering towards violence, or a history of violence,” says Corey. “And it was just such a weird echo of social media. And the fact that social media tries to steer you towards violence or steer you towards the most toxic thing – the most toxic moment. So I looked at it from that standpoint.”
Slipknot also recently announced the return of the Knotfest Roadshow feauring special guests: Cypress Hill & Ho99o9, taking place on Saturday, June 18th at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista.
Enjoy & share! –Frank_O