Slipknot Play ‘The Dying Song (Time to Sing)’ live for the first time

During debut Slip knot‘s new “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)” last night (July 28) live, Corey Taylor also addressed the elephant in the room: Are Slip knot break up? You’ll be pleased to hear Taylor once again strongly denied the rumor of five songs in their set on the latest stop of their European tour.

In a fan-shot video from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, Taylor said the name of the new album, The end, for now, led people to jump to the wrong conclusion that the band was getting ready to wrap it up. “That couldn’t be further from the damn truth, my friends,” he said to much applause. The reason for the name is because, “It’s the end of one chapter (for Slipknot) and the beginning of another… Can you fucking mark me on that, my friends?” Taylor screamed. (The week before in Bulgaria Taylor had also said that this was not a lead up to a split.)

Then, for the first time in concert, the band lit up “The Dying Song (Time to Sing).” The tightly wound performance reflects the meaning of the song with which Taylor spoke Kerrang last month. It’s about the frustration people have with what’s going on in the world and their apathy to do something about it.

“I think if I was younger, I would believe in something like hope,” Taylor said. “I’d like to have that kind of optimism, but I’ve seen waves of this crap for 30 years and I’m just not impressed. The sad thing is that it takes real tragedy to change anything, because we’re not a proactive kind. We’d rather close the door after the house is already on fire. I’m just kind of used to it at this point.”

“Of course I still support and believe in all the causes that I’m very passionate about, but at the same time I just realized that people aren’t going to change – and I’m done trying to change people. It’s a waste of energy and it takes time away from the people I actually care about,” he continued. “Until I see real shit, I just don’t want to care anymore. It’s like, ‘If you guys are going to kill each other, go ahead. I’m just going to stand back and not be in the line of fire,’ because I’m sick of the idiocy. I can only watch stupid crap for so long. So yeah, it’s basically me saying, ‘Go ahead, just beat the living crap out of each other and see what happens.’

Okay then.

“The Dying Song” is the second single from The end, for now, the first being”The Chapeltown Rag.” The album was set to have 12 tracks in total, and will be released on September 30. Watch the debut performance of “The Dying Song” below.

Slipknot is currently on tour with Ice Nine Kills and Crown the Empire. Get your tickets here.

Slipknot play ‘The Dying Song (Time to Sing)’ live for the first time

O2 Arena Prague 28 July 2022

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