SLIPKNOT has unveiled a brand-new music video for their intense track “Hive Mind,” featured on their latest album, “The End, So Far”
The video, directed by SLIPKNOT‘s percussionist and founding member, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, is available for viewing below.
Released in September 2022 through Roadrunner Records, “The End, So Far” marks the band’s subsequent album after “We Are Not Your Kind.” Notably, it is SLIPKNOT‘s final record under the Roadrunner label, with their initial signing dating back to 1998.
In June of this year, the notorious masked band made headlines by introducing a new keyboardist, a mere two weeks after the announcement of the departure of their longtime member, Craig Jones.
The band’s live debut with this enigmatic newcomer occurred on June 7 at the Nova Rock festival in Austria. Interestingly, this unveiling transpired just hours after SLIPKNOT‘s announcement of their separation from Jones via social media.
It’s worth noting that shortly after SLIPKNOT disclosed Jones‘s departure, their original post regarding his exit mysteriously vanished from their social media accounts. In its place, a photo emerged, introducing the band’s apparent new addition. This undisclosed individual assumed the keyboard role at the Nova Rock performance and continued to do so at subsequent SLIPKNOT tour dates.
Curiously, no specific reason was provided for Jones‘s departure from the iconic band.
Craig Jones originally joined SLIPKNOT in early 1996, entering the fold shortly after the band had wrapped up the recording of their demo album, “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” Initially, his role was to replace one of the original guitarists, Donnie Steele, but he swiftly transitioned into handling sampling and keyboards. Following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison in 2013, Jones held the distinction of being the second-longest-serving member within the band.