Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
From the heavy metal band Slipknot, the .5: The Gray Chapter is their 5th studio album released consequently on October 17th, 20th and 21st, 2014 in various countries.
It's title was a tribute to celebrate the life their founding bassist Paul Gray who died of accidental overdose.
Also, the album did not feature Joey Jordison, the Bands longtime drummer who other than suffering from Acute Transverse Myelitis, claims to have no idea why the band fired him.
After recruiting a new drummer and bassist, the band began working on .5: The Gray Chapter, where on July 15, a few teasers were released to the public plus video clips from the song "The Negative One".
They began their world tour on October 25, 2014, at the Knotfest together with other metal bands in California followed by the Prepare for Hell tour which kicked off in January 2015.
Critical response was favorable and the albums lead single "The Negative One" scored a nomination for the 2014 Grammy Award for the best Metal performance while the album became nominated for the Best Rock Album.
Commercially, .5: The Gray Chapter' sold thousands of copies (132000plus) upon it's release with top 5 debuts in the various countries across the globe.
So far the US alone has recorded over 500,000 sales with each track gathering at least 10 million YouTube views and counting.
Other than losing their best members to death and disease, the band has managed to maintain the spotlight with a cloth line to add to their success.
However, 2005 found the band filing a lawsuit of copyright infringement which involved the Burger King and Coq Roq metal band.
Despite the masks, the band has had moments of trials and tribulations from each one of them. Surviving the IOWA Tour was one of their scariest moments since neither of them knew what to expect and members drowned their frustrations on alcohol and drugs.
Track Listings -
The Devil In I
The One That Kills The Least
Be Prepared For Hell
The Negative One [Explicit]
If Rain Is What You Want