SAN BERNARDINO, CA - JUNE 30: Vocalist Corey Taylor of Slipknot performs at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at San
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Earlier this year, metal mavericks Slipknot shared "The Negative One," their first recorded material since 2008's All Hope Is Gone. There's a reason for time lapse: tragedy struck, and hard. 

In 2010 bassist Paul Gray passed away after an accidental morphine overdose. Late last year, drummer Joey Jordison left the band, citing "personal reasons." In the same year, the band promised a full-length record and never delivered. Not the best time for the masked musicians, but it seems like the tides are changing as they just shared details of their upcoming fifth studio album!

Alternative Press reports .5: The Gray Chapter will arrive October 21 via Roadrunner Records. Check out the tracklisting below:

1.   XIX

2.   Sarcastrophe

3.   AOV

4.   The Devil In I

5.   Killpop

6.   Skeptic

7.   Lech

8.   Goodbye

9.   Nomadic

10. The One That Kills The Least

11. Custer

12. Be Prepared For Hell

13. The Negative One

14. If Rain Is What You Want

15. Override (Bonus Track)

16. The Burden (Bonus Track)

Slipknot also announced that they will embark on a fall/winter tour alongside nu-metal favorites Korn. The Prepare For Hell Tour kicks off October 25 in California. See the dates here.