.5: The Gray Chapter

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.5: The Gray Chapter
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2014
RecordedMarch 1–July 28, 2014 at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California
GenreHeavy metal
Length63:51
LanguageEnglish
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerGreg Fidelman
Slipknot chronology
''Antennas to Hell''
(2012)
.5: The Gray Chapter
(2014)

.5: The Gray Chapter is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band, Slipknot. .5: The Gray Chapter was released on October 17, 2014 through Roadrunner Records.[1]

It is Slipknot's first album to not feature bassist Paul Gray who died on May 24, 2010.[2] It also did not feature drummer Joey Jordison who was fired from the band in December 2013.[3]

The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200,[4] #18 on the Top Hard Rock Albums,[5] and at #2 on the Top Rock Albums.[6] In 2014, the song "The Negative One" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance.[7]

Songs[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "XIX"   3:10
2. "Sarcastrophe"   5:06
3. "AOV"   5:32
4. "The Devil in I"   5:42
5. "Killpop"   3:45
6. "Skeptic"   4:46
7. "Lech"   4:50
8. "Goodbye"   4:35
9. "Nomadic"   4:18
10. "The One That Kills the Least"   4:11
11. "Custer"   4:14
12. "Be Prepared for Hell"   1:57
13. "The Negative One"   5:25
14. "If Rain Is What You Want"   6:20
Total length:
63:51

References[change | change source]

  1. ".5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  2. "Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead in Hotel". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  3. "Slipknot's Corey Taylor On Joey Jordison: 'We Just Weren't Able To Work Anymore'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  4. "Slipknot Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 25, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  5. "Slipknot Album & Song Chart History (Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  6. "Slipknot Album & Song Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  7. "Slipknot, Anthrax, Mastodon, Motörhead Among Grammy Awards Nominees". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved May 9, 2015.

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