Slipknot’s ‘The End, So Far’ Tops UK Album Chart
Slipknot’s latest album, The End, So Far, has topped the official UK album chart. It marks the band’s third No. 1 in the country, following 2001’s Iowa and 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind.
The band’s seventh LP beat out a reissue of George Michael’s 1996 album Older, which came in at No. 2, followed by The Snuts’ Burn The Empire at No. 3.
“The End, So Far” was released on September 30 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to “We Are Not Your Kind”, it is the band’s final record with Roadrunner after first signing with the rock and metal label in 1998.
Last month, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor once again shot down the rumour that the band break up after the release of The End, So Far.
Ever since Slipknot announced the title of its new LP in July, speculation had been rife that the name is a reference to the fact that the LP will mark the end of the band’s recording career.
Taylor, who turned 48 last December, addressed the rumor during an appearance on an episode of SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. He said: “People have been talking about the end of Slipknot since 2003, so it doesn’t really matter. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve had to straighten fans out, I’d have a shit-ton of nickels, let’s put it that way.
“Nothing sells albums like drama, let’s put it that way, and even drama that doesn’t even come from us; it just comes from the fans,” he continued. “But at the same time, I kind of started saying onstage… explaining what the title is. It’s the fact that it’s… It’s the end so far, which just means it’s the end of one era and the start of the next.
“If you look at all of our favourite bands — Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath; you can even talk about Judas Priest; all these bands that we grew up on, loving; and our friends in Anthrax as well — every one of those bands has had different eras in their career; it’s never been a straight line,” Taylor explained. “There’s no through line except for the members. And every era comes to a natural end and then it’s the next one. So that’s what the title reflects.”