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Slipknot Have Shared The Alternative Cover Art Design For ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 22 October 2019 at 12.34

An interesting insight into '5: The Gray Chapter'.

In honour of five years of their fifth studio album '.5: The Gray Chapter', Slipknot took to Instagram overnight to share what was almost the final album artwork, before they settled on the actual final artwork we know.

The artwork that almost made the cut is similar in so many ways to the final version - it still features the signature woman in the skeleton costume, and the pose is almost identical. But it lacks the signature wood-grain fence as the backdrop, and is far more monochrome. 

Basically, it's an interesting insight into the creative approach that Slipknot had to '.5: The Gray Chapter'.

Sharing the comparison of the artwork, Slipknot percussionist Clown posted, "Today marks the fifth anniversary of ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’. This cover was a strong contender for the final album artwork, and represents where my head was at during the making of this album."

Check out the artwork comparison below:


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