Unfortunately, the cover of the brand new Slipknot album “The End, So Far” has been printed with the wrong title. This is a huge scandal for Slipknot‘s seventh studio album. A few fans noticed it and share it with the band.
When “The End, So Far” was released in record stores throughout the world, it quickly became clear that the vinyl version was not the same as the CD. Instead, the title “The End For Now” appeared on the cover, spine, and labels. They left some copies uncorrected, while others were stickered to cover the error. Slipknot or Roadrunner Records don’t know how it’s going to happen.
According to the Slipknot fan wikipage (Fandom), the album’s initial title was The End For Now; the name appeared on early mock-ups of the album artwork, as well as the artwork that accompanied the Spotify release of the July single The Dying Song (Time To Sing). This has led to rumors that the band altered the title but couldn’t make the change in time to meet the release date due to backlogs in vinyl manufacture. However, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor mentioned this in an AMA session on Reddit.
“What was the reason behind the name change for the new album? (The End For Now… to The End, So Far),” asked Reddit member newman1223.
“The End, So Far” was the correct name. Somebody fucked up and didn’t double check with us.” Check the photos below!
— happy festivus (@basedhaloquacks) October 6, 2022
Here is the vinyl photo that also had the wrong title!
Slipknot – “The End, So Far” track list:
- The Dying Song (Time To Sing)
- The Chapeltown Rag
- Medicine For The Dead
- De Sade
The Slipknot fan site also claims that the title isn’t the only mistake on the original vinyl pressing, stating that The Dying Song (Time to Sing) and Hive Mind were mislabeled as Dying Song and Hivemind, respectively, and that the gatefold shows an old photo of the band members. We have also noted that the vinyl edition has somewhat different credits than the CD.
No matter what’s on the cover. It is the music’s content that is actually important. Fans appeared to have divided views of the album, with some embracing the new and experimental directions some songs took, while others remain frustrated that the band never released an Iowa 2.0.
“I haven’t said shit about it in fucking months. I’ve said what I’ve said, and I’ve got better things to talk about. Musically, we’ve never shied away from a challenge. It got to the point where you’re like, ‘Where do we go?’ Let’s look back for inspiration instead of trying to look forward, and let’s try to embrace some of the shit that made us wanna do this in the first place. Less about the cohesion of the album and more about the strength of the songs.
Each song has its own identity. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be the identity of the album. We have always been experimental. A f**king cystic embolism. Everybody just assumes that we’re heavy all the fucking time. We do have moments of blasts and brilliance, but at the same time, we have songs like ‘Circle’. We also have songs like ‘Snuff’. When people hear [the new album], they go, ‘Well, that’s a departure.’ It’s like, ‘What are you, fucking new?’ We’ve spent 20-plus years throwing people for a loop.”