XIX (song)

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XIX song cover.jpg
Single by Slipknot
from the album .5: The Gray Chapter
  • Audio: October 14, 2014
  • Single/video: October 5, 2015
Format Digital download
Length 3:11
Label Roadrunner
Slipknot singles chronology


"XIX" is a single by American heavy metal band Slipknot and the opening track for their fifth major label studio album .5: The Gray Chapter. The song was first released as a digital single on October 14, 2014.[1] It was released on the same day as its subsequent track titled "Sarcastrophe".[2] It was the second promo and fifth overall single released from the album.[3] The official music video was uploaded to their official YouTube channel privately on October 5, 2015 and made available to subscribers to Outside the Nine updates early.


The song was uploaded to their official YouTube channel with a few days leading up to the release of .5: The Gray Chapter. The song was released along with "Sarcastrophe". Both featured original cover art. The song charted at number 36 on the US Rock Digital Songs chart.

An official music video was released for the single on October 5, 2015.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Greg Kennelty described the song by saying "The song builds and builds, edging toward total paranoia, and finally arrives at… nothing." Metal Injection described the song as "Slipknot's most emo track off .5: The Gray Chapter."[5]


Chart (2015)[6] Peak
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 36


  1. ^ "Slipknot - 'XIX'". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Slipknot Premiere Two New Songs, XIX And Sarcastrophe". Kerrang!. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Slipknot debut new song, "XIX" - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Slipknot - Xix [Official Video". YouTube. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  5. ^ "New SLIPKNOT Song, "XIX" Is Most Emo Track Yet Off .5: The Gray Chapter". Metal Injection. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Negative One-Slipknot". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  7. ^ "Slipknot - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-03-21.