My Plague

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"My Plague"
Single by Slipknot
from the album Iowa and Resident Evil Soundtrack
A-side "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)"
B-side "The Heretic Anthem" (live)
"(sic)" (live)
Released July 8, 2002
Format Compact Disc
Digital Download
Recorded 2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
Genre Nu metal
Length 3:40
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Shawn Crahan
Producer(s) Ross Robinson, Slipknot
Slipknot singles chronology
"People = Shit"
(2002)
"My Plague"
(2002)
"Duality"
(2004)

"My Plague" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, released as the third single from their second album Iowa on July 8, 2002. The song's "New Abuse Mix" was featured on the 2002 film Resident Evil.[1]

The "New Abuse Mix" is a remixed version of the track in which the heavier, screamed layer of vocals were largely removed and replaced by a more monotone, drone-like sounding layer. The exceptions to the vocal changes lay in the final iterations of the chorus that finish out the song. Additionally, this new version of the track was cut by approximately 00:37 seconds by removing the transitional "Kill you, fuck you, I will never be you" section. Selected profanities were also replaced with less offensive phrases; for example, the phrase "...the everyday bullshit things that you have done" was substituted with the alternative, "...the everyday abusive things that you have done" and "You fucking touch me, I will rip you apart..." was replaced with "...and if you touch me, I will rip you apart...". Moreover, the whole second verse was removed as well.

The "New Abuse Mix" was also included as a bonus track on the 2011 re-release of the band's (originally released) 2001 album, Iowa.

Reception[edit]

"My Plague" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2003, though it lost it to Korn's "Here to Stay".[2] The song reached number 43 in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Slipknot.

  1. "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" – 3:04
  2. "The Heretic Anthem (Live)" – 3:44
  3. "(Sic) (Live)" – 3:42
  • Also includes "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" music video.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resident Evil (2002) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Slipknot". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 

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