|Single by Slipknot|
|from the album Iowa and Resident Evil Soundtrack|
|A-side||"My Plague (New Abuse Mix)"|
|B-side||"The Heretic Anthem" (live)
|Released||July 8, 2002|
|Recorded||2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California|
|Writer(s)||Corey Taylor, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Shawn Crahan|
|Producer(s)||Ross Robinson, Slipknot|
|Slipknot singles chronology|
"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.
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.
All songs written by Slipknot.
- Also includes "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" music video.