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Formed: 1995
From: Des Moines, IA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995, Slipknot was a nine-member alternative metal band whose members adopted numerals as performing aliases; the stabilized lineup, in order from 0 to 8, included DJ Sid Wilson, drummer Joey Jordison, bassist Paul Grey, percussionist Chris Fehn, guitarist James Root, sampler/programmer Craig Jones, percussionist Shawn Crahan, guitarist Mic Thompson, and vocalist Corey Taylor.

In 1996, the group self-released an album titled Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. and attracted the attention of several labels, including Roadrunner, which signed the band the following year. Slipknot's eponymous official debut was released in 1999.

Slipknot has been a wide attraction on Ozzfest. Many people want to see what makes this band tick. With nine members, halloween masks, and metal they certainly are an attraction.

Latest Slipknot News

Below is our complete Slipknot news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metal World Pays Tribute To Vinnie Paul

The family of Vinnie Paul have confirmed that he passed away in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, NV. A medical examiner will set out to determine his cause of death after which, his body will be transferred back to Texas to be buried alongside his mother and his brother, the late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.

Members of Metallica, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold etc. pay tribute to Late Pantera and HELLYEAH Drummer Vinnie Paul. Below's what they have to say:


Very sad news this evening. This man always treated me & the guys in my band like family, from the very first time we ever met him with his brother at a Damageplan gig in Texas– whether backstage at a show, on his crazy tour bus, at his club, at his house, he was always a gracious host to us. He just wanted people around him to be happy. I didn’t see Vinnie much the last time we played a gig together because I heard he was in a very foul mood– this was highly unusual for him. Why was he in a foul mood? Because we were playing a big festival in Chicago, he had bought a TON OF FOOD to grill in the parking lot for everyone (as usual), & the fire marshall came and shut him down before he could start the bar-b-que. That’s the type of dude he was– he just wanted to make sure people were having a good time, & he took steps to make that happen. He also did me a very solid favor when I was in some very serious legal trouble a while back by writing a detailed letter to a judge explaining what had happened to his brother & the need for good stage security– that wasn’t an easy thing for him to do, but he did it anyway because he was a true friend and knew I needed some help– I’ll never forget that, & I made sure he knew I appreciated it. He also never minded when I got in his face with my camera– I took this photo with a 50mm fixed lens at a festival we were playing with Hellyeah in Iowa in 2016– that means I was basically inside his drum kit. When he saw me poking my head in there, he just turned, flashed me this grin, & kept on rocking. I love this photo– Big Vin smiling and doing what he did best. Rest In Peace, Vinnie Paul. You’ll be missed. BIG LOVE.

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Sinsaenum Premiere “Final Resolve” Video

Sinsaenum - the band featuring DragonForce bassist Frederic Leclercq, ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, Mayhem frontman Attila Csihar, vocalist Sean Zatorsky (Dååth, ex-Chimaira) etc. amongst their lineup - have revealed details for their new effort, “Repulsion For Humanity“, which will officially hit stores on August 10th via earMUSIC.

An official music video for a first track from the album titled “Final Resolve” can be streamed below. Leclercq said of that track:

“It is still death metal, it’s undeniable. But we found it interesting to mix it with other elements that we all like. This is only one aspect of the album and what Sinsaenum is about – ‘Final Resolve’ is just an obvious first single due to its catchiness. Because yes, it is possible to play death metal and be catchy [laughs].”

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Slipknot Share “Before I Forget” Live Video

Slipknot share the below live video for “Before I Forget” from their latest live release, “Day Of The Gusano: Live In Mexico”. The release came out this past fall. Meanwhile, work continues on the group's upcoming new effort, which should arrive in 2019.

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Watch Margot Robbie On BBC's ‘Heart Rate Monitor’

Margot Robbie ("Suicide Squad", "The Wolf of Wall Street", "I, Tonya") is well known for her love of metal. She recently chatted about that on the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Heart Rate Monitor’ segment. In addition to mentioning Metallica and attending a Slipknot concert as being big to her in her adolescent life, she also mentioned liking Thrice and Bullet For My Valentine.

Bullet For My Valentine then continued to surprise her with a special live dedication to Margot Robbie while performing a show in Saskatoon, SK. Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor also makes a surprise appearance at the end of the segment, with no big heart rate reaction though...

You can watch that below:

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Just For Fun

Orange Amplification Posts Spoof TV Shopping Video

Orange Amplification is in on the joke as International Artist Relations Manager, Alex Auxier stars with Troy McLawhorn of Evanescence in a new video that spoofs all their new guitar pedals, parodying a TV shopping channel.

In the new video, Alex overcomes hitches with the film set, sound technical difficulties and the bored, stroppy, foul-mouthed presenter Jeremy to tell viewers about the attributes of each pedal as Troy demonstrates them.

Following an argument about whether he can take calls from potential customers, Alex eventually gets to talk to Ler LaLonde (Primus), Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Gary Busey (Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story), Jim Root (Slipknot), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) and Matt Pike (Sleep / High On Fire).

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Metal World Reacts To Malcolm Young's Death



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Slipknot Debuts Full Live Video Of "Psychosocial"

Having previously released an audio stream and some partial live footage of the track, Slipknot now debuts the full live performance of “Psychosocial“, as featured on the band's forthcoming live film/documentary, "Day Of The Gusano". The footage was captured during a past ‘Knotfest Mexico‘ appearance.

‘Day Of The Gusano‘ arrives in stores this Friday, October 20th.


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Slipknot's "Psychosocial" Banjo Cover Posted

YouTubers Rob Scallon and Leo Moracchioli have posted the below banjo etc. cover of Slipknot's "Psychosocial". Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor himself also makes a brief cameo at the end...

Check it out below:

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Slipknot To Screen "Day of The Gusano" Documentary

To the millions of fans across the world, affectionately known as maggots, Slipknkot isn't just a group, but also a counterculture and a way of life. Those fans play an important role in a new documentary brought to you by MusicScreen, entitled "Day of The Gusano."

The 90 minute documentary is to be premiered in more than a thousand screens across the world as a one night only cinematic spectacle on September 6th, 2017.

Directed by Slipknot's own M.Shawn Crahan, aka Clown, "Day of The Gusano" documents the Iowa band's first visit to Mexico in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with band members.

Confirmed cities and ticketing for the screenings will be announced in July. Sign up to receive dates and details at this location. More...

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Stone Sour Debuts New Music Video For "Song #3"

Stone Sour debuts a new music video for "Song #3", taken from the upcoming new album "Hydrograd", which will arrive in stores June 30th via Roadrunner Records.

Check out now "Song #3" below.

In other news Stone Sour has announced the dates for a European/UK tour with The Pretty Reckless as special guest: More...

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Slipknot Exceeds 1 Billion Views

Slipknot just achieved another milestone as the Grammy winning band recently saw its YouTube channel exceed 1 billion total views.

The occasion has been marked with a new 360 degree video shot live at Knotfest and directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan.

The clip is for “The Shape” – first found on 2001’s RIAA platinum certified classic album "Iowa," but performed live for the very first time here.

".5: The Gray Chapter," Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records, made a stunning chart debut upon its arrival in October of 2014 entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums. More...

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Man Covers Slipknot On Finland’s "The Voice"

Jani Korpela of Red Raven Down appeared on the Finnish version of "The Voice" performing a cover of Slipknot‘s "Psychosocial". He won over juror Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks, etc.).

Check it out below.

If you missed it, another man recently took on Necrophagist's "Stabwound" on the Quebec version of "The Voice". The clip of that can be found here.

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Slipknot Posts Fan-Filmed Live Video For "Killpop"

Slipknot shares the following fan-filmed video showcasing a performance of the band's track "Killpop", which was captured during Slipknot's performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO back on August 19th of 2015. The band invited the audience during the show to film the song and submit the footage.

Check out now the final edit below.

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Slipknot Releases New Fan-Filmed Live Video

Slipknot shares the following fan-filmed video showcasing a performance of the band's track "Before I Forget", which was captured during Slipknot's performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 19th, 2015. The band invited the audience during the show to film the song and submit the footage.

Check out now the final edit below:

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Metal Bands React To Trump Presidency

Well, it looks like GWAR's election rigging and Anal Trump's political grindcore couldn't stop the Trump Train.

The rock and metal world have begun to react to the reality of President-Elect Donald Trump this morning, and as expected, it isn't pretty. While a few were ecstatic (I see you there Ted) and a few have been oddly silent (where is Dave Mustaine?), most of the response has been less than positive.

Below is a sampling of musicians across the genre spectrum expressing their thoughts at learning of who ended up winning the electoral college vote last night in the U.S.


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Sacrificer Streaming Cover Of Slipknot's "(sic)"

Sacrificer - featuring I Declare War vocalist Jamie Hanks as well as members of American Me and Those Who Lie Beneath - is streaming a cover of Slipknot‘s "(sic)". Cory Lee of Paragon provides guest vocals on the track. Says the band of the it:

"This is a special Halloween treat from us to you!!! Slipknot has been a major influence on all members of the band and we couldn’t think of a better song to cover than the opening track on their debut full length which came out in 1999. We recorded this ourselves and mixed/mastered it as well while also putting our own spin on a couple of parts."

Check out now "(sic)" below.

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Korn Premieres New Song & Music Video

Korn premieres a new song and music video entitled "A Different World", taken from the upcoming new album "The Serenity Of Suffering".

"A Different World" also features a guest appearance from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour).

Check out now "A Different World" below.

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Asking Alexandria Streaming 2 New Cover Tracks

Asking Alexandria has launched the official streams of the band's cover versions of Slipknot‘s "Duality" and My Chemical Romance‘s "Famous Last Words" below.

The Slipknot cover appears on Metal Hammer‘s recently released 30th anniversary album, while the My Chemical Romance cover was recorded for Rock Sound‘s tribute to My Chemical Romance‘s "The Black Parade". Check out "Duality" below.

Asking Alexandria - Famous Last Words (My Chemical Romance cover) can be streamed here: More...

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Sinsaenum Premieres New Lyric Video

Sinsaenum - the international blackened death metal act featuring Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar, ex-Chimaira vocalist Sean Zatorsky, DragonForce bassist Frédéric Leclercq and ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison - premieres a new lyric video for the "Anfang Des Albtraumes". The song appears on the band's full length debut "Echoes of the Tortured", out now via earMusic.

Check out now "Anfang Des Albtraumes" below.

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Chicago Open Air Day Three

Day 3: Sunday 7/17/2016

The best part of being Cuban/Irish is that I'm tan year round but still shrivel up like bacon when exposed to too much sunlight. I had the nastiest sunburn ever which even days later had my forehead covered in acne and the skin on my nose flaking off. And after looking at myself in the mirror, the first two words that came to mind were, “worth it.” As somebody too perpetually broke to wear sunscreen and already shelling out ungodly amounts of money just to stay fed and hydrated, a sunburn was a rather small price to pay to continue to have a really great time.

Since my arctic camo shorts were completely drenched in beer, I decided that now was the time to break out an even more egregious pair of camo shorts. Neon green and black are a pattern that can't blend into any environment which is why I bought them in the first place. Just the most outrageous thing I could possibly own... and now I had an excuse!

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I missed the first three acts since I got there late. I kept waking up later each morning due to the sheer quantity of alcohol I was drinking as my car needed engine repairs and that meant that I wasn't driving. That fact that the gates opened earlier with each passing day didn't help either since Gemini Syndrome started playing a full half hour earlier than Through Fire did on Friday. So I ultimately have no opinions on Gemini Syndrome, Upon a Burning Body or We Came As Romans and I'm not going to fabricate a story just for the sake of comprehensiveness. There are some videos on Youtube and I watched them but I still lack anything resembling an opinion since bootlegs can never compare to the real thing. More...

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