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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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Slipknot: Behind The Scenes Look At “All Out Life”

Slipknot reveal a behind the scenes look at the making of the music video for their track “All Out Life“. The group’s own percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan directed that clip after inviting fans to appear via an open casting call.

“All Out Life” served as the first taste of the Slipknot's upcoming new effort.

The completed music video for “All Out Life” can be streamed below: More...

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24 More Bands Confirmed For Download 2019

The organisers of Britain's biggest rock festival, Download has announced a further twenty four bands for next year's edition of the event. Joining headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool will be Slayer, in what will be their final show in the United Kingdom, fellow thrash metal legends Anthrax, Virginia favourites Lamb Of God, grunge legends Smashing Pumpkins and progressive metal titans Dream Theater among others. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th

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Slipknot Posts New Video Online

Iowa based nine piece Slipknot has posted a video online for a brand new song entitled, "All Out Life." You can check it out below. The song is expected to appear on the band's next studio album, which is scheduled to be released next year through Roadrunner Records, the title of which has not yet been revealed. To promote the album, the band will be headlining a string of European festivals next Summer, including the Download Festivals in Great Britain and Spain, Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium and Copenhell in Denmark.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor explained, “’All Out Life’ is a song that is trying to do 2 things: bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain. People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. Fuck that: why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. ‘All Out Life’ is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music- it’s the staying power.”

Having hinted in the press about the aggressive nature of the music coming out of the studio, Slipknot delivers “All Out Life” as a statement of intent. At a time when music and culture are becoming increasingly homogenized and the rough edges of creativity are purposely smoothed over, the aggression and message of “All Out Life” stands apart. Clown - aka M. Shawn Crahan - elaborated on the track: “Right now is a very exciting time for Slipknot. We’ve been working on new music for the last two years, and ‘All Out Life,’ the song and the video, is just one of many concepts in the works. It’s a fitting taste to get you to the next thing. Get ready for what’s to come. We challenge you to All Out Life.” More...

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2019

The organisers of Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced a further eight bands for next year's event. Newly announced headliners Kiss will be performing their final show in Belgium at the festival, as will thrash metal icons Slayer, where they will also be joined by Slash & Myles Kennedy, Cradle Of Filth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Death Angel and Skalmold. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 23.

The current lineup is as follows:

Within Temptation (Headliner)
Slipknot (Headliner)
Kiss (Headliner)
Agnostic Front
Amon Amarth
Anthrax
Bleed From Within
Borknagar
Candlemass
Carcass
Children Of Bodom
Combichrist
Cradle Of Filth
Crisix
Crowbar
Cult Of Luna
Deathstars
Death Angel
Def Leppard
Delain
Demons & Wizards
Disturbed
Eluveitie
Equilibrium
Fleshgod Apocalypse
FM
Gloryhammer
Godsmack
Grand Magus
Halestorm
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Hawkwind
Immolation
In Flames
King Diamond
Krokus
Lamb Of God
Legion Of The Damned
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Municipal Waste
No Fun At All
Orange Goblin
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Power Trip
Sabaton
Sick Of It All
Skalmold
Slash & Myles Kennedy
Slayer
Sonata Arctica
State Champs
Testament
To The Rats And Wolves
Trivium
Whitechapel
Whitesnake

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Graspop Announces First Batch Of Bands

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival Graspop Metal Meeting have announced the first fifty names for next year's edition of the event. Headlining the Friday night will be Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation, while capping off Saturday will be Iowa nine piece, Slipknot. Also performing at the festival will be Def Leppard, Whitesnake, King Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Testament and many more. You can see the initial lineup below. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 23.

The current lineup is as follows: More...

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Slipknot Summer European/UK Tour Announced

With a new album release date scheduled for summer of next year, Slipknot have announced the dates for their upcoming summer European/UK tour. That run will see them hit the following cities:

06/07-08 Hyvinkaa, FIN – Rockfest
06/07-09 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/07-09 Nuerburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/13-15 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield
06/13-16 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock
06/14-16 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/17 Leipzig, GER – Arena
06/18 Hannover, GER – TUI Arena
06/19-22 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/21-23 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/25-26 Krakow, POL – Mystic Festival
06/27 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park
06/28-30 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival
07/01 Nimes, FRA – Amphitheatre Nimes
07/03-06 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
07/04-05 Lisbon, POR – VOA

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Download Festival Announces Headliners

The organisers of Britain's largest rock and metal festival, Download has announced the three headlining bands for next year's event. Capping off the first night will be legendary British rockers Def Leppard, who will be performing the classic album, "Hysteria" in full, while on Saturday, Iowa nine piece Slipknot will headline the festival for the third time, before the weekend comes to a close with a performance from Tool.

In addition to this, a number of bands have been confirmed to perform at the event, including Slash and Myles Kennedy, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Carcass, Opeth, Die Antwoord, Delain, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Tesla, Starset, Underoath and The Amity Affliction.

The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th next year.

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Slipknot Looking To Release New Album In Summer

In a recent interview filmed at the Resurrection Festival in Spain, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman revealed that 2019 will be a "busy year for Slipknot" and that the group are looking to release their sixth studio album in the Summer of next year. You can watch the interview in full below. An excerpt reads as follows:

"2019 will be a big year for Slipknot. The band’s plans for the coming months include the launch of a big world tour, but it all depends on when we get in the studio. Right now, the plan is for us to be in the studio early next year — like, first couple of months next year.

"So, a couple of months to get that going, a couple of months to get production, new masks, new outfits, new everything. And hopefully be able to come and start touring in the summer when the album comes out." More...

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Slipknot To Film New Music Video

Iowa nine piece Slipknot has announced that they will be filming a new music video in Los Angeles, California on Friday October 5th in celebration of their twentieth anniversary. Fans in the area who wish to take part are encouraged to do so by emailing their name and age to slipknot20th@gmail.com. There is currently no word yet on if this will be a new song, a rarity or one from their latest album ".5: The Gray Chapter." More information will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

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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.

Ein Beitrag geteilt von D. Randall Blythe (@drandallblythe) am

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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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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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