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


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 To Launch Knotfest Cruise

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, Slipknot, has announced its first ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea. Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10, 2020 returning on August 14.

Knotfest At Sea will be headlined by Slipknot who will perform two sets on board the ship with the full lineup and on board experiences still to be announced. For more info, head to www.knotfestatsea.com

You've experienced the cultural and musical experience of Knotfest. Now, for the first time ever, witness rock history when the Knotfest At Sea cruise sets sail. A teaser trailer featuring percussionist Clown can be seen below. More...

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Just For Fun

See New Slipknot/Spice Girls Mash-Up By McClintock

Bill McClintock is back with another hilarious mash-up. This time pairing “Sulfur” by Slipknot with “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls. And we think he once again nailed it. Check it out below:

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Slipknot Premiere New Song & Music Video

Slipknot premiere another new track from their impending new album “We Are Not Your Kind” with a video for the song “Birth Of The Cruel” now streaming via YouTube below. “We Are Not Your Kind” will land in stores this coming Friday, August 09th.

Slipknot are out on tour supporting the new outing on the ‘Knotfest Roadshow‘ with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth joining them as supports. The remaining dates for that run include: More...

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Slipknot Premiere New Song & Music Video

Slipknot premiere the second track from their impending new record “We Are Not Your Kind” in the form of a new official music video for the song “Solway Firth“ streaming for you below. The group’s percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan helmed the clip, which was produced in cooperation with Uproxx and Amazon Prime Video for their new series ‘The Boys‘, which will premiere on July 26th.

“We Are Not Your Kind” is set for an August 09th release date with Slipknot to embark on their ‘Knotfest Roadshow‘ tour in support of it this week: More...

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See: Pro-Shot Video Of Slipknot's Entire 2019 Set

Slipknot's live show at the Rock Am Ring festival in Germany (June 9) was livestreamed via the group's official web site and can be streamed in its entirety below. The video - due to regional restrictions - seems not to be available in every country, but for U.S. and Canadian fans, the stream is a great way to get a look at the Slipknot's new performance ahead of the Knotfest Roadshow tour, which will kick off on July 26th.

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Nova Rock: Timetable And Festival App Revealed

Austrias' biggest rock and metal summer festival Nova Rock is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. This year's edition will once again take place in the Pannonia Fields nearby the small village of Nickelsdorf, from June 13th through June 16th 2019.

The recently revealed timetable can be seen HERE

Also available now is the official Nova Rock festival app for iOS and Android.

So far confirmed metal related bands are as follows: More...

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Slipknot, Slayer, Etc. Confirmed For Nova Rock

Austrias' biggest rock and metal summer festival Nova Rock is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. 2019's edition will once again take place in the Pannonia Fields nearby the small village of Nickelsdorf, from June 13th through June 16th 2019, including the following so far confirmed metal related bands:

Slipknot, Slayer (final show in Austria), Amon Amarth, In Flames, Behemoth, Testament, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Rob Zombie, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy, Sabaton, Godsmack, I Prevail, Amaranth, The Amity Affliction, Ministry, Within Temptation, Powerwolf, While She Sleeps, Bad Wolves, Dropkick Murphys, Trivium, Beartooth, Tesseract, Fever 333, Puddle Of Mudd, Papa Roach, All Faces Down, Infected Rain, Inglorious.

Tickets for the four days lasting festival can be ordered online HERE.

New this year for a safe and comfy stay at the camp ground: The "Grrrls Camping Area" which is only accessible for girls. Free registrations for this area are now open HERE.

Some festival trailers for the event can be streamed below:


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Watch Slipknot Premiere Two New Songs Live

Slipknot's appearance at last night’s episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘ saw the live premiere of two new tracks, “Unsainted” and “All Out Life“ from the band’s impending new album, “We Are Not Your Kind“, out August 09th on Roadrunner Records. The mini-set also saw Slipknot perform live with their new masks for the first time.


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Slipknot Reveals New Album Details

Infamous Iowa nine piece Slipknot has finally revealed the details of their long awaited sixth studio album, entitled, "We Are Not Your Kind." The album is scheduled to be released on August 9th through Roadrunner Records and will include no less than fourteen new songs, though the previously released single, "All Out Life" will not appear on the record. The band has also revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the new album, both of which can be found below.

In addition to this, Slipknot has also posted a new music video online for the song, "Unsainted," which was directed by percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan and gives fans the first look at their new masks. You can also check that out below.


1. Insert Coin
2. Unsainted
3. Birth Of The Cruel
4. Death Because Of Death
5. Nero Forte
6. Critical Darling
7. Liar’s Funeral
8. Red Flag
9. What’s Next
10. Spiders
11. Orphan
12. My Pain
13. Not Long For This World
14. Solway Firth More...

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Slipknot Tease New Masks & Further Surprise

While it’s already expected that some new stuff will be revealed during Slipknot's live performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘ this Friday, May 17th, it seems like new music or something else will land a day prior. Featured on Slipknot1.com a timer which stops on the number of ‘0516’ is installed , suggesting a reveal is scheduled for this Thursday, May 16th.

The band also posted the below teaser clip which fans believe to be brief teases of Slipknot’s new masks among a mixture of footage from preceding eras.

Slipknot's new studio album is presently set for an August 09th release date. More...

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Just For Fun

Hear New Slipknot & The B-52 Mashup

In Bill McClintock's latest mash-up Slipknot‘s “Before I Forget” and The B-52‘s “Love Shack” have had an unexpected rendezvous. Bill McClintock has a long history of creating some rather adventurous pairings, like mashing-up Slayer/Edwin Starr and Ratt/Marvin Gaye...

Check out his latest pairing below:

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Slipknot Share Another Brief New Teaser

Slipknot have shared another brief teaser for their impending new album. The latest clip is available via Instagram below. The band's new outing is scheduled for an August 09th release date with a title and further details still to be revealed.

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Slipknot Share Teaser Clip From Vocal Sessions

It seems that work continues on Slipknot’s sixth studio album despite other controversies that have been generating the headlines recently. The band shared the below clip from the vocal sessions for the effort, which itself has been scheduled for an August 09th release date. Recording sessions for the record started earlier this year with producer Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Slayer) behind the boards.

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Slipknot Fires Percussionist

Slipknot has announced on their official website that, following a lawsuit launched against other members by percussionist Chris Fehn over a payment dispute, he has been fired from the band. The message reads as follows:

"Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6 and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.

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Slipknot Percussionist Files Suit Against The Band

According to The Blast, Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has filed a lawsuit against his bandmates over a payment dispute.

Chris Fehn, known for wearing a Pinocchio-style mask, has been performing with Slipknot since 1998 and participated in all the band’s albums. He claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funnelled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other Slipknot affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.

Fehn says he was unaware of the separate companies, and claims to have never received a dime from them. He’s specifically calling out band leaders Shawn Crahan and Corey Taylor of the shady business dealings. Fehn wants a full forensic accounting done on Slipknot’s companies and assets, and to collect the damages and profits he believes he’s owed.

Meanwhile, Corey Taylor took to Twitter, stating: "You’re gonna read a lot of bullshit today. This is all I’ll say. JUST YOU WAIT TIL THE TRUTH COMES OUT. Long Live The Knot."

Read the full article at The Blast.

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Metallica & Slipknot Announce Australian/NZ Tour

Metallica and Slipknot will be out together touring Australia and New Zealand this October with the below dates booked:

10/17 Perth, AUS – Optus Stadium
10/20 Adelaide, AUS – Adelaide Oval
10/22 Melbourne, AUS – Marvel Stadium
10/26 Sydney, AUS – ANZ Stadium
10/29 Brisbane, AUS – QSAC
10/31 Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on March 18th.

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Slipknot Announces "Knotfest Roadshow" Tour

Slipknot have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX (see itinerary below). A video trailer can be viewed below.

Slipknot have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot's 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9th. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit slipknot1.com.

Tickets for Slipknot’s summer tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8th at 10 AM, local time at LiveNation.com. Premium members of Slipknot fan club Outside The 9 get first access to pre-sale tickets starting March 5th at 10 AM, local time. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 12 PM, local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10 PM, local time.

Slipknot shocked fans around the globe last year with the release of a brand new track, “All Out Life”. Reaction to the unrelenting track was staggering, with the official music video - directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan – trending Top Ten of all videos worldwide on YouTube in its first day on the band’s official YouTube channel. In the four months since release, “All Out Life” has already racked up over 30 million streams worldwide across digital service providers and 30 million YouTube views. “All Out Life” is available now at all digital service providers. More...

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Slipknot Share “All Out Life” Studio Clip

Slipknot share a short behind-the-scenes studio clip for their latest single “All Out Life“. Official studio recording sessions for the group’s new album are planned to start in January.

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Corey Taylor Teases His New Slipknot Mask

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor shares a tease of his new mask for Slipknot‘s impending album via his Instagram.

A summer release for the group’s new full-length is scheduled with more details expected in the coming months. A new song from it called “All Out Life” was surprise released past Halloween .

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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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