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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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Corey Taylor Premieres Two New Solo Tracks

Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor premieres two new tracks from his new solo project. Those singles, “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” are both streaming via YouTube below. Both songsare taken from Taylor‘s impending new debut solo full-length, “CMFT“, which will hit stores on October 02nd via Roadrunner Records.


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Slipknot Cancel Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

Slipknot cancel their imminent Asian touring plans as well as their own two-day ‘Knotfest Japan‘ festival due to the ongoing concerns with the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

Slipknot posted the below statement:

“In light of global health concerns, Slipknot have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan. While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band’s fans always comes first. Furthermore in this case, the bands and artists, crew and local employees are also equally effected, and as such, this was the only responsible decision that could be made. Slipknot and Knotfest will both return to Asia very soon, and at such time that everyone can be ensured of the best possible experience possible.”

The organizers of the ‘Knotfest Japan‘ festival add: More...

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Slam/Goregrind Tribute Album To Nü-Metal Streaming

Imploding Sounds Records‘ slam/brutal death metal/goregrind tribute to the nü-metal genre saw a release this past Friday, February 14th. You can stream it in its entirety via Bandcamp below.

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Watch Slipknot’s New BBC Radio 1 In-Studio Session

Slipknot played a live in-studio show at Madia Vale Studios in London, England past month on January 26th. 120 fans were invited to attend the show. Footage of “Unsainted” and “Duality‘ can be seen below.

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Behemoth Premiere NSFW Music Video “Rom 5:8”

Behemoth premiere another NSFW music video for their song “Rom 5:8” taken from their latest album, “I Loved You At Your Darkest“. The group share the video in celebration of their impending European/UK tour with Slipknot, which will kick off today in Dublin.

Below's where that trek will hit: More...

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Slipknot Premiere New Music Video

Slipknot‘s new official music video for their song “Nero Forte” premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below. The track is taken from the group’s latest outing “We Are Not Your Kind”. The clip once again was directed by the Slipknot‘s percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan.

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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.

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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.

Tracklisting:

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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