Band Photo: Slipknot (?)
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.
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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.
A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:
Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)
7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath
Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am
Monster Energy Rebellion Stage
12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...
Danny Wimmer Presents, the City Of Jacksonville and SMG are happy to announce that in order to accommodate increased demand for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, this year’s festival will be expanding into a portion of the EverBank Field grounds.
To facilitate festival attendees’ movement between Metropolitan Park and EverBank Field, Gator Bowl Blvd. will be closed at the boundary of Lot TT from 6:00 PM Friday, April 24 until 2:00 AM Monday, April 27.
The new scenario will expand the festival’s capacity 25%, from 40,000 to 50,000, over the two-day event. The lineup for the fifth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, held April 25 & 26 at Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River, includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, and many more.
Says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes, “This year’s Rockville will be the largest yet, with a 25% increase in sales from last year’s record attendance. We are so appreciative of Mayor Brown’s support and leadership in expanding this festival into EverBank Field. I believe this is the first step in unlocking Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville’s full potential.”
“Jacksonville is looking forward to another great Welcome To Rockville,” said Mayor Brown. “By expanding its footprint in Downtown Jacksonville, fans will have an even bigger and better experience. Rockville brings thousands Downtown every year and helps solidify our reputation as a premier destination for top-quality entertainment events.”
Just For Fun
Youtuber "The Taskmaster" is streaming a brilliant mash up combining the music of Slipknot's "Snuff" with the vocals of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters."
Check it out below.
Update: Corey Taylor has now issued this brief statement via Twitter: "Mick Update - from what I've heard he's okay. We're sending him all your thoughts. Thank you for that."
KCCI.com is reporting that Mick Thomson of Slipknot was stabbed in the head during an altercation with his brother. The report reads:
Police said two brothers were injured early Wednesday morning in a knife fight in a Clive front yard.
Clive police said police were dispatched to 1905 NW 129th Street, where a caller said two brothers were fighting in the front yard with knives.
Police said Mickeal Gordon Thomson, 41, who lives at the home, and Andrew Thomson, of Des Moines, were involved in some sort of altercation inside the home.
According to police, the altercation spilled into the front yard, where the incident became physical.
Officers said both men appeared to be intoxicated and had serious injuries consistent with a fight. Police said Mickael Thomson sustained a stab wound to the back of his head. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
We'll keep you updated on the situation as more information becomes available. Slipknot is currently scheduled to start touring with Hatebreed next month in support of comeback album ".5: The Gray Chapter."
Read the full article at KCCI.
Just For Fun
Sock Puppet Parody, well known for satirizing songs by Metallica, Slayer, and Immortal in previous sock puppet parodies, has now zeroed in on Slipknot’s "Wait and Bleed".
Says Sock Puppet Parody: "Today Socknot shows you what happens when you use socks as cleaning rags in their new single 'Wait in Bleach'".
This week on the official MetalUnderground.com podcast, regular co-host Kevin Perez (aka N0thinghead) is joined once again by Ollie Hynes (aka Diamond Oz) to discuss what's been happening, with particular focus being on the recent Grammy Awards and the decision to give the Best Metal Performance Award to Tenacious D. Not only this, but Kevin has tickets to give away for August Burns Red's upcoming show in Florida, as well as for Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse's stop at the same venue.
We also have music from unsigned Canadian band, Ape War, with their songs, "Born of Sodom" and "Templar" being played at the beginning and end of the show respectively.
Check out the new podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!
Slipknot has released a live video for the "Custer" track (taken off new comeback album ".5: The Gray Chapter), which can be seen below or over at the band's Facebook profile here.
The previously released live video for "The Devil In I," shot at the 2014 Knotfest, can also still be seen at this location.
The track listing for ".5: The Gray Chapter" is as follows:
4. The Devil In I
10. The One That Kills The Least
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override (bonus track)
16. The Burden (bonus track) More...
Slipknot has announced a handful of Spring shows with special guest Hatebreed. Tickets are on-sale today, and the dates and venues are as follows:
4.29 Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
4.30 New Orleans, LA @ Champions Square-Superdome
5.2 Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5.5 Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Coliseum
5.8 Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum
5.10 Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Coliseum
5.12 Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena
5.13 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
5.16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena More...
After terrifying audiences from coast to coast – the closing night event at ScreamFest 2014 Los Angeles and opening night screening at 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival – "Fear Clinic" will now be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10th, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The flick stars horror icon Robert Freddy Krueger Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall ("Lightning Bug," "Laid to Rest," "ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II").
With special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, "Fear Clinic" will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the 2009 FEARnet.com series.
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured.
Dr. Andover (Robert Englund), a doctor who runs the clinic, uses his fear chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just a hallucination...
Footage has been posted online of Corey Taylor (Slipknot) performing a cover of the Alice In Chains track "Them Bones" with Royal Machines.
Check out the clip below, courtesy of YouTube user "whereisjerry," and shot during a live show on December 20th, 2014.
Slipknot premieres a new live video of "The Devil in I". Watch the clip, which was recorded at Knotfest 2014 past October in San Bernardino, California, in the player below.
Slipknot will perform at quite a few festivals next year including the Rock on the Range, Fort Rock Festival, Northern Invasion and Welcome to Rockville. In the meantime, the band will kick off their 2015 tour with Korn and King 810 in Dublin, Ireland, on Jan. 2015.
The nominees for the 57th Grammy Awards have now been revealed, which includes a "best metal performance" category. The nominees in the category for the 2015 awards are:
"Neon Knights" by Anthrax (Ronnie James Dio cover)
"High Road" by Mastodon
"Heartbreaker" by Motörhead
"The Negative One" by Slipknot
"The Last In Line" by Tenacious D
Who do you think should win, and who should have been nominated instead?
In other metal-related nominations, Metallica's "Through The Never" movie is also nominated in the "Best Music Film" category. The Grammy Awards will take place on February 8th, 2015 and the full list of nominees can be seen at this location.
Take a behind the scenes look with Clown at Slipknot's music video for "The Devil In I" from the album ".5: The Gray Chapter" - available now on Roadrunner Records.
Northern Invasion - the newest addition to the World’s Loudest Month festival series - is set for Saturday, May 9th at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
The new rock and camping festival will feature a first-year lineup headlined by global rock juggernauts Slipknot, with a roster of heavyweights including Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Anthrax, Live, Motionless In White, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Crutch, We Are Harlot, Starset and Crobot.
“We’ll be fresh out of the studio just in time to participate in the 1st annual Northern Invasion. It’s a huge festival and it will be amazing to get back on stage with peers in Slipknot, Volbeat, Halestorm and so many other kick ass bands,” says Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch.
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida's Metropolitan Park on April 25th & 26th.
The Bay Area thrash pioneers in Exodus are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced. More...
Rock On The Range returns to central Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium on May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year - this time led by Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Judas Priest.
The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy, plus the biggest Rock n’ Roll comedians in the ROTR Comedy Tent.
Rock On The Range--part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series--has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range.
To kick off the ROTR weekend with a laugh, Guitar World & Revolver’s Roast On The Range returns to Columbus, Ohio Thursday, May 14th. Look for more details to be announced in early 2015.
The current band lineup for Rock On The Range 2015 fueled by Monster Energy Drink--is as follows:
Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Baby Metal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz, with more bands and entertainers to be announced soon. More...
As part of Metal Injection's Knotfest report, west coast correspondent Johnny Orlando Jr. had a chance to speak with Slipknot's Clown, who addressed the speculation about the band's new bassist and drummer:
"We got a new drummer and a new bass player. Get the fuck over it. Oh well! You know it’s so funny how stupid people are. Even though everybody thinks they know, they keep asking.
"So I don’t have to say shit and I’m going to sit here for the rest of my life and just wait for everybody to figure it out. If you think you know, maybe you do, maybe you don’t. But don’t ask me because I don’t care. And it’s awesome, because people can’t let that go."
The band's new full-length album ".5: The Grey Chapter" was just released last week.
After releasing single tracks day by day, the wait is finally over and fans can now see if new Slipknot material stacks up against the old.
Today you can stream all of ".5: The Gray Chapter" by heading over to this location (use the buttons at the top-right corner to switch between songs).
Be sure to also check out our latest weekly podcast, in which we reviewed the album ourselves.
Due out October 21st, the band's first full-length studio album since the death of Paul Gray can be pre-ordered at iTunes here.
The track listing is as follows: More...
In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to email@example.com with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.
We launch this week’s episode with the song “These Empty Skies” from Keychain, a melodic hard rock five-piece based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band formed in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2009 covering songs by Godsmack, Shinedown, and (hold your tongue) Nickelback. After a disbandment and reformation, Keychain is currently working on a full-length original studio album.
Then co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) reports on his adventures this week on the road. He joined members of Lynchburg, Virginia metallers Mourn The Illusion on a whirlwind trek through North Carolina, starting with a headlining show by Italy’s Lacuna Coil at Greensboro’s Greene Street Club and a lively interview with the warm and lovely Cristina Scabbia (vocals). The following day came a jaunt over to Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, an intimate, underground, sparsely promoted show, and a “special evening with” Soulfly and the entire Cavalera Tribe. Stay tuned for Mike’s rundown of events.
Finally - and you knew we couldn’t leave this one alone - Mike and co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) serve up the in-depth review and analysis you’ve been anticipating (or dreading) for months: Slipknot’s upcoming fifth full-length “.5: The Gray Chapter.” While reactions on at least one of our parts are a tad early, and a patented opinion might require a few more listens, we nonetheless do our enthusiastic best to describe in thorough detail the essence of this fascinating and rather unpredictable work of metal (and yes, Slipknot IS metal).
The barrage of new Slipknot material continues today!
".5: The Gray Chapter" - the band's first since full-length release since the death of Paul Gray - is due out October 21st via Roadrunner Records.
Today you can hear the new song "Killpop" online by heading to the album's official website here.
The full track listing is as follows: More...