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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 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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Headline News

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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Corey Taylor Smacks Phone Out Of Fan's Hand

Slipknot is currently out on the road performing a rescheduled tour that was pushed back due to Corey Taylor undergoing surgery.

During one stop of the trek, a fan at the front of the show apparently had some very important texting to do, which resulted in a less-than-pleased Taylor making a pretty strong statement about his feelings on texting during a live performance. Check out what he does below.

This predictably led to many taking to their own phones to voice displeasure, which created a long string of back and forth Tweets between Taylor and fans (check out the first few after the jump).

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Headline News

Slipknot Reschedules Tour After Surgery

Following unplanned surgery for Corey Taylor, Slipknot has rescheduled the start of the band's upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The first 12 dates on the tour have been delayed and are rescheduled for August. The tour will now start on June 28th in Nashville, TN.

Tickets for affected dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates unless noted with an asterisk below. No action is needed in these markets.

In Denver and Las Vegas, tickets for the previous show dates must be refunded and repurchased. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase. Purchasers will be offered an early buying opportunity for tickets to the rescheduled show at the new venue on the new date. More...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2016 Lineup

Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1st & 2nd, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine.

The festival features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.

Louder Than Life founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares: “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s Louder Than Life sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold." More...

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Bunch Of Animals Covering Slipknot's "Duality"

YouTuber "Insane Cherry" has posted a new video titled "Slipknot - Duality (Animal Cover)". You can now check out Knot's "Duality" as performed by a bunch of animals below.

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Ozzfest And Knotfest Combining

Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.

The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).

This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...

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Hesitation Wounds Premieres New Song "Operative"

Hesitation Wounds (Slipknot, Touche Amore etc.) premieres a new song entitled "Operative", taken from the upcoming new album "Awake For Everything", which will be out in stores May 27 via 6131 Records.

Check out now "Operative" below.

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