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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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Slipknot look to have completed tracking their upcoming as-yet untitled new album and are planning to begin mixing it at the end of the month/beginning of next month. The group are also planning to shoot a video for their as-yet unannounced first single in early March. The album itself is currently on track for a May 25th release date through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam.
Ozzfest's ninth incarnation kicks off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will find Ozzy Osbourne sharing the main stage with Judas Priest, reunited with longtime singer Rob Halford; Slayer; Norwegian black metal sextet Dimmu Borgir; Black Label Society; and Superjoint Ritual, fronted by Pantera's Phil Anselmo. Fans voting on www.ozzfest.com helped choose the second-stage bands, which include Slipknot (headline the second stage), Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuna Coil, Every Time I Die and Unearth. Additional artists are expected to be announced later. (UPDATE: God Forbid is also listed on the official Ozzfest site)
Twenty-six cities are scheduled for the trek, which starts on the East Coast, heads west to California, then takes the southern route back to wrap up in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 4. Tickets go on sale February 28.
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Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Joey Jordison spoke with Blender magazine about progress on the group's forthcoming album. "We're trying to go where we've never gone before," Jordison said. "If you don't take risks, the possiblity of failure is greater. Van Gogh never did the same painting twice." Taylor added, "Yeah! And he cut off his ear only once. We're trying to cut off our ear on this record!"
Billboard.com is reporting that SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST and SLIPKNOT will join OZZY OSBOURNE as the mainstage acts on this year's Ozzfest, set to begin in early July. Details of the tour will be announced next week in Los Angeles Other bands said to be "all-but-confirmed" are: Hatebreed, Superjoint Ritual and Dimmu Borgir.
Other bands who are said to be "in-talks" with playing Ozzfest this year are as follows:
In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Fear Factory, Black Label Society, and Unearth.The official press-release for bands and dates will be announced Thursday, February 19th.
SLIPKNOT have set a May 25 release date through Roadrunner Records for their much-anticipated, as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa".
The band are currently preparing to hit the road as part of the fourth installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, beginning March 30 in Orlando, Florida. FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA are also onboard for the five-week trek, which wraps up May 4 in Denver. Tickets for the tour go on sale February 13. A variety of Jägermeister-sponsored bands will assume the fourth spot on the bill.
Commented drummer Joey Jordison, "We're back and it's been far too long. On the tour we are ready to get completely back to basics of delivering unbridled brutality your way. This is for the maggots that have stood by us...prepare!"
As previously reported, a brand new SLIPKNOT track, entitled "Don't Get Close", will be featured in an upcoming Activision videogame, tentatively due in April. A slightly reworked version of the song is expected to appear on the upcoming CD, which is currently being recorded with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, AUDIOSLAVE).
It's official: SLIPKNOT will top the bill for the fourth installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, beginning March 30 in Orlando, Florida, a Roadrunner Records spokesperson has confirmed to MTV.com. FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA are also onboard for the five-week trek, which wraps up May 4 in Denver. Tickets for the tour go on sale February 13. A variety of Jägermeister-sponsored bands will assume the fourth spot on the bill.
The first set of tour dates for the upcoming SLIPKNOT Jagermeister tour have been announced: More...
A brand new Slipknot track, titled "Dont Get Close", will be featured in an upcoming video game. The game, details of which are currently being kept under wraps, is scheduled for release in April through Activision Games. A slightly reworked version of the song is expected to appear on the band's follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due this summer through Roadrunner Records.
According to a source close to the band, SUPERJOINT RITUAL is confirmed for this years OZZFEST. Also, according to numerous reports, HATEBREED and SLIPKNOT have been confirmed to "Co-Headline" the second stage. Fans that have talked to Jamey Jasta directly have been told they will be playing, and will be playing before SLIPKNOT. This news was also posted in a forum on HATEBREED's official site by the admin. No official words as of yet, keep checking back for more information!
According to the forum on Dog Fashion Disco's site. Their manager posted that Dog Fashion Disco and Slipknot will be playing this years JAGERMEISTER TOUR. For now this is just a posting, once it's confirmed it WILL be posted here. Keep checking back for updates...
Death, Slipknot and Hypocrisy members take part in C. Schuldiner tribute album. James Murphy (Death) is currently working on a project album entitled 'Within The Mind: an homage to the musical legacy of Chuck Schuldiner'. Set for release on MASCOT RECORDS in June 2004 'Within The Mind' is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of Metal and it will feature members of Death, Slipknot, Testament, Hypocrisy, Malevolent Creation and more. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved in the project: James Murphy (ex Death), Darren Miller (CKY), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Mikael Thomson (Slipknot), Bret Hoffmann (Malevolent Creation), Dave Culross (Malevolent Creation/Suffocation), Ross Dolan (Immolation), Peter Tagtren (Hypocrisy), Mike Chlasciak (Halford), Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under), Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson (Testament), Ryan and Chad (Mudvayne).
According to a reliable industry source, JUDAS PRIEST are "90 percent a go" for this year's Ozzfest, which is tentatively expected to kick off late June/early July. OZZY OSBOURNE, who is recovering from a nasty all-terrain-vehicle crash, will reportedly try to headline the festival once again, although any complications with his recovery may indefinitely postpone his return to the live stage. SLIPKNOT are believed to be in talks to co-headline the festival's second stage with HATEBREED, while DAMAGEPLAN and VELVET REVOLVER are also said to be strong possibilities. Says our source: "The thinking is that not enough people have been coming early so [the festival organizers] may lay off the newer acts and get more established acts for the second stage."
RoadRunner Records have supplied some new info on SLIPKNOT and their current recording status:
"As of today, SLIPKNOT is officially back in the haunted Houdini mansion with producer Rick Rubin, finishing up the recording of their yet-to-be-titled third LP on Roadrunner Records. Word has it the band is still going to lay down 3-4 more full songs, and that Corey is to be elbow deep in vocals over the next couple of weeks. More details to come as the time draws closer..."
As previously reported, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will take time out from the recording sessions for the new CD to play two shows in California with his other band, MURDERDOLLS. More...
Some more insight from the upcoming SLIPKNOT album has been released from Chris Fehn, in an interview conducted January 1st. Over 30 snare drums, and 3 drummers, have taken part in various songs on the new album. Here's the full scoop: More...
Nu metallers Slipknot have cancelled their previously announced Korean show in early February in order to concentrate on completing their new album, according to a statement released Monday (Dec. 22) by the Korean concert promoter Access Entertainment. The Iowa-based nine-piece were due to perform at Seoul's 12,000-capacity "Jam Sil" Indoor Sports Center on February 3 in what would have marked their first-ever appearance in Korea.
Although there has been no official announcement on the matter, Slipknot are also believed to have pulled out of their planned appearance at the Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004.
Slipknot are currently recording the much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa" in the Hollywood Hills, California with producer Rick Rubin (System Of A Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Audioslave, Slayer). A May/June 2004 release through Roadrunner Records is expected.
SLIPKNOT are hard at work in LA on their new album, which is said to include a xylophone and keyboards in a dark, heavy, mood. In a recent conversation with radio personality Lou Brutus, guitarist Jim Root explained that the band are getting along better than they ever have in the past, which is giving birth to even more creativity and more material.
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