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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 35: The Ultimate Slipknot Review

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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 podcast@metalunderground.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).

Listen in here, subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed, and enjoy! And not to worry - after today, we’re finished with Slipknot for the foreseeable future. Perhaps.

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1. n0thinghead writes:

I find it utterly hilarious how the most Slipknot-centric episode is the least commented on post LOL

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2. Drum_Junkie writes:

I think it's because there are no obvious links for the podcasts on the MU homepage. (If there is, I don't see it.) I'm not sure why DB hasn't added a new section for these or included them in existing sections (Columns, Opinion, Exclusives, etc.), I really enjoy these.

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3. OverkillExposure writes:

Very glad you're a fan, DJ. We aim to please!

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4. Carlos Santos writes:

Having heard the album, I have to say I liked it. It sounds good. It doesn´t slay like Iowa, but it´s seems balanced. The melodic parts - some I like, some I don´t - seem to be in the right places and the lyrics are fine. I think what I liked the most where the guitar solos.
Kevin, it is hilarious, but not suprising. I don´t see some of the comments become something that people would say to either you or Mike.
DJ, I agree with you. They almost go unnoticed in the news section...

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