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Slipknot's "Subliminal Verses" Certified Platinum

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Slipknot's latest album, "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses," has been certified platinum (one million copies sold). Also, their self-titled debut has now gone 2x platinum, and the "Disasterpieces" DVD 3x platinum.

"The last six years have taken ten years off of all of our lives, but receiving these awards and feeling the response all over the world has made all of it, every sacrifice, worthwhile," told vocalist Corey Taylor during his spirited plaque-acceptance speech backstage at the band's Continental Airlines Arena show on March 6th. He concluded with a smile, "This is the ultimate middle-finger to every one of my high school teachers," as he went on his way to take the stage.

Source: Roadrunner Records

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1. Max writes:

uhhhhhhhh slipknot going platinum thats kewl i guess but they still sux the best album they made was there self title and from there they went kinda soft plus there new album damn its sux balls and i remember a interview cory did he said quote" once these mask comes off thats it for slipknot and i guess he was right corey going to stone sour with jim root and joey going to muderdolls its over for these nine guys from Iowa oh did i say that slipknot suxs ........Pantera way better then slipknot and all of ppl know that R.I.P Dime Bag .......

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sycness14 writes:

You must've not heard anything past the s/t. And you damn sure haven't been to their concert or you wouldn't be calling them soft..... and Pantera might have been better but none of them can touch Joey skillwise... even Dime... yeah I said it. Congrats Knot!!! Stay (sic) maggots!!!
"I wanna slit your throat and f**k the wound" Disasterpiece

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dave writes:

sycness never compare joey skills to Dime bag it never comes closed at all u a$$ clown and plus i heard ans seend better drumers then joey for example vinnie pauland many more IM OUT late

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. MAX-SYCNESS-DAVE....READ..... writes:

First off:

To MAX.....go back to school, you're grammar is as bad as Abba's music.

How was IOWA "softer" than self title?!?!?....tell me cus i'm DYING to know....

That albums just as heavy and twice as fast as Self Title.....

yeah, "Subliminal verses" is a bit more accessible but gee-sus get your facts striaght Max...or at least give slipknot their due and listen to the 2nd record...thats not even an opinion your sharing, you're just wrong.

To Sycness

Comparing Jordison to Dimebag is dumb, Jordison is in my top 10 fave drummers.....easily one of the most skilled i've heard, i know cus i play em, have for 13 years....however.....

Few compare to Jordision...maybe Mudvaynes drummer, Josh Freese of Vandals / A Perfect Circle, Danny Carrey of Tool, Morgan Rose of Sevendust can play better than any drummer who does back up vocals live at the same time "period".... and of course the untouchable GENE HOGLAN...the master of all metal drummers...try and prove me wrong....

As for Vinnie Paul, yes, he is just as good and in a few cases better than the drummers mentioned...

BUT comparing guitarists to drummers is very "apples and oranges" if you ask me...yer comparing 2 very, very differnt things...

To Dave

Enlighten me, if I havent fuccking mentioned some of these drummers u speak of .....Mars Volta's drummer is one i left out but i hate their fuccking singer almost didnt think about them....Because Vinnie Paul is pretty Goddamn top of the heap.....if you come back with dave grohl im going to pistol whip some innocent bystander...

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sycness14 writes:

O.K. O.K. the last thing I wrote was for Max (I'm still waiting for him to answer back) because obviously Pantera is better and obviously he doesn't know anything about Slipknot and their is no reason to compare them when this is just about the 'Knot going platinum and their is no more Pantera...... With that said..... F*** you Dave, I like Vinnie Paul but Joey can play anything he can.... And to the last guy.... nice list but if your gonna put Spag (Mudvayne) in there than I would put John Dolmayan (SOAD) and the drummer for Santana back in woodstock....... and I'm gonna come back with Dave Grohl just so you can pistol whip someone.....

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Max writes:

yo sycness who started all of this nu metal music thing u hear today Pantera did u b****, ok its has to take slipknot 9 guys just for them to sound hard and heavy and good man that kind weak bro.. Pantera embrace what the rock is today to my boy Phil,Vinnie,and Dime Bag ,still the best band there is today with the Cowboys from hell to Walk u cant bet those songs not even slipknot sorry u cant and know that sycness,and to the person who worte what the wroteon comment 4 listen to self titled carefully its way better then Iowa and its there best album to date as we speak come on bro u have no good ear for music................. LATER

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 4:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. SickJester88 writes:

To Sycness- its Spug not spag

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. sycness14 writes:

Dude I'm sorry that you like everything to sound the same.... nobody has 2 dj's making sic a$$ sounds and 2 percussions along with Joey that'll make your ears ring for a fu****g week. they don't need 9 guys to sound heavy, Mick and Joey could do that by themselves.... and we all need to pistol whip you for saying Pantera WAS nu metal...... get over it Pantera is done.... yeah s/t is better then Iowa but don't ever call it soft........ you probably just have one favorite band and like to hate on any other band that you don't know sh** about

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. no face writes:

EXCUSE ME???? what the f*** did u say max?? self titled IS better than IOWA. no questions asked. im not saying IOWA sux or ne thing, dont get me wrong, its a kick a$$ album and i listen to it all the f***in time, but dude, it is YOU who has no good ear for music. all my friends love the knot and they all agree that self titled is the best album. people i know that just started getting into slipknot and have listened to IOWA and self titled and even they say they like self titled way more than IOWA. so i say let the music speak for it self.

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BiGG Perm writes:

sycness14- your an idiot. you can't compare a drummer to a guitar player skill wise. I admit, joey is ggod but has nothing on vinnie paul!

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BiGG Perm writes:

lol. I meant 'Joey is good' 'cause he certainly isn't god. that is Mike Portnoy(Dream Theater). the best drummer, period.

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Im the guy who ranted in post 4.....sycness14 is blessedly making more sense...I ALSO PISTOL ENDED UP WHIPING MY DOG.....noone closer ...he's okay.......and yes Santana does recruit a bloody hellish rhythm section, im not a fan of Santana at all but he(and many of his band mates) are UNTOUCHABLE skill wise....

Noones saying IOWA is better....but tempo-wise....it is a faster album, heavier grooves....more screaming growling and roaring, faster rhythm guitars and the bassist is all over the neck on that record as well.........over all....i like "Self title" slightly better.......but Iowa is both a little HEAVIER and much FASTER track for track........

Lastly while i find myself not agreeing with Big Perm on a great many things...his pick for best drummer....is not only someone I overlooked, but skillwise would make my top five....u have a good ear my friend.....i hate dream theatre though......

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. no face writes:

i dont see how u can f ucking say IOWA is faster than self titled. i mean, its fast but in my opinion not as fast. and yeah its id say its pretty heavy. a little heavier than s/t. but i dont think by much, but it is definitely a darker album than s/t. and by the way, santana f ucking rules! i do agree with u RememberMetal with what u said about santana and his band mates being untouchable skill wise. seeing them by live is f***ing awesome.

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. sycness14 writes:

My bad, dog.... I hope he can take a hit.......I don't listen to Santana that much but I have an old woodstock tape and he had some sic a$$ young drummer in his band but I heard he died a few years after that....don't know his name though...... I can't say Iowa is faster but easily their heaviest one yet, but none of their albums sound the same........and in my opinion Vol. 3 is their most creative one yet.......

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 3:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Big Willl from Tejas writes:

OH MAN !! where do i start....i seen slipknot live and they put on a show BUT they f***ing suck all you fa**ots are in denial that they are badass .......slipknot fans have no clue whats metal.....looks boy and girls......this is how it goes b****es BLACK SABBATH, and then OZZY,SLAYER, JUDAS PREIST, IRON MAIDEN,SEPULTRA,MEGADEATH,ANTHRAX,PANTERA, BIOHAZARD,COALCHAMBER,SOULFY,GLASSJAW,and the best band on this f***ing earth the DEFTONES...and then you can say all the bands like killswitch engage, inflames,shadowsfall,unearth,poison the well,3inches of blood,dreg,hopesfall,throwdown, just to name a few......RESPECT THE DEFTONES AND ALL THESE BANDS NAME CAUSE THEIR NOT A f***ING TREND .....LIKE SLIPKNOT IS.....f*** THE MAGGOTS

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 3:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. TWO KID writes:

HEY U ALL f***ING SUX THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD IS SIMPLE PLAN AND THEY ARE WAY HARDER THEN ALL OF THESES BANDS ON THE LITS NOW ALL OF YALL RESPECT TRUE MUSIC AND THAT IS SIMPLE PLAN ......................

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 3:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. TO BIG WILL / I didnt pistol whip my dog he's eating turkey writes:

I love glassjaw man..........but GLASSJAW?!?!?!?!??!?!? your lumping them in with SABBATH!??!?!?! PANTERA!??!?!?!?!??! ....anthrax?....hehe anthrax...

Anyway...yes I love the Deftones.

Poison the Well have put out a varied but enjoyable catalogue, each record stands out in differnt ways.

Hopesfall "were" awesome until this new record....WTF was that!?!?! A-Types is mostly sell-out sounding...still love that guitarist though.....

.....Killswitch, since their awesome Ferrit debut up to the newest record, WITH the new singer are great,..old singer a "teeeny tiny bit" better......

Dredg is so-so, havent heard enough to say though(only 4 songs...which is their best album???,

ShadowsFall are the "YOUNG" masters of what they do and i must say they have yet to let me down.....you've got an odd set of fave bands there BIG WILL but i like most of em

however, despite the mask gimic i still think slipknot are a musicly compelling band.....slipnknot also beat the trend pattern, they've made it past 1-hit wonder, 2-hit fluke, the sophomore jynx, and the stale album sales "trends"...Big Will my friend, u just hate slipknot......thats all there is to it, your reasoning is pretty flawed.....but for the ost part u have good taste so u've got that going for ya.

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 7:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metalthekid writes:

How the fuc k can yo put glassjaw in with any of those bands!?!?! you, my friend, are a moron. and btw, the deftones are ok, but they are very overrated. they are no where close to the best band in hte world, chino is a whiny little b****. slipknot kicks major f***ing ass, they dont limit themselves to one sound, they are willing to change in order to make music that they love. how the fuc k can you disrespect someone for creating something that they love and make it unbelievably great music

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DerailTheTrain writes:

i pretty much like all the bands Big WIll mentioned, never heard (have heard of) throw down or 3 inches of blood though, what (who) they sound like???? am curious, theres been more talk of them here lately...


i'm in the same boat as metalthekid and remembermetal.....deftones ARENT the best but they are "damn good",

Glassjaw are bloody maniacs but their not metal so much as a mix of hardcore, metaland punk with little flecks of prog-rock timing skills...a less complicated more melodic Dillinger Escape Plan maybe....

U are allowed to put Sabbath, Ozzy, Priest, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Pantera together, otherwise your just polluting what old school, all-balls metal really is, thats my case and im sticking to it.....

As for what BECAME the subject of this forum i like all 3 Slipknot records equally, Iowa (to me does seems a little faster, but only barely) Self Title IS their best record and is pretty f***king heavy, and their new one is very well rounded, Three Nil may be one of my fave slipknot songs ever and it's as heavy as anything on their other 2 records...later metal-peeps

# Mar 12, 2005 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Your Mom writes:

Max you suck your dads d***. Slipknot rocks! You don't know what you're talking about. You must have your head up your a$$ to say something like that. I hope you get your a$$ beet.

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. writes:

BIG WILL YOU SUCK

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. WHO CARES writes:

BIG WILL YOU SUCK a$$hole AND SO DOES EVERYBODY ELSE WHO f***ING SAYS THAT SLIPKNOT SUCKS! YOU ALL SUCKS YOUR DAD'S d***!

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. WHO CARES writes:

BIG WILL YOU SUCK a$$hole AND SO DOES EVERYBODY ELSE WHO f***ING SAYS THAT SLIPKNOT SUCKS! YOU ALL SUCKS YOUR DAD'S d***!

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27. BLACKDOG writes:

WOOOOO HARSH !!!

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Shimi Sniper writes:

Goddamit. I dont know about you guys, but ever since i got subliminal verses (i got the cd's in reverse), my cd player has never played anything but slipknot.I heard that they were gonna make the mask on the front of the album. When the hell is that coming out?! I gotta see how it looks in real life so i can replicate it (btw, can sum1 please tell me if its the same mask in the vermilion video?).
-Out

# Mar 24, 2005 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Shimi Sniper writes:

And lil willie, u got ur music and we have ours.

# Mar 24, 2005 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Shimi Sniper writes:

And to half pint kid, who?

# Mar 24, 2005 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. J-Juggalo writes:

slipknot fu**** rock they have been totaly rocking since 1995 when there first album came out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YALL f***IN ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep it up guys

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32. Cynic writes:

Who ever said Gene Hoglan was the best drummer was spot on, but don't forget Sean Reinhart :)

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