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Paul & Chris From Slipknot Speaks Out About New Material

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Holland's FaceCulture recently spoke to SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray and percussionist Chris Fehn in the Jolly Carlton Hotel in Amsterdam for almost half an hour each. The first audio clips from their respective interviews can now be heard online at this location.

As reported here yesterday, SLIPKNOT have set "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses" as the title of their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The first track released will be "Pulse of the Maggots", which will be made available for download on the group's web site on March 30. A performance video for the album's first "official" single, "Duality", will be shot later this month in the group's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, with Mark Klasfeld and Tony of Vem and Tony.

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1. Cumstain Remover writes:

f***in hell yeah!!! All the maggots will rise on May 25.

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2. chris writes:

Slipknot is THE best band ever.
Maggot for life.

# Mar 13, 2004 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Gory writes:

Cant f****n wait man this is gonna be sic.
Slipknot 4eva

# Mar 15, 2004 @ 5:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. A Maggot writes:

slipknot = the best
people = sh*t

# Mar 15, 2004 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ????????????? writes:

this albums gonna kick fu.ckin a.ss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 15, 2004 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MentalPatient writes:

Ive been dying waiting for this next album! The day it comes out i am gonna furiously masturbate!!! while listening to each track!

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7. mental patient writes:

Dont buy this cd dont buy this cd

# Mar 18, 2004 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MentalPatient writes:

Hey fag stop trying to imitate me using mental patient because i am the one and only MentalPatient so grow up, and everyone is gonna buy this new coming CD because Slipknot is the best! and always will be!!!

# Mar 18, 2004 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mental Patient writes:

Shut the HELL UP! No one will buy this CD because u inmature people do not have money........

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. real mentalpatient writes:

Ru going to be must....... will buying this CD LOLOLOLOL hahahhahahahhaha STUPID
OR u tooookkkkkkk money from ur parents..????????????????????????????????

# Mar 23, 2004 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Maggot Relives in me writes:

DOnt juts f***ing buy this CD u better f***ing worship this CD as if satan his self has come and f***ing Master'ed this world like he will in the near futur Mawhahahaha! f*** all and f***ING WORSHIP this NEW cd f***ERS~!!~

# Mar 24, 2004 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. slipknot worshiper writes:

I also will stroke my wang immensly while listening to this CD

# Mar 29, 2004 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. slipknot worshiper writes:

the 1st song debuts the 30th or tomm on slipknot1.com Im gonna JiZ all over the walls then

# Mar 29, 2004 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. jagertour87 writes:

lucky for me, i get to catch them on the jagermeister tour on april 12th. i cant wait to hear what Rick Rubin (GOD) has done to them!!!

# Mar 30, 2004 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. lostspycho writes:

nobody better by this f***ing cd cause i want to make sure i get a f***ing copy without waiting im goin to f***ing leave my school early to get therenew sh*t

# Mar 30, 2004 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. callum writes:

Hey man cant wait for slipknots new album to come out, gonna be some heavy s***...whwere can i download pulse of the maggots because a link doesnt come up on www.slipknot1.com

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 3:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Anyomanus writes:

Before all of you guys jump to buy the cd i suggest waiting because i just heard the new song they just finished 'pulse of the maggots' and its really really terrible, its sad.. i listened to it & its the worst slipknot song ever. Im not kidding, its all mellow & soft and garbage.. i cant even believe they would come out with a song like that, im guessing the cd is going to be the same way, all soft & mello.. so dont buy the cd or you will be making a big mistake.. you will waste $15 down the drain for a piece of worthless plastic. Dont get me wrong i love slipknot, they have came out with a good debut album & a sequal that is worth the buy, but the new cd 'Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses' is defonatly worth the wait. Im serious, its going to be crap & they are going to be just like the band Disturbed. At least try to find a way to preview the cd first, if u like what you hear thats fine.. but if your expecting insane lyrics, abnoxious yelling, or a really bad temper.. im going to tell you you WILL be disapointed. Instead everyone should be waiting for the new Dry Kill Logic cd or the new Fear Factory cd, that wont dissapoint you.

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. slipknotmaster writes:

all you people who dis slipknot should die and start listen to them so you know what for music do listen do

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Anyomanus writes:

im not sure if you were talking to me or other people but i like Slipknot, i have both of their albums & i listen to them frequently, but have u heard the new slipknot song??

# Mar 31, 2004 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. relliK writes:

Fear Factory?Dry Kill Logic?WTF?Fear Factory doesnt even have double bass so they use a keyboard for the fast drumming.Pretty pathitic if you ask me.As for Pulse of the Maggot,you are f***in idiots if you dont think this is a good song.The music is so much more intricate than before.It wasnt mellow at all.Mellow to you fa**ots is no screaming right?f***in idiots.The music was just as fast as before.The screaming was cut down but there is still the same intensity within the lyrics.This album will prove it.You can be just as crazy with a whisper as a scream.The smart Maggots will see but the dumbasses wont and will turn on Slipknot.Thats good because we need to get rid of the idiot maggots because they make us look bad

# Apr 1, 2004 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Anyomanus writes:

I liked slipknot because they hate the world, they scream/yell & they expressed themselves in an angry way.. ok songs like (sic), eyeless, surfacing, spit it out, diluted, despise, people = sh**, disasterpiece, everything ends, the heretic anthem, gently... do u get my f**king picture????i even loved wait & bleed, and my plague.. so wtf is with this new song pulse of the maggots??? ok u listen to the heretic anthem & eyeless then listen to pulse of the maggots right after those songs & tell me that isnt f**king mellow??? & yes the reason why i like slipknot because they are really aggressive in thier music... i dont just like thier lyrics. Come to think of it i never liked the song Iowa. I do like slipknots melodic side but pulse of the maggots just sound so goddamn generic. That song just sounds like every other band, it just has slipknots name on it & im sorry thats just how i feel about slipknots new material.. if you like slipknot no matter what they do.. good for you but some people like me who like slipknot for thier aggressive side dont like the new song.. Deftones & Disturbed changed thier music style from aggressive to melodic or slow crap.. & who the f**k cares how Fear Factory makes thier music, i think thier newest cd is still going to be better then slipknots new cd.. thats if they gone soft with all thier music. & Dry Kill Logic.. they moved away from the (nu)metal style.. thats if they get off thier asses & start selling thier new album. & we will see if Slipknot has the same intensity when they are crazy with a whisper as a scream. Im sorry but thats not why i like Slipknot.. but we will see...

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22. patientmental writes:

change is the only constant

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Shadow writes:

Slipknot f***ing rules to hell with who disagree

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. relliK writes:

I noticed Gently was in your list.WTF?Great song and all but not the skull chrushing sh** you were trying to name off.You said you dont like Slipknot lyrics.OK then I see that you just listen to them for the screaming and...thats it.Thats OK cuz Slipknot doesnt make music for people who like them for simple sh** like screaming or masks.They make it for Maggots that feel their music 100 percent.This cd aint for people like you.I think this CD is gonna iliminate all the posers who claim to like Slipknot.Thats good because Slipknot should be for maggots and maggots only.So I hope you dont like it.

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25. JON writes:

I am the coolest mutherf***er alive and thats the f***in bottom line.
oh yeah this album is going to be f***in awesome. Listen maggots if you record music
then you would know this, when you write music it is an expression and
with 9 musicly inclined mutherf***in tyrants all playing with the sound they want and they put it together for you there is no f***ing telling what the f*** is coming out.
and one more thing maggots.
HOW MANY OTHER BANDS WRITE SONGS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY TITLED TO BE
DIRECTED TO THEIR f***ING FANS!!
SLIPKNOT WILL NOT DIE!

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. The New Diabolic writes:

For those of you who think "Pulse of the Maggots" sucks. Take another listen, get it in your f***in head. Because, face the facts the sicness and it's maggot will rise again, May 25th. As for all the true maggots out there, stay true and stay sic.

# Apr 2, 2004 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Anyomanus writes:

First off all why the f**k would u like to be called a maggot?? I can understand being called a freak or insane, but maggot.. im sorry but the first word that comes to me when someone is called a maggot is "fa**ot". Ok to me thats kinda retarted.. but thats my opinion. Anyways i dint really say (or mean) that i dint like slipknot's lyrics, i f**cked up my wording on that part, i just mean lyrics dont make up a song, you should like the way the music sounds as well. I do like the lyrics in the first 2 albums they had.. but just because i like it doenst mean im a poser.. i dont worship Slipknot if thats what your meaning. Actually i dont worship anyone.. or anything.. many people have something to believe in.. & i really just dont believe in anything or anyone other then the fact that your born & then you die.. whatever the f*ck you do is up to you.. and to me i dont care if songs that are titled to be directed to thier fans.. or to me.. to me i listen to music that is either reflected on how i feel or how my life has been.. so far Slipknot expresses on how they feel & to most of the stuff they write, i feel the same way.. i feel like i want to f**k it all, f**ck this world & everything you believe in... or or 'what the hell did i do to deserve all of this'.. & yeah im sorry i know that gently isnt in the aggressive category, but i still like that song. The same with tattern & torn, scissors.. as well as quite a few others.. like 'snap'.. 'carve' & other rare stuff they put out. & i like plenty of other bands too.. so if i dont like the new slipknot cd im not going to b**** about Slipknot's mistake of an album. Apparently some of you people stlil are supportive of Slipknot & im surprise to hear that poeple are claiming that they like slipknot but they dont.. It seems like alot of people on yahoo bash on Slipknot being so horrible.. you know what though, i actually stood up for the people who liked slipknot believe it or not.. but sometimes when a band changes a style of music people are going to be a little upset or not like it. & i for one dont like it when a band changes their style too radically.. from heavy to softer.. alot of bands out there start out as being really heavy but they end up getting softer... but if people are going to continue b****ing and complaining on how great slipknot is & how thier new stuff is great.. then this is a waste of my time.... i cant change on what people feel about things.. or whatever.. & by the way.. JON how the f**k do u know you are the coolest muther**cker alive?? well that is a positive attidude.. but not everyone is going to believe that... i think of myself as a f**king freak... & a loser but not cool... i mean unless you have it all like a really cool car, a gf & a goddamn mansion i guess you would be considered cool.. & relliK?? WTF do u this new cd is going to elminate posers & that Slipknot should only be for maggots only?? What the F**k u think this some kind of goddamn club or organization where people can only listen to certain bands?? F**cking hell no!!! I think some of you people need to check yourselves because you should stop judging other people on whether or not they should listen to Slipknot.. i listen to whatever the f**k i want to listen to.. no one else makes that goddamn choice but me.. you dont like it you can go to hell. I dont like being judged and i f**king hate anyone who do judge.. i will get up all in thier face about it if i have to because i dont take that kind of sh**. Not only that apparently some people like you so called 'maggots' like you people want to be called.. (relliK) in the song called 'surfacing' it does say 'and dont you f**king judge me'... apparently if you people pay attention to slipknot's lyrics religiously then why the hell are you doing it?? ..to me thats a f**king poser. Anyways im not here to offend every slipknot fan or the fact that i dont like 'pulse of the maggots'. Im here to get everyone's opinion & im just writing my opinions as well. I did write in the beginning the fact i think people should listen to the cd before jumping to buy the cd.. the people who dint like the new song when they first came out i think they were street teamers.. but so far i thought not very many people would like the new song.. i was here because i wanted to warn people that the new slipknot material is different & probablly wont like it. I support alot of bands & if i hear some weak music from a pretty good band i want people to know about it.. there is alot of people who listen to Slipknot.. some of them probablly want to know that the new material is different and they may not like it.. & its not even because those are the posers.. how many of you people liked slipknot when they first had thier debut cd.. well probablly most of you but that cd went plantinum.. & i doubt its because they are insane or just write good lyrics.. its just the fact that people like the style... & quite a few people wont like the new material if its different. Im sure it has the same message but i only heard 2 songs off thier new cd which is 'pulse of the maggots' & 'dont get close'. i thought 'dont get close' is pretty decent.. to me that song has the same message they always had.. its a little weak but.. i think its better then 'pulse of the maggots'. Thats just my opinion.. not everyone is going to like every little song or album that Slipknot or other bands come out with. My fav band is Spineshank & im sure quite a few of you people probablly think they suck. Im not goin to get all uppity about it (i used to though) because there is no f**king point.. there is always going to be peoople who arnt going like something... anyways i hope that clears things out.. i was b****ing on some things & im just upset about alot of things.. thats kinda why i was dissapointed in slipknots new material.. im the type of person who sometimes really wants to start killing anything & everyone... im not a psycho.. its just how i feel sometimes.. so i may come to your house & kill you with a machette.

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28. relliK (imitating a poser) writes:

Slipknot f***in rocks.If you dont like them Im gonna kill you because they are the craziest band ever and they f***in kill limp bizkit and sh**ty bands like that.Stay (sic) 666.
f*** you If you dont like Slipknot.Their new masks f***in rule!!!

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. relliK writes:

that is a Poser.^ Im tired of seeing people sh** on what being a Slipknot fan is about.That is not what Slipknot is about.People that do that sh** kill the meaning of being a maggot and just make Slipknot look bad.Real Maggots(real fans)like Slipknot for music and message.Dude dont think that Pulse is the best material from the cd.They arent dumb enough to do that.I gaurentee you that the CD will be f***in crazy like the previous 2.

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30. Anyomanus writes:

F**k u relliK f**k all of you in here yo guys are just f**king d**ks expecially you relliK u dint even listen to a f**k ing word i just said you are so f**king blind its not funny, all you care about is your s**ty a$$ band that went soft on everyone & you cant handle the sarcasm on what people think about Slipknots new style, you think the new cd is going to be crazy like the previous 2.. well sorry a$$hole but i have seen so many f**king bands change their style its not even funny anymore & it seems like Slipknot is one of them & you know what i hope u f**king die of f**king maggots i hope they eat out of your f**king skull. Goodbye losers.. i dont have time for this monkeyasss h i t. You are a waste of my f**king time.

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31. relliK writes:

You expected me to read that sh**?Goddamn you should of sliced it up into 2 or 3 posts.Cuz I dont read long sh** like that.Anyway,We are all gonna be chewed on by maggots so that statement you said works both ways.Unless your getting cremated or something.I didnt read your whole acid reflux that you had up there so I dont know what you are talking about.I dont even know why your p***ed.If its for sh**ting on your opinion then..my bad.BTW Spineshank kicks ass.

# Apr 3, 2004 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. gods invert writes:

So far ive heard 'dont get close' and 'pulse of the maggots'...... which im really sorry to say doesnt have the same effect of the last two albums. iowa was supposed to be a flop to some people, but i totally disagree on that, but as for this album, it isnt looking great so far, and now would be the time to call it a flop. Their music is completely different, e.g the yngwie malmsteen guitar solo's and the marching at the start of pulse of the maggots resembles that of arch enemys 1st track from their new album. Im a huge knot fan, and i was busting to get hear the new tunes, but it just doesnt have that raw aggressive side, its like his voice has been dubbed and i'd probably have to class it as being 'mellow' in comparison to the last sh**, although i havent heard the rest of the album i doubt its gunna get the 5 stars....... i hope im dead f***in wrong tho.... im not gunna say slipknot have gone commercial but i'd probably say they took the wrong route out of this one. Who cares anyway i still get off on iowa and the older sh**, as long as......... corey doesnt do a durst that would be so fukn fukd it wouldnt be fukn funny.

stay sic u sic fuks

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33. jeff writes:

SLIPKNOT MAY 25 HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!1

BEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!!1

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34. relliK writes:

IOWA was only considered a flop because it didnt have the shock value that s/t had.It was just as good or better but it didnt have anthing in it that blew people away because it didnt really have THAT MUCH difference from s/t.The change is the best possible thing to do to avoid a flop.Think about it.If it sounds like the first 2 it will be repetitive and not that great.With change it will be crazy as f*** because it will have sh** we never heard from them.Dont trip on Corey's voice.From what I hear it sounds like the old Corey at the shows.He hasnt lost sh**.I also hear that Duality is f***in insane.

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35. Me writes:

I met chris and paul in virginia once it was awsome. I met them in a bar called "the Tool Box". Come to think of it, I think it was a gay bar.

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36. honda driver writes:

Slipknot? Why don't you folks find some real metal, like Nile, Archenemy, old Sepultura, Children of Bodom, old Slayer, old Metallica, old Megadeth, Pantera, Dark Tranquility, Opeth, etc?

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37. slipknot rules writes:

u ppl need ot get a life slipknot rules who cares if they call u a maggot get over it.

SLIPKNOT RULES BABY

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38. bonescraper writes:

i kind of grew out of them after iowa, that f***ing sucked. hopefully this will be a maggot loving album that i can enjoy. i did like dualty.

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39. phil writes:

Slipknot sucks. It is the worst preppy sh** I have ever heard. Anyone who likes slipknot is just as bad as a Dave Matthews Fan. Even Britney Spears Fans are more hardcore than Slipknot Fans. f*** all you preps.

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