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Slipknot Confirmed As Third Headliner For Download 2013

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The organisers of Britain's Download festival have announced that Iowa based act Slipknot has been confirmed as the headlining act for the first day of next year's edition of the festival.

"We are extremely honoured to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival," said Slipknot’s Clown. "It’s always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot.

"This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don't bitch."

This follows the news that British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will be headlining over the weekend, along with German industrial metal veterans, Rammstein. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th. More details will be revealed as soon as they become available.

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1. bart furley writes:

2 out of 3 ain't bad.
slipknots mayhem fest performances were some of their worst ever.

# Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. TAG writes:

they are an 8 piece now, but i digress

# Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. silvermountains writes:

Slipknot's sh!t world take over started last year, and it continues. . . nooooooooo

# Sep 27, 2012 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ben-maggot writes:

in mayhem.slipknot without jimm on guitar.so is effect so much
slipknot should find the bassist .cause the additional bassist lined up off back stage and its feel just 80% slipknot

# Sep 28, 2012 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. assassinkiler writes:

Slipknot for life

# Oct 18, 2012 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Couldn't tell you how the Slipknot gig went down at last summers Mayhem Fest. I beat traffic and left after the mighty Slayer. No interest whatsoever in Slipknot.

# Oct 19, 2012 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Norman writes:

Slipknot was absolutely amazing at Mayhem 2012. Slayer and Motorhead both looked like complete garbage compared to them, which shocked me somewhat. This tour is really exciting news. Slipknot is true, quality metal.

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 1:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. lumpus5 writes:

wasnt at mayhem 2012, but saying slipknot made slayer look like garbage is the stupidest sh** ever said. No comparison between the two. geez!

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

lumpus5 knows what's up. \m/\m/ Apples and oranges.

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R10 writes:

And im sure young Norman probably feels the Maiden shouldn't appear on the same stage as the mighty Slipknot,and Suicide Silence is real death metal. Whatever...

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Zumbi writes:

How come nobody can say anything bad about Slayer without being ridiculed, or that they like Slipknot without their metal cred being questioned? I grew up loving thrash, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax and Testament, love them all, just never really liked Slayer. My favorite bands are Machine Head, Dark Tranquillity, and In Flames. Do these count as "real" metal? or only if I say Slayer is the greatest ever and Slipknot sucks?

# Oct 24, 2012 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. b12 writes:

Jesus I f***ing hate these terms....how could anyone ever headline over Rammstein!!...they are and always will be thee greatest band of all time. No question about it

# Oct 25, 2012 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. b12 writes:

Oh excuse me I guess I should read...rammstein is headlining. But they still, are thee greatest live band of all time

# Oct 25, 2012 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Cozen writes:

Someone check BG1's pulse...he hasn't eviscerated anyone in here yet.

# Oct 25, 2012 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. OverkillExposure writes:

Zumbi has a point. Making certain classic bands mandatory (e.g., "You're not a true metalhead unless X, Y, and Z albums are in your CD collection") is fine when it's all fun and games, but take it too seriously and you ruin the fun pretty quickly. There's no rule book here. Neither Slayer nor Slipknot have to be for everyone. I, for one, love them both, but the bands Zumbi listed definitely pass the "metal test," so simply disliking Slayer is really no big deal.

We metalheads tend to equivocate. Someone expresses dislike for a certain sacred band, and if he happens to like another band that's cool to hate, we jump all over it and draw comparisons that aren't necessarily there. "You prefer Y over X? Shame on you, poseur." But one's dislike of Slayer and appreciation of Slipknot - or fill in the blanks yourself - may be totally unrelated.

# Oct 25, 2012 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. lumpus5 writes:

sorry but most thrashers worship slaytanic wehrmacht no offense to young slipknot fans.

# Oct 26, 2012 @ 1:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Overlord writes:

I love Slipknot, Slayer, & I can enjoy small doses of Motorhead.

It's up to you who you enjoy most, I for one loved them when they were in their prime and will vouch they had an insane live show, but suggesting they ever made two of the most legendary metal bands on this planet "look like complete garbage" is just ignorant.

Overkill, if this rule book did exist I'm sure allowing your band members to play on stage would be listed in there. Absolutely ZERO respect for Slipknot until they put that bullsh** to rest, makes me f***ing mad.

# Oct 26, 2012 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

lol @ Cozen. i'm coming on slow like a virus. ;-)

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