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the violence and pain behind Slipknot's debut album

Slipknot’s Slipknot: the inside story of the debut album that shook the world

Wed Jun 29 2022 10:05:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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This cringey 2002 Slipknot interview makes us want to die inside

Released on August 28, 2001, Iowa, confirmed all that the world both loved and feared about Slipknot. Named after the band’s native state, their sophomore effort unleashed an unrelenting siege

Tue Jun 28 2022 13:43:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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MUSTAINE's Thrash Crosshairs, MUSE Covers SLIPKNOT & Eight Other Top Stories From This Week

Plus a music ban at a restaurant & the Lemmy statue.

Fri Jun 24 2022 18:27:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Listen to Bring Me The Horizon's teaser for new single Strangers

Previewed at their recent festival in Malta, Bring Me The Horizon will release new single Strangers next month

Thu Jun 23 2022 09:48:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch This Drummer Bang Out SLIPKNOT's "Eyeless" With One Hand

This is just insane—and yes, that is a Coke in his other hand!

Wed Jun 22 2022 16:08:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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JINJER & VENDED Added To SLIPKNOT's European Tour

Jinjer finally getting to tour with Slipknot.

Tue Jun 21 2022 20:48:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch this beast of a drummer smash Slipknot's Eyeless using only one hand

Drummer kills cover of Slipknot's Eyeless using only one hand and blows our little metal minds

Tue Jun 21 2022 15:41:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Muse jam Slipknot's Duality at epic Isle of Wight festival show

Muse sign off several hits by jamming out Slipknot's Duality and Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine during their epic Isle of Wight festival set

Tue Jun 21 2022 10:45:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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MUSE Did A Pretty Good Job Covering SLIPKNOT's "Duality" Live

We could use a full cover.

Tue Jun 21 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Ever wondered how Harry Styles' As It Was might sound if covered by Bring Me The Horizon? If so, you just got lucky

YouTuber Anthony Vincent has decided that the world needs to hear a re-imagining of a Harry Styles pop smash in the style of Bring Me The Horizon, and look, we don't decide these things, we just repor

Fri Jun 17 2022 14:02:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot announce more US Knotfest Roadshow dates

Slipknot have announced another US run of Knotfest Roadshow dates. The band will play nine shows, kicking off in Nashville, TN, on September 20 and climaxing in Irvine, CA on October 7 (full dates bel

Mon Jun 13 2022 22:56:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Announces Fall Tour With ICE NINE KILLS & CROWN THE EMPIRE

Starting this September.

Mon Jun 13 2022 13:59:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Remember the time Slipknot tried to sue Burger King over a Chicken Fries ad?

Cast your minds back to 2005, and you’ll remember that Slipknot were nearing the end of their 233-date The Subliminal Verses World Tour. Meanwhile, Los Angeles punks The Bronx were working

Thu Jun 09 2022 10:58:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Look lively maggots, there's new Slipknot music coming very soon

New Slipknot music will probably emerge "within the next month"

Wed Jun 08 2022 10:19:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Corey Taylor says new Slipknot music is coming “very f**king soon”

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor gives an update on the follow-up to 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind

Fri Jun 03 2022 07:15:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Remembering all those times Slipknot set themselves on fire, because Slipknot

The shit that Slipknot got up to on the road in 1999 is now ingrained in heavy metal legend. After inking a monumental seven-album deal with Roadrunner Records, their  very first tour was heavy m

Tue May 31 2022 17:57:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Oli Sykes says Bring Me The Horizon were unfairly branded as "f**king d**kheads"

Oli Sykes thinks Bring Me The Horizon were once branded as a "Motley Crue-esque bunch of f**king d**kheads"

Mon May 30 2022 14:55:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Spiritbox's Courtney LaPlante perform Chelsea Smile with Bring Me The Horizon

Courtney LaPlante perform Chelsea Smile with Bring Me The Horizon in Malta

Mon May 30 2022 11:45:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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That bust-up between Slipknot and Limp Bizkit was one of the greatest feuds of the early 00s

It really shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that Slipknot and Limp Bizkit had a go at each other at the turn of the millennium. The bands’ frontmen, Corey Taylor and Fred Durst, were the

Mon May 30 2022 09:35:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Fans Start A Circle Pit To BRING ME THE HORIZON In A Pool

Why not?

Fri May 27 2022 13:12:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SYLOSIS, ORBIT CULTURE & More Announced For SLIPKNOT's U.K. Pulse Of The Maggots Festival

Happening this August.

Fri May 27 2022 12:31:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Metalheads are circle-pitting in swimming pools at Bring Me The Horizon's festival in Malta

Metalheads are circle-pitting in swimming pools at Bring Me The Horizon's festival in Malta

Fri May 27 2022 10:40:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot announce UK festival Pulse Of The Maggots

Sylosis, Heriot and more to feature at the inaugural UK Pulse of the Maggots Fest in Birmingham

Thu May 26 2022 20:18:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Every Slipknot album ranked from worst to best

When Slipknot hit the public consciousness with their self-titled album in 1999, the impact was as huge as it was immediate. Nine men in masks, who huffed the fumes of dead crows in jars for shits and

Wed May 25 2022 09:33:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Korn play Blind with Slipknot’s Paul Gray on bass

As a founding member of Slipknot and a man widely regarded as the band's understated genius, Paul Gray's death on this day in 2010 shocked the metal world. It was the first time we'd se

Tue May 24 2022 08:17:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Announces Tour With KNOCKED LOOSE

Grandson and Siiickbrain will be there too.

Mon May 16 2022 14:33:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot's Sid Wilson and Kelly Osbourne are expecting a baby

Slipknot's Sid Wilson and Kelly Osbourne are expecting their first child, Kelly saying she is "over the moon" in an Instagram post. "I know that I have been very quiet these p

Fri May 13 2022 16:55:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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KELLY OSBOURNE And SLIPKNOT'S SID WILSON Are Expecting A Baby

This is the first child for the couple.

Fri May 13 2022 13:09:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot are becoming playable characters in a popular battle video game

Slipknot have partnered with Titan Forge Games to bring the nine as playable characters into the Smite universe

Thu May 12 2022 10:01:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Are Now Playable Characters In Smite Video Game

Out this month.

Wed May 11 2022 16:52:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, SPIRITBOX, NELLY & More Added To Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Plus Mushroomhead, Varials, Hatebreed and... yeah, Nelly.

Tue May 10 2022 13:05:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Slipknot bring the carnage in their first ever UK TV appearance

Launched in early 1996, TFI Friday became the coolest TV show in Britain practically overnight. Transmitted early on a Friday evening and hosted by maverick DJ-turned-telly-presenter Chris Evans, if offered the perfect mix of irreverent humour and seat-of-their-pants edginess.Landing squarely in the midst of the Britpop era, its guest list read like a Who’s Who of Cool Britannia: Liam and Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, um, Toploader. And metal? That was seriously under-rated, obviously.One notable exception came on March 3, 2000, when Slipknot dropped into the TFI studio for to make their live UK TV debut and promptly destroyed the place.The Iowa nine-piece had become the most talked about - and controversial – band of the moment after dropping their landmark debut album the…

Mon May 09 2022 14:07:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Dude Covers Every SLIPKNOT Song On Guitar & Drums

Six minutes, all of 'em brutal.

Thu May 05 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Artist Makes Lucky Cats Painted Like MUDVAYNE, KORN & SLIPKNOT Members

There's also a cool Spirited Away one in there.

Sun May 01 2022 13:17:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Listen to new Bring Me The Horizon and Sigrid collaboration, Bad Life

Bring Me The Horizon unveil new collaboration with Norwegian pop star Sigrid, Bad Life: "It's a special record" says Oli Sykes

Fri Apr 22 2022 10:07:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Check out this awesome Slipknot-inspired silver ring

Show off your love of all things Slipknot with this fan-crafted Corey Taylor ring - taken from the All Hope Is Gone era

Thu Apr 21 2022 11:00:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Kid Sits On His Dad's Shoulders In The Middle Of A SLIPKNOT Circle Pit

And the pit absolutely loves it.

Wed Apr 20 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Enters The Metaverse With New Knotverse Project

Slipknot has partnered with The Sandbox.

Tue Apr 19 2022 16:10:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot launch their own metaverse, the Knotverse

Slipknot have partnered with The Sandbox to create the Knotverse, their very own metaverse where fans can experience concerts in virtual reality

Tue Apr 19 2022 15:28:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot tease the 'Knotverse' in cryptic Knotfest video

Slipknot could be hosting a virtual Knotfest in their own metaverse called the Knotverse

Mon Apr 11 2022 09:50:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Teasing Something Called Knotverse

In partnership with The Sandbox.

Sun Apr 10 2022 22:23:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The Grammys ignored Joey Jordison in their In Memoriam tribute

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison was omitted from the In Memoriam segment at this year’s Grammy Awards.Jordison, who died in July 2021 at the age of 46, was left out of the televised tribute to musicians who have passed away over the previous 12 months.Fans took to Twitter to complain about the omission, pointing out that Jordison had won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Metal Performance for Slipknot’s Before I Forget.Jordison wasn’t the only metal-related omission on the night. Influential Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula, who signed Metallica, Anthrax and others, was also left out, though both were listed on the organisation’s website.The Grammys did pay tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died unexpectedly on March 25. The Foos were due to perform at the ceremon…

Mon Apr 04 2022 09:56:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Listen to Bring Me The Horizon's collaboration with Australian rapper Masked Wolf on Fallout

Listen to Fallout, Oli Sykes' latest collaboration, with rapper Masked Wolf

Fri Apr 01 2022 11:33:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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10 things we want from the new Slipknot album

The new Slipknot album is on the horizon. While we don't know exactly when it is due, we know with some reasonable certainty it will be jam-packed with all-conquering anthems, especially if the band's comments that it is "a cobra in a basket" are to be believed. The band have done a fine job of setting our expectations sky high (as if We Are Not Your Kind hadn't already got us excited for what came next), but below you'll find 10 things we hope to see from Slipknot's seventh album. And yes, we resisted the temptation to put "more Tortilla man" as every entry. 

Wed Mar 30 2022 11:32:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot's upcoming album features "the heaviest blues song on Earth"

Slipknot's upcoming album features "the heaviest blues song on Earth"

Mon Mar 28 2022 15:58:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT's New Album Features "The Heaviest Blues Song On Earth"

Plus some experimental stuff.

Mon Mar 28 2022 13:01:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Contestants Sing SLIPKNOT, PANTERA & TENACIOUS D On Finland's The Voice

This show officially rules.

Fri Mar 25 2022 14:21:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SID WILSON Used Samples Of Outer Space On The New SLIPKNOT Record

Prepare for blastoff.

Wed Mar 23 2022 15:27:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot's upcoming album features samples of "different moons around different planets"

Slipknot's new album features samples of "different moons around different planets"

Wed Mar 23 2022 15:14:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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DAVE GROHL To Release Metal Album As DREAM WIDOW This Week

Grohl goes metal, again.

Mon Mar 21 2022 12:46:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Plays "Snuff" Live For The First Time In About A Decade

The last time was August 2012.

Fri Mar 18 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot make blazing return in first show of 2022

Slipknot have kicked off their 2022 tour calendar with exactly the kind of bedlam we adore the band for. Playing in Fargo, North Dakota, the band pulled out a 20-song setlist that was jam-packed with monster classics like Wait And Bleed and Duality. alongside live rarities like Dead Memories and Snuff. That in mind, we gorged on the glut of social media posts, photos and videos to find out exactly what went down on the first show of the mammoth 40-date Knotfest Roadshow... 

Thu Mar 17 2022 14:39:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Listen to new Machine Gun Kelly/Bring Me The Horizon collaboration, Maybe

Bring Me The Horizon partner with Machine Gun Kelly for Maybe, the latest reveal from MGK's new album Mainstream Sellout

Thu Mar 17 2022 10:42:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot confirm identity of Tortilla Man

Slipknot have finally officially confirmed the identity of the mysterious percussionist fans have lovingly come to call 'Tortilla Man'. The musician, who replaced longtime Slipknot member Chris Fehn after he left the band in seemingly acrimonious circumstances in 2019, had long been the subject of intense scrutiny from Maggots around the world since his arrival.Now, the investigations can finally be put to bed - as has been rumoured in the past courtesy of eagle-eyed fans who have pored over videos and photos featuring Slipknot both masked and unmasked over the past three years, a post from the band's official Instagram page has confirmed that Tortilla Man is indeed none other than Michael Pfaff, a bandmate of Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan in Dirty Little Rabbits.

Wed Mar 16 2022 18:57:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Finally Confirms The Identity Of Tortilla Man

The answer will... not shock you.

Wed Mar 16 2022 18:55:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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10 Bands Who Wouldn’t Exist Without Iron Maiden

With the exception of Black Sabbath, no band has had more of an impact on metal and rock than Iron Maiden. The British warhorses’ bootprint has been indelibly stamped on countless bands who have emerged over the last 40 years, from thrash giants to nu metal ragers. Here are 10 bands who definitely wouldn’t exist without Maiden…

Wed Mar 16 2022 17:01:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch BRING ME THE HORIZON Perform Four Songs At The BandLab NME Awards

Held in London this year.

Sat Mar 12 2022 15:04:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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COREY TAYLOR Gives Update On New SLIPKNOT Album

"We don't have a hard date yet 'cause we're lazy."

Fri Mar 11 2022 15:04:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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NINE INCH NAILS, SLIPKNOT, KISS & RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Headline Louder Than Life 2022

Plus Lamb Of God, Rob Zombie, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Tenacious D & more will be there.

Wed Mar 09 2022 17:01:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot raging on Conan in 2001 might have been the heaviest talk show performance ever

Slipknot on Conan in 2001 might have been the heaviest talk show set ever

Wed Mar 09 2022 11:45:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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WAGE WAR Replaces JINJER On Coming SLIPKNOT Tour

As Jinjer recently cancelled their North American dates.

Sat Mar 05 2022 14:25:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Offers Message Of Solidarity To Ukrainian People

"We take this step in support of our community and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine."

Thu Mar 03 2022 17:57:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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'Proud' Slipknot salute seven-year-old English drummer for killer cover of Sulfur

Watch seven-year-old drummer Caleb Hayes' slamming cover of Slipknot's Sulfur on daytime TV talk show

Thu Mar 03 2022 11:12:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Seven-Year Old Drummer Covers SLIPKNOT Song On The Ellen Show, JAY WEINBERG Approves

Caleb Hayes rules.

Thu Mar 03 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Is "Dusting Off" Some Rarities To Play On Coming Tour

"Stuff that people have been asking for for a long time."

Wed Mar 02 2022 15:08:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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'Joey Jordison's death broke my heart' says Slipknot's Corey Taylor

Slipknot's Corey Taylor shares his sorrow at the loss of former bandmate Joey Jordison: "It doesn't seem real"

Tue Mar 01 2022 12:08:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Slipknot's Corey Taylor front Korn at their astonishing Download '06 show

Slipknot's Corey Taylor fronted Korn at Download Festival in 2006

Mon Feb 28 2022 16:10:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Kiss, My Chemical Romance and more announced for Aftershock

This year's Aftershock Festival – due to be held at Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA, between October 6-9, have announced their lineup. The event will be headlined by Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Kiss and My Chemical Romance, while other acts confirmed today include Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Papa Roach and many more. Full line-up details below. "I am over the moon stoked to be one of the headliners of Aftershock this year.," says Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix. "Honestly, this is like a dream come true. We have worked our whole career for moments like this, and cannot wait to be back in Sacramento, where it all began, for the hometown throwdown! NorCal better be fucking ready,…

Wed Feb 23 2022 21:38:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT, KISS, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE & FOO FIGHTERS To Headline Aftershock Festival 2022

Plus Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Bring Me The Horizon, and a ton more.

Wed Feb 23 2022 20:08:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Vocalist Names The Album That Got Him Into Metal

One might say a switch was engaged that day.

Tue Feb 22 2022 15:00:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Muse mocking Slipknot while wearing Corey Taylor's mask is classic next-level trolling

Muse once stole Corey Taylor's mask and made fun of him, and the video is hilarious

Tue Feb 22 2022 11:34:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG Names His Favorite JOEY JORDISON Songs To Play

Lots of talk about Iowa.

Mon Feb 21 2022 16:18:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot's performance video for The Chapeltown Rag is a thrilling reminder of the live show chaos we've missed

Slipknot collate tour footage for new all-action performance video for 2021 single The Chapeltown Rag

Fri Feb 18 2022 18:18:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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That controversial Ed Sheeran/Bring Me The Horizon version of Bad Habits has dropped

Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon have released their version of the former's Bad Habits, the song with which they opened last week's Brits Awards show. “I really enjoyed the show last week and I think people will really like the new version," says Sheeran. "Excited to get it out x”“From receiving the email asking whether we’d like to open the brits with Ed Sheeran to us chatting and bouncing ideas to rehearsing and then performing and now releasing, this has needless to say been pretty mental, adds BMTH's Oli Sykes. "But we are all about pushing the boundaries of our own and other genres, so this felt like the perfect challenge."

Thu Feb 17 2022 18:55:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON & ED SHEERAN Stream Studio Version Of "Bad Habits"

You knew it was coming.

Thu Feb 17 2022 18:34:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Releases "The Chapeltown Rag" Live Music Video

New record soon?

Thu Feb 17 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON & ED SHEERAN To Release A Song Together This Friday

Heavy Ed Sheeran is finally happening.

Tue Feb 15 2022 16:44:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Kelly Osbourne and Slipknot's Sid Wilson are deeply, madly in L.U.V.

Kelly Osbourne announces that she is "so deeply in love" with Slipknot turntablist Sid Wilson

Tue Feb 15 2022 13:46:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Ed Sheeran request a “proper death growl” from BMTH’s Oli Sykes ahead of Bad Habits collab release

A new studio version of Ed Sheeran/Bring Me The Horizon’s Brit Awards collaboration on Bad Habits is coming on February 18

Tue Feb 15 2022 12:38:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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HO99O9 Announces New Album Feat. SLIPKNOT & BLINK-182 Members

Specifically Corey Taylor and Travis Barker.

Sun Feb 13 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON & ED SHEERAN Are Working On Music Together

Bring Ed The Horizon, coming soon.

Thu Feb 10 2022 19:20:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon are going to collaborate on new music

Following their surprise collaboration at the BRITS, unlikely pals Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon want to write a song together

Thu Feb 10 2022 16:24:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Artist Paints All Nine SLIPKNOT Members On Someone's Nails

It's really good.

Wed Feb 09 2022 16:07:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Bring Me The Horizon joined Ed Sheeran onstage at the BRITS and the internet was not ready

This year's Brit Awards ceremony has taken place at the O2 Arena in London, and the opening performance has certainly ruffled the internet's feathers. The main show was kicked off by your mum's favourite pop star Ed Sheeran, who was joined onstage by alt.metal's very own Bring Me The Horizon and a troupe of enthusiastic dancers for a pop/metal mash-up of Sheeran's enormo-hit Bad Habits. The internet, it must be said, did not appear to be fully prepared for this historic marriage, and while the crowd at the O2 greeted the unlikely coupling with unfettered hysteria, the prevailing mood on Twitter was one of bafflement."Was that a glitch in the matrix?", asked one confused viewer. Another wrote, "When I was 15 I joined a screamo band and it very much had the same confusing vibes as Ed Sheera…

Tue Feb 08 2022 23:09:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Joins ED SHEERAN On Stage For A Heavy Version Of "Bad Habits" At The BRIT Awards

Ed Sheeran, making his way into metal?

Tue Feb 08 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Music Teachers Uses SLIPKNOT To Teach Kids About Time Signatures

The kids are into it!

Mon Feb 07 2022 14:17:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Streams "Moon Over The Castle" From Gran Turismo 7 Soundtrack

Originally from the 1997 Gran Turismo game.

Fri Feb 04 2022 18:02:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Names New Album, Plans To Release It Within A Few Months

"So hopefully three months from now — well, less than that"

Thu Feb 03 2022 13:53:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Corey Taylor on the “killer” new Slipknot album

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor shares new album update: “It's darker than We Are Not Your Kind…”

Thu Feb 03 2022 12:04:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT, ARCH ENEMY & LAMB OF GOD Vocalists To Star In Horror Movie The Virginia Bitches

Also members of Misfits, Carnifex, Sevendust, and Butcher Babies.

Tue Feb 01 2022 14:07:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Metallica’s Enter Sandman reimagined as a Slipknot anthem is an absolute beast

YouTuber Pete Cottrell gives Metallica standard Enter Sandman a “darker, more menacing” Slipknot-style makeover, and we’re here for it

Mon Jan 31 2022 16:31:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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What If METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" Was An Old-School SLIPKNOT Song?

Sliptallica is pretty brutal.

Mon Jan 31 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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KELLY OSBOURNE Travels With A Pillow Of SLIPKNOT Percussionist SID WILSON's Mask

It's big and it's Wilson's Iowa mask.

Wed Jan 26 2022 16:08:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Are KELLY OSBOURNE And SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON Dating?

It certainly seems that way.

Thu Jan 20 2022 17:20:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot announce 40-date Knotfest Roadshow tour for North America

Slipknot reveal plans for Spring 2022 Knotfest Roadshow tour in the US and Canada, split into two legs

Tue Jan 18 2022 15:45:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Posts Recent Intimate Radio Station Set

You can throw down with "Throne."

Wed Jan 12 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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COREY TAYLOR Confirms SLIPKNOT Will Release A New Album In 2022

Plus some "secret 'homecoming' plans."

Mon Jan 10 2022 17:04:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Aiming To Release New Album In Early 2022

Corey Taylor is wrapping up vocals.

Fri Dec 17 2021 15:28:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot eye spring 2022 release for ‘crazy’ new album says ‘stoked’ Corey Taylor

With four songs still to be completed on the new Slipknot album, Corey Taylor says he’s “really, really stoked” about it

Fri Dec 17 2021 14:05:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG Play "The Chapeltown Rag" Live For The First Time

Back in November, anyway.

Tue Dec 14 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Announces Knotfest Germany With IN FLAMES & GHOSTEMANE

Slipknot is expanding their Knotfest series with a first-ever Germany appearance on July 30, 2022. The festival so far includes Ghostemane and In Flames with more artists to be announced at a later date. Knotfest Germany will take place at Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen, and tickets will be availa

Fri Dec 10 2021 17:06:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Vended's Griffin Taylor gets seriously upset over Slipknot comparisons

Vended aren't too happy that they're getting compared to Slipknot

Fri Dec 10 2021 12:16:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Working On "Emo And Screamo"-Type New EP

Less Deftones, more Glassjaw.

Thu Dec 09 2021 15:25:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Rage Against The Machine and Bring Me The Horizon head up eclectic Reading/Leeds Festival line-up

Rage Against The Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C. for Reading/Leeds 2022

Wed Dec 08 2021 16:29:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT's Knotfest Japan Rescheduled A Third Time To 2023

Of course due to the never-ending pandemic.

Tue Nov 23 2021 15:23:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Kids Cover SLIPKNOT's "Wait And Bleed," Destroy A House

The vocalist is nine years old and rules.

Sat Nov 20 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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DROWSE Streams Downtempo Cover Of SLIPKNOT's "Wait And Bleed"

It also serves as a tribute to Joey Jordison.

Wed Nov 17 2021 14:54:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Tore His Bicep, Missed Welcome To Rockville Performance

He's since undergone surgery.

Fri Nov 12 2021 18:40:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Jay Weinberg's dog isn't a fan of his new Slipknot mask

Jay Weinberg's pooch Papaya gets a look at his new Slipknot mask

Wed Nov 10 2021 14:13:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot's The Chapeltown Rag

Members of Beartooth, Alien Weaponry, Jinjer, Cane Hill and more give their verdict on Slipknot's new track, The Chapeltown Rag

Wed Nov 10 2021 13:29:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg debuts nightmarish new mask

Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg is the latest member to receive a mask makeover

Tue Nov 09 2021 16:30:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Watch Slipknot perform new single The Chapeltown Rag for the very first time

Watch fan-shot footage of Slipknot debuting The Chapeltown Rag at their Knotfest show in Los Angeles on November 5

Mon Nov 08 2021 13:10:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG Unveils Terrifying New Mask

He has some mouth and he must scream.

Mon Nov 08 2021 13:06:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Perform New Single "The Chapeltown Rag" Live for the First Time

As promised last night, Slipknot performed their new single, "The Chapeltown Rag" live for the first time at the closing night of their Knotfest Roadshow tour in Los Angeles. Frontman Corey Taylor called the song "a punisher," saying it documents what happens when the distortions of mass media ci

Sat Nov 06 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Streams Raging New Song "The Chapeltown Rag"

Read all about it if you want to know, they say.

Fri Nov 05 2021 13:04:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Listen to Slipknot's serial killer-inspired new song The Chapeltown Rag

Slipknot's new song The Chapeltown Rag will make its live debut during the band's first livestream

Fri Nov 05 2021 04:02:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT To Release New Single "Chapeltown Rag" Tomorrow

Produced by Joe Baressi.

Thu Nov 04 2021 16:50:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Show Bonfire Being Investigated By The Phoenix Fire Department

Please don't start bonfires at shows.

Thu Nov 04 2021 13:50:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot’s maggots create bonfire in mosh pit

Slipknot fans in Arizona light up November 2 gig by igniting a mid-mosh pit bonfire

Wed Nov 03 2021 15:26:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Stop Concert After Massive Bonfire Gets Out of Control

Some Slipknot maggots got a little too over-zealous during the band's concert in Phoenix, Arizona last night, November 2nd, resulting in the show stopping while a massive bonfire had to be put out. Minutes after the band got the crowd to sing guitarist Mick Thomson a happy birthday, the band bega

Wed Nov 03 2021 13:41:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot launch mysterious NFT website featuring snippets of new music

Slipknot have launched a new website that appears to feature nine snippets of new studio recordings by the band.The Website, thechapeltownrag.com features nine animated images, each of which plays a short audio clip when selected. Each animation appears to be associated with an NFT (non-fungible token), although all are currently flagged as 'sold out.' There's also a link to a wallet on the WAX blockchain, an online ecosystem used previously by artists including Megadeth and Babymetal to manage their NFT releases. Peculiarly, the website is registered to a business address in West Yorkshire.In June, Slipknot percussionist Clown spoke to Metal Hammer about the band's new music, saying it was similar in tone to their classic Iowa album.  "This one is a cobra in a basket," he boasted. "You c…

Wed Nov 03 2021 02:53:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SLIPKNOT Post First Teasers of New Album

Could we hear a full new Slipknot song this weekend?

Tue Nov 02 2021 18:12:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor shares his love for ABBA, reveals his favourite song by the Swedish superstars

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor salutes the magical songwriting of ABBA and reveals his favourite track from the pop legends

Thu Oct 28 2021 12:11:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The Story Behind The Song

Slipknot's Duality - the anthem that brought the band back from the brink of oblivion

Tue Oct 12 2021 15:22:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Tom Morello + Bring Me the Horizon Rage on New Song 'Let's Get the Party Started'

This is sure to start a pit somewhere!

Wed Sep 22 2021 14:48:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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“Girls bit cow hearts and slapped me in the face”

It was the record that confirmed Slipknot as metal’s biggest band in a generation. It also almost ended them for good. Twenty years on, Corey Taylor, Clown and more tell us the definitive story of Iowa

Tue Aug 03 2021 13:16:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Corey Taylor reveals the stories behind every song on Iowa

Iowa was the record that confirmed Slipknot as metal’s biggest band in a generation. Corey Taylor takes us through each song

Tue Jun 29 2021 13:43:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The 50 greatest cult metal bands of all time

“History is written by the winners” goes the old saying, and that’s no less true in metal than it is in the real world. For every Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slipknot or Ghost, there are thousands – no, make that tens of thousands – of fantastic bands who have been cruelly snubbed by fortune.Well, we’re here to shower a little love on some of those bands. Over the next 16 pages, you’ll find our countdown of the 50 Greatest Cult Bands Ever. By ‘cult’, we mean those bands whose brilliance and influence never gets the respect or attention it deserves beyond a handful of clued-in diehards.Some of these bands were destined for greatness, only to have it snatched away by bad timing, music industry idiocy or heartbreaking tragedy. Others were so far ahead of their time people just couldn’t get the…

Fri Jun 04 2021 10:30:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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how Tetrarch are leading nu metal’s resurrection

“If chain wallets made a comeback, I would be all about it.” Tetrarch vocalist and guitarist Josh Fore is weighing up the benefits of the nu metal revival. His bandmate, lead guitarist and shredder extraordinaire Diamond Rowe, cuts in, equally enthusiastic. “I wear one now!” she says. “So, if anything, I’ll have a hand in that comeback.” The jury is out on whether the world needs the return of the most ubiquitous alt accessory of the 00s. But as far as the music is concerned, it feels like we’ve been on the cusp of a nu metal renaissance for some time now.In 2016, Cane Hill took a faltering stab at a revival with their swaggering debut album, Smile – albeit backing away from it by 2019’s Kill The Sun EP. A year later, Ocean Grove’s genre-mashing debut, The Rhapsody Tapes, blended nu metal…

Tue May 18 2021 14:24:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The Top 50 best Slipknot songs ever

Slipknot are heavy metal culture in the 21st century. The masked Iowan nine-piece have been changing the world eighteen steps at a time since their self-titled debut in 1999.And they’ve always done it. Adapted. Evolved. Their debut was a titanic leap from their everything-and-the-kitchen-sink demo album, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. They took elements of nu metal, death metal, hip hop, industrial and more to sculpt a percussive, monstrously catchy noise nobody could compete with. Since then, they’ve dialled up the extremity, focused more on clean singing, incorporated acoustic elements, experimented with vocal melodies – they’ve tried anything and everything within their wheelhouse, doggedly dragging it across the globe on an arena-touring level.They’re the heaviest, most extreme band to ach…

Wed Dec 23 2020 06:25:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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10 unreleased songs by major metal bands we want to hear right now

Not every song a band writes makes it to the final album. While many become bonus tracks or are compiled in rare and b-sides collections years later, others remain locked away in the bands' vault

Sat Nov 14 2020 22:00:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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the life and death of Slipknot’s quiet genius

“Yesterday we lost our brother, and the world seems a little smaller because of it,” began Corey Taylor. “He had the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever known, and he had the greatest soul I’ve ever had the privilege to know. He was everything that was wonderful about this band and about this group of people. The only way I can sum up Paul Gray is love. Everything he did, he did for everyone around him. Whether he knew you or not. And that’s what he’s left behind for us, is absolute love.”On May 25, 2010, the members of Slipknot filed into a room to face the press, on one of the bleakest days of their lives. Unmasked, heads bowed and choked with emotion, they paid tribute to their friend and bandmate, Paul Gray. The previous day he’d passed away from an accidental overdose of prescription d…

Thu Jul 09 2020 15:40:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The Top 10 best Bring Me The Horizon songs

Forget the haters – Bring Me The Horizon are one of the biggest success stories in modern metal. These are the 10 tracks that got them where they are today

Fri Jul 08 2016 12:57:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)