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Slipknot

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helped make them one of the most popular bands in the so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s. But even more helpful was their theatrical, attention-grabbing image: the band always performed in identical industrial jump suits and homemade Halloween masks, and added to its mysterious anonymity by adopting the numbers zero through eight as stage aliases. Add to that a lyrical preoccupation with darkness and nihilism, and an affectionately insulting name for their fans ("Maggots"), and Slipknot's blueprint for nu-metal success was set.

Slipknot were formed in late 1995 in the unlikely locale of Des Moines, IA; after some early personnel shifts, the nine-piece lineup settled around (in order from number zero to number eight): DJ Sid Wilson, drummer Joey Jordison, bassist Paul Gray, percussionist Chris Fehn, guitarist James Root, sampler/programmer Craig Jones, percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, guitarist Mick Thompson, and lead vocalist Corey Taylor. The music scene in Des Moines wasn't much to speak of, and the band's big-time ambition was usually met with disbelief and ridicule, which provided the initial spark for its mostly anonymous stage visuals. On Halloween 1996, Slipknot self-released an album called Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., which began to build a buzz around the group once it found its way to several labels. It was picked up for distribution by the Nebraska-based -ismist label, and also caught the attention of Roadrunner Records, which signed Slipknot in 1997. Working with producer Ross Robinson, Slipknot recorded their official, self-titled debut album, which was released in 1999. They gradually built an audience through near-constant touring, working their way up to the summer Ozzfest package tour, which really expanded their audience. Their live shows were a much-discussed hit with metal fans, and the band performed with such energy that Crahan gashed his head open on his own drum kit twice that summer, requiring stitches both times. The tracks "Wait and Bleed" and "Spit It Out" got the band some airplay, but most of the buzz came from touring and word of mouth. Finally, in the spring of 2000, Slipknot was certified platinum; the first such album in Roadrunner's history.

The anticipation for Slipknot's follow-up was intense, and many industry observers predicted that it would debut at number one; however, faced with some stiff competition that week, the band's sophomore effort, Iowa, bowed at number three upon its release in 2001. More heavy touring followed, including another, more prominent slot on that summer's Ozzfest. After a long spell on the road, Slipknot took a break while the members worked on side projects. The band set up its own label, Maggot Recordings, and signed a band called Downthesun, whose lead singer had served as Crahan's drum technician. Wilson, meanwhile, began DJing solo under the name DJ Starscream, and Root and Thompson both worked on solo material. Drummer Jordison worked with a side group called the Rejects, where he'd actually served for quite some time as guitarist. Taylor, meanwhile, started a side band called Superego, and also contributed a solo song, "Bother," to the soundtrack of the 2002 blockbuster Spider-Man. That May, the band got some amusing press when some of its fans discovered the website of a British crocheting group also called "Slipknot," and flooded the members' in-boxes with excessively rude e-mails.

Guitarist Joey Jordison and Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen teamed that summer for the Murderdolls project, while Taylor re-formed his old band Stone Sour and released an album. By the winter, Slipknot had still not reunited and Taylor wrote a commentary on the band's website stating that they had not spoken in months, and that they'd rather break up than become "the next Gwar." The statement sparked a quickly resolved mini-feud between Taylor and Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus. but it also sent many of the Maggots into a tailspin. By early 2003, Taylor had retracted his comments, and announced plans for a new Slipknot album. That August the entire squad decamped Iowa for L.A., where they began work on the new record with producer Rick Rubin. "Pulse of the Maggots" appeared in early 2004 as an exclusive download; it was followed by a full track listing for Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses. Slipknot then embarked on a brief tour as a warm-up for their dates headlining Ozzfest that summer. (The group also debuted a fully redesigned third generation of their famous masks.) Subliminal Verses was released in May 2004. It peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, and the band toured steadily for the next year and a half in support. They released a two-disc live album in November 2005, followed by a slew of side projects (Taylor and Root formed Stone Sour, while Jordison sat in with Ministry and Korn) before releasing their fourth full-length album, All Hope Is Gone, in 2008. Slipknot made a number of festival appearances during summer of the following year, and also embarked on their All Hope Is Gone world tour. On May 24, 2010, the body of bassist Paul Gray was discovered by a maintenance worker in an Urbandale, IA, hotel room; he was 38 years old at the time of his death, which was later revealed to have been the result of an accidental drug overdose. The band decided to carry on without him, saying it was what he would have wanted.

Two years after suffering the tragedy of losing Gray, the band released their first compilation. Spanning thirteen years of output, Antennas to Hell: The Best of Slipknot brought together the best studio cuts from Corey Taylor and co., along with a selection of bonus material, including their full performance at 2009's Download Festival. In 2013 Slipknot started work on what was to become their fifth studio album. During the recording process, it was revealed that drummer Joey Jordison had left the band, in murky circumstances which were widely held to be acrimonious, and that the band had recruited a new rhythm section. Both drummer and bassist were still anonymous at the time of the album's release, but were rumored to be, respectively, Jay Weinberg, formerly of Against Me, and Alessandro Venturella, formerly of Cry for Silence. Titled .5: The Gray Chapter in honor of their fallen bandmate, the album was slated for release in October 2014. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, it was promoted with the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I," which featured music videos directed by Shawn Crahan. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Arrrr.. Hellsfuckya. . Truly talented.. I dig their version of smells like teen spirit with guys from Mudvayne and Static X.. Epic. Chk the vid on utube..
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Top 5
5. Sulfur
4.Before I Forget
3. Duality
2. Psychosocial
1. I am Hated
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So now ur calling me an a**hole? Seriously?
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Patiently (hardly) waiting for my chance to see them live.
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How can anyone dislike this. I love all their music. Started with Duality, then grew into a true love.
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How? SCUD said it was underrated. Not overrated.
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And your an a**hole scud
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The song "Diluted" is so underrated
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mcswain_nikk i
Top 5 fav songs
1. Before I forget
2. Override
3. Custer
4. Disasterpiec e
5. AOV
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Stay (sic)
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Slipknot is one of my favs, Sulfur, Gehenna and to many more to mention have helped me through some tough times. Liking forward to they're show at red rocks in August with Lamb of God.
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prbrts F**k yea bro!! Same s**t happened in 2000 in MASS @ Suffolk Downs @ Tattoo The Earth. Minus the fire lol. It was the first yr Corey started making everyone get down during Spit It Out. F**king epic
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follow for follow
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Gematria (The Killing Name) is my fav by them.
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Shut up there not sell outs
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tlandry043
Bunch of mainstream sellout twats. They still suck as Stone Sour
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Saw Slipknot live in 2000 @ San Bernedino, CA @ Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion @ Ozzfest. They were 3rd from Ozzy and on main stage. Half way through their set, the mosh pit(s) were 100+ each in the lawn-area and everyone threw their trash in the middle, lit the s**t, and each pit (at least 4-5 seperate pits) were moving in sequence around the fires! With the occassional "jumper" were we would bolt over the fire into a slam-dance! F**kin epic...
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i love spit it out
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SPIT IT OUT �� BEST SONG
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I love this song *smile*
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(≧~≦)/ ❤
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ccrunk0
I've been a slipknot fan since I was six.
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love love
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Is it just me or does anyone else wish they could have Joey just do drum solo after drum solo for you until you die because you trapped him in your basement with the rest of the band members (past and present they are all awesome) and won't let them leave...?
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I've been a big fan since high school
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Always liked Slipknot, since Highschool back in 2001 man. Crazy good times....
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Wait and bleed. ....OMG this is the first song I heard. I bought the CD in highschool. This song is still bad a..
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This was a bit different for this band but it's my favorite song.
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I use to listen to these guys alot in middle school, good music. I am kinda shocked that these guys music can be found at wal-mart and theyv'e gained more publicity. I noticed not many metal bands gain publicity.
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Love slipknot!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Y e a h IM the same guy as jtmorriss!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! L O N G LIVE SLIPKNOT!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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lol
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im 14 so id prob die in the pit
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Caleb def make sure u hit the pit an don't puss out lol. Have as much fun as u can. Happy to see a Maggot go to his first show. It will change ur life. Its gonna be a lot diff then the ol days when I seen'm in '99' '00' '01' those were the heaviest an best times for my first shows
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woo gunna see dem in iowa this may cant wait this will be first slipknot concert!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Yea
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Paul gray will be back as Paul white soon anyways
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mcswain_nikk i
If rain is what you want, is the best song by slipknot ever
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So disappointed
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That's what I thought pitbullarmy5 1 . t h a n k s man
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pitbullarmy5 1
Slipknot (album) was out yrs before Sacrament...
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I didn't think SLIPKNOT stole lyrics from LAMB OF GOD either.
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Lmfao Slipknot never stole lyrics from Lamb of God
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WHEN ALL HOPE IS GONE!!!!!
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Phuck yeah.. Raw, pure, intense and beautiful in a strange way.. The way i like it.
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Slipknot
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I don't think lamb of God sacrament was out yet? I think the self titled SLIPKNOT album was out way before that.just my opinion.
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They stole lyrics from Lamb of Gods "blackened the cursed sun!"
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I love u guys!!!!!!!! ! ! !
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I love Iowa!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! # # # s l i p k n o t ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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apart people are nothing!!!!t o g e t h e r we are the best!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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