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Contents
Articles
The Band 1
Slipknot 1
Awards and nominations 12

Members 18
List of Slipknot band members 18
Sid Wilson (#0) 24
Joey Jordison (#1) 27
Paul Gray (#2) 36
Chris Fehn (#3) 40
Jim Root (#4) 43
Craig Jones (#5) 47
Shawn "Clown" Crahan (#6) 51
Mick Thomson (#7) 54
Corey Taylor (#8) 56

Discography 68
Slipknot discography 68

Studio albums 76
Slipknot 76
Iowa 84
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 91
All Hope Is Gone 99

Live albums 109


9.0: Live 109

Demo albums 113


Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. 113

Singles 117
List of Slipknot songs 117
"Wait and Bleed" 124
"Spit It Out" 127
"Left Behind" 130
"My Plague" 133
"Duality" 135
"Vermilion" 139
"Before I Forget" 143
"The Nameless" 145
"All Hope Is Gone" 149
"Psychosocial" 151
"Dead Memories" 156
"Sulfur" 159
"Snuff" 162

Video Albums 165


Welcome to Our Neighborhood 165
Disasterpieces 169
Voliminal: Inside the Nine 173

Tours 178
List of Slipknot concert tours 178
Ozzfest 185
Livin la Vida Loco 189
Tattoo the Earth 192
Iowa World Tour 196
The Subliminal Verses World Tour 201
All Hope Is Gone World Tour 213

Related bands and labels 232


Dirty Little Rabbits 232
Junk Beer Kidnap Band 235
Murderdolls 237
Stone Sour 243
To My Surprise 247
Big Orange Clown Records 250
Great Big Mouth Records 252

Miscellany 254
List of covered Slipknot songs 254
Behind the Mask 260
Nic Diederichs Technical High School slashing 262
Outside the Nine 265
Tattered and Torn 266
Up to our Necks 267

References
Article Sources and Contributors 268
Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors 276

Article Licenses
License 279
1

The Band

Slipknot
Slipknot

Slipknot performing in Toronto, Canada in 2005


Background information

Origin Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Genres Heavy metal, nu metal, alternative metal

Years active 1995–present

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Stone Sour, Murderdolls, To My Surprise, DJ Starscream, Dirty Little Rabbits, The Black Dots of Death

Website [1]
www.slipknot1.com

Members

Joey Jordison
Sid Wilson
Chris Fehn
Jim Root
Craig Jones
Shawn Crahan
Mick Thomson
Corey Taylor
Donnie Steele

Past members

Anders Colsefni
Greg Welts
Josh Brainard
Paul Gray

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995, the group was founded by
percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in their early days, the band
consisted of nine members for the greater part of their tenure: Sid Wilson, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Chris Fehn, Jim
Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. However, the death of Paul Gray on May 24,
2010, left the band with only eight remaining members. Former guitarist Donnie Steele will be the band's touring
bassist in 2011.
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Slipknot is well known by their attention-grabbing image, aggressive music style and their energetic and chaotic live
shows. The band had somewhat of a meteoric rise to success following the release of their self-titled debut album in
1999. The 2001 follow-up album Iowa further increased the band's popularity. After breaking for their first hiatus,
Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and once again in 2008 with their fourth album All
Hope Is Gone, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200. The band has also released one live album and
four DVDs. As of May 2010, Slipknot has sold over 14 million records worldwide.

History

Early days (1995–1998)


Slipknot was formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in September 1995 when drummer Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray
started a band named The Pale Ones.[2] The lineup was made up of friends who met through the local music scene,
including vocalist Anders Colsefni and guitarist Donnie Steele.[2] Not long after their inception, Gray invited Joey
Jordison to a rehearsal because the band were interested in experimenting with additional drum elements. Jordison
subsequently joined the band as their main drummer, moving Crahan to custom percussion.[2] Furthermore, Colsefni
also took up custom percussion while remaining the band's vocalist. The band then decided to invite Donnie Steele
as their second guitarist, bringing their lineup to six members.[3] On December 4, the band made their live debut;
playing a benefit show using the name Meld.[4]
Much of the band's early development was retrospectively attributed to late-night planning sessions between Gray,
Crahan and Jordison at a Sinclair gas station where Jordison worked nights. It was there, in late 1995, that Jordison
suggested changing the band name to Slipknot after their song of the same name.[3] In December, Slipknot began
recording material at SR Audio, a studio in the band's hometown.[5] Without a recording budget, the band were
forced to self-finance the project, the costs of which came to an estimated $40,000.[6] In February 1996, guitarist
Donnie Steele decided to leave Slipknot due to his Christian beliefs. When questioned in 1999 about Steele's
departure, Jordison explained: "we were prepared to keep him on, but he didn't want to stay." During the mixing
stages of their project at SR Audio, Craig Jones was recruited as Steele's replacement on guitar.[7] However,
throughout their time in the studio, the band were adding samples to their recordings but could not produce these
sounds live. Subsequently, Jones became the band's sampler and Mick Thomson was brought in as the replacement
guitarist.[8] After a complicated time with mixing and mastering, the band self-released the demo album Mate. Feed.
Kill. Repeat. on Halloween, October 31, 1996.[9]
Distribution for the demo was initially left to the band and their producer Sean McMahon, before it was handed over
to the distribution company Ismist in early 1997.[10] Slipknot received a small amount of airplay on local radio
stations off the back of the demo. However, it didn't lead to any kind of interest from record labels, so the band
returned to the studio to develop new material.[10] It was at this time that the band began experimenting with more
vocal melody, something which Colsefni struggled to achieve. As a result, Corey Taylor was recruited from fellow
Des Moines band Stone Sour; this moved Colsefni to backing vocals and percussion.[11] While working in the studio,
Slipknot continued to do local shows, during one of which in September 1997, Colsefni announced on stage that he
was leaving the band.[12] The gap on percussion was filled by Greg Welts, who was affectionately known as
"Cuddles."[13] In early 1998, Slipknot produced a second demo featuring five tracks exclusively for record labels.[14]
The band began to receive a lot of attention from record labels, and in February 1998, producer Ross Robinson
offered to produce their debut album after attending rehearsals in Des Moines.[15] Soon after, DJ Sid Wilson was
recruited as the band's ninth member after showing great interest and impressing band members.[16] In late June,
Slipknot received a $500,000 seven-album deal from Roadrunner Records; the band signed the deal publicly on July
8, 1998.[17] Two days prior to this, Welts was fired from the band, something which Slipknot refuse to comment
on.[17]
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Slipknot and emergence (1998–2000)


Chris Fehn was brought in to replace Welts on percussion before Slipknot traveled to Malibu, California to work on
their debut album in September 1998.[18] Partway through the recording process of the album, Slipknot returned to
Des Moines, Iowa for the Christmas period, during which guitarist Brainard decided to leave the band.[19] Speaking
about his decision, Brainard explained: "some decisions were made that I wasn't particularly happy with."[20]
Slipknot recruited Jim Root to complete their lineup and returned to Malibu to continue work on their debut
album.[20] Work on the album concluded in early 1999, allowing the band to go on their first tour as part of the
Ozzfest in 1999.[9] The tour proved to expand their audience greatly and their self-titled album was released on June
29, 1999.[21] Slipknot went on to release their first home video Welcome to Our Neighborhood and the two singles;
"Wait and Bleed" and "Spit It Out".[9] The singles received some airplay, but Slipknot developed a large following
very quickly mainly from touring and word of mouth.[9] The band toured several countries throughout 1999 and
2000 in support of the album. In early 2000, Slipknot was certified platinum, a first for an album released by
Roadrunner Records.[22]

Iowa and hiatus (2001–2003)


Anticipation for Slipknot's sophomore effort was intense and in
early 2001, the band began recording their second album at Sound
City and Sound Image studios in Los Angeles, California.[9] [23] It
was about this time that conflicts began to arise between band
members due to their extensive touring and recording
schedules.[24] Despite this, recording on their second album came
to a close in February 2001 and Slipknot embarked on their Iowa
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World Tour.[25] Iowa, the band's second album was released on
August 28, 2001, peaking at number three on the Billboard album
charts and at number one on the UK album chart.[26] The album, like its predecessor, produced two singles; "Left
Behind" and then "My Plague" which appeared on the soundtrack for the film Resident Evil.[27] [28] In 2002, Slipknot
made their first (and to-date only) appearance in a movie, performing the song "I Am Hated" in a scene in the
remake of Rollerball.[29] The release of the album and the promotion in support of it proved great for the band's
popularity, to the extent of them selling out shows in large arenas in several countries.[30] However, in mid-2002,
Slipknot went on hiatus for the first time due to internal conflicts, seeing several band members focus on side
projects.[31] Vocalist Taylor and guitarist Root revived their band Stone Sour, drummer Jordison created the
Murderdolls, percussionist Crahan founded To My Surprise and DJ Wilson went solo as DJ Starscream.[31] At this
time, the future of Slipknot was unclear and there was speculation over whether the band had split and the possibility
of a third album.[32] Despite this, on November 22, 2002 Slipknot released their second DVD Disasterpieces.[33]

Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and second hiatus (2003–2007)


“It was the rebirth of Slipknot, [...] it was like us coming back together, pushing out the vibe that had gotten in there and kinda started
pulling people away. But we figured out that you know, we do have to get space you know, we do need to let people be sometimes.”
[34]
—Bassist Paul Gray, on Slipknot's third album

After several delays, Slipknot moved in to The Mansion in Los Angeles, California in mid-2003 to work on their
third album alongside producer Rick Rubin.[35] By early 2004, work had finished on the album and they began The
Subliminal Verses World Tour with their appearance on the Jägermeister Music Tour in March 2004.[36] Vol. 3: (The
Subliminal Verses) was released on May 24, 2004, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard album charts.[37] The album
produced four singles; "Duality", "Vermilion", "Before I Forget" and "The Nameless". Slipknot recorded their first
live album, 9.0: Live while touring in support of their third album. Released on November 1, 2005 9.0 Live peaked at
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number 17 on the Billboard album charts.[38] Touring in support of Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) continued through
2004 and up to the end of 2005 before Slipknot went on hiatus for the second time.
In 2005, several members of Slipknot where involved in Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions, a collaboration
album of artists signed to Roadrunner Records. 2006 saw Slipknot win their first (and to date only) Grammy Award,
picking up the Best Metal Performance award with the single "Before I Forget".[39] On December 5, 2006, Slipknot
released their third DVD Voliminal: Inside the Nine.[40] While Slipknot were on hiatus, several band members once
again focused their attentions on side projects; vocalist Taylor and guitarist Root returned to Stone Sour, drummer
Jordison toured with several bands and produced 3 Inches of Blood's third album Fire Up the Blades, Crahan
founded Dirty Little Rabbits and Wilson returned as DJ Starscream once again.

All Hope Is Gone, Gray's death and third hiatus (2008–present)


Preparation for Slipknot's fourth album began towards the end of 2007; however, work began when the band entered
the Sound Farm Studio in Jamaica, Iowa with producer Dave Fortman in February 2008.[41] [42] Work came to a
close on the album in June, prior to the beginning of the All Hope Is Gone World Tour on July 9, 2008.[43] Slipknot's
fourth album; All Hope Is Gone was released on August 20, 2008, debuting at number 1 on the Billboard albums
chart.[44] The album produced four singles; "Psychosocial", "Dead Memories", "Sulfur" and "Snuff". 2009 marked
the 10-year anniversary of Slipknot's debut album; to commemorate the event, the band released a special edition
version of Slipknot on September 9, 2009.[45] Touring in support of the album continued throughout 2008 and 2009,
before coming to a close on October 31, 2009, resulting in Slipknot's third hiatus.[46]
“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'.”
[47]
—Vocalist Corey Taylor, on the death of Paul Gray

During the hiatus, several band members focused on respective side


projects; vocalist Taylor founded Junk Beer Kidnap Band and returned to
Stone Sour with guitarist Root, Crahan continued working with his band
Dirty Little Rabbits, drummer Jordison returned with his band Muderdolls
and became the new permanent drummer of Rob Zombie, percussionist
Fehn is now a full-time bassist with metalcore band Will Haven and Sid
Wilson founded the band, Sid named after his first name. In 2010, bassist
Gray was planning to tour with the supergroup, Hail!. However, on May
24, 2010, he was found dead in a hotel room in Urbandale, Iowa.[48] [49]
Circumstances surrounding his death at the time were not immediately
known, an autopsy suspected that his death was not caused by intention of
anyone, but still did not reveal the cause of it.[50] The day after his death,
Taylor performing in Chicago, Illinois in
2009 the remaining eight members of the band held a live press conference
alongside Gray's widow and brother, expressing their feelings about the
incident.[51] On June 21, the cause of death was confirmed as an accidental overdose on morphine and fentanyl, the
latter being a synthetic morphine substitute.[52] The band was hesitant to comment on the future of Slipknot. The
members made conflicting statements in interviews regarding the situation; drummer Jordison told The Pulse of
Radio "there is another Slipknot record already kinda in the making".[53] Vocalist Taylor revealed to FMQB
Productions' that he is "very conflicted about whether or not [he wants] to do anything with Slipknot".[54] The band
released their fourth video album (sic)nesses on September 28,[55] where it debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top
Music Video Charts.[56] The DVD features Slipknot's complete live performance at the 2009 Download Festival and
a 45 minute film documenting their tour in support of All Hope Is Gone,[57] and serves as a tribute to Paul Gray.[58]
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Regarding the continuation of Slipknot, Taylor later told NME that Paul Gray would want them to continue and in
that spirit he feels that they should.[59] It has been confirmed that Slipknot will be returning in 2011 to do a small run
of shows headlining the Sonisphere Festival starting on June 17 in Athens and concluding on September 25 in Rio de
Janeiro as part of the Rock In Rio festival.[60] [61] [62] Former guitarist Donnie Steele will be filling in for Gray on the
tour.[63] Slipknot has also confirmed that they will complete and release their fifth studio album,[64] however Taylor
has stated that he doesn't see it happening very soon.[65]

Style and lyrical themes


Slipknot draw influence from an array of styles and bands, most notably including hard rock and heavy metal bands
such as Kiss, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Judas Priest, Korn, Metallica, White Zombie, Led Zeppelin and Beastie Boys.[9]
[66] [67]
Slipknot are seen as pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and have been compared to groups
such as Pantera, Machine Head, Biohazard, Life of Agony, and Prong.[68] They are also considered a nu metal band.
However, band members prefer to distance themselves musically from bands such as Korn and Limp Bizkit.
Slipknot describe their sound as simply "metal metal" and equate their link to nu metal solely as a coincidence in
their time of emergence.[69] The band's sound typically features a heavily down-tuned guitar setup, a distinctly large
percussive section, samples and turntables.[70] Utilizing a variety of vocal styles, their music typically features
growled vocals, screaming, rapping, backing vocals and occasional melodic singing.[70] However, the band have
continually experimented with their sound – most notably developing tracks led by acoustic guitars and melodic
singing first introduced on Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses).[71] Slipknot's lyrics generally follow a very aggressive
tone, occasionally featuring profanity while exploring themes such as darkness, nihilism, anger, disaffection, love,
misanthropy and psychosis.[9] [71] Often drawing upon topics like the music industry, politics, personal strife and
reflection, among others.[72] Rick Anderson of Allmusic described their lyrics as "discernible [and] not generally
quotable on a family website".[21] However, on Vol. 3, Taylor has made a point of using less profanity in response to
claims that he relied on the use of it.[73]
Slipknot are known for their chaotic and energetic live shows, something which contributed to their early success.[9]
These typically feature most band members headbanging, several members stage diving and even fighting.[69] [74]
Their early performances featured extreme acts such as stage dives from high balconies and band members setting
each other on fire.[75] However, in recent years, they tend to refrain from acts as extreme as this. Ex-bassist Gray
explained that this was due to receiving lawsuits and to prevent harming other people, adding that it was a "better
move" for the longevity of the band.[75] Along with the band's energetic and unpredictable performance, Slipknot
often incorporate elaborate stage setups. Which have featured; pyrotechnics, elevated stage areas, hydraulic drum
risers and computer screens among other things.[74] [76] While reviewing a Slipknot performance, Alistair Lawrence
of Kerrang! enthused, "the choreographed chaos is too multi-faceted to fully describe,"[77] on a similar note, NME
described one of their shows as "a scene of chaos".[78]
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Image and identities


The band is known for its attention-grabbing image; the members wear
matching uniforms, have unique masks respectively and have aliases which
are simply numbers.[9] The original idea of wearing masks while performing
is often attributed to a clown mask that percussionist Crahan would bring to
rehearsals when the band first started.[2] The concept developed, and by late
1997, the band decided that every member of the band would wear unique
masks and matching jumpsuits.[79] Vocalist Taylor had this to say when
questioned about the masks in 2002: "it's our way of becoming more intimate
with the music. It's a way for us to become unconscious of who we are and
what we do outside of music. It's a way for us to kind of crawl inside it and be
able to use it."[80] The concept behind wearing matching jumpsuits has been
described as a response to commercialism in the music business and led to the
idea of assigning the band members numerical aliases. "Originally, we were
Shawn Crahan wearing the variation of just going to wear the jumpsuits [...] we figured we might as well take that
his clown mask in 2009 further and number ourselves. [...] We were basically saying, 'Hey, we're a
product!'" explained Taylor.[81] Their image has been the subject of much
criticism, generally thought of as a gimmick to try sell more albums.[82] The band strongly objects to these claims,
proclaiming that the masks are used to draw the attention away from themselves as individuals and put it on the
music.[83] Several band members have noted that wearing the masks also helps keep their personal lives private.
During an interview in 2005, percussionist Fehn went as far as saying it was a "blessing" that they do not get
recognized.[84]

Throughout their career, Slipknot have developed their image; changing their uniforms and each member's mask
accordingly with the release of each album.[85] [86] The masks do not differ drastically in appearance between albums
and follow a similar style but with new elements. Drummer Jordison addressed the issue in an interview in 2004,
stating that it is to show growth and difference within age in each individual.[87] Alongside their usual masks,
Slipknot have incorporated special masks for specific reasons throughout their tenure. Most notably; for the music
video and live performances of the song "Vermilion" in 2004 and 2005 the band members wore death masks made
from casts of their own faces.[88] Then in 2008, the band wore a set of large masks entitled "purgatory masks" during
photo-shoots prior to the release of All Hope Is Gone and are seen burning them in the music video for
"Psychosocial".[89] In the early days, Slipknot's masks were homemade; however, since 2001, they have been custom
made by the special effects company Screaming Mad George.[90]

Controversy
Slipknot has been the subject of many controversies
throughout their career, both for their image and their
music. The lyrical content of some of Slipknot's songs has
been linked to several violent and criminal incidents. One
such case from 2003 involved a pair of young killers who
blamed the lyrics from the song "Disasterpiece" for their
vicious crime.[91] Another from 2006 involved the lyrics
from the song "Surfacing" being found at the site of a Slipknot performing at 2008's Mayhem Festival
grave robbing.[92] Slipknot deny any responsibility in
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cases like this and to date have not been proven to be liable in any cases of this nature. In 2008, vocalist Taylor
commented on a stabbing in South Africa that Slipknot were linked to, saying: "obviously, I'm disturbed by the fact
that people were hurt and someone died, as far as my responsibility for that goes, it stops there, because I know our
message is actually very positive."[93] Furthering his point by saying: "there are always going to be mental disorders
and people who cause violence for no other reason than the fact that they're fucked up and lost."[93]
The band's image has also been subjected to several controversies. A longstanding feud came from the band
Mushroomhead, who, along with their fans, claimed that Slipknot "stole their image."[94] While Slipknot
acknowledged that their images had similarities, they never actively got involved in the feud, stating it was just a
coincidence. Taylor explains: "we both started at the same time — neither one of us knowing anything about each
other."[95] In 2009, Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis stated that they were no longer interested in feuding with
Slipknot, saying: "they're not the first masked band, we're not, no one was."[96] Another source of controversy was
the band's 2005 lawsuit against Burger King — claiming that the company created the advertising based band Coq
Roq to capitalize on Slipknot's image.[97] Burger King responded to the suit with a countersuit, pointing out that
many other bands, such as Mr. Bungle, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, Kiss, Insane Clown Posse and Gwar have used
masks as part of their image. However, after negotiations, the advertising campaign and lawsuit were both
dropped.[97]

Awards

RIAA certifications
These statistics were compiled from the RIAA certification online database.[98]

Albums Videos and DVDs


• Slipknot: Double Platinum (February 2001) • Welcome to Our Neighborhood: Platinum (February 2000)
• Iowa: Platinum (October 2002) • Disasterpieces: Quadruple Platinum (November 2005)
• Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses): Platinum (February 2005) • Voliminal: Inside the Nine: Platinum (February 2007)
• 9.0: Live: Gold (December 2005) • (sic)nesses: Platinum (November 2010)
• All Hope Is Gone: Platinum (August 2010)

Grammy Awards and nominations


Slipknot has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, resulting in one win.
• "Wait and Bleed" – Best Metal Performance, 2001 (nomination)[99]
• "Left Behind" – Best Metal Performance, 2002 (nomination)[100]
• "My Plague" – Best Metal Performance, 2003 (nomination)[101]
• "Duality" – Best Hard Rock Performance, 2005 (nomination)[102]
• "Vermilion" – Best Metal Performance, 2005 (nomination)[102]
• "Before I Forget" – Best Metal Performance, 2006 (winner)[39]
• "Psychosocial"- Best Metal Performance, 2009 (nomination)[103]
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Band members
Current Former
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables (1998–present) • Donnie Steele – guitars (1995–1996)
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums (1995–present) • Anders Colsefni – lead vocals, custom percussion
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals (1998–present) (1995–1997)
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars (1999–present) • Greg "Cuddles" Welts – custom percussion (1997–1998)
• (#5) Craig "133" Jones – sampling, media (1996–present) • (#4) Josh Brainard – guitars, backing vocals (1995–1999)
• (#6) Shawn "Clown" Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals • (#2) Paul Gray – bass guitar, backing vocals (1995–2010)
(1995–present) Touring
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars (1996–present)
• Donnie Steele – bass (2011–present)
• (#8) Corey Taylor – lead vocals (1997–present)

Discography
Studio albums Videography
• Slipknot (1999) • Welcome to Our Neighborhood
• Iowa (2001) • Disasterpieces
• Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) (2004) • Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• All Hope Is Gone (2008) • (sic)nesses

References
Footnotes
[1] http:/ / www. slipknot1. com
[2] Arnopp 2001, pp. 40–41
[3] Arnopp 2001, pp. 42–43
[4] McIver 2003, p. 17
[5] McIver 2003, pp. 19–21
[6] Arnopp 2001, pp. 45–47
[7] Arnopp 2001, pp. 50–51
[8] Arnopp 2001, p. 57
[9] Huey, Steve. "Slipknot biography" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p41591). allmusic. . Retrieved 2007-12-13.
[10] McIver 2003, pp. 38–41
[11] Arnopp 2001, pp. 71–74
[12] Arnopp 2001, p. 77
[13] McIver 2003, p. 47
[14] Arnopp 2001, p. 83
[15] Arnopp 2001, pp. 84–90
[16] Arnopp 2001, p. 91
[17] McIver 2003, p. 54
[18] McIver 2003, pp. 57–58
[19] Crampton 2001, p. 35
[20] McIver 2003, pp. 61–63
[21] Anderson, Rick. "Slipknot album review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r183561). allmusic. . Retrieved 2007-12-15.
[22] Slipknot – X-Posed, The Interview. [CD]. UK: Chrome Dreams. 2001. Event occurs at 7:00.
[23] Porter, Dick (2003). Rapcore: The Nu-Metal Rap Fusion. London: Plexus. p. 132. ISBN 0859653218.
[24] "Joey Jordison plunges into Slipknot hell". Drum!: pp. 44–45. 2008-10.
[25] Killin, Cartiona (2002-01-25). "Rebels with a Cause". Daily Record: p. 62.
[26] "Billboard.com's page on Iowa" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ album/ slipknot/ iowa/ 493431). Billboard. . Retrieved 2010-09-12.
[27] "The joy of 666" (http:/ / www. nme. com/ news/ slipknot/ 7781). NME. 15 May 2001. . Retrieved 2009-04-25.
[28] "Resident Evil (2002) – Soundtracks" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0120804/ soundtrack). Internet Movie Database. . Retrieved
2008-09-05.
[29] "Archive News" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=186).
Blabbermouth.net. 2001-08-06. . Retrieved 2010-09-11.
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[30] McIver 2003, p. 103


[31] McIver 2003, pp. 107–110
[32] Charlotte Lewin (Director). (2004). Slipknot – Up To Our Necks. [DVD]. UK: Chrome Dreams. Event occurs at 57:51.
[33] "Slipknot Advance DVD Screening To Be Held In New York City" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=6801). Blabbermouth.net. 2002-10-12. . Retrieved 2008-07-05.
[34] Shawn Crahan (Director). (2006). Voliminal: Inside the Nine. [DVD]. Roadrunner Records. Event occurs at 2:10 in Paul Gray's interview.
[35] "Slipknot Singer Says 'A Lot Has Changed' With The Band Since 'Iowa'" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=14180). Blabbermouth.net. 2003-08-05. . Retrieved 2010-09-11.
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Bibliography
• Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. UK: Ebury. ISBN 0091879337
• Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. UK: Chrome Dreams.
ISBN 1842401262
• McIver, Joel (2003). Slipknot: Unmasked (Again). UK: Omnibus. ISBN 0711997640

External links
• Official website (http://http://www.slipknot1.com)
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Awards and nominations


Slipknot awards and nominations

Corey Taylor performing on the Mayhem Festival 2008

Totals

Awards won 17

Nominations 45

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Originally formed under the name of The Pale
Ones in September 1995, Slipknot have gone through multiple line-up changes, their lineup remained unalterd from
1999 until 2010 with the death of bassist Paul Gray. The line-up consists of vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists Mick
Thomson and Jim Root,drummer Joey Jordison, percussionists Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn, sampler Craig Jones
and turntablist Sid Wilson.[1] [2]
On June 29, 1999 they released their debut self-titled album Slipknot. "Wait and Bleed", a single from the album won
a Kerrang! Award for Best Single in 2000 and also brought the band its first Grammy nomination for Best Metal
Performance in 2001. Following the release of their second album Iowa, singles "Left Behind" and "My Plague"
were also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2002 and 2003 respectively. "My
Plague" was also nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Video in 2002. On May 25, 2004 Slipknot released
their third album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), which was nominated for Best Album in the 2004 Kerrang!
Awards. In 2006, "Before I Forget" a single from the album brought the band their first Grammy Award for Best
Metal Performance after six nominations. In 2008 then band released their fourth album All Hope Is Gone,
"Psychosocial" single from the album brought the band their first MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best
Rock Video, as well as their seventh Grammy nomination in 2009. Slipknot received their first MTV Europe Music
Awards nomination in the Rock Out category, also Kerrang! awarded the band the Kerrang! Icon award. Also in
2009 they received 6 nominations at the Kerrang! Awards, the most of any band that year and in Slipknot's history.
Overall, Slipknot has received 17 awards from 45 nominations.

ECHO Awards
The ECHO Awards are held annually in Germany. Slipknot has received one nomination.[3]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2009 Slipknot Best Group International - Rock/Alternative Nominated


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Fuse Awards
The Fuse Awards are arranged by Fuse TV and are decided by public vote. Slipknot has received two nominations.[4]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2008 "Psychosocial" Best Video Nominated

2009 "Dead Memories" Best Video Nominated

Grammy Awards
The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Slipknot has
received one award from seven nominations.[5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2001 "Wait and Bleed" Best Metal Performance Nominated

2002 "Left Behind" Best Metal Performance Nominated

2003 "My Plague" Best Metal Performance Nominated

2005 "Duality" Best Hard Rock Performance Nominated

"Vermilion" Best Metal Performance Nominated

2005 "Before I Forget" Best Metal Performance Won

2009 "Psychosocial" Best Metal Performance Nominated

Kerrang! Awards
The Kerrang! Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Kerrang!, a British rock magazine. Slipknot has won
eight awards from twenty nominations.[11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2000 "Wait and Bleed" Best Single Won

Slipknot Best International Live Act Won

Best Band in the World Won

2001 Slipknot Best Band in the World Won

2002 "My Plague" Best Video Nominated

Slipknot Best International Live Act Nominated

Best Band in the World Nominated


Awards and nominations 14

2004 Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) Best Album Nominated

"Duality" Best Video Nominated

Slipknot Best Live Band Nominated

Best Band on the Planet Nominated

2005 Slipknot Best Live Band Nominated

2008 Slipknot Kerrang! Icon Won

2009 Slipknot Best Live Band Won

"Dead Memories" Best Single Nominated

"Psychosocial" Nominated

"Sulfur" Best Video Nominated

All Hope Is Gone Best Album Nominated

Slipknot Best International Band Won

2010 Snuff Best Single Nominated

Metal Hammer Golden God Awards


The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Metal Hammer, a British heavy
metal magazine. Slipknot has won three awards from six nominations.[19] [20] [21] [22]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2005 Slipknot Best Live Band Won

2008 Slipknot Inspiration Award Nominated

2009 Slipknot Best Live Band Won

Best International Band Won

Mick Thomson & Jim Root Shredder(s) Nominated

2010 Corey Taylor Best Vocalist Nominated


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MTV Europe Music Awards


The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Slipknot has
received one nomination.[23]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2008 Slipknot Rock Out Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards


The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year.
Slipknot has received one nomination.[24]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2008 "Psychosocial" Best Rock Video Nominated

NME
Founded by the music magazine NME, the NME Awards are awarded annually. Slipknot has received three
nominations.[25] [26]

NME Premier Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result

2000 Slipknot Brightest Hope Nominated

NME Carling Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result

2002 Iowa Best Album Nominated

Slipknot Best Metal Group Nominated

Revolver Golden Gods Awards


The Revolver Golden Gods Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Revolver, an American hard rock and
heavy metal magazine. Slipknot has won two awards.[27]
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Year Nominated work Award Result

2009 Slipknot Best Live Band Won

"Psychosocial" Best Riff Won

Total Guitar Readers Awards


The Total Guitar Readers Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by Total Guitar, a British guitar magazine.
Slipknot has won three awards from three nominations.[28]

Year Nominated work Award Result

2008 "Psychosocial" Best Video Won

Solo of the Year Won

Fender Jim Root Telecaster Hottest Guitar Won

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[28] "Reader Awards '08". Total Guitar (Future plc): pp. 32–34, 58. 2008-12.

External links
• Slipknot official website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
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Members

List of Slipknot band members


Slipknot

Slipknot performing at 2008's Mayhem Festival.


Background information

Origin Des Moines, Iowa

Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, nu metal

Years active 1995–present

Members

Corey Taylor
Mick Thomson
Jim Root
Joey Jordison
Shawn "Clown" Crahan
Chris Fehn
Craig "133" Jones
Sid Wilson
Donnie Steele

Past members

Anders Colsefni
Greg Welts
Josh "Gnar" Brainard
Brandon Darner
Paul Gray

Slipknot is a Nu metal band formed by vocalist and percussionist Anders Colsefni, guitarists Donnie Steele and Josh
"Gnar" Brainard, bassist Paul Gray, drummer Joey Jordison and percussionist Shawn Crahan, in Des Moines,
Iowa.[1] Since its inception in 1995, the band has gone through multiple lineup changes, all occurring before the
release of its debut album Slipknot, in 1999. The band is known for its large lineup, which consists of nine members,
including a vocalist, two guitarists, a bassist, a primary drummer and two additional percussionists, a sampler, and a
turntablist.[2]
In 1996, during the mixing stage of the band's demo album Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., Slipknot saw its first lineup
change when guitarist Donnie Steele left the band and was replaced by Craig Jones. Shortly after, drummer Jordison
suggested they would need a full-time sampler and Jones fit the position as "he liked doing that anyway."[3] Mick
Thomson was brought in to fill the open position on guitar. After the release of Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. the band
were working on new material which required more vocal melody and vocalist Colsefni struggled with this.[4] In
1997, Corey Taylor was recruited from local band Stone Sour and after practicing with Slipknot "everything just
clicked."[5] As a result, Colsefni was moved to backing vocals and percussion. However, Colsefni became unhappy
List of Slipknot band members 19

with his new role and left the band a month later.[6]
Wanting to retain their percussive edge, the band chose Greg Welts as Colsefni's replacement. Towards the end of
1997, each member chose a number as his alias.[7] In 1998, Welts was asked to leave the band and was replaced by
Chris Fehn. Slipknot considered including a DJ in their lineup, but had difficulty finding one because "the people
[they] knew who were DJs all sucked!"[8] Sid Wilson approached the band after seeing them live. He proceeded to
impress the band with his ability and his antics; Wilson was considered "Slipknot material" and his hiring brought
the lineup to nine members.[9] The final change in the lineup came in the latter stages of the recording of the band's
debut album, Slipknot, in 1999. During a break in recording, Brainard decided to leave the band and was replaced by
Jim Root.
This lineup remained unchanged until May 2010, when bassist Paul Gray was discovered dead in a hotel room near
his Iowa home. On June 21, the cause of his death was confirmed as an accidental overdose of morphine and
fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute.[10] Slipknot are schedueled to go on tour in the Summer of 2011 and have
announced that ex-guitarist Donnie Steele will be brought in to play bass for the shows.

Current members
Sid Wilson (#0)
Active: 1998–present
Instruments: turntables, keyboard
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases from Slipknot demo (1998) to present
The band was interested in adding a DJ to their lineup, but were reluctant because they didn't know any that
they considered good enough. After seeing the band live, Sid Wilson proclaimed, "I knew I was born to be in
this band."[9] Wilson contacted the band to show his interest in joining. After his attending rehearsals and an
incident before a show in which he head-butted all the band members, he was deemed "Slipknot material" and
has remained in the lineup since.[9]
Joey Jordison (#1)
Active: 1995–present
Instruments: drums
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases
Joey Jordison joined soon after the band was formed in 1995.[1]
Chris Fehn (#3)
Active: 1998–present
Instruments: custom percussion, backing vocals
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases from Slipknot (1999) to present
Following the departure of Greg Welts, Chris Fehn was brought in to fill the void in percussion and backing
vocals.[11] Previously, Fehn had asked the band if he could roadie for them; reportedly, his initiation
resembled the vetting process from the film Fight Club. After a month of "[seeing] if he would fit into
Slipknot", Fehn was finally admitted. He has remained in the lineup ever since.[12]
James Root (#4)
Active: 1999–present
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases from Slipknot (1999) to present
Jim Root joined the band in 1999, near the end of the recording of Slipknot. He was brought in as a guitarist
following Josh Brainard's departure and is the most recent member in the current lineup.[13]
List of Slipknot band members 20

Craig Jones (#5)


Active: 1996–present
Instruments: samples, media, guitars, keyboard
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases from Slipknot demo (1998) to present
Craig Jones was first brought in to fill the guitar position after Donnie Steele's departure.[14] Joey Jordison
realized that they were incorporating an increasing number of samples in their recordings and couldn't produce
them live, so Jones became Slipknot's full-time sampler.[3]
Shawn Crahan (#6)
Active: 1995–present
Instruments: custom percussion, backing vocals
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases
Shawn Crahan was a member of the original band formed in 1995 and was initially the only drummer for a
short period of time.[1] He is now the sole founding (along side drummer Joey Jordison) member to remain in
Slipknot until former guitarist Donnie Steele rejoined with the group which brought it up to 3 sole founding
members.
Mick Thomson (#7)
Active: 1996–present
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases from Slipknot demo (1998) to present
Shortly after Craig Jones entered the band as a guitarist, the band decided that he would move to samples.
Thomson was brought in to play guitar and has remained in the lineup since.[3]
Corey Taylor (#8)
Active: 1997–present
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases from Slipknot demo (1998) to present
Corey Taylor was recruited from fellow local band Stone Sour in 1997; Slipknot's music required more
melodic singing, which vocalist Anders Colsefni struggled to perform. The initial idea was to have the
vocalists share duties, but it was later decided that Taylor would take over the majority of the vocals and
Colsefni was moved to backing vocals.[15]
Donnie Steele
Active: 1995–1996, 2011
Instruments: guitar (1995-1996); bass guitar (2011)
Release contributions: Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. (1996)
Donnie Steele was a member of the original band formed in 1995.[1] In February 1996, during the mixing
process of Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., Steele decided to leave the band. Steele was a "devout Christian" and
realized that the band was no longer a project he could be a part of.[14] The band announced on March 10,
2011 that Steele would be their touring bassist for their Summer shows as a replacement for Paul Gray who
died on May 24, 2010.[16]
List of Slipknot band members 21

Vocalist Corey Guitarist Mick Guitarist Jim Drummer Joey Jordison


Taylor Thomson Root

Percussionist Shawn Percussionist Chris Sampler Craig DJ Sid Wilson


Crahan Fehn Jones

Slipknot performing on the Mayhem festival in 2008

Former members
Anders Colsefni
Active: 1995–1997
Instruments: lead vocals, custom percussion, backing vocals, tribal drums
Release contributions: Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. (1996)
Anders Colsefni was a member of the original band formed in 1995.[1] In 1997, Corey Taylor joined the band
to share the lead vocalist position. However it was decided that Taylor would replace Colsefni and he was
subsequently moved to backing vocals.[15] Colsefni was unhappy with his new role in the group, and left
shortly thereafter to revive the band Painface. His last name is often mistakenly spelled "Colsefini".[6]
Greg Welts (#3)
Active: 1997–1998
Instruments: custom percussion, backing vocals
Release contributions: Slipknot demo (1998)
After the departure of Colsefni, Greg Welts was recruited to fill the spot left on percussion and backing
vocals.[17] In 1998, prior to the band signing with Roadrunner Records, Welts was demanded to leave the band
becoming the only member to actually be kicked out.[18]
Brandon Darner (#3)
Active: 1998
Instruments: Percussion
Not much is known about Darner. He was the replacement for custom percussionist, Greg Welts. He didn't
stay long and was later on replaced by Chris Fehn. He only played in the "Crowz" era.
Josh Brainard (#4)
Active: 1995–1999
List of Slipknot band members 22

Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. (1996) Slipknot demo (1998), Slipknot (1999)
Josh Brainard was a member of the original band formed in 1995.[1] Brainard left the band during the
recording stages of Slipknot in 1999. The reasons for his departure are unclear, it was widely thought to have
been because of family constraints however Brainard dispels these rumours, explaining that; "some decisions
were made that I wasn't particularly happy with."[13]
Paul Gray (#2)
Active: 1995–2010
Instruments: bass, backing vocals
Release contributions: all Slipknot releases
Paul Gray was a member of the original band formed in 1995.[1] He was with the band until his death from
taking an overdose of morphine mixed with fentanyl on May 24, 2010 at the age of 38.

Ex-bassist Paul Gray

Performing on the Mayhem festival in 2008

References
• Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. Ebury. ISBN 0091879337
• McIver, Joel (2003). Slipknot: Unmasked (Again). Omnibus. ISBN 0711997640.
Notes
[1] Arnopp 2001, pp. 40–42
[2] "Allmusic Slipknot biography" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p41591). Allmusic. . Retrieved 2008-07-16.
[3] Arnopp 2001, p. 57
[4] Arnopp 2001, p. 70
[5] Arnopp 2001, p. 74
[6] McIver 2003, pp. 44–45
[7] Arnopp 2001, pp. 80–81
[8] McIver 2003, p. 50
[9] Arnopp 2001, pp. 91–93
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[10] Goldsmith, Belinda (2010-06-22). "Slipknot Bassist Died of 'Accidental' Overdose" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ news/
slipknot-bassist-died-of-accidental-overdose-1004099551. story#/ news/ slipknot-bassist-died-of-accidental-overdose-1004099551. story).
Billboard. . Retrieved 2010-06-22.
[11] McIver 2003, p. 57
[12] Arnopp 2001, pp. 78–79
[13] McIver 2003, pp. 61–63
[14] Arnopp 2001, pp. 50–51
[15] McIver 2003, pp. 41–42
[16] "Slipknot reveal Paul Gray replacement for summer gigs" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ newsbeat/ 12712967). BBC. 2011-03-11. . Retrieved
2011-03-12.
[17] McIver 2003, p. 47
[18] McIver 2003, p. 54
Sid Wilson (#0) 24

Sid Wilson (#0)


Sid Wilson

Sid Wilson performing with Slipknot at 2008's Mayhem Festival.


Background information

Birth name Sidney George Wilson

Also known as #0, DJ Starscream, Ratboy, DJ Moonboots, The Pitty Of #0

Born March 15, 1978


Des Moines, Iowa

Genres Heavy metal, drum and bass, electronic, jungle

Occupations Disc Jockey

Instruments Turntables, keyboard, sampler, vocals, piano

Years active 1998–present

Labels Roadrunner, N2O, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Slipknot, Soundproof Coalition, Ampt, DJ Starscream, SID, thekeenone

Website http:/ / www. sidthe3rd. com

Sidney George Wilson (born March 15, 1978) also known as Ratboy, #0 (or 0), is an American disc jockey known
as the turntablist of the Grammy Award winning band Slipknot. He is the youngest member of the band.

Biography
Sid Wilson was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He performs in Slipknot, and also tours as DJ Starscream, a
name which is derived from the Transformers character of the same name. He is a fan of the Transformers franchise,
and evidences this with tattoos. Outside Slipknot, Wilson has made a following in Japan as a jungle musician, under
the pseudonym DJ Starscream, and is currently signed to the Japanese record label N2O Records.[1] He collaborated
with The Mad Capsule Markets vocalist Hiroshi Kyono on a song called "HAKAI (Deathtroy)" released on The
Songs for Death Note the movie~the Last name Tribute~, a tribute album dedicated to the live action movie for the
second Death Note film.[2] A remix of the track also appeared on the Wagdug Futuristic Unity mini-album Nu Riot
and 2008 album Hakai.[3] As of August 2010, he is touring with his solo band, SID. He is the lead vocalist of the
band.[4] Wilson went on tour with his solo band, his last tour date was on September 5, 2010 at a music venue called
Another Hole In The Wall, located in Steger, Illinois. He stated, "This is the best stop on the tour, I loved the crowd
reaction. It really made me feel like I got back to my roots." He was also noted saying that he will be touring with his
solo project for a year or two.
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Discography

Other appearances
With Slipknot • 2002: Stone Sour (Stone Sour)
• 1999: Slipknot • 2004: The Pre-Fix for Death (Necro)
• 2001: Iowa • 2006: The Songs for Death Note the movie~the Last name Tribute~ (with Hiroshi
• 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) Kyono)
• 2005: 9.0: Live • 2006: Modern Primitive Punk (KCUF)
• 2008: All Hope Is Gone • 2007: Nu Riot (Wagdug Futuristic Unity)
• 2008: Hakai (Wagdug Futuristic Unity)
• 2009: "A Song for Chi" (Various Artists)
DJ Starscream • 2009: "Legal Drug Addict" (thekeenone) as a producer
• 2010: "Sample of A Solution" (Blue Felix) as a producer
Remix albums
• 2011: Staple Foods (The 113th DJ)
• 2003: Full Metal Scratch-It
• 2003: Abunaii Sounds - Tataku On Your
Atama
• 2005: Sound Assault
• 2005: Live at Konkrete Jungle New York City
Solo albums
• 2006: The New Leader
[5] [6] [7]
• 2011: SID
[8]

Filmography
• 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"
• 2009: Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
• 2010: (sic)nesses

Equipment
• Ecler HAK 360 DJ Mixer
• Ortofon pink scratch needles
• Sony MDR-V700DJ Headphones
• Two Technics MK5 turntables
• Korg Kaosspad and kaoss pad mini
• Korg 88 weighted keyboard
• Digitech whammy pedal (original design)
Sid Wilson (#0) 26

References
[1] "DJ Starscream Biography" (http:/ / www. lajunglist. com/ n2oent/ artiststarscream. html). N20 Records. 2006-06-22. . Retrieved 2007-12-23.
[2] moviebuffwwc (2006-12-17). "New Compilation “The songs for Death Note the movie ~the Last name Tribute~” (20/12 OUT)" (http:/ / web.
archive. org/ web/ 20080301233136/ http:/ / www. news. cherryblossom-garden. com/ ?p=1317). JPop News. Archived from the original
(http:/ / www. news. cherryblossom-garden. com/ ?p=1317) on 2008-03-01. . Retrieved 2007-12-23.
[3] "Nu Riot" (http:/ / www. jbook. co. jp/ p/ p. aspx/ 3422850/ s/ ~6b19cf0ce). JBook. . Retrieved 2007-12-21.
[4] "Sid Wilson Talks Bassist's Death, Preps Solo Album" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ news/
slipknot-s-sid-wilson-talks-bassist-s-death-1004112085. story?tag=hpfeed#/ news/ slipknot-s-sid-wilson-talks-bassist-s-death-1004112085.
story?tag=hpfeed). billboard.com. 2010-08-31. . Retrieved 2010-09-06.
[5] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=143188
[6] http:/ / entertainment. oneindia. in/ music/ international/ 2010/ sid-wilson-solo-020910. html
[7] http:/ / www. billboard. com/ news/ slipknot-s-sid-wilson-preps-debut-solo-talks-1004112085. story#/ news/
slipknot-s-sid-wilson-preps-debut-solo-talks-1004112085. story
[8] http:/ / www. billboard. com/ news/ slipknot-s-sid-wilson-preps-debut-solo-talks-1004112085. story#/ news/
slipknot-s-sid-wilson-preps-debut-solo-talks-1004112085. story

External links
• Slipknot website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Ampt website (http://www.amptup.com)
Joey Jordison (#1) 27

Joey Jordison (#1)


Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison performing with Slipknot at 2008's Mayhem Festival.


Background information

Birth name Nathan Jonas Jordison

Also known as #1, Superball

Born April 26, 1975


Des Moines, Iowa

Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, nu metal, horror punk, industrial metal

Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer

Instruments Drums, percussions, guitar, bass, vocals, piano, violin

Years active 1995–present

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Slipknot, Murderdolls, Rob Zombie, The Rejects, Metallica, Roadrunner United, Korn, Puscifer, Ministry, Otep, Biohazard,
Satyricon

Notable instruments

Pearl Reference series


Paiste ColorCoat cymbals B.C. Rich Bich Gibson Les Paul B.C. Rich Warlock

Joey Jordison (born Nathan Jonas Jordison April 26, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa), is an American musician,
songwriter, and record producer. He grew up in Waukee, Iowa with his parents and two sisters, and was given his
first drum kit at the age of 8. He performed in several bands until joining The Pale Ones in summer of 1995, a group
which would change their name to Slipknot.
With Slipknot, Jordison has performed on four studio albums, and produced the live album 9.0: Live. He is also the
lead guitarist for the horror punk band Murderdolls. Outside the majority of his projects, Jordison has performed
with other heavy metal groups such as Rob Zombie, Metallica, Korn, Ministry and Satyricon. Jordison is also known
for his session work which includes performances on many albums for many different artists. Jordison uses several
drum brands including Pearl and ddrum.
Joey Jordison (#1) 28

Biography

Early life
Jordison was born at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa on April 26, 1975.[1] He grew up in a rural area outside of
Waukee where he used to play basketball on the street in front of his house. He embraced music at an early age,
which he attributes to the influence of his parents: "they always sat me down in front of the radio, rather than the
TV."[1] He played guitar until receiving his first drum kit as a gift from his parents at age eight, and started his first
band while in elementary school.[2] At a young age, Jordison's parents divorced; he and his two younger sisters
stayed with their mother.[3] His mother remarried and set up a funeral parlor where Jordison would occasionally
help. Jordison has stated he felt a sudden responsibility to be the man of the house, and this responsibility turned him
into a more mature person at a young age.[1]
Jordison did not enjoy his time at school, admitting he "was really introverted and didn't have many friends."[3] His
grades suffered due to his focus on music.[4] Despite being involved in multiple projects, he did not have his first
serious band until he was fifteen. He formed Modifidious in which he played drums. He later described them as
"total speed-metal thrash".[5] The band helped Jordison break new ground, playing for live crowds in support of local
bands including Atomic Opera, which featured Jim Root, and Heads On The Wall, which featured Shawn Crahan.[6]
After a multitude of line-up changes including the presence of Craig Jones and Josh Brainard—who would later
appear in Slipknot—the band released two demos in 1993: Visceral and Mud Fuchia.[6] [7]
After leaving school, Jordison was hired by a local music store called Musicland. In March 1994, after a
recommendation from his new friend, he got a job at a Sinclair garage in Urbandale. Jordison worked the night shift,
which he preferred, as it left his weekends free and allowed him to spend time with his friends and listen to music
while working.[8] In early 1995, Modifidious disbanded because of a shift in interest from thrash metal to death metal
in America. Following this Jordison joined a local band called The Rejects as a guitarist, with whom he only played
a couple of shows. Jordison was also involved in a band with Paul Gray, formed mostly as a joke called Anal
Blast.[9] Gray also attempted to recruit him for another band, Body Pit, but he declined the invitation to remain in
The Rejects.[10]

Music career

Slipknot
On November 28, 1995, Mark Anthony Cadavos approached Jordison while he was working, offering him a position
in a new project called The Pale Ones.[9] Intrigued and at a point where he was "lost",[11] Jordison attended
rehearsals at Anders Colsefini's basement and immediately wanted to be part of this new band. Speaking of this
moment he said, "I remember trying so hard not to smile, so I didn't look like I wanted to join, I remained
poker-faced, but I thought they ruled."[12] A lot of Slipknot's early development was discussed by band members
while Jordison worked night shifts at Sinclair's garage.[13] Slipknot would become pioneers to the New Wave of
American Heavy Metal.[14] [15] Jordison is accompanied by two custom percussionists,[16] giving their music a feel
that Rolling Stone touted as "suffocating".[17]
Each member of Slipknot is assigned a number; Joey was assigned "#1".[18] Joey has produced one album with
Slipknot: 2005 live album 9.0: Live.[19] In August, 2008, Jordison broke his ankle and Slipknot had to cancel some
of its England tour dates.[20] On August 22, 2009, Jordison was taken to the emergency room for a burst
appendix,less than an hour before he was to take the stage for Auburn, Washington's KISW Pain in the Grass
concert.[21] [22] As a result, Slipknot canceled following shows in August and September, to give Jordison time to
recover.[23]
In August 2010 Jordison was voted the best drummer of the past 25 years by readers of Rhythm magazine.
Competitors included Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Dave Grohl etc. When asked to comment he stated "I'm
Joey Jordison (#1) 29

at a loss for words. This is beyond unbelievable. Something like this reminds me every day why I continue to do
this."[24] [25]

Murderdolls
While touring Ozzfest in 2001 to support Slipknot's studio album Iowa, Jordison met Tripp Eisen, then of Static-X;
the two discussed forming a side project.[26] In 2002, Jordison revived his band The Rejects, renaming them the
Murderdolls.[27] Jordison became the Murderdoll's guitarist, and he recruited Wednesday 13 of Frankenstein Drag
Queens from Planet 13 to play bass. Wednesday eventually became a vocalist, while drummer Ben Graves and
bassist Eric Griffin completed the band's lineup.[28] Murderdolls signed with Roadrunner Records and released an EP
entitled Right to Remain Violent in 2002. The band returned in August 2002 with their debut album Beyond the
Valley of the Murderdolls.[29] The band uses horror films, including Friday the 13th and Night of the Living Dead, as
an inspiration for their lyrics.[30] On October 30, 2002, the Murderdolls made an appearance on an episode of
Dawson's Creek entitled "Living Dead Girl".[31] The band reunited in 2010 with only Jordison and Wednesday 13
remaining from the original line-up.[32] The band release their second studio album Women & Children Last on
August 31, 2010.[33] The band embarked on the extensive Women & Children Last World Tour performing shows
alongside many notable acts such as Guns N' Roses and performing around the world. The tour was sparked with
many problems including the cancellation of many shows and repeated incidents of Jordison storming off stage, most
notably in Bordeaux, France and Perth, Western Australia. The tour is scheduled to wrap up in April of 2011.

Other musical endeavors

Remixing and performances


In 2001, Jordison worked on a remix of "The Fight Song" by Marilyn Manson.[34] Jordison also appeared in the
music video for Manson's cover of "Tainted Love."[35] Later in the year, Manson revealed that Jordison had been
working with him on his new album The Golden Age of Grotesque. Jordison had in fact worked on guitars but the
track did not appear on the album.[35] In 2004, Jordison appeared on OTEP's album House of Secrets, drumming on
six tracks for the album.[36] In 2008, Jordison appeared on Puscifer's album "V" is for Viagra. The Remixes, with a
remix of the track "Drunk With Power."[37] In 2010, Jordison recorded four additional songs with Rob Zombie for
the re-release of his latest album Hellbilly Deluxe 2.[38]

On tour
Jordison has performed with other bands, solely as a touring member. While preparing for the Download Festival in
2004, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was hospitalized for an unknown illness.[39] Metallica's vocalist James
Hetfield searched amongst other bands performing at the festival to find a replacement for Ulrich; Jordison and Dave
Lombardo of Slayer volunteered. Jordison performed on 9 of the 12 songs that made up the set and was called the
band's "hero of the day".[40] In late 2004, Jordison performed with Satyricon on their tour of the United States when
drummer Frost was refused entry into the country.[41] The tour was cut short after guitarists Steinar Gundersen and
Arnt Gronbech—who were also only touring members—were charged with sexually assaulting a fan in Toronto.[42]
In 2006, Jordison joined Ministry for their "MasterBaTour 2006" which consisted of sixty dates across the United
States and Canada.[43] He also appeared in the music video for their single "Lies Lies Lies".[44] Korn recruited
Jordison in 2007 to join them on tour when drummer David Silveria went on hiatus from the band.[45] While touring
with Korn, Jordison set a record by becoming the first musician ever to perform on five different occasions at the
Download Festival in England.[46] Jordison also began touring with Rob Zombie after Tommy Clufetos withdrew
from the band. Although the position was initially only meant for a couple of months, Jordison stayed with the band
for almost a year until the culmination of Zombie's Australian tour when he announced that he would be leaving to
focus his time on the Murderdolls and Slipknot.
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Producing
In August 2004, Jordison became involved in Roadrunner United, a celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th
anniversary. As one of four "team captains" who wrote and produced material for the album,[47] Jordison said of the
experience, "I thought it was a great idea and was really excited about it, because it was a chance to work with a lot
of artists that I really respected while I was growing up."[48] In 2007, 3 Inches of Blood recruited Jordison to produce
their album Fire Up the Blades. Jordison is a fan of the band and when he heard that Roadrunner wanted to have
some demos produced he said; "I was the first one to jump at it, I'm like; 'I want this fucking band'."[49] From these
demos the label commissioned a record. Vocalist Jamie Hopper said of Jordison, "he's an amazing producer".[50]

Equipment

Size Type Ref


Drums
22x18 Bass Drum (x2) [51]
13x6.5 Pearl Joey Jordison Signature Snare
8"x7" Tom
10"x8" Tom
12"x9" Tom
14"x10" Tom
16"x16" Floor Tom
18"x16" Floor Tom
6"x12" Quarter Tom
6"x15" Quarter Tom
6"x18" Quarter Tom
6"x21" Quarter Tom
20"x14" Gong Bass Drum
Cymbals
14" 2002 Wild Hi-Hats [51]
14" Signature Heavy Hi-Hats
20" 2002 Power Ride
19" RUDE Crash/Ride
18" RUDE Crash/Ride
17" RUDE Crash/Ride
10" Signature Splash
8" Signature Splash
6" Signature Splash
21" 2002 Wild China
19" 2002 Wild China
18" RUDE China
15" 2002 Wild China
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
Joey Jordison (#1) 31

Type Ref
Sticks
PRO-MARK Millennium II TX515W Joey Jordison Signature Model [51]
Old Sticks were AHEAD JJ1 Joey Jordison Signature Model
Electronics
ddrum Triggers [51]
Roland TD-20 Module
Roland PD-8 Pads
Hardware (Gold)
DR501C ICON Front Rack x 4 [51]
DR501CE Rack Extension x 6
RJ50 Mini Rack Joints
PCX100 Clamps
CH1000 Cymbal Holders
H2000 Hi-Hat Stand
S2000 Snare Stand
D2000BR Throne w/ Backrest
CLH1000 Closed Hi-Hat
TH2000 Tom Arms
AX28 Adapters
Drumheads
Remo Coated Controlled Sound/ Remo Hazy Ambassador [51]
Remo Clear Emperors/Remo Clear Ambassadors
Remo Powerstroke 3/ Remo Black ebony Ambassador

Guitar equipment
B.C Rich Warlock JJ
B.C Rich Bich
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson SG
Marshall JCM800
MXR Pedals
EMG 81/85
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Discography
Slipknot

Year Name Ref


1996 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. [52]

1998 Slipknot demo [53]

1999 Slipknot [54]

2001 Iowa [55]

2004 Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) [56]

2005 9.0 Live [57]

2008 All Hope Is Gone [58]

Murderdolls

Year Name Ref


2002 Right to Remain Violent [59]

2002 Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls [60]

2010 Women and Children Last [61]

Producer credits

Year Name Artist Ref


2002 Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls Murderdolls [60]

2005 The All-Star Sessions Roadrunner United [62]

2005 9.0 Live Slipknot [63]

2007 Fire Up the Blades 3 Inches of Blood [64]

2010 Women and Children Last Murderdolls [61]

Other appearances

Year Name Artist Ref


2004 House of Secrets OTEP [65]

2005 The All-Star Sessions Roadrunner United [62]

2010 Hellbilly Deluxe 2 (Reissue) Rob Zombie [66]


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Filmography

Year Film Character Director Ref


1999 Welcome to Our Neighborhood Self Thomas Mignone [67]
[68]

2001 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll Penelope Spheeris [69]
[70]

2002 Rollerball John McTiernan [71]


[72]

Dawson's Creek ("Living Dead Girl" episode) ? [73]

Disasterpieces Matthew Amos [74]


[75]

2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey Sam Dunn [76]


[77]

2006 Voliminal: Inside the Nine Shawn Crahan [78]


[79]

2008 Roadrunner United: The Concert DVD ? [80]

2009 Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams Shawn Crahan [81]
[82]

2010 (sic)nesses Shawn Crahan

Notes
[1] Arnopp 2001, p. 22
[2] Arnopp 2001, p. 23
[3] Arnopp 2001, p. 24
[4] Arnopp 2001, p. 30
[5] Arnopp 2001, pp. 30–31
[6] Arnopp 2001, p. 33
[7] Arnopp 2001, p. 34
[8] Arnopp 2001, p. 35
[9] Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. Chrome Dreams. p. 15. ISBN 1842401262
[10] Arnopp 2001, p. 36
[11] Arnopp 2001, p. 40
[12] Arnopp 2001, p. 41
[13] Arnopp 2001, p. 42–43
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References
• Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. Ebury. ISBN 0091879337

External links
• Slipknot official website (http://www.slipknot1.com/)
• Joey Jordison (http://www.myspace.com/joeyjordison) on Myspace
• Joey Jordison (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0430259/) at the Internet Movie Database
• Joey Jordison's Pearl Artist Page (http://www.pearldrum.com/artists/all-artists.aspx?id=16)
Paul Gray (#2) 36

Paul Gray (#2)


Paul Gray

Paul Gray performing in Slipknot at 2008's Mayhem Festival.


Background information

Birth name Paul Dedrick Gray

Also known as No. 2, The Pig

Born April 8, 1972


Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Origin Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Died May 24, 2010 (aged 38)


Urbandale, Iowa, U.S.

Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, nu metal, groove metal, funk metal, experimental metal, jazz fusion

Occupations Musician, songwriter

Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, backing vocals, vocals

Years active 1995–2010

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast, Pale One, -ismist

Associated acts Slipknot, Anal Blast, Vexx, Body Pit, Inveigh Catharsi, Unida, Reggie and the Full Effect, Painface

Website [1]
www.slipknot1.com

Notable instruments

Ibanez PGB1L Signature Model


Warwick basses

Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 - May 24, 2010) also known as The Pig or by his number #2 was an American
musician, best known as the bassist, primary songwriter and one of the founding members of the Grammy
Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot.
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Early life and career


Gray was born in Los Angeles, California. Later his family relocated to Des Moines, Iowa. In his youth, Gray
performed in bands such as Anal Blast, Vexx, Body Pit, and Inveigh Catharsis.
In June 2003, Gray crashed his car into another vehicle. After police were called to the scene and searched his car,
Gray was arrested for possession of cannabis, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and failure to obey a traffic signal.[1] [2]
At the time of his death, he was one of 3 original members of Slipknot remaining in the band, and the only one who
had maintained his original role in the band due to Clown's switch from main drums to custom percussion during the
early days. He was one of the two members not born in Iowa (the other is Jim Root, who was born in Las Vegas). In
2010 Slipknot released the Download 2009 performance on DVD in memory of Gray.
Besides Slipknot, Gray filled in as bassist for Unida during their 2003 tour, appeared on Drop Dead, Gorgeous'
Worse Than a Fairy Tale, toured briefly with Reggie and the Full Effect and appeared on the Roadrunner United
project, performing bass on "The Enemy" and "Baptized in the Redemption" from the project's album The All-Star
Sessions.

Death
On May 24, 2010, The Des Moines Register reported that Gray had been found dead in room 431 at the Towneplace
Suites hotel in Urbandale, Iowa at about 10:50 local time.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] An initial autopsy determined that
no foul play or trauma was involved, but could not establish the cause of death.[6] [7] [11] He is survived by his wife
Brenna and their daughter. He also has a brother named Tony who owns a bike dealership.
The next day, May 25, 2010, the band held a formal press conference in Des Moines, Iowa. They did not take any
questions from the media. The band, as well as Gray's brother Tony and wife Brenna, paid tribute to him.
"He was kind of the person in the band that really wanted everybody in the band to always get along and just
concentrate on the band. He was a really great friend and a really great person. He's going to be sadly missed,
and the world is going to be a different place without him."
—Shawn Crahan[12]
On June 21, 2010, autopsy results were released that stated Gray had died of an accidental overdose of morphine and
fentanyl, and had also shown signs of "significant heart disease".[13] A month later, on July 30, Paul Gray was
posthumously awarded the Kerrang! "Services to Metal" award; it was collected by Corey Taylor on his behalf.[14]
Recently, Mushroomhead, a band that Slipknot has had an on and off feud with, posted on their official Myspace
page their thoughts about Paul Gray's death, stating: "R.I.P. Paul Gray, This feud needs to end. Much Love and
Respect to the guys in Slipknot".[15]
On November 8, 2010, items that decorated Gray's grave, including statues and ornaments, were stolen.[16] The band
responded to this event with a post on their MySpace page, asking the robbers to return the stolen items.[17]
On March 10, 2011 it was announced that Donnie Steele will be filling in for him in the 2011 Summer tour.
Paul Gray (#2) 38

Discography
With Slipknot
• 1996: Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
• 1999: Slipknot
• 2001: Iowa
• 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
• 2005: 9.0: Live
• 2008: All Hope Is Gone
Other appearances
• 2005: The All-Star Sessions (Roadrunner United)
• 2007: Worse Than a Fairy Tale (Drop Dead, Gorgeous)
• 2008: "Last Stop: Crappy Town" (Reggie And The Full Effect)
• 2009: "Annual Assault" (Roadrunner Records)

Filmography
• 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2002: Rollerball
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"
• 2008: Behind The Player: Paul Gray
• 2009: Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
• 2010: (sic)nesses (posthumous)

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today-entertainment/ ). Associated Press (MSNBC). . Retrieved June 21, 2010.
[14] "And the winners are..." (http:/ / www. kerrang. com/ blog/ 2010/ 07/ and_the_winners_are_1. html). . Retrieved June 30, 2010.
[15] "MUSHROOMHEAD Vocalist Says There is No More Beef With SLIPKNOT" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/
news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=126950). . Retrieved August 5, 2010.
[16] "Theft From SLIPKNOT Bassist's Grave" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article&
newsitemID=149049). Blabbermouth.net. 2010-11-08
[17] Slipknot (2010-11-08). "Theft From Paul's Grave" (http:/ / blogs. myspace. com/ index. cfm?fuseaction=blog. view& friendId=3646959&
blogId=540492839). MySpace. Retrieved 2010-11-08

External links
• Official Slipknot website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
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Chris Fehn (#3)


Chris Fehn

Chris Fehn at Allstate Arena in 2009


Background information

Birth name Christopher Michael Fehn

Also known as #3, Mr. Picklenose, Mr. Fehn, Pinocchio.

Born February 24, 1972

Origin Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Genres Alternative metal, nu metal, metalcore

Occupations Musician

Instruments Custom percussion, vocals, bass guitar

Years active 1997–present

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Slipknot, Thunderbolt, Gasoline, Shed, Will Haven

Website http:/ / www. slipknot1. com

Christopher Michael "Chris" Fehn (born February 24, 1972), or known by his number #3, is an American
musician known as one of the two custom percussionists of the Grammy Award winning heavy metal band Slipknot
and is the current bassist for the band Will Haven.

Personal life and career


Fehn was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to joining Slipknot, he played as a kicker on the Wayne State
University Football team. Fehn joined the band around April 1997, replacing percussionist Greg Welts, who was
forced out of Slipknot after the band due to personal conflicts with drummer Joey Jordison which stemmed from
Welts dating Jordison's sister.
As well as lending his percussion talents to the band, Fehn has also sung backing vocals on a number of songs
Slipknot has both recorded and performed live. Outside Slipknot, Fehn is a very keen golfer, and evidences this on
the band's 2006 DVD, Voliminal: Inside the Nine, where he is interviewed while playing golf. Fehn describes
himself as a "big fan of the band" and says of Slipknot, "the world needed something like this."[1]
Prior to joining Slipknot in 1997, Fehn was close friends with Slipknot's percussionist Shawn Crahan. According to
Fehn, he had originally asked Crahan if he could be drummer Joey Jordison's drum tech. Shortly after his request
was made, Fehn was given an offer to play custom percussion in the band. Fehn was then given a rough demo that
contained all of Slipknot's songs. Fehn has said that "Spit It Out" was the song that stood out to him the most. Fehn
Chris Fehn (#3) 41

then tried out on percussion and was subsequently made part of Slipknot.
In the early years of Slipknot before their signing with Roadrunner Records, Fehn was an electrician. In a recent
interview with Face Culture, Fehn said that the band members gave him a hard time in his early years with the band.
He described that his time during the self-titled album era was his "hazing period" with the band.[2]
His mask was featured in the movie Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.

Discography
• 1999: Slipknot
• 2001: Iowa
• 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
• 2005: 9.0 Live
• 2008: All Hope Is Gone

Filmography
• 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2002: Rollerball
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"
• 2009: Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
• 2010: (sic)nesses

Equipment
• Tama drums with Bubinga shells and Remo heads- 24 kick drum, 22 kick drum, 15 tom, 17 tom
• 15" Pearl Competitor FFX-style Marching Snare
• Pearl Championship RMALTS Marching Snare Carrier
• Vic Firth Corpsmaster CT4 Ultra Staccato Mallets
• Vic Firth American Classic 3A Wood Tip Drumsticks
• 2 empty Budweiser beer kegs (one on each side) played with a thick 13 inch steel pipe
• Audio Technica AEW-T6100 Wireless Handheld Microphone and system
• Chris' percussion set-up is miked with Audio Technica AT-35 mics
Chris and Shawn use the same set-up for their drums. However, Shawn's drum kit, along with Joey Jordison's, is
mounted on a platform scissor lift which goes high into the air and rotates. Chris' drum kit is mounted on a swivel,
allowing them to rotate 90° and tilt in numerous directions. Chris prefers not to use a scissor lift due to his fear of
heights. For the All Hope Is Gone Tour, Chris and Shawn use mallets to play their main percussion kits. They only
use drumsticks to play their marching snares. Chris and Shawn have been using Vic Firth drumsticks since the
Subliminal Verses Tour.
Chris Fehn (#3) 42

References
[1] "Chris Fehn interview with Songfacts" (http:/ / www. songfacts. com/ int/ 2008/ 01/ chris-fehn-slipknot. html). Songfacts. . Retrieved
2008-07-17.
[2] http:/ / www. faceculture. tv/ index. php?cnti_key=11773939

External links
• Slipknot website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Chris Fehn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0270446/) at the Internet Movie Database
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Jim Root (#4) 43

Jim Root (#4)


James Root

Guitarist James Root of the metal band Slipknot performing at the Allstate Arena in 2009
Background information

Birth name [1]


James Donald Root

Also known as #4, Mr. Bigs, The Jester

Born October 2, 1971


[2] [3]
Des Moines, Iowa

Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, nu metal, alternative metal

Occupations Musician, songwriter

Instruments Guitar, bass, keyboards

Years active 1992–present

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Slipknot, Stone Sour, Anal Blast, Atomic Opera, Deadfront, John 5

Website (External links)

Notable instruments

James Root Signature Fender Telecaster


James Root Signature Fender Stratocaster

James Donald "Jim" Root[1] (born October 2, 1971),[2] [3] also known by his number #4, is an American musician
known for being the rhythm guitarist of the heavy metal band, Slipknot, and the lead guitarist for hard rock band,
Stone Sour. He was the last member to join the current line-up of Slipknot, in January 1999.

Life and career


James Root has performed in bands such as Anal Blast, Atomic Opera, Deadfront and Stone Sour; the latter which he
joined in 1995, and returned to along with vocalist Corey Taylor, during its revival in 2002. Prior to joining Slipknot,
he worked as a screenprinter, waiter, and busboy. Root joined the band in January 1999, replacing their original
guitarist, Josh Brainard, who left the band during the recording of their self-titled album, reportedly after having
fulfilled his recording duties. In fact, the only two songs Root recorded during the album's sessions were "Purity"
and "Me Inside", the former being featured on the short-lived first pressing of Slipknot as well as the 10th
Anniversary Edition, and the latter being its replacement. Despite this, the song has become a staple for most of the
band's live performances. Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor invited Root to join the band based on Taylor's past
experiences working with him in Stone Sour. Although filling in the spot of rhythm guitar in 1999, Root has written
lead guitar parts for Slipknot's later albums particularly on All Hope is Gone
Outside Slipknot and Stone Sour, Root has appeared on Slipknot turntablist Sid Wilson's DJ Starscream album The
New Leader and John 5's The Devil Knows My Name, for the song "Black Widow of La Porte", and also appeared on
Jim Root (#4) 44

the Roadrunner United project, performing the solo and harmony guitars on "Tired 'N Lonely" from the project's
album The All-Star Sessions. He also appeared on Jonathan Davis and the SFA´s cover of Lil Wayne´s "Got Money".

Masks
Root originally used a bondage hood, inherited from Slipknot's original guitarist Josh Brainard following his
departure from the band. He had purple hair at the time and would pull parts of it through a hole in the top of the
mask. After a couple of performances and one photo shoot, he decided to change masks, as the bondage hood was
too uncomfortable for him and would often distract him when playing. He then began using a jester-style mask, said
to represent that side of his personality. His most recent variation of the mask remains jester-styled, but has vertical
black scars detailing around both eyes, and a zipper in between black lips.

Equipment
In July 2007, Fender released a Jim Root Signature Fender Telecaster guitar. This Telecaster model is available in
flat black with a white pickguard and maple neck and fingerboard, or in flat white with a black pickguard, maple
neck and ebony fingerboard. Both models feature mahogany bodies, 22 jumbo frets, a single volume control with no
tone control, black hardware, and EMG humbuckers (EMG 81 in the bridge and EMG 60 in the neck). In 2010 a
signature stratocaster was issued, with specs similar to his telecasters. They are available in black and white finishes.
This guitar has also been used live on shows during 2009.[4] Prior to his endorsment deal with Fender, Root had been
seen using PRS,Jackson,Charvel and Maverick electric guitars and Martin acoustic guitars as well as a wide range of
effect pedals and amplifers. In a 2009 performance for Eurockeennes, Jim used a Gibson Flying V.[5] [6] In January
2010, a Jim Root Signature Fender Stratocaster was unveiled on the Fender website, similar to the one he has been
seen using on stage, as of March 2009.[7]
Guitars

• Jim Root Signature Fender Telecaster • Custom Charvel San Dimas


• Custom Fender Telecaster • Charvel San Dimas Soloist
• Fender Flathead Telecaster • Jackson SL1 Soloist
• Fender Flathead Showmaster • Jackson SL3 Soloist
• Jim Root Signature Fender Stratocaster • Jackson WRMG
• Gibson Flying V Uses for Stone Sour's 2010 tour • Grover Jackson DK1 Custom Shop
• PRS Private Stock Black
• Ibanez RG2228
• Maverick JR-4
• Martin Acoustic

Effects
Jim Root uses the Voodoo Labs GCX Audio Switcher and Ground Control. His Ground Control switcher is
controlled backstage by his tech, and has individual banks for songs in the Slipknot and Stone Sour setlists.
Jim Root (#4) 45

• Dunlop Crybaby 535Q • BOSS AC-3


• Dunlop JH3S Jimi Hendrix Octave Fuzz • BOSS DD-3
• DigiTech Hyper Phaser • BOSS NS-2
• Digitech Whammy IV pedal • Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter
• Digitech Tone Driver pedal • Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
• Digitech Synth Wah pedal • MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz
• Digitech Multi-chorus • MXR Auto Q Wah
• Digitech Digidelay • MXR Carbon Copy
• Dunlop Auto Q pedal • MXR Phase 100
• Vox Tonelab • Electro-Harmonix Small Stone

Amplifiers

• Rivera Knucklehead Reverb 100 6L6 • Orange Rockerverb Heads


• Rivera Knucklehead Reverb 100 KT88 • Orange 4x12 Cabinets
• Bogner Uberschall, 120-Watt, All-Tube head with EL34 Power Tubes • Randall Isolation Cabinet
• Bogner Shiva Head EL34
• Budda SuperDrive head
• Rivera K412 speaker Cabinets

Picks
• Dunlop Tortex Wedge 1.0mm picks
• Black Dunlop Jazz III XL picks

Discography
Slipknot Stone Sour Other appearances
• 1999: Slipknot • 2002: Stone Sour • 2005: Roadrunner United - The All-Stars Sessions (Roadrunner
• 2001: Iowa • 2006: Come What(ever) United)
• 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal May • 2006: The New Leader (DJ Starscream)
Verses) • 2007: Live in Moscow • 2007: The Devil Knows My Name (John 5)
• 2005: 9.0 Live • 2010: Audio Secrecy • 2008: "Got Money" (Lil Wayne remix) (Jonathan Davis and the
• 2008: All Hope Is Gone SFA)
• 2009: "A Song for Chi" (various artists)

Filmography
• 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood • 2002: Rollerball • 2009: Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
• 2002: Disasterpieces • 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine

• 2010: (sic)nesses

References
[1] JAMES ROOT in ZabaSearch People Search Engine (http:/ / www. zabasearch. com/ query1_zaba. php?sname=JAMES ROOT& state=IA&
ref=& se=& doby=& city=& name_style=1& tm=)
[2] http:/ / upload. bebo. com/ Profile. jsp?MemberId=4344509282& ShowSims=Y James Root Bebo Profile
[3] http:/ / www. slipknot-metal. com/ main. php?sk=profilesjim James Root Slipknot Metal Profile
[4] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=N2JKjTJTMho& feature=related
[5] Slipknot Equipment - Jim Root (http:/ / www. slipknot-metal. com/ main. php?sk=equipment)
[6] UberProAudio.com Jim Root Guitar Rig Gear - Slipknot and Stone Sour (http:/ / www. uberproaudio. com/ content/ view/ 215/ 38/ )
[7] http:/ / www. fender. com/ products/ search. php?partno=0114545705
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External links
• Slipknot website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Stone Sour website (http://www.stonesour.com/)
• James Root (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0740516/) at the Internet Movie Database
Craig Jones (#5) 47

Craig Jones (#5)


Craig "133" Jones

133 performing in Slipknot at 2009's Optimus Alive Festival.


Background information

Birth name Craig Michael Jones

Also known as #5, 133, The Silent One, Spike-Head, Pin-head

Born February 11, 1973


Des Moines, Iowa

Genres Alternative metal, nu metal

Occupations Musician

Instruments Sampler, MIDI controller, keyboard, guitar

Years active 1995–present

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Slipknot, Modifidious

Website http:/ / www. slipknot1. com

Notable instruments

Cakewalk Sonar, Korg MicroKONTROL

Craig Michael Jones also known as 133 (or 133 mHz), The Silent One, or by his number #5, is an American
musician, best known as the sampler and keyboardist of the band Slipknot.

Personal life and career


Jones was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He previously played in various local extreme metal bands, including
Modifidious, before joining Slipknot in February 1996. He was the replacement for the band's original guitarist,
Donnie Steele,[1] who left during the recording of their first songs, put together into a demo called Mate. Feed. Kill.
Repeat. which the band themselves have stated is not an album, but a demo. Because the band was almost completed
with the demo, he did not contribute to it, but he did receive credit for its sleeve concept and graphics in the liner
notes. Before the year was over, Jones had been replaced by guitarist Mick Thomson, and he began to assume his
role as the band's sampler and keyboardist.[2]
Jones is the only member of the band who is not interviewed completely unmasked on Voliminal: Inside the Nine.
While he does not wear a mask during the interview, his face remains pixelated.
He speaks for two seconds at the start of their video Welcome to Our Neighborhood, where he says "133, number 5,
sampling". He also speaks during the member introduction on the Ozzfest 1999 documentary called We Sold Our
Craig Jones (#5) 48

Souls for Rock and Roll, where he says "Craig, number 5, sampling".
Jones once suffered from whiplash after an extended case of powerful headbanging.

Personality
His background is unquestionably the most elusive of any other member of Slipknot, so much that he has been
known to keep silence throughout even a series of questions. That is why he earned his second nickname, The Silent
One. This is not to say he has never spoken outside the confines of the band, however. In fact, Jones has engaged an
interview with Cakewalk regarding their equipment, which he prefers when performing samples.[3] He begins most
interviews with the zipper covering his mouth opened, and closes the zipper before making any reply to the questions
asked. Jones prompted a burst of complaint letters when, another time he broke his silence during an interview, he
was quoted as having made the sole statement that, "If I wasn't in this band, I'd probably be out killing people!" He
has answered this question also, "If I wasn't in the band today, I'd be driving forklifts in a warehouse all day long."
Former Slipknot vocalist Anders Colsefni has implied that Jones is a misanthrope. While expressing distaste for
Jones' behavior, Colsefni revealed that Jones was in fact the inspiration for the song "Killers Are Quiet". However a
close friend of the band at the time, Frank Plumley, is credited for the song's relevant title. Colsefni provided further
insight into Jones' personality when he claimed that, "Computers are Craig's best friend." According to producer
Ross Robinson, Jones was disturbingly quiet during their studio sessions.[4]
However, contrary to popular belief, Jones has been known to be very open and somewhat talkative with fans after
Slipknot's performances. This may suggest that his dangerously taciturn behavior is an affectation or exaggeration
for the sake of publicity and/or intrigue; it is also be possible that it is intended to achieve the opposite effect and
minimise scrutiny of his private life. Some have commented that the "serial killer" comments he has made may be
his attempt at dark humor, in addition to his preference to speak during interviews exclusively with the zipper
covering his mouth closed. In some interviews, Corey Taylor has jokingly answered for him when reporters asked to
speak to him "Well, do you want to talk to him? I mean, look at him..." However Craig has done two online text
interviews after the release of the self-titled album, and readers of the interview have noticed that online he is a lot
less hostile than he lets on. In the video of the making of "Sulfur", Craig Jones is actually shown talking to the
camera.[5]
On Nine: The Making of All Hope Is Gone, the DVD that comes with the special edition of All Hope Is Gone, Craig
is the only member of the band to have his face censored while everyone else appears with their face clear and
uncensored. During the Making of Sulfur video however, Craig is shown casually talking and laughing with the
cameraman, at one point turning to him and saying "Wow, I can actually do this thing myself" while fiddling with
his mask. This is more evidence towards the fact that he is a lot more friendly in reality.
He made his first public appearance unmasked on May 25, 2010 during Slipknot's live press conference regarding
the death of Slipknot's bassist Paul Gray.

Mask
Jones originally wore pantyhose over his head, accompanied with a Spam t-shirt. Other times, he would wear a mask
of wolf skin.[1] When Jones became full time sampler after being replaced by Mick Thomson as guitarist, he then
began using a white space helmet adorned with a Sinclair Oil sticker, probably obtained from drummer Jordison who
was formerly an employee at a local Sinclair gas station . This helmet was later painted black and had nails
hammered through the top to vaguely resemble spiky hair. He did not enjoy wearing the mask and worn in
conjunction with an MBU-13 Air Force gas mask.; a strobe light was also added to the top of the helmet, but this
was removed shortly after. It was said to represent pain. His most recent variation of the mask has a collection of
nails rising from its head. It has two small slits for eyeholes, two even smaller circular nose holes and a big silver
zipper in between its lips, similar to a gimp mask. This contrasts heavily to the mask he used during Slipknot's
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self-titled era. This mask has been caused for concern during video shoots; during the video for Duality those
involved were told to keep a safe distance from him and Corey Taylor was "impaled" by one of the nails during the
Sulfur shoot.

Discography

With Slipknot
• 1996: Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat
• 1997: Crowz
• 1998: Slipknot Demo
• 1999: Slipknot
• 2001: Iowa
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
• 2005: 9.0 Live
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: All Hope Is Gone
• 2010: (sic)nesses

Filmography
• 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2002: Rollerball
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"
• 2009: Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
• 2010: (sic)nesses

Equipment

Slipknot era
• AKAI MPC2000XL sampler
• Clavia Nord Lead Synth
• Yamaha Cs6x
• Roland JP8000
• Yamaha controller
• Yamaha PSR 720
Craig Jones (#5) 50

Iowa era
• Roland SP-808 "groove sampler"
• Roland SP-808EX "e-mix station"

Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) era


• Cakewalk Sonar
• Korg MicroKontrol Midi keyboard/pad controller

All Hope Is Gone era


• Cakewalk Sonar
• Korg Kontrol 49
• Korg Monotron Ribbon Synthesizer
• Korg Kaossilator

References
[1] Slipknot Craig Jones Profile (http:/ / www. slipknot-metal. com/ main. php?sk=profilescraig)
[2] http:/ / www. black-goat. com/ thestory. php
[3] Artist Profile: Craig (#5), Slipknot (http:/ / www. cakewalk. com/ Artist/ Slipknot. asp)
[4] BlackGoat - Slipknot (http:/ / black-goat. com/ rossrobinson. php)
[5] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=fO3nqWAd1p4

External links
• Slipknot website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Craig Jones (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0427808/) at the Internet Movie Database
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Shawn "Clown" Crahan (#6)


M. Shawn Crahan

Percussionist Shawn Crahan of Slipknot at the Mayhem festival, 2008.


Background information

Birth name Michael Shawn Crahan

Also known as #6, Clown, BoBo

Born September 24, 1969


Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Genres Alternative metal, experimental rock, funk metal, indie pop, indie rock, industrial metal, metalcore, pop punk, progressive metal,
psychedelic rock

Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, director, photographer

Instruments Custom percussion, drums, piano, vocals, timpanis

Years active 1991–present

Labels Roadrunner, Big Orange Clown, Nuclear Blast, Pale One, -ismist

Associated acts Slipknot, To My Surprise, Dirty Little Rabbits, The Black Dots of Death, Apocalyptic Nightmare [1]

Website (External links)

Michael Shawn "Clown" Crahan (born September 24, 1969), also known as Clown, or by his number #6, is an
American musician, music producer, and artist. He is best known as one of the two custom percussionists of the
Grammy winning heavy metal band Slipknot, and the drummer of To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits. At 41,
Shawn Crahan is the oldest member of Slipknot. As of Paul Gray's death in 2010, He and Joey Jordison are the only
original members still in the band.

Personal life and career


Crahan was born Michael Shawn Crahan in Des Moines, Iowa. He once performed in bands such as Heads on the
Wall & One Cup Fat. He married his wife Chantel in June, 1993, in Des Moines, Iowa. They have four children,
Alexandria, Gage, Gabrielle, and Simon.
As well as lending his percussion talents to the band, Crahan has also sung backing vocals on a number of songs
Slipknot has both recorded and performed live. He also wrote the original draft of "Tattered & Torn", which
appeared on the band's early demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.. Outside Slipknot, Crahan has founded Big Orange
Clown Records, a vanity label within Sanctuary Records, which has so far signed the metalcore band Gizmachi. He
also acted as director for, and assembled Slipknot's 2005 DVD, Voliminal: Inside the Nine, while the band engaged a
brief hiatus.
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He also performed with To My Surprise, recording guitar and vocals for the band's self-titled debut. The band
received little interest due to their album being released amidst the success of Slipknot members Corey Taylor,
James Root and Joey Jordison's side projects, Stone Sour and the Murderdolls, respectively. To My Surprise was
later dropped by Roadrunner Records. In 2007, Crahan began performing as drummer for Dirty Little Rabbits. The
band was a supporting act for Stone Sour during their North American tour in Summer 2007,[2] and have released
one EP, titled Breeding. They have since signed a deal with The End Records as of November, 2008. [3]
In 2009 he contributed to Bring Me the Horizon's remix album, Suicide Season: Cut Up!, by remixing the track
"Sleep With One Eye Open". Also in 2009 Shawn remixed a Suicide Silence track on their Wake Up (EP) entitled
"Wake Up (Clown of Slipknot Remix)" and in 2010, he contributed to Escape the Fate's This War Is Ours deluxe
edition, by remixing the track "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine Part II)". Crahan has confirmed the formation of a
brand new side project called "The Black Dots of Death" who will be releasing their debut studio album entitled
"Ever Since We Were Children" on March 28. [4] He is the director of many of Slipknot's videos, dvds, and other
artistic projects.
Clown Crahan, to his nickname, wears clown-style masks while performing with Slipknot. He also wears a death
mask made from a cast of his own face when performing the song "Vermillion".

Equipment
• Gretsch drums with Bubinga shells and Remo heads- two 20 kick drums, 15 tom, 16 tom
• 15" Pearl Competitor FFX-style Marching Snare
• Pearl Championship RMALTS Marching Snare Carrier
• Vic Firth Drum Mallets
• Vic Firth American Classic 7A Nylon Tip Drumsticks
• 2 empty Budweiser beer kegs (one on each side) played with a baseball bat and sometimes with a pair of 12 inch
red wooden claves.
• Audio Technica AEW-T6100 Wireless Handheld Microphone and system
• Two cameras mounted on the rig which he uses to record himself, the band, and the audience
• Shawn usually wears Franklin batting gloves when performing. He sometimes also wears black Mizuno vintage
pro G2 batting gloves
• Shawn's percussion set-up is miked with Audio-Technica AT-23 mics

Discography
With Slipknot With To My Surprise
• 1996: Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. • 2003: To My Surprise
• 1997: Crowz With Dirty Little Rabbits
• 1999: Slipknot
• 2007: Breeding
• 2001: Iowa
• 2009: Simon
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2010: Dirty Little Rabbits
• 2004: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: All Hope Is Gone
• 2010: (sic)nesses

With The Black Dots Of Death


• 2011: Ever Since We Were Children
Guest Appearances & Remixes
• Bring Me the Horizon - "Sleep With One Eye Open" [Clown Remix] (2009)
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• Dead by April - "Angels of Clarity" [Shawn 'Clown' Crahan Remix] (2009)


• Suicide Silence - "Wake Up" [Clown of Slipknot Remix] (2009)
• Coheed and Cambria - "Clown's Welcome Home" [Shawn Crahan Remix] (2009)
• Marilyn Manson - "Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon" [Clown/Slipknot Fuck The God Damn TV And
Radio Remix] (2009)
• Escape the Fate - "This War Is Ours" [This War Is Mine] (2010)
• Mindless Self Indulgence - "Pay For It" [The Son of a Clown Remix] (2010)
• Hesta Prynn - "Pepper (2010)

Albums produced
• 2000: L.D. 50 - Mudvayne
• 2001: Invitation to the Dance - 40 Below Summer
• 2003: To My Surprise - To My Surprise
• 2005: The Imbuing - Gizmachi
• 2008: The American Nightmare - Dirtfedd

Filmography
• 1999: Welcome to Our Neighborhood
• 2002: Disasterpieces
• 2002: Rollerball
• 2006: Voliminal: Inside the Nine
• 2008: Nine: The Making of "All Hope Is Gone"
• 2010: (sic)nesses

References
[1] http:/ / www. apocalypticnightmare. com/
[2] "Blabbermouth Article" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=76314).
Blabbermouth. 2007-07-07. . Retrieved 2007-07-12.
[3] Dirty Little Rabbits (2008-10-14). "M.Shawn Crahan Interview" (http:/ / headbangersblog. mtv. com/ 2008/ 10/ 14/
exclusive-interview-slipknot-percussionist-shawn-clown-crahan-signs-deal-with-the-end-for-his-band-dirty-little-rabbits/ ). Headbanger's
Blog. . Retrieved 2008-12-27.
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Mick Thomson (#7) 54

Mick Thomson (#7)


Mick Thomson

Thomson in Mayhem 2008.


Background information

Also known as #7

Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal, death metal, metalcore, Nu Metal

Occupations Musician, songwriter

Instruments Guitar, bass

Years active 1996–present

Labels Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Associated acts Slipknot, Body Pit

Website http:/ / www. slipknot1. com

Notable instruments

Ibanez MTM1 and MTM2 Signature Models

Mickael "Mick" Gordon Thomson, sometimes known as #7, is an American musician, best known as the lead
guitarist for the band Slipknot.

Biography
Thomson joined Slipknot in 1996, replacing Craig Jones,[1] who then became the band's sampler.

Technique
Thomson commonly employs an extremely fast and accurate alternate picking technique, also implementing pinch
harmonics into his work. He also utilizes sweep picking on occasion. He has admitted he found influence in bands
such as Racer X, stating that it gave him something to strive for when he was young. He also cites Randy Rhoads as
an influence.[2]
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Equipment

Guitars
Thomson was a longtime player and endorsee of B.C. Rich Guitars until late 2004, and he had previously designed a
signature model with this company based on their Warlock model.
In 2004, Thomson moved to Ibanez, with whom he designed his own Ibanez MTM1 and MTM2 Signature Models.
The MTM1 has a mahogany body with a fixed bridge, jumbo frets, custom "seven" inlay, black hardware, reversed
headstock, and active Seymour Duncan Blackout humbuckers. The cheaper MTM2 has Seymour Duncan Active
HB105 MT pickups, and has no inlays. Thomson also has a signature Ovation acoustic/electric guitar, the MT37.[3]

Amplification
Thomson currently uses his signature Rivera KR-7 amp model and its matching speaker cabinet.[4]

Discography
• 2007: Doomsday X (Malevolent Creation)

References
[1] Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda. p. 273. ISBN 9780958268400.
[2] Fischer, Peter (2006). Masters of Rock Guitar 2: The New Generation (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=VRDRKvQZBbUC&
pg=PA88). Mel Bay. p. 88. ISBN 9783899220780. .
[3] Dawe, Kevin (2010). The new guitarscape in critical theory, cultural practice and musical performance (http:/ / books. google. com/
books?id=MVdv-h-1WQ0C& pg=PA84). Ashgate. p. 84. ISBN 9780754667759. .
[4] "KR7" (http:/ / www. rivera. com/ products/ knuckle/ kr7. php). Rivera Amprlifiers. . Retrieved 3 February 2010.
Corey Taylor (#8) 56

Corey Taylor (#8)


Corey Taylor

Background information

Birth name Corey Todd Taylor

Also known as #8, The Great Big Mouth, Faith, The Sickness , Todd Tigger

Born December 8, 1973

Origin Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal, nu metal, post-grunge, hard rock, rap metal

Occupations Musician, songwriter, author

Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards

Years active 1992–present

Labels Roadrunner, Great Big Mouth

Associated acts Slipknot, Stone Sour, Junk Beer Kidnap Band

Website [1]
Stone Sour Official Website

Corey Todd Taylor (born December 8, 1973) sometimes known by the number 8,[2] is an American musician best
known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of Slipknot and Stone Sour.[3] Taylor was raised by his single mother. He
developed a fond feeling toward classic rock after his grandmother introduced him to it. Taylor first met his father on
March 28, 2005, and the two have developed a strong relationship. He currently has a wife, an ex-wife, and two
children. By the release of Stone Sour's Come What(ever) May, he was sober. On August 3, 2009 and July 29, 2010
he co-hosted the Kerrang! Awards alongside Scott Ian of Anthrax and The Damned Things. He has stated in
numerous interviews that he loves Gibson guitars,[4] and has recorded videos on behalf of the Gibson Association.
When playing solo or with Stone Sour, he frequently uses Gibsons.
Corey Taylor is a founding member of Stone Sour, and has released three studio albums with the band. Taylor joined
Slipknot in 1997 to replace their original singer Anders Colsefni. He has released four studio albums with the band.
Taylor constantly alternates between bands, as seen in 2001, after the release of Iowa, where he rejoined Stone Sour
immediately after touring. He has worked with several bands, including Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Apocalyptica,
Anthrax, Soulfly, and Avenged Sevenfold. Taylor writes and sings in styles that vary by genre. Slipknot drummer
Joey Jordison said that he has "really good melodic singing."[5] Taylor was ranked number 86 in Hit Parader's Top
100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.[6]
Corey Taylor (#8) 57

Personal life
Corey Taylor was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 1973,[7] [8] [9] [10] the first of three children. He lived in
Orlando briefly with his uncle, George Robson though Taylor was mostly raised by his mother in Waterloo, Iowa, a
place described by Taylor as a "hole in the ground with buildings around it."[10]
In 1979, Taylor and his mother saw the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Before the series,
there was a trailer for the 1978 horror film Halloween. Taylor said this "developed some sense of Slipknot in
[himself]."[10] While Halloween introduced Taylor to masks and horror themes, Taylor's grandmother introduced
him to rock music, showing him a collection of Elvis Presley records from the mid-fifties to late seventies. He
especially found some songs like "Teddy Bear," "In the Ghetto," and "Suspicious Minds," to appeal to his interests
the most, describing them as "good times."[10] Taylor also began listening to Black Sabbath at a young age,
beginning with their early work.[10]
Taylor, along with his mother and sister, lived in an "old dilapidated farmhouse," which on days in late autumn
would "look like Black Sabbath album covers."[11] [12] By age fifteen, Taylor had developed a drug addiction and
had overdosed on cocaine twice.[11] [13] By this time, Taylor was living in Waterloo, Iowa, but later set out on his
own and ended up at his grandmother's trailer in Ohio. She took legal custody of him and helped him buy musical
equipment.[12] When Taylor was eighteen, he left his grandmother's trailer and went to various places, Des Moines
being a place he commonly went back to.[14]
Taylor and his father first met when Taylor was an adult, and now have
a strong relationship.[15] On September 17, 2002, Corey's then-fiancée,
Scarlett Stone, gave birth to their son Griffin Parker.[16] Taylor also has
a daughter named Angie, born in 1992 from an earlier relationship.[16]
Taylor and Stone married on March 11, 2004, and divorced three years
later.[17] On November 13, 2009, he married Stephanie Luby.[17]

Taylor has also had alcohol abuse problems, which his ex-wife, Scarlett,
helped him through as well as keeping him from committing suicide.[18]
On November 14, 2003, Taylor attempted to jump off a balcony of the
eighth floor of the Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard, but Scarlett stopped him.
Scarlett then told him that either he would have to get sober or she
would annul their marriage.[18] Before Stone Sour started recording
Corey Taylor without his mask
Come What(ever) May in January 2006, Taylor was sober.[18] [19] On
August 3, 2009, he co-hosted the 2009 Kerrang! Awards alongside Scott
Ian of Anthrax.[20] [21] The following year, they both once again co-hosted The Kerrang Awards, where Corey
collected the K! Services to Metal award on behalf of Paul Gray who died after an accidental overdose of morphine
and fentanyl, and had also shown signs of "significant heart disease".[22] [23] In early September, 2010, Taylor
announced that his book, Seven Deadly Sins, is going to be released on July 12, 2011 through Da Capo Press.[24]

Music career

Slipknot
While Corey Taylor was working at Adult Emporium, a sex shop in Des Moines, Iowa, Joey Jordison, Shawn
Crahan, and Mick Thomson approached him asking him to join Slipknot.[25] He agreeably went to one of their
practices, and ended up singing in front of them. They asked him to join the band because of his melodic vocals.
While Taylor was positioned as lead vocalist for the band, their previous vocalist, Anders Colsefni, was moved to
backing vocals and percussion.[5] Unhappy with the position, Colsefni later left the band.[26]
Corey Taylor (#8) 58

Feeling he could expand more in Slipknot than in Stone


Sour, Taylor temporarily quit Stone Sour, even though
they were recording an album with Sean McMahon.[27]
Taylor's first gig with Slipknot was on August 22,
1997, which according to band members did not go
well. During his first gig, Taylor did not perform
wearing a mask; however, for his second show nearly a
month later, Corey wore a mask that resembles his
debut album mask.[26] Taylor's current mask was
described by MTV's Chris Harris as looking "as though
it were made of dried, human flesh—like Leatherface,
Taylor performing with Slipknot in 2005
if only he used moisturizer."[28] One of the old
dreadlocked masks is now in the possession of Dom
Howard of British rock band Muse, after the two bands both played MetalFest. He was apparently subjected to
Taylor's "sit the f*** down!" routine face-to-face during Slipknot's set and can be seen reliving the experience
(wearing the mask) on Muse's Hullabaloo DVD. Despite rumours that Howard had stolen the mask, he in fact
received it from a fan afterwards.

Taylor has recorded with Slipknot since the release of their second demo album, a self-titled demo used to promote
the band to prospective labels and producers.[29] As permanent vocalist, he recorded with Slipknot at Indigo Ranch
in Malibu, California and released Slipknot, the band's debut album that peaked number one on the Top Heatseekers
chart,[30] [31] went 2× Platinum in the United States,[32] and was included in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must
Hear Before You Die.[33] Taylor was accused of copyright infringement, regarding the lyrics of the song "Purity".[34]
Taylor began recording for their second studio album, Iowa, in 2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys,
Los Angeles, California.[35] It was released August 28, 2001 and peaked number one on the UK Albums Chart,[36] as
well as number three on the Billboard 200.[37] While writing Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), Taylor decided to
write lyrics that would not warrant an explicit label.[38] It peaked number two on the Billboard 200.[39] All Hope Is
Gone was the first Slipknot album to peak number one on the Billboard 200.[40]

Stone Sour
Taylor is a founding member of the American hard rock band Stone Sour. After forming the band with drummer Joel
Ekman, Shawn Economaki joined filling in the bass position, leaving the electric guitar position to be filled by Josh
Rand. Stone Sour recorded a demo album in 1992, and another in 1994. In 1997, Taylor was approached by the
metal band, Slipknot, resulting in him abandoning Stone Sour while they were recording a demo album with Sean
McMahon at SR studios.[27] [25] Taylor did not return until five years later to record their debut album, Stone Sour in
2002. Both Taylor and guitarist Josh Rand contacted Jim Root, Slipknot's guitarist, and Shawn Economaki, Stone
Sour's original bassist, to begin writing songs for their debut album.[41] Drummer Joel Ekman came back on board as
well.[42] [43] This "reformation" later resulted in Stone Sour recording at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa.[42]
[44]

Their self-titled debut album was released August 27, 2002, and it debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200.[45]
Their second album, Come What(ever) May debuted at number four on the Billboard 200.[45] It was released August
1, 2006, and charted on several different charts.[45] [46] [47] Live in Moscow is currently their only album specifically
released only for Music download.[48] During the recording of the album, drummer Joel Ekman left the band for
personal reasons. As a result, drummer Roy Mayorga was recruited, taking his place.[49] The group released their
third studio album, Audio Secrecy, on September 7, 2010.[50] [51] [52]
Corey Taylor (#8) 59

Other work
Taylor has appeared as a guest musician on albums by Soulfly, Apocalyptica and Damageplan. At one point, he was
heavily involved in the recording of thrash metal band Anthrax's album, Worship Music, but the sessions remain
unreleased.[53] He also contributed to the Roadrunner United all-star album in 2005, providing vocals for the song
"Rich Man".[54] Taylor has also made a brief appearance in Steel Panther's singles "Death to All but Metal", "Eyes of
a Panther", and "Asian Hooker."[55] In 2006, Taylor founded the record company Great Big Mouth Records.[56]
Taylor has produced two albums: Face Cage's self-titled album and Walls of Jericho's Redemption.[57] [58] Taylor
provided guest narration on the track "Repentance" for Dream Theater's 2007 album Systematic Chaos. In an
interview with Billboard magazine, Taylor confirmed that on January 13, 2009, he was planning on making a solo
album, as well as returning to his side project Stone Sour after Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone World Tour.[59] Taylor
has stated that he is currently been writing songs that states "don't fit either of his main bands."[59] He describes them
as a cross between Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, and Social Distortion, saying that there's "a country background that
comes built-in with living in Iowa".[59]
On the March 30, 2009, it was confirmed that Taylor and the Junk Beer Kidnap Band would be performing at
Rockfest in 2009.[60] The group performed on April 24, 2009 at People's Court in Des Moines, Iowa, marking
Taylor's first official solo show.[61] Taylor constantly performs with his band the Dum Fux, who make covers for
1970s punk rock and 1980s hair metal.[62] Taylor also performs with Audacious P, a band that is primarily a
Tenacious D covers band.[63] Rapper Tech N9ne confirmed that Taylor was to perform on his album K.O.D., but was
removed because Taylor did not submit his vocals in time.[64] [65] Taylor recently admitted that he tried out for the
vacant singer spot in the band Velvet Revolver, but said that it just did not work out.[66] However, according to a
recent Billboard article, it seems likely that he may in fact, become the vocalist for Velvet Revolver, however no
official confirmation has been made.[67] Duff McKagan added that they can neither "confirm or deny" Taylor's
membership in the band but believes that Taylor is the "real deal". [68] It was reported on March 8, 2011 on
Blabbermouth.net that Taylor was recently sporting a T-shirt with the words "I am not the new singer in Velvet
Revolver".[69]
As a solo artist he recently recorded a new song, "X-M@$", for The Teenage Cancer Trust. The video itself is
dedicated to those who hate Christmas. The single was made available to digital retailers on December 12, 2010.[70]
It debuted at number thirty-seven in the UK.[71]
In 2011, Taylor collaborated with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on Barker's solo album, on the song On My
Own

Style and influence


The first two Slipknot albums that Taylor performed vocals on, Slipknot and Iowa, both contain gratuitous explicit
content, and many critics claimed Taylor relied on the profanity, which is why Slipknot's third album, Vol. 3: (The
Subliminal Verses) is profanity free and did not warrant the explicit label.[38] Unlike the previous vocalist for
Slipknot, Ander Colsefini, Taylor has a vocal style that was characterized by drummer Joey Jordison as "really good
melodic singing".[5] Taylor's vocal style led him to getting placed at number 86 on the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal
Vocalists of All Time.[72]
Taylor is currently involved in two major projects which have moods and genres considered to be different.[42]
Slipknot is considered to be heavy metal, alternative metal, and nu metal, and express moods such as hostility, anger,
and Rebellion.[73] Stone Sour is considered to be hard rock, alternative metal, heavy metal, and post-grunge, and
express moods such as bleakness, somberness, and anger.[74] Taylor cites Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails,
Misfits, Black Flag, Slayer, Def Leppard, Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Cramps and Bob Dylan as influences.[75]
Corey Taylor (#8) 60

Discography

Stone Sour

Year Name Ref


2002 Stone Sour [43]
[76]

2006 Come What(ever) May [77]


[78]

2007 Live in Moscow [79]


[80]

2010 Audio Secrecy [81]


[82]

Slipknot

Year Name Ref


1998 Slipknot Demo [83]
[84]

1999 Slipknot [85]


[86]

2001 Iowa [87]


[88]

2004 Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) [89]


[90]

2005 9.0: Live [91]


[92]

2008 All Hope Is Gone [93]


[94]

Other works

Year Artist Album Track(s) Position Ref

1998 Sister Soleil Soularium "Liar" Backing [95]


vocals [96]

1998 Smakdab Smakdab (album) "Shadowed" Vocals [97]

2000 Snot Strait Up "Requiem" Vocals [98]


[99]
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2000 Soulfly Primitive "Jumpdafuckup" Vocals [100]

[101]

[102]

2001 Slitheryn Slitheryn "Lost" Backing [103]


Vocals
[104]

2001 Slitheryn Slitheryn "Get Up" Backing [103]


Vocals
[104]

2002 Black Flag Rise Above "Room 13" Vocals [105]

[106]

2003 Anthrax With Full Force Festival in "Bring the Noise" Vocals [107]
Germany
[108]

2004 Damageplan New Found Power "Fuck You" Vocals [109]

[110]

2005 Roadrunner The All-Star Sessions "The Rich Man" Vocals [111]
United
[112]

[113]

2006 Korn Family Values Tour 2006 "Freak on a Leash Backing [114]
(Live)" vocals
[115]

2006 FaceCage III — Producer [116]

[117]

2007 Apocalyptica Worlds Collide "I'm Not Jesus" Vocals [118]

[119]

2007 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos "Repentance" Spoken word [120]


contribution
[121]

2008 Walls of Redemption "Ember Drive", "My Backing [122]


Jericho Last Stand", "Addicted" vocals,
producer [123]

2009 Steel Panther Feel the Steel "Death to All But Vocals [124]
Metal", "Asian
Hooker", "Eyes of a [125]
Panther"
[126]

2010 Corey Taylor X-M@$ X-M@$ Vocals, [127]


producer
[128]
Corey Taylor (#8) 62

2010 Travis Barker, Give_the_Drummer_Some On My Own Vocals "—" denotes an


Corey Taylor album that did not
feature Corey Taylor
performing.

Solo singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album


US US UK
Main. Rock

2010 "X-M@$" 37 49 37 Non-album single

Filmography

Year Film Character Director Ref


1999 Welcome to Our Neighborhood Self Thomas Mignone [129]
[130]

2001 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll Penelope Spheeris [131]
[132]

2002 Rollerball John McTiernan [133]


[134]

2002 Disasterpieces Matthew Amos [135]


[136]

2003 Cable TV (Episode four, season two) Stuart Cable [137]


[138]

2005 Voliminal: Inside the Nine Shawn Crahan [139]


[140]

2009 Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams [141]


[142]

Equipment

Instrument Years used Ref


Audio-Technica AEW-T6100#Wireless Handheld Microphone 2000–present [143]
Shure Wireless system 2004–2005
Ibanez Voice Chorus 1999–2000
Corey Taylor (#8) 63

References
Literature
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• McIver, Joel (2001), Slipknot: Unmasked, Omnibus, ISBN 0711986770
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External links
• Corey Taylor Official Website (http://www.thecoreytaylor.com)
• Corey Taylor Fansite (http://www.coreytaylor.com.ar)
• Slipknot website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Stone Sour website (http://www.stonesour.com)
• Corey Taylor interview (http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/multiarticlesub.aspx?csid1=132&csid2=946&
fid1=38154)
• Metal Underground: interview (http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=20531)
• NY rock: article (http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/2003/stone_int.asp)
• IGN: article (http://music.ign.com/articles/424/424627p1.html)
• Duff McKagan on Corey Taylor in Seattle Weekly (http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2009/06/
duff_mckagan_midwest_rock_and.php)
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Discography

Slipknot discography
Slipknot discography

Slipknot at the Mayhem Festival in 2008.


Releases

↙Studio albums 4

↙Live albums 1

↙Singles 15

↙Video albums 4

↙Music videos 13

↙Demo albums 2

The discography of Slipknot, an Iowan heavy metal band, currently consists of four studio albums, one live album,
fifteen singles, three video albums and two demos. These figures do not account for material released by members'
side projects.
Slipknot was formed in September 1995 by vocalist Anders Colsefini, guitarist Donnie Steele, bassist Paul Gray and
drummer Shawn Crahan under the name of The Pale Ones. Crahan moved to become a percussionist upon drummer
Joey Jordison's arrival, and Josh Brainard was added as a second guitarist around the same time. The band played
their first live performance on December 4, 1995 under the name of Meld, before Jordison suggested "Slipknot", the
title of a song they were working on at the time. The band began recording songs in early 1996, during which time
Steele left due to his Christian beliefs. He was replaced by Craig Jones, who moved to samples after current guitarist
Mick Thomson joined. Slipknot's debut demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat, was released on October 31, 1996 without
contributions from Jones or Thomson.
Slipknot recruited a new lead vocalist in 1997; Stone Sour's Corey Taylor. This moved Colsefini to backing vocals
and percussion duty, though he left the band shortly afterwards and was replaced on percussion by Greg "Cuddles"
Welts. By the end of the year, the band had adopted two traditions which they still adhere to today; uniform coveralls
and individual numbers for all the members. In 1998 a second demo was recorded with contributions from a new
member, turntablist Sid Wilson. Producer Ross Robinson showed interest in Slipknot, which helped them become
noticed by record labels. On July 6, Welts became the first and only member to be formally fired from the band,
being quickly replaced by Chris Fehn. On July 8, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records.
With a major label the nine-man unit began work on their full-length debut, disregarding Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.,
which the band themselves label a demo. Recording began in late-September 1998 and was essentially completed by
November, at which point the band returned to their hometown of Des Moines. During the Christmas period,
Brainard left the band for reasons still unclear. He was replaced by James Root, who recorded guitar on the final two
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tracks recorded in February 1999, "Me Inside" and "Purity". Slipknot was released on June 29 and on May 2, 2000 it
became the first Roadrunner release to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.[1] The album was re-released in December
1999 with "Purity" (as well as its prelude "Frail Limb Nursery") removed due to copyright infringement (the track
would later appear on the album's 10th anniversary edition). Slipknot's second studio album was recorded in early
2001,[2] and released on August 28. Iowa was a huge commercial success, reaching #3 on the Billboard 200[3] and #1
on the UK Albums Chart.[4] Slipknot released their second video album (after Welcome to Our Neighborhood in
1999), Disasterpieces. The DVD was extremely successful, and has since been certified 4x Platinum in the US.[1]
After the releases of Iowa and Distasterpieces, Slipknot members redirected focus to side projects. Taylor and Root
revived their old band Stone Sour, releasing their eponymous debut on August 27, 2002. Just one week prior to this,
Murderdolls had released their debut album with Jordison on guitar. Crahan also created a side project in mid-2003,
To My Surprise. Rumours that Slipknot had split up were snubbed and the band began recording their third album in
late-2003. Produced by Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, System of a Down, Slayer), Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) was
released on May 24, 2004. It reached #2 in the US,[3] but performed much worse than its predecessor in the UK,
where it peaked at #5.[4] On November 1, 2005 9.0: Live was released. The band's first live album did not perform
particularly well, reaching only #17 on the Billboard chart.[3] 2006 and 2007 contained more work with side projects,
as Stone Sour released Come What(ever) May and Crahan founded Dirty Little Rabbits.
All Hope is Gone was released on August 20, 2008. As of September 1, Slipknot has sold over 14 million albums
worldwide.[5]

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


(sales thresholds)
[4]
US AUS BEL FIN FRA GER NLD NZ SWE UK

[3] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

1999 Slipknot 51 32 — 30 175 57 42 49 53 37 [1]


• US: 2× Platinum
[14]
• Released: June 29, 1999 • AUS: Platinum
[15]
• Label: Roadrunner (RR #8655-1) • CAN: Platinum
[16]
• Format: CD, LP, CS • NLD: Gold
[17]
• UK: Platinum

2001 Iowa 3 2 4 3 7 4 15 5 10 1 [1]


• US: Platinum
[14]
• Released: August 28, 2001 • AUS: Platinum
[18]
• Label: Roadrunner (RR #8564-2) • CAN: Platinum
[19]
• Format: CD , LP • GER: Gold
[17]
• UK: Gold

2004 Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 2 2 6 2 6 2 14 3 2 5 [1]


• US: Platinum
[20]
• Released: May 24, 2004 • AUS: Gold
• Label: Roadrunner (RR #8388-8) • CAN: Platinum
[19]
• Format: CD, LP • GER: Gold
[17]
• UK: Gold
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2008 All Hope is Gone 1 1 2 1 2 2 6 1 1 2 [1]


• US: Platinum
[20]
• Released: August 26, 2008 • AUS: Gold
• Label: Roadrunner (RR #7938-5) • CAN: Platinum
[19]
• Format: CD, CD+DVD, LP • GER: Gold
[21]
• JPN: Gold
[22]
• NZ: Gold
[17]
• UK: Gold

"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


(sales thresholds)
US AUS AUT BEL FRA GER NLD SWE SWI UK

[3] [6] [23] [7] [9] [10] [11] [13] [24] [4]

2005 9.0: Live 17 26 18 53 41 24 71 40 43 53 [1]


• US: Gold
• Released: October 30, 2005
• Label: Roadrunner (RR #8115-2)
• Format: 2CD

Early releases

Year Album details

1996 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.


• Released: October 31, 1996
• Label: -ismist
• Format: CD

1998 Slipknot demo


• Released: 1998
• Label: -ismist
• Format: CD

Singles
Year Title Peak chart positions Album

US UK
US US AUS AUT FRA GER NLD SWE
[6] [23] [9] [27] [11] [13] [4]
Alt. Main.
[25] [26]

1999 [28] — — — — — — — — — — Slipknot


"Surfacing"

"Wait and Bleed" — — 34 46 — — — 52 — 27

2000 "Spit It Out" — — — — — — — — — 28

2001 — — — — — — — — — — Iowa
"The Heretic
[29]
Anthem"

"Left Behind" — — 30 [30] — — — — — 24


97

2002 "My Plague" — — — — — — — — — 43


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2004 "Duality" 106 6 5 — — 74 28 63 35 15 Vol. 3: (The


Subliminal
"Vermilion" — 17 14 — — — 74 — — 31
Verses)
2005 "Before I Forget" — 32 11 — — — — — — 35

"The Nameless" — — 25 — — — — — — —

2008 "All Hope is Gone" — — — — — — — — 42 98 All Hope Is


Gone
"Psychosocial" 102 20 7 — 65 100 31 — 28 67

"Dead Memories" — 19 3 — — — — — — —

2009 "Sulfur" — — 18 — — — — — — —

"Snuff" 110 12 2 — — — — — — —

"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Video

Video albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


(sales thresholds)
US FIN GER

[3] [8] [10]

1999 Welcome to Our Neighborhood 1 — — [1]


• US: Platinum
[15]
• Released: November 9, 1999 • CAN: Gold
• Label: Roadrunner (RRV #0981-3)
• Format: VHS, DVD

2002 Disasterpieces 3 1 — [1]


• US: 4× Platinum
[14]
• Released: November 25, 2002 • AUS: Gold
[15]
• Label: Roadrunner (DVD #0967-9) • CAN: 3× Platinum
[19]
• Format: DVD • GER: Gold
[16]
• NLD: Gold

2006 Voliminal: Inside the Nine 5 — 84 [1]


• US: Platinum
[15]
• Released: December 5, 2006 • CAN: 2× Platinum
• Label: Roadrunner (DVD #0951-9)
• Format: DVD

2010 (sic)nesses [31] 1 58 [1]


1 • US: Platinum
• Released: September 28, 2010
• Label: Roadrunner
• Format: DVD

"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Music videos
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Year Title Director(s)

1999 "Spit It Out" [32] [33]


Thomas Mignone
"Wait and Bleed (live)"

"Wait and Bleed (Claymation)" Atticus[34]

2001 "Left Behind" [35]


Dave Meyers

2002 "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" Matthew Amos & Simon Hilton[36]

2004 "Duality" [37]


Tony Petrossian and Marc Klasfeld

"Vermilion" [38]
Tony Petrossian and Shawn Crahan

"Vermilion Pt. 2" [39]


Tony Petrossian
2005 "Before I Forget"

"The Nameless (live)" [40]


Shawn Crahan
2006 "The Blister Exists (live)"

2008 "Psychosocial" [41]


P.R. Brown

"Dead Memories" [42] [43] [44]


P.R. Brown & Shawn Crahan
2009 "Sulfur"

"Snuff"

Other appearances
Year Song Title

2000 "Wait and Bleed" [45]


Scream 3

2002 "I Am Hated" [46]


Rollerball

"My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" [47]


Resident Evil

2003 "Snap" [48]


Freddy vs. Jason

2004 "Vermilion" [49]


Resident Evil: Apocalypse

2006 "Vermilion Pt. 2 (Bloodstone Mix)" Underworld: Evolution[50]

2007 "Before I Forget" Motorstorm

[51]
Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock

2008 "Psychosocial" [52]


Punisher: War Zone

2009 "Duality" [53]


Rock Band
"Psychosocial"

"Sulfur"

"Duality" [54]
Madden NFL 10
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2010 "Before I Forget" [55]


Rock Band 3

"Psychosocial" Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

"Iowa" [56]
Skyline trailer

References
General
• Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. Ebury. ISBN 0091879337.
• McIver, Joel (2001). Slipknot: Unmasked. Omnibus. ISBN 0711986770.
• Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. Chrome Dreams.
ISBN 1842401262.
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External links
• List of all albums at MTV.com (http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/slipknot/albums.jhtml)
• Slipknot official website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Slipknot (http://www.discogs.com/artist/Slipknot) discography at Discogs
• Slipknot discography (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p41591) at Allmusic
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Studio albums

Slipknot
Slipknot

Studio album by Slipknot

Released June 29, 1999

Recorded 1998–1999 at Indigo Ranch in Malibu, California

Genre Nu metal, Rap metal

Length 60:30

Label Roadrunner, Attic, I Am

Producer Slipknot, Ross Robinson, Sean McMahon

Slipknot chronology

Mate. Feed. Kill. Slipknot Iowa


Repeat. (1999) (2001)
(1996)

Singles from Slipknot

1. "Wait and Bleed"


Released: July 28, 1999
2. "Spit It Out"
Released: September 4, 1999
Alternative covers
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Digipak version

Pre-release of the self-titled album (released as their second demo).

Slipknot is the debut album by American nu metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 through
Roadrunner Records, after a demo containing a few of the songs had been released in 1998, and was reissued in
December 1999 with a slightly altered track listing and mastering, as a result of lawsuit. It was the first release by the
band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical
direction.
The album spans many genres, but is generally noted for its extensive percussion and overall heavy sound. Slipknot
was well received by fans and critics alike and was responsible for bringing Slipknot a large increase in popularity.
The album peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to become certified double platinum in the
United States, making it the band's best selling album.

Recording and production


In 1997, following the release of the band's first demo album Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., the members of Slipknot
continued to write new material and work in SR Audio, a local studio, with new vocalist Corey Taylor.[1] The band
intended on releasing a second demo album but never got further than pre-production.[1] Songs written and recorded
in this period include "Slipknot", "Gently", "Do Nothing", "Tattered and Torn", "Heartache and a Pair of Scissors",
"Me Inside", "The Me Inside," "Coleslaw", "Carve", "Windows" and "May 17th".[2] In 1998 Slipknot was receiving
growing attention from record labels including Epic and Hollywood Records.[3]
On September 29, 1998, Slipknot left Des Moines, Iowa for Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California, anxious to
record an album after a long wait to be signed.[4] [5] They released this demo to prospective labels and producers; the
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track "Spit It Out" was the main focus of the demo and, with help from their manager Sophia John, they were able to
get a copy of the eponymous demo to Ross Robinson.[6] The band wanted him to work with them on their debut
album and after meeting with the band Robinson signed them to his own label, I Am, but later helped sign them to
Roadrunner Records.[6]
The album's recording process was "very aggressive and chaotic", as producer Ross Robinson strove to capture the
intensity that the band created when performing live. Within three days all the drums were recorded, which
contributed to the raw, live sound on the album that the band considers integral to its musical direction.[7] By
November 11, 1998, the recording of the album seemed complete and the band returned to Des Moines.[8] During the
Christmas period, guitarist Josh Brainard, who recorded on all the tracks to that point, decided to leave the band. The
reasons for his departure are unclear, it was widely thought to have been because of family constraints however
Brainard dispels these rumours, explaining that; "some decisions were made that I wasn't particularly happy with."[9]
His replacement was Jim Root, with whom the band returned to the studio in February 1999.[10] Slipknot finished
recording during this period, with two extra songs: a re-recording of "Me Inside", and a new track called "Purity".
The mixing stages were very challenging, as drummer Joey Jordison and producer Robinson mastered the entire
album with traditional equipment, instead of using computerized technology.[11] "Wait and Bleed" and "Spit It Out"
which had appeared on the demo album, were released on the debut, also; the demo songs "Interloper" and "Despise"
are available on the digipak version of the same album. "Snap" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Freddy
vs. Jason.[12]

Musical and lyrical themes


The musical style of Slipknot is a constantly contested issue and the genres that the band are categorized in vary
depending on the source, however, the band is generally regarded as nu metal, while showing influences of many
different genres.[13] The influence of death metal on the album is clear and on the subject Jordison stated; "the roots
are death metal, thrash, speed metal, and I could go on and on about all those bands."[14] The album also shows
influences from alternative metal and even rap metal.[13] Due to the band's large line-up consisting of additional
percussionists and electronics the album has a very dense, layered sound. Alternative Press stated that the album
used "inventive sampling, creative guitar work and an absolute percussive overload",[15] while Q described the
album as "a terrifying racket".[16] Slipknot also includes melody, most notably in the single "Wait and Bleed" and is
considered to be done with expertise and precision.[14]
The album features Corey Taylor as lead vocalist; he had previously appeared on their second demo which, in turn,
resulted in them signing to Roadrunner Records.[17] However, he is not a founding member of Slipknot and did not
appear on the band's first demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. upon Anders Colsefni performing as lead vocalist of
Slipknot at the time.[17] Rick Anderson of Allmusic noted that on "Scissors", Taylor "actually sounds like he's about
to burst into tears."[18] Taylor's aggressive, expletive filled lyrics were described as, "lyrics that are discernible are
not generally quotable on a family website; suffice it to say that the members of Slipknot are not impressed with
their fathers, their hometown, or most anything else."[18] "Eeyore", a hidden track placed at the end of "Scissors"
begins after dialogue shared among the band members that was recorded while they were viewing a scene in a
pornographic film that involved coprophilia is heard.[19] The lyrical concept of "Eeyore" describes Taylor's feeling
against a man who issued a death threat to him during a Slipknot concert. It has been played live many times and
appears on both the DVD Disasterpieces and the live album 9.0: Live.[20]
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Reception
Slipknot was well received by critics and fans; following its release the band gained popularity beyond their own
expectations.[21] Reviewing for Allmusic, Rick Anderson awarded the album four out of five stars calling it "an
auspicious debut" and proclaimed, "You thought Limp Bizkit was hard? They're the Osmonds. These guys are
something else entirely. And it's pretty impressive."[18] The album's aggression and heavy sound was widely praised;
Rolling Stone stated Slipknot is "metal with a capital m",[22] Kerrang! added "raw and wholly uncompromising, each
track delivered a powerful blow to the senses" and in 2001, Q included the album in their list of the "50 Heaviest
Albums of All Time".[16] [23] CMJ ranked the album as the twelfth highest "Editorial Pick" for 1999.[24] The album
was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.[25]
A single from the album, "Wait and Bleed", was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2001 Grammy
Awards, but lost to Deftones' "Elite".[26] The song was also named the 36th greatest metal song of all time, by
VH1.[27] The release of the album and the touring which followed, greatly increased the band's popularity. The
album became the "biggest selling extreme metal album at the time."[28] It was ranked by American Soundscan as
the fastest-selling metal debut in Soundscan's history.[29] On May 2, 2000, the album was certified platinum in the
United States, a first for any album released by Roadrunner Records.[30] In the United States, it has sold over
2,000,000 copies; on February 5, 2005, the RIAA certified it Double Platinum.[30] In Canada, the Canadian
Recording Industry Association certified the album as Platinum on October 10, 2000.[31] The British Phonographic
Industry has certified the album as Platinum on October 17, 2008 in the UK.[32]

Controversy
"Can you imagine a girl being buried in a box and have all this lecherous bullshit drip down on her from this guy? It just hurts your
head."
[33]
Corey Taylor on the story which inspired the song "Purity"

After the release of the album, the band was accused of copyright infringement regarding the concept of the song
"Purity". Taylor was inspired by a story he had read about a girl named Purity Knight who was kidnapped and buried
alive. Although Taylor insisted that he believed the story was non-fiction, the author claimed it was fictional and
objected to its concept for use in the song. Slipknot were then forced to remove "Purity" and its short sample-filled
prelude "Frail Limb Nursery" from the album. As a result, the band released slightly remastered standard and digipak
versions of the album in December 1999, replacing both tracks with "Me Inside".[33] [34] The band however still play
the song during live performances and it is included in the band's second DVD Disasterpieces (the studio version
appears here as well) as well as the live album 9.0: Live.[20]

10th Anniversary Edition


On September 9, 2009, Slipknot released a special edition version of the album to commemorate the tenth
anniversary of its release. It is released in two forms, a digipak and a box set. The release date (09/09/09) is a
reference to the fact that the band had nine band members and have sustained the same lineup since the original
release of the album. The special edition box-set includes: a CD and DVD set featuring all new digipack packaging
with a total of 25 songs, including the original album plus several previously unreleased cuts, demo tracks, and
returning track "Purity".[35] The DVD which is directed by percussionist Shawn Crahan, features footage of the band
in 1999 and 2000,[36] titled Of The Sic: Your Nightmares, Our Dreams. The DVD also features all three music
videos released in support of the album, an entire live concert recorded at the Dynamo Open Air, 2000 and "other
surprises".[37] A "super deluxe" box set version of the re-release contains a T-shirt, patch, collectible cards, key
chain, beanie and a note from vocalist Corey Taylor, and comes in packaging that resembles a safety deposit box.[35]
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Singles
1. "(Sic)"
2. "Wait And Bleed"
3. "Spit It Out"

Track listing
All songs written and performed by Slipknot.

Reissue

No. Title Length

1. "742617000027" 0:36

2. "(Sic)" 3:19

3. "Eyeless" 3:56

4. "Wait and Bleed" 2:27

5. "Surfacing" 3:38

6. "Spit It Out" 2:39

7. "Tattered & Torn" 2:54

8. "Me Inside" 2:39

9. "Liberate" 3:06

10. "Prosthetics" 4:58

11. "No Life" 2:47

12. "Diluted" 3:23

13. "Only One" 2:26

14. "Scissors" (includes hidden track "Eeyore") 19:16

10th Anniversary Edition DVD


Of the Sic: Your Nightmares, Our Dreams (Short Film)
Live at Dynamo Open Air 2000 (Full Concert)
Music Videos
• Spit It Out
• Wait and Bleed
• Wait and Bleed (Animated Version)

Chart positions
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Chart (1999) Peak Position

Top Heatseekers [38]


1

Billboard 200 [38]


51

UK Albums Chart [39]


37

New Zealand Charts [40]


49

Finnish Albums Chart [41]


30

MegaCharts [42]
42

Svensktoppen [43]
53

Personnel
[44]
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.

Slipknot Production
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Sean McMahon – producer, mixing for the demo
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars album
• (#6) Shawn "Clown" Crahan – custom percussions, backing vocals • Ross Robinson – producer, mixing, A&R
• (#5) Craig "133" Jones – samples, media • Joey Jordison – mixing
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars (played on "Purity" and "Me Inside") • Chuck Johnson – mixing, engineering
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Sean McMahon – mixing
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass, backing vocals • Rob Agnello – assistant engineering
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Monte Conner – A&R
• Josh Brainard - guitars (played on all tracks besides "Purity" and "Me Inside". Also • Steve Richards – worldwide management
on the demo's.) • Jeffrey Light – legal representation
• Greg "Cuddles" Welts - custom percussion, backing vocals (Only on demo's) • Dave Kirby – bookings
• Anders Colsefini - vocals (On the "Wait And Bleed" Demo, sharing vocals with • Stefan Seskis – cover photography, inside tray
Corey.) photography
• Dean Karr – band photography
• t42design – design, lettering
• Lynda Kusnetz – creative director
• (#4) Josh Brainard - guitars (uncredited)

Release history
Region Date Label Format Catalog

Worldwide release June 29, 1999 Roadrunner Records Compact disc RR 8655-2

Digipak album RR 8655-5

Worldwide reissue December, 1999 Compact disc RR 8655-8

Digipak album RR 8655-9

Japan Digipak album 1686-185112

United States LP RR 8655-1

Picture disc RR 8655-6


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References
[1] Arnopp 2001, pp. 70–71
[2] Arnopp 2001, p. 78
[3] Crampton 2001, p. 29
[4] McIver, Joel (2001). Slipknot: Unmasked. Omnibus. p. 58. ISBN 0711986770.
[5] Arnopp p. 104.
[6] Arnopp 2001, pp. 82–93
[7] Arnopp pp. 105–10.
[8] Arnopp pp. 112–14.
[9] McIver, Joel (2003). Slipknot: Unmasked (Again). Omnibus. pp. 61–63. ISBN 0711997640.
[10] Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. Chrome Dreams. p. 35. ISBN 1842401262.
[11] Arnopp pp. 115–21.
[12] D'Angelo, Joe (2003-06-30). "'Freddy Vs. Jason' Soundtrack Features Cuts From Slipknot, Sepultura, Others" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/
news/ articles/ 1473446/ 20030630/ slipknot. jhtml). MTV. . Retrieved 2008-07-02.
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newsitemID=124041). Blabbermouth.net. 2009-27-22. . Retrieved 2009-07-22.
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Literature
• Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. Ebury. ISBN 0091879337
• Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. Chrome Dreams.
ISBN 1842401262.
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Iowa
Iowa

Studio album by Slipknot

Released August 28, 2001

Recorded 2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

Genre Nu metal, Alternative metal

Length 63:40

Label Roadrunner

Producer Slipknot, Ross Robinson

Slipknot chronology

Slipknot Iowa Vol. 3: (The Subliminal


(1999) (2001) Verses)
(2004)

Singles from Iowa

1. "Left Behind"
Released: 2001
2. "My Plague"
Released: 2001
3. "The Heretic Anthem"
Released: 2002
Alternative covers
Iowa 85

Alternative cover for Iowa.

Cover for the Japanese version of Iowa.

Iowa is the second album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released by Roadrunner Records on August 28,
2001, it was produced by Ross Robinson and Slipknot. The title derives from the band's home state, Iowa, which
members have stated is one of their biggest sources of inspiration. With much anticipation for the band's second
album following on the success of their 1999 self-titled debut, pressures on the band were high. Their relationships
with each other suffered and was later described as the darkest time of their career.[1] It was also the first time that
guitarist Jim Root had been significantly involved in a Slipknot album due to his joining very late in recording of
their debut album, as Root was only featured on two songs from that release. Despite troubles within the band and
with Iowa's development, Slipknot promoted it for almost a year.
Iowa was a major success, it premiered in the top ten album sales charts in nine countries. Generally positively
received, it includes some of their notable songs, such as "Disasterpiece", "The Heretic Anthem", "People = Shit"
and the two Grammy-nominated songs "Left Behind" and the remix of "My Plague". Critic John Mulvey proclaimed
the album, as the "absolute triumph of nu metal."[2] While more technical than their debut album, Iowa is considered
to be the band's heaviest. It has been certified platinum in the United States and Canada.

Recording and production


Iowa was recorded and produced at Sound City and Sound Image studios in Los Angeles, California with producer
Ross Robinson, who had produced their debut album.[3] Drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray began
working on new music together in October 2000 and together they wrote material for most of the tracks on the
album.[4] During this time other band members wanted a break following the extensive touring which followed their
self-titled debut album.[4] However, on January 17, 2001, Slipknot entered the studio to begin recording Iowa.[5] [6]
This period in the band's career has become known as one of their worst for several reasons. Jordison stated
retrospectively, "that's where we got into a war" citing the lack of a break for himself and Gray.[4] While other
factors, including: vocalist Corey Taylor's alcohol addiction, several other members' drug addictions, management
issues and more, affected relations in the band.[1]
Despite being a member of Slipknot since 1999, it was the first album where guitarist Jim Root had been
significantly involved.[7] He had joined them during the later recording stages of Slipknot and subsequently became
more involved with this album.[5] During an interview with Guitar magazine in November 2001 he explained, "it
was so exciting as well as scary to be part of this whole huge process", adding that there was a lot of pressure from
fellow guitarist Mick Thomson to perform well on the record.[7] In an interview with FHM in December 2001,
vocalist Corey Taylor revealed that he put himself in specific situations to achieve his performance on the album.[8]
While recording vocals for the final song "Iowa" he was completely naked, vomiting all over himself and cutting
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himself with broken glass. Explaining this, he said, "that's where the best stuff comes from. You've got to break
yourself down before you can build something great."[8] While producing the album, Ross Robinson was injured
from a dirt bike accident, fracturing his back. He returned to the studio after a day of hospital treatment, reportedly
"putting all of his pain into the album", much to the admiration of the band.[1]

Promotion
There was speculation over the title before its announcement with Nine Men, One Mission as the expected title in
some sources.[5] Iowa was later announced as its title and was named after the band's home state of Iowa. Band
members have claimed that Iowa is the source of their energy and they consciously made the decision to stay in the
area, partly due to the fear of losing their creative direction.[3] The opening track "(515)" is also a reference to their
home state, named after the telephone area code for central Iowa.[9] Initially the album was scheduled for release on
June 19, 2001, and was to be preceded by a five-date warm-up tour.[10] However, the mixing of the album took
longer than anticipated, causing the album's release to be delayed and the cancellation of the tour.[10] [11] The album
was officially released on August 28, 2001.[12] In support of the album, Slipknot began touring on their Iowa World
Tour. This included: a spot on Ozzfest in 2001,[13] an American co-headlining tour with System of a Down,[6] as
well as tours in Japan, Europe and elsewhere.[14] [15] [16] [17]
Prior to the album's release, Slipknot gave away "The Heretic Anthem" as a single for free via their website and was
limited to a quantity of 666 copies to coincide with the song's chorus; "If you're 555, then I'm 666."[18] [19] The first
single released from the album was "Left Behind". In 2002, the band made a special appearance in the film
Rollerball in which they performed "I Am Hated".[18] Following this, a second single from the album was released,
"My Plague", which appeared on the soundtrack for the film Resident Evil.[20]

Musical and lyrical themes


The musical style of Slipknot is a contested issue due to the variety of genres their music covers. Sources usually
group Slipknot within nu metal while also showing influences from other genres, such as rap metal and alternative
metal.[21] Prior to its release, band members promised a much darker and heavier album than Slipknot, and many
sources praised the band for achieving this — effectively fulfilling their promises.[11] During an interview in 2008,
percussionist Shawn Crahan retrospectively evaluated their time creating the album, proclaiming that they owe their
overtly darker sound to their state of mind during that period: "When we did Iowa, we hated each other. We hated
the world; the world hated us."[22] Iowa, unlike its predecessor, saw Robinson capturing the band's technicality as
opposed to the raw energy for which Slipknot is known.[23] The band was also praised for its use of an extended
line-up consisting of additional percussionists and electronics. NME stated that "every possible space is covered in
scrawl and cymbals: guitars, percussion, electronic squall, subhuman screaming."[23] Although Iowa is widely
regarded as the band's heaviest album to date, some tracks do include melody, most apparent in "Everything Ends"
and "Left Behind"; however these tracks are still considered heavy when compared to the likes of "Vermilion" or
"Dead Memories".[2]
Iowa follows the lyrical style that vocalist Corey Taylor established on Slipknot's debut album; it includes strong use
of metaphors to describe overtly dark themes including misanthropy, solipsism, disgust, anger, disaffection,
psychosis and rejection.[23] [24] The album also includes many expletives; David Fricke of the Rolling Stone
magazine said "there is not much shock value left in the words fuck and shit, which Taylor uses in some variation
more than forty times in Iowa's sixty-six minutes."[24] This remains mild when compared with Limp Bizkit's "Hot
Dog", which contains a similar number of expletives in roughly four minutes, although, as Fricke notes, the manner
in which it is presented is certainly shocking. Fricke went on to praise Taylor's performance on the track "Iowa",
comparing it to a "vivid evocation of a makeshift-cornfield grave at midnight."[24]
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Reception
Following the mass success of the band's self-titled album, author Dick Porter wrote that the anticipation for a follow
up was intense.[6] Prior to its release, drummer Jordison proclaimed: "Wait till you hear our fuckin' next record. It
smokes our first album. The shit's twice as technical, three times as heavy."[11] The College Music Journal reviewed
it as "brutal, unrelenting, scorching..."[25] Many reviews noted its heavy themes, the Alternative Press stated, "[it is]
like having a plastic bag taped over your head for an hour while Satan uses your scrotum as a speedbag....[It] is over
the top...you're going to be left in stitches."[26] NME said that it is "Exhilarating, brutal and good."[23] Rolling Stone
credited the album for its originality, stating that "nearly everything else in modern doom rock sounds banal."[27]
Producer Robinson was also praised for his work on the album; Uncut noted, "The barely relenting, tumbling noise
attack marshalled by nu metal uber-producer Ross Robinson is expert."[28] Reviewing for Yahoo, John Mulvey said,
"They're an evolutionary dead end, the final, absolute triumph of nu metal."[2]
The album's first single, "Left Behind", was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at
the 44th Grammy Awards.[29] The second single, "My Plague", was nominated in 2003 for the same award at the
45th Grammy Awards.[30] The single "Left Behind" peaked in the top thirty for single sales the United States and the
UK.[31] [32] In addition, "My Plague" reached the 43rd position on the UK charts.[32] Iowa was ranked sixth in the
"50 Albums of the year" by NME in 2001.[23] The album peaked at the top position on the UK Albums Chart,[32] in
addition to the second spot on the ARIA Charts in Australia.[33] The album reached the third spot on the Billboard
200[34] and Finnish Charts.[35] On October 10, 2001, the album was certified platinum in the United States.[36] In
Canada, the Canadian Recording Industry Association certified the album as Platinum, on September 5, 2001.[37]
The British Phonographic Industry has certified the album as gold in the UK.[38] In 2009, Iowa was rated 3rd in UK
magazine Kerrang!'s "The 50 Best Albums of the 21st Century" reader poll.[39]

Track listing
All songs written and composed by Slipknot.

No. Title Length

1. "515" 1:00

2. "People = Shit" 3:35

3. "Disasterpiece" 5:08

4. "My Plague" 3:40

5. "Everything Ends" 4:14

6. "The Heretic Anthem" 4:14

7. "Gently" 4:54

8. "Left Behind" 4:01

9. "The Shape" 3:37

10. "I Am Hated" 2:37

11. "Skin Ticket" 6:41

12. "New Abortion" 3:36

13. "Metabolic" 3:59

14. "Iowa" 15:05

Total length: 63:40


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Chart positions
Chart Peak Position

UK Albums Chart [40]


1

ARIA Charts [33]


2

Billboard 200 [34]


3

Finland Charts [35]


3

Germany Charts [41]


4

New Zealand Charts [42]


5

France Charts [43]


7

Austria Charts [44]


8

Sweden Charts [45]


10

Norway Charts [46]


12

Switzerland Charts [47]


13

Netherlands Charts [48]


15

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments

[37] Platinum
Canada (CRIA) 100000^

[49] Gold
Germany (BVMI) 150000^

[38] Gold
United Kingdom (BPI) 100000^

[36] Platinum
United States (RIAA) 1000000^

^
shipments figures based on certification alone
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Personnel
[50]
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.

Slipknot Production
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Ross Robinson – producer
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, mixing • Mike Fraser – engineering
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Andy Wallace – mixing
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Monte Conner – A&R
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Steve Sisco – assistant engineering
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media • George Marino – mastering
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, editing • Steve Richards – executive producer
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Steve Ross – assistant manager
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Danny Nozell – tour chief
• Dave Kirby – worldwide agent
• Neil Warnock – worldwide agent
• t42design – art direction, design
• Stefan Seskis – photography
• Neil Zlozower – band photography

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External links
• Iowa (http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/slipknot/iowa) at Metacritic
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Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)


Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Studio album by Slipknot

Released May 25, 2004


April 12, 2005 (Special Edition)

Recorded 2003 at The Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California; Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research and
[1]
Sound City in Los Angeles, California

Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal

Length 60:18

Label Roadrunner

Producer Rick Rubin

Slipknot chronology

Iowa Vol. 3: (The Subliminal 9.0:


(2001) Verses) Live
(2004) (2005)

Singles from Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

• "Duality"
Released: May 4, 2004
• "Vermilion"
Released: October 16, 2004
• "Vermilion, Pt. 2"
Released: October 16, 2004
• "Before I Forget"
Released: June 13, 2005
• "The Nameless"
Released: November 2005
• "The Blister Exists"
Released: February 2007
Alternative cover
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Special edition cover

Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The album was
released on May 25, 2004, through Roadrunner Records, and a special edition, containing a bonus disc, was released
on April 12, 2005. It is the band’s only album produced by Rick Rubin. Following the band’s tour to promote its
second album in 2002, speculation regarding the future began. Some band members had already been involved in
side projects including Murderdolls, To My Surprise, and the reformation of Stone Sour. However, in 2003, Slipknot
moved into The Mansion to work on the album. Initially, the band was unproductive; lead vocalist Corey Taylor was
drinking heavily. Nevertheless, they wrote more than enough material for a new album—the band’s first to
incorporate more traditional, melodic song structures and acoustic guitars.
The album received generally positive reviews. Slipknot was praised by Allmusic for its “dedication to making it a
Slipknot album”,[2] while Q added that the album was “a triumph”.[3] The album peaked within the top ten in album
sales across eleven countries, and went Platinum in the United States. The band also received the Grammy Award
for Best Metal Performance for the song “Before I Forget”. At the end of 2009, “Before I Forget” was listed as
“AOL’s Top Metal Song of the Decade”.[4] Roadrunner Records have listed the music video for “Duality” as the best
video in Roadrunner history.[5]

Production
Slipknot recorded Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) with producer Rick Rubin at The Mansion in Los Angeles,
California in 2003.[6] Earlier there had been speculation regarding the possibility of a third album and the band's
future, as some members worked on other musical projects.[7] After the album was completed, the band said that
these side projects "saved the band" and "helped [them] break out of the box [they] were in".[8] However, coming
back together and working out their differences hindered the writing process initially. During an interview in 2008,
drummer Joey Jordison said "we didn't talk to each other for three months, we just sat there wasting money in the
fucking Houdini mansion."[9] Speaking retrospectively percussionist Shawn Crahan states; "eventually we got sick of
waiting for shit to happen. We got together, had a few beers and wrote a really artsy, fucked up song called 'Happy
Ending'."[10]
In a 2003 interview, Jordison explained that despite the initial problems more than enough material was written for
the album and added that "it's better to have stuff to pick from than to settle for shit", in contrast to how Slipknot
settled too soon with fewer songs on previous albums.[11] Band members were divided over their experience of
working with producer Rubin, some of which doubted his commitment to Slipknot as he split his time between many
artists at once.[10] Lead vocalist Corey Taylor admitted in an interview that he drank heavily throughout their time in
the mansion, saying "I would drink from the moment I got up until the moment I passed out."[12] He explained that;
"everything I did while I was drinking sounded like shit", while expressing how unhappy he was with the choice of
vocal takes which ended up on the album.[10] During this time, percussionist Crahan worked on Voliminal: Inside the
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Nine, a video documenting the creation process of the album and the touring which would follow.[13]

Artwork
The cover of the album features the "maggot mask" designed by Shawn Crahan,[14] the name of the mask is a
reference to the name given to fans by the band.[15] The mask was made of stitched leather, with a zipper around the
mouth area,[14] and copies can be obtained as part of the band's merchandise.[16] It is featured in the music video for
the album's second single "Vermilion", in which the band appears whenever the protagonist wears the mask.[17]

Promotion
Prior to the release of the album, the band released "Pulse of the
Maggots" in its entirety as a free downloadable track on the now
defunct SK Radio website, it was available for one day only on March
30, 2004.[18] This also marked the beginning of Slipknot's touring
cycle, The Subliminal Verses World Tour, starting with their
appearance on the Jägermeister Music Tour.[19] On May 4, 2004,
"Duality" was released as their first official single.[20] Vol. 3: (The
Subliminal Verses) was finally released on May 25, 2004,[21] to
Slipknot performing in 2005 as part of The coincide with the release of the album "Duality" was released on a
Subliminal Verses World Tour.
special edition 7-inch red vinyl.[22] Alongside the normal edition of the
album Roadrunner Records also released a limited edition CD that
could connect to the Slipknot web site and obtain new songs and other promotional material, but as of 2009 the link
on the CD has stopped working.[23] Other singles from the album included "Vermilion", "Before I Forget" and "The
Blister Exists".[24] [25] [26] On April 12, 2005, a special edition version of the album, containing a bonus disc, was
released.[27]

Musical and lyrical themes


Before the release of Vol. 3, band members had promised a more experimental album; drummer Jordison said that
"it's almost as if Slayer was tapping on Radiohead".[11] For the first time in Slipknot's career, songs such as "Circle"
and "Vermilion Pt. 2" were led by an acoustic rather than an electric guitar. However, according to Todd Burns of
Stylus, songs such as "Pulse of the Maggots" and "Before I Forget" incorporate a "pounding metal" style.[28]
Allmusic wrote that tracks, such as "Blister Exists", "Three Nil", and "Opium of the People", combine the two
extremes of their recognizable metal edge with melody, and the most apparent shifts being in Taylor's vocal style.[2]
Entertainment Weekly wrote that the album "[bounced] between over-powering speed-metal and haunting acoustic
rock".[29]
Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) is Slipknot's first album that does not warrant a Parental Advisory label, mainly
because the lyrics of Vol. 3, compared to other Slipknot albums, are much less explicit in terms of profanity and
obscure dark themes. In a 2008 interview, guitarist Mick Thomson explained that vocalist Corey Taylor made a point
of avoiding the use of profanity in response to claims that he relied on use of it.[30] According to Allmusic, the lyrics
of Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) include metaphors and touch on themes that include anger, disaffection, and
psychosis.[2] Taylor's diversity in his vocal delivery was praised; Burns considered tracks like "Vermilion Pt. 2" to
have "stately vocal harmonies". Taylor's performance on the closing track "Danger – Keep Away" was specifically
praised; Stylus called it the most "depressing and emotional" track on the album. Burns concluded that overall "the
riffs have lost none of their impact, but it seems like finally the group also wants you to appreciate their vocal and
lyrical impact."[28]
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Reception
Critical reception to Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) was generally positive. It received a score of 70% on review
aggregator Metacritic based on 12 reviews.[31] Johnny Loftus of Allmusic called the album "not just another flashy
alt-metal billboard", praising the band's "dedication to making it a Slipknot album".[2] Todd Burns of Stylus wrote
that people who accuse the band of having "softened" are "mistaking softness for maturation". Burns went on to call
the album "the best pop inflected metal album since System of a Down's Toxicity".[28] Sean Richardson of
Entertainment Weekly wrote that the album is a "deranged hippie update" of Slayer's "masterpiece" Reign in Blood;
which was also produced by Rubin.[29] Q hailed Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) as "a triumph".[3] John Robb of
PlayLouder proclaimed complimented Slipknot's unexpected rise to become "one of the biggest groups in the
world", dubbing "Before I Forget" a "classic [Slipknot] anthem". Robb added that the album is better than Iowa,
citing its "differing textures".[32] Rolling Stone gave the album a rating of 3 out of 5, stating the album presented
"newer extremes" for the band, "which in Slipknot's case means tunefulness and traditional song structures".[33]
Negative reviews were also present, Alternative Press criticized the album, writing that it "plays out like a tepid,
second-rate version of Iowa, which pretty much makes it a third-rate anything else."[34] Yahoo!'s Chris Heath also
reviewed the album negatively, writing that "The Nameless" combines "the ludicrously vicious and ridiculously
placid" and that by doing so makes the track feel "awkward". Heath added, "the themes are predictably absurd ... yet
mildly comical given the inclusion of such disparate styles stationed side by side."[35]
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) peaked at position number two on the US Billboard 200, online, Australian
Recording Industry Association, and Canadian sales charts.[36] [37] [37] [38] The album was certified Platinum in the
United States on February 21, 2005.[39] In 2006, the band won their first Grammy for Best Metal Performance with
"Before I Forget".[40] In 2009, Metal Hammer called it one of the "Albums of the Decade".[41] It was also rated 31st
in UK magazine Kerrang!'s "The 50 Best Albums of the 21st Century" reader poll.[42]

Track listing
All songs credited to Slipknot.

No. Title Length

1. "Prelude 3.0" 3:57

2. "The Blister Exists" 5:19

3. "Three Nil" 4:48

4. "Duality" 4:13

5. "Opium of the People" 3:15

6. "Circle" 4:22

7. "Welcome" 3:15

8. "Vermilion" 4:14

9. "Pulse of the Maggots" 4:19

10. "Before I Forget" 4:38

11. "Vermilion, Pt. 2" 3:44

12. "The Nameless" 4:28

13. "The Virus of Life" 5:25

14. "Danger – Keep Away" 3:13

Total length: 59:19


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Chart positions
Chart (2004) Peak Position

Australian Charts [38]


2

Austria Charts [43]


5

Canadian Charts [37]


2

Dutch Charts [44]


14

Finnish Charts [45]


2

French Charts [46]


6

German Charts [47]


2

New Zealand Charts [48]


3

Norwegian Charts [49]


15

Portuguese Charts [49]


13

Swedish Charts [50]


2

Swiss Charts [51]


8

UK Albums Chart [52]


5

US Billboard 200 [36]


2

Certifications
Country Certification

USA [53]
Platinum

Japan [54]
Gold
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Personnel
[18]
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.

Slipknot Production
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Rick Rubin – producer
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Greg Fidelman – mixing
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Phillip Broussard – assistant engineer
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass, backing vocals • Miles Wilson – assistant engineer
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, mixing • Dan Monti – assistant engineer
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, art direction, photography • Lindsay Chase – album production coordination
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Ted Jensen – mastering
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Monte Conner – A&R
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media, keyboards • Cory Brennan – management
• Merck Mercuriadis – management
• Michael Arfen – US booking agent
• John Jackson – international booking agent
• Michael Boland – design
• Neil Zlozower – band photography

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All Hope Is Gone


All Hope is Gone

Studio album by Slipknot

Released August 20, 2008 (Japan)


August 26, 2008 (United States)

Recorded February–June 2008 at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa

Genre Heavy metal, alternative metal

Length 57:06

Label Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Producer Dave Fortman, Slipknot

Slipknot chronology

9.0: All Hope is


Live Gone
(2005) (2008)

Singles from All Hope is Gone

1. "Psychosocial"
Released: June 23, 2008
2. "All Hope is Gone"
Released: July 7, 2008
3. "Dead Memories"
Released: December 1, 2008
4. "Sulfur"
Released: June 15, 2009
5. "Snuff"
Released: September 28, 2009

All Hope is Gone is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released on August 20, 2008
by Roadrunner Records, the album was published in two versions: the standard album in a Compact Disc case and a
special edition packaged in a six-fold digipak containing three bonus tracks, a 40 page booklet, and a bonus DVD
with a documentary of the album's recording. Preparation for the album began in 2007, while recording started in
February 2008 in the band's home state of Iowa. All Hope is Gone is Slipknot's first studio album since 2004's Vol.
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3: (The Subliminal Verses). Before the album's launch, Slipknot released a series of promotional images and audio
samples from the album through various websites. All Hope Is Gone is considered the band's most eclectic-sounding
album, incorporating elements from their previous three. All Hope Is Gone includes their "brutal" edge, such as the
track "All Hope Is Gone", reminiscent of songs such as "(sic)" from their debut self-titled album; slow burning,
"trippy" elements such as "Gehenna", reminiscent of "Skin Ticket" from their second album Iowa; and acoustics
("Snuff") and guitar solos ("Psychosocial"), which were first introduced on Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).
Lyrically, All Hope is Gone centers on themes such as anger, disaffection, obsession, and the music industry. The
album name also features a more prominent focus on politics than their previous albums. Slipknot promoted All
Hope is Gone on a world tour and at the Mayhem Festival. Generally well received by critics, the album reached the
top position on nine record charts worldwide, including the Billboard 200—the first Slipknot album to do so. It has
been certified Platinum by the RIAA on the 10th of August, 2010 for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 albums in the
United States.[1] It is the final studio album released by the band to include bassist and founding member, Paul Gray,
who was found dead in an Iowa hotel on May 24, 2010, almost two years after the release of All Hope Is Gone.

Recording
Preparation for All Hope is Gone began in 2007. Drummer Joey Jordison explained, "I've told them to demo
whatever they can so we've got as much material to choose from as possible."[2] In February 2008,[3] Slipknot
entered the Sound Farm Studio in Jamaica, Iowa with producer Dave Fortman.[4] All Hope Is Gone is the band's first
album written and recorded in their home state of Iowa. Bassist Paul Gray explained that the band decided to record
in Iowa because there were too many distractions in Los Angeles, where production of their previous albums had
taken place.[5] The band also stated that being close to home was good for their mindset; vocalist Corey Taylor drove
home every night to see his son.[6] Unlike Slipknot's previous releases, the album's writing process involved all nine
band members, who wrote over 30 songs. Jordison commented, "I have to say that the band is at its peak;
everyone—I mean everyone—is now completely involved in the writing process, and it's a beautiful thing."[4] Taylor
felt the writing process had some problems, but also noted that the creation of every Slipknot album has had conflict
and that the band has come to embrace it after realizing that the conflict helps to bring out their creativity.[7] Taylor
and guitarist Jim Root paired up with Sid Wilson, performing on keyboards, and percussionist Shawn Crahan to
work on "oblique, arty pieces".[4] Taylor also experimented with tracking in an old well, stating, "There was this
natural reverb to it that was just intense."[4] According to Crahan none of the experimental tracks made it onto the
album. However, one of them, "Til We Die", appears as a bonus track on the album's special edition.[8] The track
"Sulfur" was the first combined effort of Jordison and Root, who wrote the song in one evening.[9]
Feeling discontent over the record's production process, Root said, "it felt a little bit rushed. And it felt like we were
trying to do things just to appease a schedule, which I didn't really like."[10] Root was particularly disappointed with
the record's producer, Dave Fortman, and said, "Dave Fortman really helped me appreciate Rick Rubin as a
producer. [Fortman] wasn't able to get nine people together on the same page and, to me, that's the most important
thing in making a Slipknot record."[10] Conversely, Jordison said, "It's finally the record that I've wanted Slipknot to
sound like."[11] He went on to compliment Fortman's ear for tone, and considered All Hope Is Gone to be the band's
best album.[11] All Hope is Gone was mixed by Colin Richardson in the United Kingdom.[12]
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Promotion
Rumors that Slipknot would be recording and touring All Hope is
Gone without their trademark masks circulated after band members
appeared unmasked during performances with various side-projects.
However, Shawn Crahan dismissed these rumors in an interview on
The Sauce.[13] Bassist Paul Gray elaborated that the band would
return with a new overall image, "It'll still be Slipknot," he stated,
"but we're gonna upgrade, step things up a little."[14] Beginning
April 1, 2008, Slipknot's website displayed ten teasers to promote
All Hope is Gone.[15] The first nine displayed the band in their
Jim Root performing at the Mayhem Festival as part
of the All Hope Is Gone World Tour. purgatory masks, however, the final teaser featured a darkened
photograph of the band with their new masks.[16] Slipknot
premiered their new masks on July 1, 2008 on Spinner.com; eight million people visited the website to view the
masks on the first day.[17]

On June 15, 2008, a 30-second sample and cover art from the album's title track, "All Hope is Gone", were made
available on Amazon.com.[18] The song began airplay the same day and on June 20, 2008, Roadrunner Records
offered the track as a free download on their website. "All Hope is Gone" was later released as a digital single. The
second single from the album, "Psychosocial", began airplay on June 26, 2008 and was released as a digital single on
July 7, 2008.[19] Following the album's launch, "Dead Memories" was released as a digital single on December 1,
2008, along with an accompanying music video.[20] The music video for "Sulfur", the album's fourth single,
premiered on April 18, 2009,[21] and the single is scheduled for release on June 15, 2009.[22] From August 17
through 19, 2008, Kerrang! magazine held six listening events across the United Kingdom which included a preview
of the documentary supplied with the album's special edition, and free merchandise.[23] On April 17, 2009,
Roadrunner Records announced that the album would be released on vinyl on April 19, 2009, coinciding with
Record Store Day.[24]

The album's cover art and track listing were released on July 8, 2008.[25] Slipknot began its All Hope is Gone World
Tour the following day—the tour was their first since 2005. The band initially toured with the Mayhem Festival
across the United States, through August 16, 2008. Afterward, Slipknot was scheduled to appear at the Reading and
Leeds Festivals in England, the Two Days a Week Festival in Austria, and the Area4 Festival in Germany.[26]
However, the European tour dates were canceled due to Jordison breaking his ankle.[27] [28] Slipknot performed at
the Rock on the Range Festival on May 16 and 17, 2009 then headlined the Download Festival in England during the
summer, the first time they had headlined the festival.[29]

Style and themes


Prior to the album's release, Slipknot's members displayed interest in making All Hope is Gone their heaviest album,
which Joey Jordison affirmed saying, "It's going to be heavier than Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), but just as weird
and as experimental."[2] Corey Taylor reiterated this, describing All Hope is Gone as a "very dark" combination of
the band's two previous studio albums, Iowa and Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).[30] In All Hope Is Gone, Slipknot
expands on their use of traditional song structures, acoustics, and solos that they introduced on their previous album
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). The song "Snuff" is led by acoustic guitars and has been dubbed as Slipknot's
"attempt at a power ballad", though it remains "dark and ominous".[31] In an interview with Artistdirect, Shawn
Crahan stated, "Everyone can feel the pain that's in there. It's not forced upon you. You have it in there innately."[9]
Slipknot also retained a metal edge reminiscent of their earlier work. Stephen Erlewine of Allmusic wrote "Gematria
(The Killing Name)" goes from "a cluster of cacophony" to "an onslaught of densely dark intricate riffs".[32] Crahan
compared it to the song "(sic)" from their debut album, explaining, "The technique and the style are very reminiscent
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of the old, brutal shit that we've done."[9] Jim Kaz of IGN stated that the "swaggering, cock-rock groove and an
anthemic chorus" of "Psychosocial" gives Slipknot the potential to reach out to new fans "without sacrificing a lick
of intensity".[33] Crahan stated he "loves" his parts of "Psychosocial", in which the band incorporates snare drums,
reminiscent of "Before I Forget".[9] He also cited "This Cold Black" as one of his favorite songs, saying that it has a
"driving tempo and a lot of attitude".[9] The track "Gehenna" incorporates elements of Slipknot's slower, more
cerebral edge reminiscent of "Prosthetics" and "Purity" from their debut album, and "Skin Ticket" from Iowa.
Crahan called it a "trippy song", explaining, "It's just somewhere we go."[9]
Corey Taylor explained that the phrase "All Hope is Gone" is aimed at the fans' expectations of the band, further
elaborating, "Just when you thought you had us figured out, give up all hope because you're never, ever going to."[34]
[35]
Throughout the album, Taylor incorporates a focus on politics in his lyrics, compared to Slipknot's previous
albums. The opening track, ".execute.", features Taylor's response to former United States Vice President Spiro
Agnew’s speech targeted at Vietnam War protesters,[31] and the second track "Gematria (The Killing Name)" follows
in the same vein. During an interview with Kerrang!, Taylor discussed the song's lyrical content, explaining, "There
are a lot of people who are disguising politics as religion and dictating taste and turning it into policy. And that hurts
me."[34] Reviewing for IGN, Jim Kaz said that lyrically, "Gematria (The Killing Name)" gives the listener a
"heaping dose of Corey Taylor's caustic bravado".[33] On the track "Wherein Lies Continue", Taylor offers a
"dressing down of the world as we know it," explaining, "It kinda goes up against any civilization that takes
themselves way too seriously and where the 'leaders' are so pretentious that they think they are deemed to speak for
the people."[34] He also proclaimed, "It wouldn't be a Slipknot album if I didn't rag on the recording industry."[34] On
"Butcher's Hook", Taylor specifically targets "all those little emo boys", commenting, "People give us shit for
wearing outfits, but all of those guys look exactly the same."[34]

Reception

Commercial performance
All Hope is Gone was Slipknot's first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, outselling
LAX from The Game by 1,134 units.[36] Initially, Billboard published an article stating that The Game had secured
the top spot with a margin of 13 units, in what was described as the "closest race for number one since SoundScan
began tracking Data in 1991".[37] After a recount 12 hours later, the article was rewritten and Slipknot was awarded
the number one spot, having sold 239,516 units.[37] All Hope Is Gone debuted at number two in the United Kingdom,
topped only by The Verve's album Forth.[38] In Canada, the album sold over 20,000 copies in its first week and
debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[39] The album also debuted at number one on eight other charts
worldwide.[40] "Psychosocial", the album's second single, brought Slipknot their first MTV Video Music Awards
nomination for Best Rock Video,[41] as well as their seventh Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance at the
51st Grammy Awards.[42] In December 2008, Total Guitar ranked All Hope Is Gone as one of the "50 Best Guitar
Albums of the Year".[43] In 2009, it was rated 16th in UK magazine Kerrang!'s "The 50 Best Albums of the 21st
Century" reader poll.[44]
All Hope Is Gone has been certified Platinum in the United States of America and Canada by the RIAA and CRIA
respectively. It has been certified Gold in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Germany hence being a
commercial success.[45]
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Critical response
All Hope is Gone was generally well received by critics. Several music critics anticipated the album immediately
after the release of Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). In its review of Vol. 3, Allmusic stated, "There's a sense that
whatever Slipknot do next might be their ultimate broadcast to the faithful."[49] Copies of All Hope Is Gone intended
for reviewers were pressed under the false name "Rusty Cage" to reduce the risk of the album leaking onto the
Internet.[50] Stephen Erlewine wrote in his review for Allmusic that the early "cluster of cacophony" of "Gematria" is
"so effective [...] that when things do get a little softer a little later on, the album threatens to collapse like a
soufflé".[32] Criticizing the album, Erlewine wrote, "One more power ballad like Snuff would be enough to derail the
album."[32] He gave the album a rating of four out of five stars.[32] Regarding the album's creation process, Darren
Sadler of Rock Sound wrote, "Slipknot raised their collective middle fingers, and created an album that stands out
head and shoulders above everything else that will be released this year."[31] He compared the album's sound to those
of other bands such as Stone Sour, Morbid Angel, and Meshuggah, and he gave the album a score of 9 out of 10.[31]
Ryan Ogle of Blabbermouth.net gave All Hope is Gone 7.5 out of 10 stars. Ogle stated that the fans' views of the
"diversity" of the album would be Slipknot's "saving grace, or their misfortune", concluding, "While it may not be as
jaw-dropping or revolutionary as some might have hoped, it's by no means a bad release."[46] Reviewing for Blender,
writer Darren Ratner observed a different theme in the lyrics when compared to previous Slipknot albums, noting
that the band is able to "make ugliness sound just a little bit pretty".[51] Marc Weingarten of Entertainment Weekly
gave the album a B+ rating, calling All Hope Is Gone "a metal assault-and-battery on the hypocrisies of the modern
world".[47] Jim Kaz of IGN stated that the band's attempt to move from nu-metal to "more classic metal elements"
was "the best career move they could've made".[33] Kaz gave All Hope Is Gone a score of 8.1 out of 10, writing, "[It]
effectively [builds] upon the band's collective strengths."[33]
Rolling Stone reviewer Chris Steffen praised the percussive edge on All Hope is Gone noting, "The band’s multiple
percussionists generate a din that’s more suffocating than ever [on the track] 'Gematria'."[52] He proposed "Snuff" as
the "most melodic" song on the album, comparing it to "Circle" from Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).[52] Steffen
also wrote that " 'Psychosocial' is capped off with a time-signature shattering guitar/drum breakdown that will leave
the best air-instrumentalists stumped."[52] The album was praised by Total Guitar's writer Nick Cracknell, who
declared the effort "Slipknot's heaviest and most aggressive work to date".[53] He compared "Dead Memories" to the
works of Alice in Chains, while praising "Gehenna" for being the band's "most experimental work in their
history".[53] Cracknell went on to state "Wherein Lies Continue" contains a "huge chugging verse riff" which
evolves into an "incredible soaring chorus".[53] Dan Martin of The Guardian compared "Dead Memories" to
Metallica's song "Enter Sandman" and called "Gematria (The Killing Name)" a work of "astonishingly dense thrash",
giving the album four out of five stars.[48] Criticizing the album, John Doran of The Quietus called "This Cold
Black" the album's heaviest track, remarking, "Imagine dropping a 3ft wide, solid steel manhole cover on your
bollocks and then having a Panzer full of cybermen drive backwards and forwards over it."[54] He compared the
overall sound of the album to "a mess of shards", referring to "Snuff" "absolute garbage".[54]

Track listing
All songs written and composed by Slipknot[55] [56] .
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No. Title Length

1. ".execute." 1:48

2. "Gematria (The Killing Name)" 6:01

3. "Sulfur" 4:37

4. "Psychosocial" 4:43

5. "Dead Memories" 4:28

6. "Vendetta" 5:15

7. "Butcher's Hook" 4:14

8. "Gehenna" 6:53

9. "This Cold Black" 4:40

10. "Wherein Lies Continue" 5:36

11. "Snuff" 4:36

12. "All Hope is Gone" 4:45

Total length: 57:06

Chart positions
Chart (2008) Peak
position

[57] 1
Australian Albums Chart

[58] 2
Austrian Albums Chart

[59] 2
Belgian Albums Chart

[59] 1
Canadian Albums Chart

[59] 6
Dutch Albums Chart

[60] 1
European Top 100 Albums

[59] 1
Finnish Albums Chart

[59] 3
French Albums Chart

[59] 2
German Albums Chart

[61] 3
Irish Albums Chart

[59] 3
Italian Albums Chart

[62] 2
Japan Albums Chart

[59] 5
Mexican Albums Chart

[63] 5
Netherlands Albums Chart

[59] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart

[59] 2
Norwegian Albums Chart

[64] 4
Portuguese Albums Chart
All Hope Is Gone 105

[59] 9
Spain Albums Chart

[59] 1
Swedish Albums Chart

[65] 1
Swiss Albums Chart

[38] 2
UK Albums Chart

[59] 1
US Billboard 200

Certifications
Chart (2008) Certification
(If Any)

[66] Gold (35,000+)


Australia (ARIA)

Canada (CRIA) Platinum (40,000+)

[67] Gold (100,000+)


Germany (BVMI)

[68] Gold (100,000+)


Japan (RIAJ)

[69] Gold (7,500+)


New Zealand (RIANZ)

[70] Gold (100,000+)


United Kingdom (BPI)

[71] Platinum (1,000,000+)


United States (RIAA)

Personnel
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.[72]

Slipknot Production Production (continued)


• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Dave Fortman – producer • Rick Roskin – US booking agent
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Jeremy Parker – engineering • John Jackson – international booking
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing • Colin Richardson – mixer agent
vocals • Matt Hyde – mix engineering • Rob Shore – business management
• (#5) Craig Jones – keyboard, samples, media • Oli Wright – assistant engineering • P. R. Brown – photography, design
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Ted Jensen – mastering • Chris Vrenna – additional production
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing • Monte Conner – A&R • Clint Walsh – additional production
vocals • Cory Brennan – management • Matt Sepanic – producer
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Jaison John – management assistant • Bionic Mastering – DVD authoring
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, percussions • Shawn Crahan – art direction, DVD
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables director
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External links
• Official album website (http://allhopeisgone.com/)
• All Hope Is Gone (http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/slipknot/allhopeisgone) at Metacritic
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Live albums

9.0: Live
9.0: Live

Live album by Slipknot

Released November 1, 2005

Recorded 2004–2005

Genre Alternative metal, nu metal

Length 118:07

Label Roadrunner

Producer Slipknot, Joey Jordison

Professional reviews

[1]
• Allmusic
[2]
• Blabbermouth.net
[3]
• MusicOMH (favorable)
[4]
• PopMatters
[5]
• Revolver (favorable)
[6]
• Rolling Stone
Slipknot chronology

Vol. 3: (The Subliminal 9.0: All Hope Is


Verses) Live Gone
(2004) (2005) (2008)

Singles from 9.0: Live

1. "The Nameless"
Released: November 2005
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9.0: Live is the first live album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The band recorded the two-disc album
during a 2004–2005 world tour that promoted their third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). Released by
Roadrunner Records on November 1, 2005, 9.0 Live features tracks from Slipknot's first three studio albums:
Slipknot, Iowa, and Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). Many of the included tracks are rarely played live; "Skin
Ticket" from the album Iowa was its first live performance. 9.0: Live peaked in the top twenty in album sales for
Austria and the United States, and was certified gold in the United States. Critical reception was generally positive,
with Adrien Begrand of PopMatters calling it a "very worthy live album".[4]

Recording and production


While producing their second DVD Disasterpieces in 2002, the band members of Slipknot were inspired to produce
a live album after noticing how well they performed when they knew they were being recorded.[7] Two years later, in
2004, Slipknot promoted Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) during a world tour which included 233 concerts across 34
countries in 28 months;[8] [9] music for the live album was recorded during the tour.[7] The tracks on 9.0: Live were
compiled from performances in Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Las Vegas, Phoenix, New York City, and Dallas.[10]
Percussionist Shawn Crahan said the band made an effort to pay more attention to detail than usual during the tour,
noting, "when you've got a microphone hanging onto your every note, you tend to give maybe 115 percent instead of
110 percent."[7] The album begins with a staged vocal introduction which was recorded before a concert, informing
the audience that the band would not be performing, in an effort to incite anger in the crowd.[4] 9.0: Live includes
tracks from the band's first three studio albums, and the banned track "Purity" which was removed from the band's
debut album, Slipknot, due to copyright issues.[11] It also contains tracks that are rarely played live, such as "Iowa"
and "Get This",[3] as well as the first live performance of "Skin Ticket".[12]

Promotion
Before the album's release, a sample from the live recording of "The Nameless" was made available on the Internet
through the band's record label.[13] Slipknot attended a signing session at a Best Buy store in New York City the day
of 9.0: Live's release, on November 1, 2005.[8] A music video featuring the live recording of "The Nameless" was
created to promote the album.[7] Head of marketing at Roadrunner Records, Bob Johnsen, stated that the price of 9.0:
Live was reduced in an effort to give "added value", resulting in the double-disc album being "two hours of music for
the price of one".[14] Johnsen continued, stating that as with most live albums, 9.0: Live targeted the "band's most
hard-core fans. It's a complete immersion in the band."[14] The album booklet includes 24 pages, most with pictures
of band members.[14]

Reception
Critical reception of 9.0: Live was generally positive. Reviewing for Allmusic, Johnny Loftus commented that the
fans' relationship with Slipknot is "what unifies the performances" on the live album.[1] He said that throughout the
band's history, they have never compromised, and they had become "metal stars the real way, through relentless
touring, embracing fan support, and penning some truly brutal songs".[1] Rolling Stone's reviewer Christian Hoard
wrote that the music featured on the album resembled a "new-school Motörhead", with its "scary-clown rap-metal
bullshit getting steamrolled by big riffs and speed-punk beats".[6] However, he noted the songs sounded similar to
their recorded performances; Hoard called it the "songs' samey-ness".[6] Adrien Begrand of PopMatters called 9.0:
Live a "very worthy live album", and complimented the band for gaining success the "old-fashioned way, building a
strong reputation as an extremely potent live act".[4] Begrand noted the band's relationship with their "extremely
devoted fans" as a strong point, and that the band's fans are "arguably the most fervently loyal bunch since the early
days of Metallica two decades ago".[4] However, he complained that it was distracting to have the band perform in a
variety of undisclosed locations, rather than the one set throughout.[4] Tom Day of MusicOMH wrote that the song
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"Before I Forget" is a "true gem and grinds out with a level of devastation that will make you green with envy if you
weren't at these shows", and that drummer Joey Jordison took "centre stage" throughout the performance.[3] Blair
Fischer of the Chicago Tribune gave the album "three volume levels", writing, "The most amazing feat is that nine
genetic defectives can congeal for such synchronous brain-damaged fury."[15] Billboard reviewer Christa Titus wrote
that Slipknot was "relentless in its delivery" of their live performances, calling the album "an overwhelming frenzy
of sound and fury".[16] Titus predicted the album would chart highly.[16]
Some critics commented that the album is not as appealing to audiences who are unfamiliar with the band. Saul
Austerlitz from The Boston Globe wrote that the album was "intended to cater primarily to rabid fans", commenting
that those who are not fans of Slipknot will probably "find the experience of listening to both discs of 9.0: Live
roughly comparable to being hit in the head repeatedly with a two-by-four two hours of sludgy, indistinguishable
songs, punctuated by profane outbursts about how the idiot media [...] has ignored and abused them".[14]
9.0: Live debuted at the 17th position on the Billboard 200 charts in the United States, selling 42,000 copies in its
first week.[17] The album also premiered in the top 50 in five other countries.[18] On December 9, 2005, the
Recording Industry Association of America certified 9.0: Live gold in the United States.[19]

Track listing
All songs credited to Slipknot and, as noted, were recorded live.

Disc one – Chapter no. One Disc two – Chapter no. Two
1. "The Blister Exists" – 6:24 1. "Three Nil" – 5:03
2. "(sic)" – 3:52 2. "The Nameless" – 5:28
3. "Disasterpiece" – 6:47 3. "Skin Ticket" – 6:03
4. "Before I Forget" – 4:24 4. "Everything Ends" – 5:03
5. "Left Behind" – 3:44 5. "The Heretic Anthem" – 4:08
6. "Liberate" – 3:48 6. "Iowa" – 6:37
7. "Vermilion" – 5:56 7. "Duality" – 6:07
8. "Pulse of the Maggots" – 5:06 8. "Spit It Out" – 5:29
9. "Purity" – 5:12 9. "People = Shit" – 5:53
10. "Eyeless" – 4:19 10. "Get This" – 2:44
11. "Drum Solo" – 3:58 11. "Wait and Bleed" – 3:44
12. "Eeyore" – 2:16 12. "Surfacing" – 5:50

Personnel
[20]
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.

• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables, keyboard • Dave Nichols – recording


• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Colin Richardson – mixing
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass, backing vocals • Matt Hyde – assistant mixing
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Ted Jensen – mastering
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Monte Conner – A&R
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media • Cory Brennan – management
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals • Rick Roskin – North America booking agent
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • John Jackson – worldwide booking agent
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Michael Boland – design
• Shigeo Kikuchi – photography
• Eddie Sung – black and white images
• Ash Newell – back cover image
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Chart positions
Chart (2005) Peak Position

US Billboard 200 [21]


17

Austria Charts [22]


18

ARIA Charts [23]


26

Sweden Charts [24]


40

French Charts [25]


41

Switzerland Charts [26]


43

Netherlands Charts [27]


71

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2008-05-17.
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Retrieved 2008-05-15.
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2010-01-29.
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8719191/ 90_live). Rolling Stone. . Retrieved 2008-05-15.
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news/ articles/ 1510831/ 20051003/ slipknot. jhtml?headlines=true). MTV. . Retrieved 2008-07-03.
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113

Demo albums

Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.


Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.

Demo album by Slipknot

Released October 31, 1996

Genre Groove metal, funk metal, nu metal, jazz fusion, avant-garde metal, Rap metal, Extreme metal

Length 51:06

Label -ismist Recordings

Producer Slipknot, Sean McMahon

Slipknot chronology

Mate. Feed. Kill. Slipknot


Repeat. (1999)
(1996)

Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. is the first demo album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released originally on
October 31, 1996, it was limited to production of 1,000 copies. The band originally self-distributed some of these
copies, but went on to release the remaining units through -ismist Recordings in 1997. Due to its limited release, the
album has become much sought by fans since Slipknot's rise in fame.
Despite considering it their first album upon released, the band now considers Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. to be a demo
and have evolved and released the majority of the songs on future releases, albeit usually in radically altered forms.
It was recorded in Des Moines, Iowa, over a period of seven months. The music of the album contains many
influences including funk, jazz, and disco which weren't as apparent in later material. Many of the lyrics and the
album's title are derived from the role playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The songs contain an "emphasis on
non-traditional songwriting" and melodic themes more than subsequent releases.[1] Some songs, such as "Gently"
and "Killers Are Quiet" were re-recorded for the album Iowa, with Killers Are Quiet being renamed as the title track
and containing different lyrics.
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Recording and production


In late 1995 Slipknot and producer Sean McMahon entered SR Audio, a studio in the band's home town of Des
Moines, Iowa to work on what they intended to be their debut album.[2] Retrospectively McMahon said that the band
was "driven" because they spent the majority of their time in the studio for the seven months it took to produce the
album.[2] Slipknot self-financed the production, which came to an estimated $40,000.[2] The band expressed how
much of a learning process this time was with it being the first time they had recorded their music, specifically the
additional percussion elements were challenging to capture.[3] The band were aiming for a tribal sound but
encountered problems including minuscule timing errors and during this period they refined their percussive sound,
they experimented with erecting walls to isolate the drums and re-arranging parts.[3] In February 1996 during the
mixing process, guitarist Donnie Steele decided to leave the band for religious reasons, as a result Craig Jones joined
the band to fill the spot.[4] However the band realized that they were incorporating too many samples on their
recordings and could not produce these sounds live. In order to solve this problem Jones moved to full time sampler
and Mick Thomson joined as a guitarist.[5] Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. was released on October 31, 1996 with a release
party at The Safari, a local club where the band played a lot of their earliest gigs.[6]

Musical and lyrical themes


The musical style of Slipknot is constantly contested due to the genres their music covers, however Mate. Feed. Kill.
Repeat. is the band's most experimental release and is significantly different from the heavy style the band became
known for.[7] One of the bands initial aims was to mix many genres of music to achieve their own style; an early
incarnation of the band was called "Meld" based upon this.[7] However there are still familiarities in the sound of
which Slipknot became known for. Tracks such as "Slipknot", "Some Feel" and "Only One" feature a dominantly
heavy metal influence, specifically in that of the guitars.[8] Tracks such as "Tattered & Torn", "Killers Are Quiet"
and "Gently" also include the slow, cerebral angst build up style that the band also retained in some of their more
recent work.[8] The album implements elements of jazz and funk, although "Confessions" is the only track on the
album dominantly led by these styles.[8] "Do Nothing/Bitch Slap" is the album's most complex song, combining both
of these dominant styles as well as implementing areas of disco.[8] The album title and the majority of the lyrics are
references to the role-playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse.[9] Vocalist Anders Colsefini and percussionist
Shawn Crahan shared a mutual interest in the game which was a large influence on the band, Colsefini said: "The
attraction was being able to play a different person", declaring that this was the essence of Slipknot.[9]

Legacy
The original pressing of the album was limited to 1,000 copies and since the band's rise to fame in 1999 it has been a
sought after rarity for Slipknot fans.[10] Upon its initial release the band distributed the album independently,
handing them out to fans, radio stations, and record labels.[10] On June 13, 1997, -ismist Recordings took over the
distribution of the remaining copies of the album.[10] These original pressings have since grown in value; in 2010
'Run3y' bought a copy for $799.00 on the internet auction site eBay. Due to the large amount of interest in the album
and the low numbers of originals there have been many bootlegged versions of the album sold including CD, MP3
and even vinyl.[11] Reportedly, as of 2003, no member of the band owns a copy of Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.[12]
There is often deliberation whether Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. is a demo or actually the band's debut album. The band
currently strictly consider it to be a demo due to the drastic change in sound and major changes in the line-up before
the band's self-titled debut. The band would also rework the majority of the songs on later albums. An example of
this is evidenced by the band's third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), which by title implies that it is
their third album despite actually being the fourth record released by the band. However, at the time of the album's
release the band intended Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. to be their debut album.
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Track listing
All songs credited to Slipknot.

1. "Slipknot" – 6:55
2. "Gently" – 5:16
3. "Do Nothing/Bitchslap" – 4:19
4. "Only One" – 2:33
5. "Tattered & Torn" – 2:35
6. "Confessions" – 5:05
7. "Some Feel" – 3:36
8. "Killers Are Quiet" – 20:42
• "Dogfish Rising" (hidden track) – 5:02
"Slipknot" was re-recorded and rewritten as "(sic)" on the 1999 self-titled Roadrunner Records release,'Slipknot'.
"Only One" was re-recorded and rewritten on the 1999 self-titled Roadrunner Records release,'Slipknot'.
"Tattered & Torn" was re-recorded and rewritten on the 1999 self-titled Roadrunner Records release,'Slipknot'.
"Gently" was re-recorded on the 2001 Roadrunner Records release, 'Iowa'.
"Killers Are Quiet" was re-recorded and rewritten as the title track, "Iowa" on the 2001 Roadrunner Records
release,'Iowa'.
"Do Nothing/Bitchslap", "Confessions", "Some Feel", and "Dogfish Rising" have not been re-recorded as of this
article.

Personnel

Slipknot Production
• Anders Colsefini – vocals, custom percussion • Sean McMahon – producer, engineering, mixing, mastering
• Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals • Mike Lawyer – mastering
• Paul Gray – bass, backing vocals • Stefan Seskis – photography
• Joey Jordison – drums
• Josh Brainard – guitars, backing vocals
• Donnie Steele – guitars
• Mick Thomson – guitars (credited but did not actually perform on the album)
• Craig Jones – samples (credited but did not actually perform on the album)

References
[1] Jason Birchmeier. "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat" (http:/ / allmusic. com/ album/ mate-feed-kill-repeat-r524656). Allmusic. . Retrieved
2008-06-30.
[2] Arnopp 2001, pp. 45–47
[3] Arnopp 2001, pp. 48–49
[4] Arnopp 2001, pp. 50–51
[5] Arnopp 2001, p. 57
[6] Arnopp 2001, p. 62
[7] Mciver 2003, pp. 16–17
[8] Mciver 2003, pp. 23–25
[9] Mciver 2003, pp. 15–16
[10] Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. Chrome Dreams. pp. 20–26. ISBN 1842401262
[11] "MFKR Real or Fake?" (http:/ / www. matefeedkillrepeat. com/ main/ realorfake/ realorfake. html). MFKR.com. . Retrieved 2008-06-29.
[12] Buckley, Peter; Jonathan Buckley (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock: the definitive guide to more than 1200 artists and bands (http:/ / books.
google. com/ ?id=haEfq-nKqjgC& pg=RA1-PA3-IA261& dq=Joey+ Jordison). Rough Guides. pp. 954. ISBN 1843531054. .
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Collector's Information
• http://www.matefeedkillrepeat.com/main/main.html - website detailing differences between fake and geniune
copies of the album, owner's list, and known sale prices for the genuine CD

Literature
• Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. Ebury. ISBN 0091879337
• McIver, Joel (2003). Slipknot: Unmasked (again). Omnibus. ISBN 0711997640
117

Singles

List of Slipknot songs


Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1995. With 4 studio albums and 2
demo albums, the band has produced over 90 songs (that were recorded in studios). 15 of the songs were released as
singles.
Slipknot's self-titled album featured two songs that were released as singles: "Wait and Bleed" and "Spit It Out."[1]
[2]
"Wait and Bleed" peaked number twenty-seven on the UK Singles Chart as well as charting on the Hot
Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[3] [4] "Spit It Out" peaked twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart.[4] "The Heretic
Anthem," Iowa's first single did not chart on any charts. However, "Left Behind" debuted on two charts along with
"My Plague" peaking twenty-four on the UK Singles Chart.[4] Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)'s "Duality" charted on
eight different charts, including the Billboard 200 chart.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] The album's second single, "Vermilion,"
peaked fourteen on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and "Before I Forget" peaked number eleven.[3] 9.0:
Live's only single, "The Nameless," peaked twenty-five on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[3] "All Hope Is
Gone" peaked twenty-eight on the Swedish charts."[5] Psychosocial" charted on eight charts and was number 102 on
the Billboard 200 chart.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [9] "Dead Memories" peaked number three on the Hot Mainstream Rock
Tracks chart and "Sulfur" peaked eighteen on the same chart."[3] Snuff" peaked number two on the Hot Mainstream
Rock Tracks chart.[3]
In 2000, "Wait and Bleed" won the Best Single award and in 2001,[10] and was nominated for the Best Metal
Performance award.[11] "Left Behind" was nominated for the same award in 2002 and "My Plague" was nominated
for the Best Video award the same year.[12] [13] In 2003, "My Plague" was nominated for the Best Metal
Performance award.[14] "Duality" was nominated for the Best Hard Rock Performance in 2005 along with
"Vermillion" being nominated for the Best Metal Performance award in the same year. "Duality" was also nominated
for the Best Video award in 2004."[15] Before I Forget" won the Best Metal Performance award in 2006."[16]
Psychosocial" was nominated for the Best Video award in 2008 and was nominated for the Best Metal Performance
award in 2009.[17] [18] The song was also nominated for the Best Single award in 2009.[19] It was nominated for the
Best Rock Video award in 2008, and won the Best Riff award in 2009 along with winning the Best Video award and
the Solo of the Year award, both in 2008.[20] [21] [22] The songs "Purity" and "Frail Limb Nursery" were both
removed from the original issue of Slipknot and were both replaced by "Me Inside" on the reissue.[23] [24] "Purity"
was restored on their 10th Anniversary Edition of the album.[25]

Table
The following is a table of all songs released by Slipknot. It does not include songs that were released as live tracks.
• The columns Title, Year, and Album list each song title, the year in which the song was released, and the official
studio album it appeared.
The Majority of the songs were recorded with the following members: Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris
Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor.[26] [27] However, some songs were
performed with former members like Donnie Steele, Anders Colsefini, Greg "Cuddles" Welts, and Josh Brainard.[28]
There are 94 songs on the list.
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Title Year(s) Album(s) Author(s) Lead Notes


Chart Chart
vocal(s)
position position

UK US
[4]
(Main)
[3]

"742617000027" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot N/A — —

"(515)" 2001 Iowa Slipknot N/A — —

".execute." 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Gone Taylor

"'Til We Die" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Gone Taylor

"(sic)" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"(sic) [Molt-injected 2000 Wait and Bleed Slipknot Corey — —


mix]" Taylor

"All Hope Is Gone" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey 98 — Released as a digital single in
Gone Taylor 2008

"Before I Forget" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey 35 11 Released as a single in 2005
Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Before I Forget 2005 Before I Forget Slipknot Corey — —


(single version)" Taylor

"Before I Forget 2005 Before I Forget Slipknot Corey — —


(Full-length single Taylor
version)"

"Before I Forget 2005 The Nameless Slipknot Corey — —


[Molt-injected mix]" Taylor

"The Blister Exists" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — — Released as a single in 2007
Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Butcher's Hook" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Gone Taylor

"Child of Burning 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Time" Gone Taylor

"Circle" 2005 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Confessions" 1996 Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


Kill. Repeat. Colsefini

"Danger, Keep 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Away" Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Danger, Keep Away 2005 Duality Slipknot Corey — —


(Full-Length Taylor
Version)"

"Dead Memories" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — 3


Gone Taylor
List of Slipknot songs 119

"Dead Memories 2009 Dead Memories Slipknot Corey — — Released as a single in 2009
(Chris Lord-Alge Taylor
Mix)"

"Despise" 1998 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


(Demo) Taylor
"Disasterpiece" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —
Taylor

"Diluted" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Do 1996 Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


Nothing/Bitchslap" Kill. Repeat. Colsefini

"Dogfish Rising" 1996 Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — — Hidden Track


Kill. Repeat. Colsefini

"Don't Get Close" 2005 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Subliminal Taylor
Verses) Deluxe
Edition

"Don't Get Close 2005 Duality Slipknot Corey — —


(rough mix)" Taylor

"Duality" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey 15 5 Released as a single 2004


Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Eeyore" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — — Hidden Track


Taylor

"Everything Ends" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Eyeless" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Frail Limb Nursery" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — — Removed from the first issue of
Taylor Slipknot due to copyright
[23] [24]
infringement.

"Gehenna" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Gone Taylor

"Get This" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — — Bonus track on digipack


Taylor

"Gently" 1996, Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


2001 Kill. Repeat., Colsefini,
Iowa Corey
Taylor

"Gematria (The 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Killing Name)" Gone Taylor

"The Heretic 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — — Released as a single in 2001,


Anthem" Taylor along with the live version's
release

"The Heretic Anthem 2001 Metal Radio Slipknot Corey — —


(clean version)" Sampler: 2001 Taylor

"Heretic Song (rough 2001 The Heretic Slipknot Corey — —


mix)" Anthem Taylor
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"I Am Hated" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Iowa" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor
"Interloper" 1998 Slipknot Demo Slipknot Corey — —
Taylor

"Killers are Quiet" 1996 Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


Kill. Repeat. Colsefini

"Left Behind" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey 24 30 Released as a single in 2001


Taylor

"Left Behind (Single 2001 Left Behind Slipknot Corey — —


Version)" Taylor

"Liberate" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"My Plague" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey 43 — Released as a single in 2002


Taylor

"My Plague (New 2002 My Plague Slipknot Corey — —


Abuse Mix)" Taylor

"Metabolic" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Me Inside" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — — Replaced "Purity" and "Frail
Taylor Limb Nursery" on the second
[23] [24]
issue of Slipknot.

"The Nameless" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — 25 Released as a live single in
Subliminal Taylor 2005
Verses)

"New Abortion" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"No Life" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Only One" 1996, Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


1999 Kill. Repeat., Colsefini,
Slipknot Corey
Taylor

"Opium of the 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


People" Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"People = Shit" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Prelude 3.0" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Prosthetics" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Psychosocial" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey 67 7 Released as a single in 2008


Gone Taylor
List of Slipknot songs 121

"Pulse of the 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Maggots" Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Purity" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — — Removed form first issue of


Taylor Slipknot due to copyright
infringement. It was restored
on the Slipknot 10th
Anniversary Edition in
[23] [24]
2009.

"Scream" 2005 Vermilion Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Scream (duo-shift 2007 The Blister Slipknot Corey — —


mix)" Exists Taylor

"Scissors" 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Skin Ticket" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Slipknot" 1996 Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


Kill. Repeat. Colsefini

"The Shape" 2001 Iowa Slipknot Corey — —


Taylor

"Snap" 1998 Slipknot Demo Slipknot Corey — — Featured in Freddy vs. Jason
Taylor

"Snuff" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — 4 Released as a single in 2009


Gone Taylor

"Some Feel" 1996 Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


Kill. Repeat. Colsefini

"Spit It Out" 1998, Slipknot Demo, Slipknot Corey 28 — Released as a single in 2000
1999 Slipknot Taylor

"Spit It Out (Hyper 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


Version)" Taylor

"Spit It Out 2000 Wait and Bleed Slipknot Corey — —


(Overcaffeinated Taylor
hyper version)"

"Sulfur" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — 18 Released as a single in 2009


Gone Taylor

"Sulfur (Chris 2009 Sulfur Slipknot Corey — —


Lord-Alge mix)" Taylor

"Surfacing" 2009 Slipknot: 10th Slipknot Corey — —


Anniversary Taylor
Edition

"Surfacing (rough 1999 Slipknot Slipknot Corey — —


mix)" Taylor

"Tattered and Torn" 1996, Mate. Feed. Slipknot Anders — —


1999 Kill. Repeat., Colsefini,
Slipknot Corey
Taylor

"This Cold Black" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Gone Taylor
List of Slipknot songs 122

"Three Nil" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Vendetta" 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Gone Taylor
"Vermilion" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey 31 14 Released as a single in 2004
Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Vermilion (single 2004 Vermilion Slipknot Corey — —


version)" Taylor

"Vermilion (Terry 2005 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Date mix)" Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Vermilion, pt. 2" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — — Released as a single in 2004
Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Vermilion, pt. 2 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


(Bloodstone mix)" Gone Taylor

"The Virus of Life" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Wait and Bleed" 1998, Slipknot Demo, Slipknot Corey 27 34 Released as a single in 2000
1999 Slipknot Taylor

"Wait and Bleed 1999 N/A Slipknot Corey — —


(Callout Hook)" Taylor

"Wait and Bleed 1999 The Nameless Slipknot Corey — —


(Metal-core mix)" Taylor

"Wait and Bleed 1999 Metal Radio Slipknot Corey — —


(Radio Edit)" Sampler: 1999 Taylor

"Wait and Bleed 2000 Wait and Bleed Slipknot Corey — —


(Terry Date mix)" Taylor

"Welcome" 2004 Vol. 3: (The Slipknot Corey — —


Subliminal Taylor
Verses)

"Wherein Lies 2008 All Hope Is Slipknot Corey — —


Continue" Gone Taylor
List of Slipknot songs 123

References
• Arnopp, Jason (2001), Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks, Ebury, ISBN 0091879337

Notes
[1] allmusic ((( Spit It Out > Overview )))) (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r500495) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-27
[2] "Wait and Bleed: Slipknot: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Wait-Bleed-Slipknot/ dp/ B00004NJL0). Amazon.com. . Retrieved
2010-03-27.
[3] "American chart" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model. chartFormatGroupName=Albums& model.
vnuArtistId=33923& model. vnuAlbumId=1155524). Billboard. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[4] "British chart" (http:/ / www. everyhit. com/ ). everyHit.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[5] "Swedish chart" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ search. asp?search=slipknot& cat=a). swedishcharts.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[6] "French chart" (http:/ / lescharts. com/ search. asp?search=slipknot& cat=a). lescharts.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[7] "German chart" (http:/ / charts-surfer. de/ musiksearch. php). charts-surfer.de. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[8] "Dutch chart" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ search. asp?search=slipknot& cat=a). dutchcharts.nl. . Retrieved 2008-08-29.
[9] "Austrian chart" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ search. asp?search=slipknot& cat=a). austriancharts.at. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[10] Robert Mancini (2000-08-30). "Slipknot Steals Spotlight At Kerrang! Awards" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1434121/ 20000830/
slipknot. jhtml). MTV. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[11] Joe D'Angelo (2001-02-16). "Slipknot Working On Album As They Ponder Grammys, Touring" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/
1439535/ 20010216/ slipknot. jhtml). MTV. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[12] "Slipknot's Paul Gray: "I Know System Of A Down Will Win Grammy"" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=1780). Blabbermouth.net. 2002-02-27. . Retrieved 2010-03-24.
[13] "Grammy Awards Nominees Announced!" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article&
newsitemID=8702). Blabbermouth.net. 2003-01-07. . Retrieved 2010-03-24.
[14] "Kerrang! awards 2002 - nominations in full" (http:/ / news. bbc. co. uk/ cbbcnews/ hi/ music/ newsid_2206000/ 2206217. stm). BBC.
2002-08-20. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[15] "Metallica, Cradle Of Filth, Motorhead Among Grammy Nominees" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=30088). Blabbermouth.net. 2004-12-07. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[16] "List of Grammy winners" (http:/ / www. cnn. com/ 2006/ SHOWBIZ/ Music/ 02/ 09/ grammys. list/ index. html). CNN. 2006-02-09. .
Retrieved 2008-09-10.
[17] "Psychosocial Nominated For Best Video of 2008 on Fuse!" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5c4yXuhO5). Sparkart. 2008-11-03. .
Retrieved 2008-11-04.
[18] "Metallica, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Disturbed Among Grammy Nominees" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/
blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=110174). Blabbermouth.net. 2010-03-27. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[19] Daniel Lane (2009-07-01). "News - The K! Awards 2009 shortlist revealed!" (http:/ / blog. kerrangawards. com/ 2009/ 2009/ 07/
the_k_awards_2009_shortlist_re. shtml). Kerrang!. . Retrieved 2009-07-01.
[20] James Montgomery (2008-09-03). "Britney Spears Wins Video Of The Year - And Other VMA Predictions, In Bigger Than The Sound"
(http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1594030/ 20080903/ spears_britney. jhtml). MTV. . Retrieved 2010-03-27.
[21] "Winners Announced For Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=117721). Blabbermouth.net. 2009-04-07. . Retrieved 2010-03-26.
[22] "Reader Awards '08". Total Guitar (Future plc): pp. 32–34, 58. 2008-12.
[23] Arnopp pp. 159–61.
[24] "Wrecking crew", Guitar, November 2001.
[25] allmusic ((( Slipknot (10th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD) > Overview ))) (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r1629513) Allmusic.
Retrieved 2010-03-27
[26] Arnopp 2001 p. 40–86
[27] Crampton, Mark (2001), Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures, Chrome Dreams, pp. 24–50, ISBN 1842401262
[28] Arnopp 2001, p. 40–42

External links
• Official website (http://www.slipknot1.com/)
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"Wait and Bleed"


"Wait and Bleed"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Slipknot

Released [1]
July 28, 1999

Format Maxi single

Recorded 1998 at Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California

Genre [2]
Nu metal, alternative metal

Length 2:27

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Producer Ross Robinson, Slipknot

Slipknot singles chronology

"Wait and "Spit It


Bleed" Out"
(1999) (2000)

"Wait and Bleed" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, featured on their 1999 debut self-titled album.
The song was re-mixed with more prominent clean-sung vocals, and released as the lead single from the album in
July 1999, and peaked at number 34 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
"Wait and Bleed" 125

Reception
"Wait and Bleed" gained Slipknot their first Grammy Award nomination in 2001 for Best Metal Performance,
though it lost to Deftones' "Elite".[3] The song enjoyed a degree of commercial success, reaching number 34 on the
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart[4] and number 27 in the UK Singles Chart.[5] It was also ranked number 36 on
VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" list.[6]

Music videos
There are two music videos for "Wait and Bleed"; the first, directed by Thomas Mignone,[7] features footage of a
live performance of the song with the studio track overdubbed. The second, known as the "Claymation version",
depicts all nine band members as small, animated, doll-like creatures inside a laboratory inhabited by a man who is
attempting to catch them. Eventually, the band cause the man to fall over and be stung by insects dropping from a
jar. As the band looks over the man, Chris Fehn's doll covers him in fuel before seeing all 9 band members looking
at him, Shawn Crahan then sets the man alight, killing him.

Track listing
All songs credited to Slipknot.
1. "Wait and Bleed" (Terry Date mix) – 2:34
2. "Spit It Out" (overcaffeinated hyper version) – 2:28
3. "(sic)" (molt-injected mix) – 3:28
4. "Wait & Bleed" (Live & Clay Mation Videos)
5. "Wait & Bleed

DVD
1. "Wait & Bleed" (Classic Animation Claymation)
2. "Wait & Bleed" (Live)

Enhanced DualDisc
CD Side:
1. "Wait & Bleed"
DVD Side:
1. "Wait & Bleed" (Live)
2. "Wait & Bleed" (Claymation)

Personnel
Slipknot – production Additional personnel
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Ross Robinson – production, mixing
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Chuck Johnson – engineering, mixing, remix on track 2
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Rob Agnello – additional engineering
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion • Sean McMahon – mixing on track 2
• (#4) Josh Brainard- guitar • Terry Date – remix on track 1
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media • Ulrich Wild – remix on track 3
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Thomas Mignone – direction on track 4
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals
"Wait and Bleed" 126

References
[1] Slipknot - Wait and Bleed Import Single - Live Video (http:/ / cgi. ebay. com/
Slipknot---Wait-and-Bleed-Import-Single---Live-Video_W0QQitemZ110469967457QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20091215?IMSfp=TL091215173001r722)
eBay. Retrieved 2009
[2] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ wait_and_bleed/ )
[3] "Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance" (http:/ / www. rockonthenet. com/ grammy/ metal. htm). Rock On The Net. . Retrieved
2008-09-05.
[4] "Artist Chart History - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model. chartFormatGroupName=Singles&
model. vnuArtistId=33923& model. vnuAlbumId=1155524). Billboard. . Retrieved 2008-09-05.
[5] "Chart Stats - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=177). Chart Stats. . Retrieved 2008-02-07.
[6] "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs" (http:/ / www. vh1. com/ shows/ dyn/ the_greatest/ 103446/ episode_this_list. jhtml). VH1. May 2006. .
Retrieved 2006-09-10.
[7] (1999) Album notes for "Wait and Bleed" by Slipknot [Liner]. Roadrunner Records.
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"Spit It Out"
"Spit It Out"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Slipknot

B-side "Surfacing" (live)


"Wait and Bleed" (live)

Released September 4, 1999

Format Compact Disc

Recorded October 1998 at Indigo Ranch in Malibu, California

Genre [1] [1] [2]


Nu metal , rap metal

Length 2:41

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Producer Ross Robinson

Slipknot singles chronology

"Wait and "Spit It "The Heretic


Bleed" Out" Anthem"
(2000) (2000) (2001)
"Spit It Out" 128

Alternative cover

"Spit It Out" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, the song is released as their second single from their
debut self-titled album.

Release and reception


There was a dispute over the release of this song as the band and album's first single. While deciding which track to
release, guitarist Mick Thomson and percussionist Shawn Crahan were reportedly very enthusiastic about releasing
"Surfacing" as the next single. However, after weeks of disputing and consideration, "Spit It Out" was chosen to be
released instead. The song reached number 28 in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Music video
The music video for "Spit It Out" consists of cuts between a live performance of the song and a band parody of the
1980 horror film The Shining: with Joey Jordison as Danny Torrance; Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn as the Grady
twins; Corey Taylor as Jack Torrance; Mick Thomson as Lloyd the Bartender; Craig Jones as Dick Hallorann; James
Root as Wendy Torrance; Paul Gray as Harry Derwent; and Sid Wilson as the dead corpse in the bathtub. The
Shining sequences for the video were shot at the Villa Carlotta, in Hollywood, California, and were Art Directed by
Chris Jordan and Robert Piser.

"Zero Bullshit"
When playing the song live, the band often include something they refer to as the "Zero Bullshit", or the "Crazy
Test", shown in the music video as well as on their 2002 video album Disasterpieces. Near the end of the song there
is a coda section where the music and singing builds up to a highly energetic section where vocalist Corey Taylor
screams, "Fuck me, I'm all out of enemies!" repeatedly. Before this begins, he asks the audience, "Are you ready for
The Crazy Test!?" and tells them to crouch down.while saying over and over again, "Not until i say jump the fuck
up". When he shouts "Jump the fuck up!" (which he replaces the line "good enough - had enough" with), the crowd
jumps up.[4] This usually results in moshing and/or crowd surfing.
"Spit It Out" 129

Track listing
All songs written by Slipknot.

1. "Spit It Out" – 2:41


2. "Surfacing" (live) – 3:46
3. "Wait and Bleed" (live) – 2:45
4. "Spit It Out" (video)

Personnel
Slipknot Production
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Sean McMahon – engineering, mixing
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Steve Remote – engineering on "Surfacing" (live) and "Wait and Bleed" (live)
• (#4) Josh Brainard – guitars • Jay Baumgardner – mixing on "Surfacing" (live) and "Wait and Bleed" (live)
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, mixing
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media

References
[1] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ spit_it_out/ )
[2] Allmusic review for Slipknot's debut self-titled LP (http:/ / allmusic. com/ album/ slipknot-r183561/ review)
[3] "Chart Stats - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=177). Chart Stats. . Retrieved 2008-09-05.
[4] Spit It Out by Slipknot (http:/ / www. songfacts. com/ detail. php?id=3016) Songfacts. Retrieved 2010 02 14
"Left Behind" 130

"Left Behind"
"Left Behind"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Iowa

Released October 29, 2001

Format CD

Recorded 2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

Genre [1]
Nu metal, alternative metal

Length 4:04

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Producer Ross Robinson, Slipknot

Slipknot singles chronology

"The Heretic "Left "My


Anthem" Behind" Plague"
(2001) (2001) (2002)
"Left Behind" 131

Alternative Cover

"Left Behind" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The song was released as the second single from
their second album Iowa.

Reception
"Left Behind" was more commercially successful than both "Wait and Bleed" and "Spit It Out", reaching number 30
on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart[2] and number 24 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] The song was also
nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2002, though it lost out to Tool's "Schism".[4]

Music video
The music video for "Left Behind," directed by Dave Meyers, focuses on a young boy who is first seen cutting up
goat in a meat market. He then goes to his dirty, rundown home where bullies throw stones through his windows.
The boy pours filthy water on his Froot Loops and watches an old television set which faintly bears the word
"Slipknot" in static. The band is shown performing the song in a dry, dead forest which, toward the climactic end of
the video, turns to night and is heavily rained on. As the lead single, "Left Behind" also marked the video debut of
Slipknot's new costumes in promotion of Iowa.
There is two versions of the video, a slightly edited version (For airing on TV) and an unedited for the DVD. The
edits are both the same, with small changes.

Track listing
1. "Left Behind" – 4:04
2. "Liberate (Live)" – 4:27
3. "Surfacing (Live)" – 5:10
4. "Left Behind" (Video)
CD Single
1. "Left Behind" – 4:04
2. "Liberate (Live)" – 4:27
"Left Behind" 132

References
[1] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ left_behind/ )
[2] "Artist Chart History - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model. chartFormatGroupName=Singles&
model. vnuArtistId=33923& model. vnuAlbumId=1155524). Billboard. . Retrieved 2008-09-05.
[3] "Chart Stats - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=177). Chart Stats. . Retrieved 2008-09-05.
[4] "Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance" (http:/ / www. rockonthenet. com/ grammy/ metal. htm). Rock On The Net. . Retrieved
2008-09-05.
"My Plague" 133

"My Plague"
"My Plague"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Iowa and Resident Evil Soundtrack

A-side "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)"

B-side "The Heretic Anthem" (live)


"(sic)" (live)

Released July 8, 2002

Format Compact Disc


Digital Download

Recorded 2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

Genre [1]
Nu metal, alternative metal

Length 3:40

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Producer Ross Robinson, Slipknot

Slipknot singles chronology

"Left "My "Duality"


Behind" Plague" (2004)
(2001) (2002)

"My Plague" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, released as the third single from their second album
Iowa on July 8, 2002. The song's "New Abuse Mix" was featured on the 2002 film Resident Evil.[2]
"My Plague" 134

Reception
"My Plague" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2003, though it lost it to Korn's
"Here to Stay".[3] The song reached number 43 in the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Track listing
All songs written by Slipknot.
1. "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" – 3:04
2. "My Plague"
3. "The Heretic Anthem (Live)" – 3:44
4. "(sic) [Live]" – 3:42
• Also includes "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)" music video.

Personnel
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Ross Robinson – producer
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Mike Fraser – engineering
• (#4) James Root – guitars • Matt Sepanic – additional engineering, mixing on "The Heretic Anthem" (live) and "(sic)" (live)
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Terry Date – mixing
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Sam Hofstedt – assistant engineering
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion • Stina Lorentz – producer on "The Heretic Anthem" (live) and "(sic)" (live)
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion • Helena Zetterberg – producer on "The Heretic Anthem" (live) and "(sic)" (live)
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media

References
[1] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ my_plague__new_abuse_mix_/ )
[2] "Resident Evil (2002) - Soundtracks" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0120804/ soundtrack). Internet Movie Database. . Retrieved
2008-09-05.
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2008-09-05.
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"Duality"
"Duality"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Released May 4, 2004

Format Compact Disc, 7"

Recorded 2003

Genre [1]
Nu metal, alternative metal

Length 3:35 (Single version)


4:12 (Album version)

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison

Producer Rick Rubin

Slipknot singles chronology

"My "Duality" "Vermilion"


Plague" (2004) (2004)
(2002)

"Duality" is a song by the American heavy metal band Slipknot, the song was released as the first single from their
third album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), released in 2004. The music video was listed as Roadrunner Records'
greatest video of all-time.[2]

Musical structure
The album version of "Duality" is four minutes and twelve seconds long, and the radio edited version is three
minutes and thirty-three seconds long.[3] The song opens with lead vocalist Corey Taylor softly saying "I push my
fingers into my...,"[4] leading up to lead guitarist Mick Thomson playing a riff while Taylor finishes the sentence
with "...eyes," in a much more intense voice.[4] The song is played in Dropped B tuning (which most of Slipknot's
songs are tuned to) and features an alternative metal style.
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Unlike many previous Slipknot singles, Duality does not have explicit content within the lyrics. Thomson explained
in an 2008 interview that vocalist Taylor was relying on explicit content in the lyrics, and wanted to try something
"different."[5] Allmusic said that "Duality"'s lyrics "aren't unique" to Slipknot.[4] Stylus Magazine said "Duality" had
a "grindcore riff."[6] Q Magazine wrote that the song " blow[s] the competition away."[7]

Release and reception


"Duality" was originally released as a CD single on May 4, 2004.[8] [9]
On May 25 the single was released on 7-inch red vinyl to coincide with the release of the album.[10] There is also a
7-inch picture disc release which includes the same track listing.
"Duality" reached band records of number five and six in the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock
Tracks charts.[11] In the UK Single Chart, the song reached number 15.[12] The song also charted on the Bubbling
Under Hot 100 chart at #6. To promote the single, the band also made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno.
The song is included in the football video game Madden NFL 10 and is included as DLC for the Rock Band series of
video games on December 8, 2009
In 2010, the song was used for the debut trailer for the game nail'd.
Jack Osbourne ranked the song #2 on his list of "101 Adrenaline Rock Songs", with Smells Like Teen Spirit by
Nirvana beating it to the #1 spot.

Music video
The music video, directed by Tony Petrossian, was produced at a cost between $300,000 and $500,000 and was
recorded on March 27, 2004.[13] It was shot on location at a fan's house in Des Moines, Iowa, the aftermath of which
resulted in the family asking the band to replace an extensive list of objects and fittings which were damaged or
destroyed during the video shoot.[14] Roadrunner Records provided the family with roughly $50,000 as
compensation. The video is available on the CD single and the DVD; Voliminal: Inside the Nine, which was released
in 2006. Mid-way through shooting the video, the band and fans were asked to avoid jumping around too much, as it
would have resulted in either the floor caving in or the entire house collapsing. Fans were also told to be careful
around Craig Jones as the nails in his mask may hit them.
The video starts with a large crowd of fans,running towards the camera which is clearly behind a window. As the
song switches in intensity the video cuts to shots inside the house of the band performing in very close quarters with
the fans. The video constantly switches between clips of the band performing and fans destroying the house and the
surrounding environment. At one point in the video, when lead singer Corey Taylor sings the lyrics, "You cannot kill
what you did not create", the words are seen painted on the garage door behind the crowd of fans. Near the end of the
song there is a coda section where the music and singing builds up to a highly energetic section. Prior to this Corey
seemingly calms the crowd with an outstretched arm, which is followed with Corey pacing through the crowd
repeating the lyrics "All I've got, all I've got is insane". Then the scene cuts and an even larger crowd is situated
outside watching the performance. Once the chorus begins again the crowd immediately continues to destroy their
surroundings and the song suddenly ends.
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Charts
Chart (2004) Peak
position

[15] 28
Germany Singles Chart

[16] 35
Sweden Singles Top 60

[17] 43
Irish Singles Chart

[18] 74
France Singles Chart

[19] 87
Swiss Singles Chart

[20] 6
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

[21] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks

[21] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks

[22] 15
UK Singles Chart

Track listings
All songs written by Slipknot.
CD Single
1. Duality (Single Version) - 3:33
2. Don't Get Close - 3:45
3. Disasterpiece (Live) - 5:25
4. Duality (Video)
Promo CD
1. Duality (Edit) - 3:33
2. Duality (Album Version) - 4:13
7" Vinyl
1. Duality (Single Version) - 3:33
2. Don't Get Close - 3:45
Limited Edition CD
1. Duality (Single Version) - 3:33
2. Don't Get Close - 3:45

Release history
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Year Type Label Catalog Ref


2004 12-inch Roadrunner 3988-7 [23]

2004 7-inch Roadrunner 13984-7 [23]

2004 LP Roadrunner RR 3988 [23]

2004 CD Roadrunner 3988-0 [23]

2004 CD Universal 6139883 [24]

References
[1] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ duality/ )
[2] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ news/ The-Ten-Greatest-Music-Videos-in-Roadrunner-History-5--1-21298. aspx
[3] Duality (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ song/ t7032073). Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-05
[4] Loftus, John. Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses Overview (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r686871). Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-05
[5] Thomson, Mick. "NAMM 2008 Report" (http:/ / vids. myspace. com/ index. cfm?fuseaction=vids. individual& videoid=29777240). On Track
Magazine. . Retrieved 2010-03-05.
[6] "Slipknot - Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses - Review" (http:/ / www. stylusmagazine. com/ reviews/ slipknot/ vol-3-the-subliminal-verses.
htm). Stylus Magazine. 2004-05-28. . Retrieved 2010-04-06.
[7] "Volume 3: The Subliminal Verses". Q: 124. July 2004.
[8] "Slipknot Set First Single Off New Album" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article&
newsitemID=20055). Blabbermouth.net. 2004-03-06. . Retrieved 2008-03-06.
[9] Strong, Martin C.; John Peel (October 2006). The Essential Rock Discography: Complete Discographies Listing Every Track Recorded by
More Than 1,200 Artists. Canongate U.S.. p. 982. ISBN 1841958603.
[10] "Slipknot To Release 'Duality' Seven-Inch Vinyl Single" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=22878). Blabbermouth.net. 2004-05-24. . Retrieved 2008-03-06.
[11] "Artist Chart History - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model.
chartFormatGroupName=Singles& model. vnuArtistId=33923& model. vnuAlbumId=1155524). Billboard. . Retrieved 2008-09-05.
[12] "Chart Stats - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=177). Chart Stats. . Retrieved 2008-09-05.
[13] "Report: Slipknot's 'Duality' Video Cost Nearly Half A Million To Produce" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/
news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=21000). Blabbermouth.net. 2004-04-02. . Retrieved 2008-03-06.
[14] "For The Record: Quick News On Maroon 5, The Roots And Dave Chappelle, Slipknot, Morrissey, Velvet Underground & More" (http:/ /
www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1486091/ 20040331/ maroon_5. jhtml?headlines=true). MTV. 2004R-03-31. . Retrieved 2008-03-06.
[15] "Slipknot Germany Singles Top 100" (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 1611). .
[16] "Slipknot Sweden Singles Top 60" (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 1611). .
[17] "Slipknot Ireland Singles Top 50" (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 1611). .
[18] "Slipknot France Singles Top 100" (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 1611). .
[19] "Slipknot Swiss Singles Top 100" (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 1611). .
[20] "Slipknot Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display. jsp?cfi=344& cfgn=Singles&
cfn=Bubbling+ Under+ Hot+ 100+ Singles& ci=3055584& cdi=8216769& cid=10/ 09/ 2004). Billboard. . Retrieved 2008-05-15.
[21] "Slipknot Artist Chart History: Singles" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model.
chartFormatGroupName=Singles& model. vnuArtistId=33923& model. vnuAlbumId=774595). Billboard. . Retrieved 2008-03-06.
[22] "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts" (http:/ / www. everyhit. com/ ). everyhit.com. . Retrieved 2008-03-06.
[23] allmusic ((( Duality > Overview ))) (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r917332). Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-08
[24] allmusic ((( Duality [Import CD] > Overview ))) (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r1007970). Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-08
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"Vermilion"
"Vermilion"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Released October 16, 2004

Format CD single

Genre [1]
Alternative metal

Length 5:16

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Paul Gray

Slipknot singles chronology

"Duality" "Vermilion" "Before I


(2004) (2004) Forget"
(2005)

"Vermilion" is a song by American metal band Slipknot. The song is released as the second single from their third
album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).
When the band plays the song live, they switch from their ordinary masks and wear their alternative "death masks",
which is an actual cast of each member's face. However, during the All Hope Is Gone tour, most members, with the
exception of bassist Paul Gray, Craig Jones, and Sid Wilson did not wear the death masks for the song.
The song includes a follow-up entitled "Vermilion Pt. 2" which is a continuation of the first part.

Vermilion, Pt. 2
"Vermilion, Pt. 2" is the continuation of the story told in Part 1. It features two acoustic guitars, a cello, and singer
Corey Taylor's baritone-stylized vocals. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making
them integral pieces to each other. It has been performed live on the Slipknot DVD, Voliminal: Inside the Nine, and
was also performed by Corey Taylor and Jim Root on radio station KISS-FM. The album cover for Vermilion Pt. 2
consists of the Vermilion single cover, with a red/yellow tint, as opposed to the pink and gray tint of Pt. 1. At the end
"Vermilion" 140

of the song you hear a piano play the first three notes of Pt. 1. A remix, entitled "Vermilion, Pt. 2 (Bloodstone Mix)",
appears on the Underworld: Evolution soundtrack and the special edition of All Hope Is Gone.

"Vermilion, Pt. 2"

Single by Slipknot

from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Released October 16, 2004

Recorded 2003–2004

Genre [2]
Acoustic rock

Length 3:44

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Paul Gray

Song meanings
"The differences (between the two tracks) are subtle — 'Vermilion, Pt. 1' is about the enrapturing, the buildup, the
anticipation and the neurosis," says Taylor. "'Part 2' is the aftermath, the pieces that have to be picked up later, and
maybe the guilt of having lived through it.".[3] Both songs are said to be about lost or unrequited love from a possibly
suicidal person's perspective and could also be seen as a modern day take on the Dickens character of Estella
Havisham.

Music videos
Both songs have respective music videos. The video for "Pt. 1" was directed by Tony Petrossian and percussionist
Shawn Crahan and the video for "Pt. 2" was directed by Mark Klasfeld.[4] Both videos were shot in Los Angeles in
late-August 2004.[4] The woman in the videos is actress Janna Bossier.[5] There is speculation over whether or not
she was directly related to the band. The video is available on the CD single and the DVD; Voliminal: Inside the
Nine, which was released in 2006.
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Track listing
Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 1: The Story Begins
1. "Vermilion" (Single Mix) - 4:17
2. "Scream" - 4:32
3. "Danger - Keep Away" - 7:56
4. "Vermilion" (Video) - 4:17
Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 2: The Story Continues
1. "Vermilion pt.2" - 3:45
2. "Vermilion pt. 2" (Video) - 3:50

DVD
1. "Vermillion" (Music Video) - 4:17
2. "Vermillion Pt. 2" (Music Video) - 3:50

Enhanced DualDisc
CD Side:
1. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 1: The Story Begins" - 4:17
2. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 2: The Story Continues" - 3:45
3. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 3: The Story Ends" - 4:32
DVD Side:
1. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 1: The Story Begins" (Music video) - 4:17
2. "Slipknot Presents: VERMILLION Part 2: The Story Continues" (Music video) - 3:50
3. Photo Gallery

Appearances in other media


• "Vermilion" is featured on the Resident Evil: Apocalypse soundtrack.

Release history
Region Date Label Format Catalog

Worldwide release October 16, 2004 Roadrunner Records Compact disc RR 2907-3

RR 3977-0

June 4, 2005 RR 2906-3

RR 3977-3
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References
[1] http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ vermilion/
[2] http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ vermilion__pt__2/
[3] www.slipknot-metal.com. "Slipknot Song Meanings" (http:/ / www. slipknot-metal. com/ main. php?sk=songmeaning). Slipknot-metal.com. .
Retrieved 2011-02-25.
[4] "Report: Slipknot To Launch Two-Pronged Radio Campaign" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=26900). Blabbermouth.net. 2004-09-15. . Retrieved 2008-03-19.
[5] "Janna Bossier - Other works" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm0098161/ otherworks). . Retrieved 2008-03-19.
"Before I Forget" 143

"Before I Forget"
"Before I Forget"
Single by Slipknot

from the album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Released June 13, 2005

Format CD single

Recorded The Mansion


Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound
Research
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Genre [1]
Alternative metal

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Slipknot singles chronology

"Vermilion" "Before I "The


(2004) Forget" Nameless"
(2005) (2005)

Alternative Cover

"Before I Forget" is a Grammy Award winning song by Slipknot and the third single from their 2004 album Vol. 3:
(The Subliminal Verses). It was listed as AOL's top metal song of the decade. after being nominated 6 times
previous, it was the band's first ever Grammy win
"Before I Forget" borrows certain elements from a much older Slipknot song "Carve", which was recorded before
their self titled album.
Singer Corey Taylor stated that he fought with producer Rick Rubin over the chorus. Rubin wanted Taylor to change
the chorus vocal melody because he felt it wasn't catchy, however Taylor stood his ground and the chorus stayed
unchanged.[2]
Within the last 18 seconds of the full-length song, Morse Code can be heard in the left channel, along with Corey
muttering 'You're wasting it,' however, reversed.
"Before I Forget" 144

Grammy Win
After being nominated 6 times previous, the band won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. It was
the second track from the album that was nominated for a Grammy Award. "Vermilion" was nominated 2005 for the
same award.

Music video
The video for "Before I Forget" shows Slipknot performing the song unmasked and in casual clothes (all with black
shirts), as opposed to their usual cover-alls. The video makes use of strategic camera techniques in which the
members' faces are never totally shown, thus keeping with the band's running theme of anonymity. Their masks are
shown next to them as they perform.
The music video for "Before I Forget" was directed by Tony Petrossian and was voted as the "Most Rocking Video"
by the Scuzz audience in the Top 100 Most Rocking Videos 2007.[3] This video also helped to garner the band its
first and only Grammy win for "Best Metal Performance" in 2006.

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Before I Forget (single mix)" Slipknot 3:37

2. "Before I Forget (full-length single mix)" Slipknot 4:23

Appearances in popular culture


"Before I Forget" is a playable track in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Rock Band 3. The song
is also featured in the PlayStation 3 video game MotorStorm.

References
[1] http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ before_i_forget/
[2] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=BJR3kwoSMbM& feature=related
[3] Scuzz. "Top 100 Most Rocking Videos 2007" (http:/ / scuzz. com/ ). . Retrieved 2007-02-11.
"The Nameless" 145

"The Nameless"
"The Nameless"

Single by Slipknot

from the album 9.0: Live

Released November 2005

Format Digital download

Recorded 2003 at The Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California; Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research and
[1]
Sound City in Los Angeles, California

Genre [2]
Alternative metal

Length 4:28

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Slipknot singles chronology

"Before I "The "The Blister


Forget" Nameless" Exists"
(2005) (2005) (2007)

"The Nameless" is a song by heavy metal band Slipknot. The song was released as the only single from their first
live album, 9.0: Live, while it is also included on their third studio album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). A music
video was released for the single in late 2005 and also was featured on MTV's Rock Top 10 as No. 2.

Musical structure
The Nameless is 4 minutes and 28 seconds long.[3] The song begins with a high-noted guitar riff, with mixed in
samples, leading to the guitar notes getting lower, and lead vocalist Corey Taylor starting the lyrics with a scream.
This eventually leads to low noted riffs with minor scales associated in. The song has a "basic minor-key riff," along
with "thrash" riffs, and interludes that are much softer. The chorus is slow, emotional and epic. The song is in B
major,[4] like many other Slipknot songs.
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Music video
The accompanying music video was directed by band member Shawn
Crahan,[5] who has also created and assisted with several of Slipknot's
other videos.[6] [7] The video was featured on their this video album
Voliminal: Inside the Nine.
The music video depicts Slipknot performing live on their second
headline tour The Subliminal Verses World Tour. The videos features
various clips and shots of their fans during the concert. The video was
Screenshot of "The Nameless" music video.
directed by the band's co-founder and custom percussionist Shawn
'Clown' Crahan,[5] [8] and was featured on Voliminal: Inside the
Nine,[9] the band's third videos album that received a platinum in the US.[10] Many of the photos featured in 9.0: Live
are seen in the video. At the end of the video, a caption says "Dedicated to all the Maggots [Slipknot fans]
everywhere."

Promotion of 9.0: Live


Before the 9.0: Live's release, a sample from the live recording of "The Nameless" was made available on the
Internet through the band's record label.[11] A music video featuring the live recording of "The Nameless" was
created to promote the album.[12]

Critical reception
Blender commented that "Relief from 'Prelude [3.0]' arrives quickly in the basic minor-key riffs and grooves of...
'The Nameless'..."[13] Dan Silver from NME said "'The Nameless' intercuts thrash riffs with softly-strummed
interludes."[14] Robert Cherry of Rolling Stone Magazine said it "splices a cooing boy-band chorus onto a g-g-gunky
speed metal verse."[15] Yahoo!s Chris Heath said the song "confusingly stitches both extremes together – the
ludicrously vicous and ridiculously placid – into one track that simply feels awkward, wrong even."[16]

Appearances on other albums


• "The Nameless" was featured in the album Promo only: Modern Rock Radio in 2005. The album is by various
artists including System of a Down, OK Go, Fall Out Boy, and several others.[17]
• It was also track #8 on Radioactive: Mainstream & Rock series in December 2005. The album features various
artists that include many of the artists featured on Promo only: Modern Rock Radio.[18]
• The song also appeared on The Scorched Earth Orchestra Performs Slipknot,[19] an album produced by Noah
Agruss and released Aug 12, 2008.[20] With 9 other tracks, the tribute album released through Vitamin Records
and includes covers of tracks from Slipknot's first three studio albums. The label's website enthuse that The
Scorched Earth Orchestra "expand on Slipknot's marching-band-from-hell framework" with "booming percussion,
in-your-face horns [and] string sections that rip at your flesh."[19]

Track listing
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US single

No. Title Lyrics Arranger Length

1. "The Nameless" (edit) Corey Taylor Slipknot 3:44

2. "The Nameless" Corey Taylor Slipknot 4:01

Japan single

No. Title Lyrics Arranger Length

1. "Prosthetics" (live) Slipknot Slipknot 5:17

2. "The Nameless" Corey Taylor Slipknot 4:28

3. "Before I Forget" (molt-injected mix) Slipknot Slipknot 4:40

Germany single

No. Title Lyrics Arranger Length

1. "The Nameless" (Live) Corey Taylor Slipknot 3:44

2. "The Nameless" (Enhanced Video) Corey Taylor Slipknot 4:28

Chart positions
Chart (2009) Peak position

U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks [21]


25

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"All Hope Is Gone"


"All Hope Is Gone"

Single by Slipknot

from the album All Hope Is Gone

Released June 23, 2008

Format Digital single

Recorded February 2008–June 2008 at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa

Genre [1]
Nu metal

Length 4:45

Label Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Chris Fehn, Sid Wilson, Shawn Crahan

Producer Dave Fortman

Slipknot singles chronology

"The Blister "All Hope Is "Psychosocial"


Exists" Gone" (2008)
(2007) (2008)

"All Hope Is Gone" is a song by Slipknot. The first single and title track from Slipknot's fourth studio album, All
Hope Is Gone. It was released for one day only during June 20, 2008 as an MP3 in its entirety on the band's website
for free download, and was followed by its release as a digital single on June 23, 2008.[2]
The song was originally announced by blabbermouth.net to be "a heavier track" from All Hope Is Gone, scheduled to
begin airplay on June 15.[3] "All Hope Is Gone" is also the first title track from a Slipknot album to be released as a
single.
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Themes and production


In an interview with Kerrang! drummer Joey Jordison revealed that "All Hope Is Gone" is a true collaborative effort
between the band and was one of the final songs recorded for the band's fourth studio album of the same name. "The
song, music and theme speak for itself. It's a song about the world at stake: all the situations at hand, be it personal or
worldly, and trying to turn things into a positive. Sometimes you have to face the grotesque to bring about something
amazing." Jordison went on to say, "I actually demoed this song alone and didn't know what would come of it as we
were nearing the end of the album. I was hoping it would make it. I knew it would, once everyone spewed their
venom upon it."[2]
Of the song's conception, Jordison said, "A lot of the grind riffs for the verses changed into riffs Paul had years ago,
way before Slipknot. Funny how things won't die. Mick came in and fucking set fire to the track and Jim Root
followed as well. Once Corey put his fucking vocals on it, that was it, man. That guy's voice and conviction could
sell narcotics to a nun."[3]

Track listing
1. "All Hope Is Gone"  – 4:45

Charts
Chart (2008) Peak
position

Swedish Singles Chart 42

[4] 98
UK Singles Chart

References
[1] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ all_hope_is_gone/ )
[2] "SLIPKNOT To Release Free Single On Friday" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article&
newsitemID=99274). Blabbermouth.net. 2008-06-18. . Retrieved 2008-06-18.
[3] "SLIPKNOT: New Single Sample, Artwork Available" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. Net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=99064). Blabbermouth.net. 2008-06-15. . Retrieved 2008-06-15.
[4] "The Official UK Charts Company : TOP 100 SINGLES CHART:" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5YxiXmDry). The Official UK Charts
Company. . Retrieved 2008-06-30.
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"Psychosocial"
"Psychosocial"

Single by Slipknot

from the album All Hope Is Gone

A-side "Psychosocial"

Released July 7, 2008

Format CD 5", Digital single

Recorded February 2008–June 2008 at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa

Genre [1] [2]


Alternative metal , groove metal

Length 4:43 (Album Version)


3:57 (Radio Edit)

Label Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Producer Dave Fortman

Slipknot singles chronology

"All Hope Is "Psychosocial" "Dead


Gone" (2008) Memories"
(2008) (2008)
"Psychosocial" 152

Alternative Cover

7" vinyl cover

"Psychosocial" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot. It is released as the second single and fourth track
from their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone. The song entered airplay on June 26, 2008 and was originally
planned for release as a digital single on July 1 but was delayed and released on July 8.[3] [4] Slipknot performed
"Psychosocial" live for the first time on July 9, 2008, at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington.[5] In
2008 the track was featured on the soundtrack to Punisher: War Zone.[6] The song was also nominated for 'Best
Metal Performance' for the 51st Grammy Awards,[7] but lost to Metallica's "My Apocalypse".
"Psychosocial", along with two other Slipknot songs, "Duality" and "Sulfur," was released as downloadable content
for Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on December 8, 2009.[8] It is also featured as a playable track in Guitar Hero:
Warriors of Rock and appears in Madden NFL 11.

Musical themes
Percussionist [Bryan Raye Scott] told The Pulse of Radio what he could regarding "Psychosocial", saying, "One
thing I can feel is like that song has got a lot of, I would say social anxiety. It's got a real good tempo. It's really fun
and it's different. I think most of the stuff that we have is different."[9]
Rolling Stone praised the song, saying that it "slows down the tempo to bludgeon with a steady, pounding groove
instead of all-out thrash in a manner reminiscent of the band's more slow-burning but still malicious second album,
Iowa." They went on to explain, "That track is capped off with a time-signature shattering guitar/drum breakdown
that will leave the best air-instrumentalists stumped."[10] This is actually an erroneous statement, because while the
instruments do display syncopation, the time signature is still 4/4 throughout.

Music video
The music video for "Psychosocial" was shot at Sound Farm studios in Jamaica, Iowa on June 30, 2008.[11] The
shoot was delayed due to an unrelated head injury sustained by turntablist Sid Wilson before the shoot, who was
subsequently hospitalized.[12] On July 18, 2008 the video premiered on MTV's FNMTV show,[13] hosted by Pete
Wentz. The video, which was directed by Paul Brown,[14] was shot using high-end cameras which shoot 1,000
frames per second and are contrasted with traditional 35 mm hand crank camera equipment.[11] Percussionist Shawn
Crahan explains; "we have the most extreme on both ends, with nothing in the middle. That's what the video is, and
nobody does that. There's an art form behind it."[11]
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During an interview with Kerrang!, guitarist James Root revealed that the video features the burning of the purgatory
masks adorned by the band members in the splash teaser photos shown on Slipknot's website, reportedly because the
masks represent the band's ego.[15]
There are two versions of the video. One uses the album version of the song, whilst the other uses a much shorter
version of the song; excluding the "Limits of the Dead!" lines. The video was nominated to Best Rock Video at the
VMA's 2008.[16] On YouTube the video of the song had gained over 22 million views, before it was removed in
December due to a dispute between Roadrunner Records' distributor, Warner Music Group, and YouTube.[17] The
video contains an Enneagram which is one of the Bahá'í symbols.

Chart positions
Chart (2008) Peak
position

U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks [18]


7

U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks [19]


20

U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles [20]


2

U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs [21]


66

Canadian Hot 100 [22]


75

Austrian Singles Chart [23]


65

France Singles Top 100 [24]


100

German Singles Chart [25]


31

Swedish Singles Chart [26]


28

UK Singles Chart [27]


67

New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 Music Chart [28]


35

Track listing
All lyrics and music composed by Slipknot.
Promo CD
1. "Psychosocial" (Edit) - 3:57
2. "Psychosocial" (Album Version) – 4:42
7" Vinyl
1. Psychosocial - 4:43
2. All Hope Is Gone - 4:44
Digital Download
1. Psychosocial (Radio Edit) - 3:58
Limited Edition CD
1. Psychosocial - 4:43
2. All Hope Is Gone - 4:44
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Personnel
• (#0) Sid Wilson – Turntables • Dave Fortman – producer
• (#1) Joey Jordison – Drums • Colin Richardson – mixer
• (#2) Paul Gray – Bass
• (#3) Chris Fehn – Custom percussion, Backing vocals
• (#4) Jim Root – Guitar
• (#5) Craig Jones – Sampler, MIDI
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – Custom percussion, Backing vocals
• (#7) Mick Thomson – Guitar
• (#8) Corey Taylor – Lead vocals

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"Dead Memories"
"Dead Memories"
Single by Slipknot

from the album All Hope Is Gone

Released December 1, 2008

Format Compact disc

Recorded February–June 2008 at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa

Genre [1]
Alternative metal

Length 4:28

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray

Producer Dave Fortman

Slipknot singles chronology

"Psychosocial" "Dead "Sulfur"


(2008) Memories" (2009)
(2008)

"Dead Memories" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The song was released as the third single from
their fourth album All Hope Is Gone. The track was released on December 1, 2008.[2] The music video for the single
was directed by P. R. Brown and Shawn Crahan. The video premiered on MTV2 on October 25, 2008. When
performed live, Jim Root performs the solo.

Music video
The music video for "Dead Memories" was directed by P. R. Brown.[3] On September 30, 2008 the band's record
label Roadrunner Records released a 15 second teaser video on YouTube which featured vocalist Corey Taylor in
what appears to be a grave in torrential rain.[4] The video premiered on MTV's Headbangers Ball on October 25,
2008 as part of the Headbangers Ball 20th anniversary special programming.[5] [6] The treatment for the music video
was percussionist Shawn Crahan's idea, Crahan calls the music video a "short film" and admits that it was a "very"
expensive video. Crahan's initial idea was to have several rooms, he introduced the idea to vocalist Corey Taylor
who decided what each room would be.[7]
The music video starts off with Taylor walking from the Iowa State Capitol in downtown Des Moines[8] into a rural
area. Taylor walks through fields and begins to dig. He seemingly falls through the ground into a room below, now
wearing a mask. The room is occupied by turntablist Sid Wilson, who is crawling on the walls and ceiling. Taylor
opens the curtains, only to find the view obscured by earth, suggesting that the room is underground. Wilson tries to
stop Taylor from leaving the room by grabbing his leg, however, Taylor is able to leave the room and enter a second
room, which is occupied by drummer Joey Jordison, who is being pampered by women. Taylor spectates the scene,
but does not interact with anybody, and then leaves the room. Jordison spots his reflection in a mirror and turns as
Taylor exits. He enters a third room that is occupied by sampler Craig Jones. When Taylor enters the room the video
is solarized and remains so throughout the scene, although Taylor's actions suggest that it is very dark. Taylor walks
around Jones and inspects his mask, "twanging" one of the nails driven into it. Jones then lights a flare by piercing it
with one of the nails and holds it up in order to locate the door. He then leaves the room and enters a fourth, which is
"Dead Memories" 157

occupied by then bassist Paul Gray.


This room is filled with mirrors, one of which appears to reflect Gray instead of Taylor, who is noticeably unnerved
and attempts to ascertain whether it is Gray or not by turning away from the mirror and back to it. He then waves-
Gray uses the wrong hand, reveals that he is not a reflection. Gray advances, smashing the mirror, and his image
appears in all the mirrors, visibly frightening Taylor. Backing away Taylor falls backwards, and into another room,
occupied by percussionist Shawn Crahan. Crahan is dancing with several women, and does not acknowledge Taylor-
although one of the women attempts to persuade him to stay- who pushes his way into another room, which is
occupied by guitarist Mick Thomson. The two stand off, and Taylor fails to push past Thomson several times.
Thomson then advances towards Taylor, who bolts though the door he came through. He enters a seventh room
which is occupied by guitarist James Root and several women, this time engaged in a pillow fight. Taylor walks
through the crowd into an eighth room, which is occupied by percussionist Chris Fehn, who is lighting candles.
Taylor spectates and eventually blows a candle out. He is shown digging above ground again, when a second Taylor
rises from the hole. On 5 November 2009, a 10 minute "short film" version of the video featuring narration by Corey
Taylor was released.[9]
The video could be said to reflect tensions within the band, particularly the confrontation between Taylor and Gray.
The "underground" setting might reflect the idea that when members are with the band they are cut off from the rest
of the world.

Reception
During album reviews for All Hope Is Gone, "Dead Memories" was remarked upon for its melody and accessibility.
Reviewing for Blabbermouth.net, Ryan Ogle says that the track shows Slipknot's diversity, he went on to state it is
"well-written and melodious".[10] Total Guitar's writer Nick Cracknell compared "Dead Memories" to the works of
Alice in Chains.[11] Dan Martin of The Guardian compared it to "Enter Sandman" by Metallica and went on to say,
"[it] is so listenable it's almost conventional."[12] However, Jim Kaz of IGN said that the track almost detracts from
the intensity of the album, stating, "it's at this point the band loses a little momentum."[13] In the same vein Ogle of
Blabbermouth.net says that it's a track that "lack[s] the white hot fire that allows the rest of the disc to burn our
asses."[10] It is the band's second-highest single, behind "Snuff" which peaked at #2, on the Mainstream Rock tracks
chart peaking at number 3. However on the Active Rock chart, it peaked at #1.

Charts
Chart (2008) Peak
position

U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs [14]


19

U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs [15]


3

U.S. Active Rock 1

U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 25


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Track listing
Promo
1. "Dead Memories" (Full Original Version) – 3:41
2. "Dead Memories" (Full Length Alternative Version) – 4:00
3. "Dead Memories" (Radio Edit) – 4:28
Dead Memories (Chris Lord-Alge Mix) CD Single
1. "Dead Memories" (Chris Lord-Alge Mix) - 3:58

Personnel
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Dave Fortman – producer
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Colin Richardson – mixer
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass guitar
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion
• (#4) Jim Root – guitar
• (#5) Craig Jones – sampler,
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitar
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals

References
[1] http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ dead_memories/
[2] "Slipknot: 'Dead Memories' Single Artwork Unveiled" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=106563). Blabbermouth.net. 2008-10-09. . Retrieved 2008-10-10.
[3] "Slipknot Films 'Dead Memories' Video" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article&
newsitemID=105902). Blabbermouth.net. 2008-09-30. . Retrieved 2008-10-10.
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Retrieved 2008-10-10.
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2008-10-10. . Retrieved 2008-10-10.
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net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=106424). Blabbermouth.net. 2008-10-08. . Retrieved 2008-10-10.
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video-premiere-slipknot-dig-up-singers-dead-memories/ #more-3727). MTV. 2008-10-25. . Retrieved 2008-10-25.
[8] "Slipknot - Dead Memories Extended Version" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=6Qy1itghMEE) (video). 2008-11-12. . Retrieved
2008-11-12.
[9] "Dead Memories-Short Film" (http:/ / www. bauda. com/ narrative/ 3/ ). 2009-11-05. .
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aspx?reviewID=1494). CD reviews. Blabbermouth.net. . Retrieved 2008-10-10.
[11] http:/ / www. musicradar. com/ totalguitar/ slipknot-preview-of-all-hope-is-gone-247651
[12] Martin, Dan (2008-08-10). "Rock review: Slipknot, All Hope Is Gone" (http:/ / www. guardian. co. uk/ music/ 2008/ aug/ 10/ slipknot. all.
hope. is. gone). Pop and Rock (The Guardian). . Retrieved 2008-10-10.
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2008-10-23.
"Sulfur" 159

"Sulfur"
"Sulfur"

Single by Slipknot

from the album All Hope Is Gone

Released June 15, 2009

Format Compact Disc

Recorded February–June 2008 at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa

Genre [1]
Groove metal, alternative metal

Length 4:37

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Jim Root

Producer Dave Fortman

Slipknot singles chronology

"Dead "Sulfur" "Snuff"


Memories" (2009) (2009)
(2008)

Alternative Cover

Cover for Sulfur (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)

"Sulfur" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, and is the fourth single from the band's fourth album All
Hope Is Gone. The single was released on June 15, 2009,[2] a music video for the single was released on April 18,
2009. It was the last Slipknot music video to feature bassist Paul Gray, who was found dead on May 24, 2010.
The song, along with "Duality" and "Psychosocial", was available for DLC in Rock Band on December 8, 2009.
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Music video
The music video for the song was filmed on March 9, 2009 (just two days before the end of their American tour) in
the Los Angeles area.[3] It was co-directed by percussionist Shawn Crahan and P. R. Brown making it the third time
he has worked with Slipknot on a music video.[3] [4] On April 14, 2009 Slipknot released a thirty-second preview of
the video through MTV and announced that the music video would be premiered on Headbangers Ball on April 18,
2009.[4]
The video depicts the nine members of Slipknot playing in groups of three as well as footage of each individual
member submerged underwater. Percussionist and co-director Crahan explained that when he tries to write
treatments for their music videos he always thinks, "What has Slipknot not done? What can we embark upon that
will be fun and knowledge-enhancing instead of the same old song and dance?", saying that the members themselves
are the treatment for this video.[5] This further shows that they always try to give their fans as much of themselves as
they can even although they are tired of live performances, revealing that in order to change things up they shot the
members performing in groups of three. The concept of the band members appearing individually underwater was
modeled after a video installation entitled "Ascension" by video artist Bill Viola.[5] Crahan explained that the smell
of sulfur is "something people either love or hate, and if you hate it, then it can be suffocating", so they incorporated
water as a visual representation of this.[5] He also went on to reveal that the members felt more uncomfortable when
shooting in an eleven-foot glass tank, explaining, "you had to go up this really weird ladder and the water was dirty
and it was a five-foot by five-foot tank and it looked like when you stepped into it you were gonna hit your head on
the frame that holds the glass and it would just rip your nose off", but he went on to say that it was his favorite video
so far "because it involved that fear."[5] Chris Fehn expressed some anxiety about the jump and Taylor was at one
point "impaled" by one of Craig Jones' spikes.

Track listing

US CD Single
"Sulfur" - 4:37

Sulfur (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)


1. "Sulfur (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)" - 4:37[6]

Personnel
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Dave Fortman – producer
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Jeremy Parker – engineering
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Colin Richardson – mixer
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Matt Hyde – mix engineering
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Oli Wright – assistant engineering
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, director • Ted Jensen – mastering
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • P. R. Brown - director
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables, keyboards
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media
"Sulfur" 161

References
[1] Rate Your Music (http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ sulfur/ )
[2] "It's creepy, dark and beautiful!". Kerrang!: pp. 6–7. 2009-04-25.
[3] "Slipknot films 'Sulfur' video" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=116713).
Blabbermouth.net. 2009-03-23. . Retrieved 2009-04-11.
[4] "Video Preview: Get a Whiff of Slipknot’s ‘Sulfur'" (http:/ / headbangersblog. mtv. com/ 2009/ 04/ 14/
video-preview-get-a-whiff-of-slipknots-sulfur/ ). MTV. 2009-04-14. . Retrieved 2009-04-15.
[5] "Video Premiere: Slipknot’s ‘Sulfur’" (http:/ / headbangersblog. mtv. com/ 2009/ 04/ 17/ video-premiere-slipknots-sulfur/ ). MTV.
2009-04-17. . Retrieved 2009-04-17.
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com%2FWebObjects%2FMZStore.
woa%2Fwa%2FviewAlbum%3Fi%3D326632491%26id%3D326632480%26s%3D143455%26uo%3D4%26v0%3DTMsongsCA) iTunes
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"Snuff"
"Snuff"

Single by Slipknot

from the album All Hope Is Gone

A-side "Snuff" (radio edit)

B-side "Snuff" (album version)

Released September 28, 2009

Format CD single

Recorded 2008 at Sound Farm Studio, Jamaica, Iowa

Genre [1]
Alternative rock

Length 4:36 (album version)


4:12 (radio edit)

Label Roadrunner

Writer(s) Corey Taylor

Producer Dave Fortman, Slipknot

Slipknot singles chronology

"Sulfur" "Snuff"
(2009) (2009)

"Snuff" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, Released as the fifth single from their fourth album All
Hope Is Gone on September 28, 2009,[2] the song charted at number two on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock
Tracks chart, their highest charted single to date, surpassing "Dead Memories".[3] It was not included in the All Hope
Is Gone World Tour setlist but the band performed the song live at the October 11, 2009 performance in Kennewick,
Washington.[4] . The song is also avalible for free on www.roadrunnerrecords.com
Roadrunner Records placed "Snuff" at No. 6 for its greatest music videos of all time.[5] The song was also nominated
for "Best Single" at "The 2010 Kerrang Awards",[6] but lost to "Liquid Confidence" by You Me at Six.[7]
It is the final single released from the band before the death of their bassist, Paul Gray who died just eight months
after its release. During recent Stone Sour shows, Corey Taylor has performed an acoustic version of Snuff as a
"Snuff" 163

tribute to Paul Gray.

Background
On the background and themes of "Snuff", vocalist Corey Taylor said the following:

“ This is the slow one. It's another personal one. Again, not naming names, it's about someone who helped me through a lot and I thought she
felt the same way that I did and then she really let me down. At the same time, it was good that she did, because it was that final push to me
figuring out myself. The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory.
[8]

Music video
It was announced on October 14, 2009 by Roadrunner Records that a music video fit within enough production
quality to be considered a short film was to be released for "Snuff",[9] which premiered on December 18, 2009 at
9:09 PM PST.[10] It was co-directed by Shawn "Clown" Crahan and P. R. Brown, and features Malcolm McDowell
and Ashley Laurence of Hellraiser fame.[11] Corey Taylor is seen for the second time in a Slipknot video without his
mask and is cross-dressed at the end of the short film.[12]

Chart positions
Chart (2009) Peak
[3]
position

U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 14

U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 12

U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 2

U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 6

Track listing
Promo single
1. "Snuff" (Radio Edit) - 4:12
2. "Snuff" (Album Version) - 4:36

Personnel
[13]
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.

Slipknot Production
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Dave Fortman – producer
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Jeremy Parker – engineering
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Colin Richardson – mixer
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Matt Hyde – mix engineering
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums • Oli Wright – assistant engineering
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, director • Ted Jensen – mastering
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals
• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables, keyboards
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media
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References
[1] http:/ / rateyourmusic. com/ release/ single/ slipknot/ snuff/
[2] Slipknot -Snuff (http:/ / www. fmqbproductions. net/ epks/ 2009/ slipknot/ web. html) FMQB. Retrieved 2010-02-11
[3] "Snuff-Slipknot" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ song/ slipknot/ snuff/ 11611527#/ song/ slipknot/ snuff/ 11611527). Billboard. . Retrieved
2009-10-22.
[4] Slipknot Performs "Snuff" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=UBe0agDecqw) Youtube. Retrieved 2010-1-31
[5] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ news/ The-Ten-Greatest-Music-Videos-in-Roadrunner-History-10--6-21287. aspx
[6] "Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2010" (http:/ / www. kerrang. com/ blog/ 2010/ 06/ and_the_nominees_are. html). Kerrang!. June
23, 2010. . Retrieved June 28, 2010.
[7] "And the winners are..." (http:/ / www. kerrang. com/ blog/ 2010/ 07/ and_the_winners_are_1. html). Dan. 2010-06-29. . Retrieved
2010-08-20.
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[9] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ news/ New-Music-Slipknot-Megadeth-Killswitch-Engage-20591. aspx
[10] http:/ / www. noisecreep. com/ 2009/ 12/ 18/ slipknot-snuff-short-film-premiere/
[11] Snuff short film featuring Ashley Laurence (http:/ / horrorblips. dailyradar. com/ story/ see-slipknot-s-snuff-short-film-featuring-ashley/ )
Dailyradar. Horrorblips. Retrieved 2010-1-31
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see-slipknots-short-film-snuff-starring-some-familiar-faces)
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165

Video Albums

Welcome to Our Neighborhood


Welcome to Our Neighborhood

Video by Slipknot

Released November 9, 1999

Recorded 1999

Genre Alternative metal, nu metal

Length 19:38 (VHS)


28:02 (DVD)

Label Roadrunner

Director Thomas Mignone

Producer Darci Oltman, Marc Stecker

Professional reviews

[1]
• Allmusic

Slipknot video chronology

Welcome to Our Disasterpieces


Neighborhood (2002)
(1999)

Welcome to Our Neighborhood is the first video album by American metal band Slipknot. It was released on
November 9, 1999 by Roadrunner Records and later reissued in DVD format on November 18, 2003. Characterized
as a band's home video, it features a mixture of live performances footage of the songs "Surfacing", "Wait and
Bleed", and "Scissors", interviews, and music video of "Spit It Out". Additional concept imagery and interview
footage is included on the film, while the DVD version features more bonus material. The video was well received
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by fans and entered number one on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart, and was certified platinum in February
2000.

Production and release


Following the band's highly successful breakthrough 1999 tour on Ozzfest, Slipknot decided to produce Welcome to
Our Neighborhood with Doom Films Production.[2] The video was directed by Thomas Mignone, and released on
VHS through Roadrunner Records on November 9, 1999.[3] It features the bands' earliest videos: live performances
of "Surfacing" and "Wait and Bleed", and the "banned from MTV" video clip of "Spit It Out"—all tracks from the
band's self-titled debut were released earlier that year. It also features additional concept imagery and interview
footage with new lead singer Corey Taylor, guitarist Mick Thomson and percussionist Shawn Crahan, to a total of 20
minutes of video.[4] [5] [6]
The publisher, Roadrunner Records, promotes the video as "a study in the roots of Slipknot" as a response to fans
wanting to see what made the band "tick".[7] In the video, band members themselves explain in the video that
"[Welcome to Our Neighborhood] basically [it’s] nine people working out every poison that ever affected them in
their life and putting it on tape."[8]
A DVD version was released on November 18, 2003,[9] and features bonus material of the band performing
"Scissors", behind-the-scenes material, and home footage filmed by the band in their hometown of Des Moines,
Iowa.[10] [11] The seven minutes-long concert footage of the track "Scissors" was filmed during the band's
appearance at Ozzfest 1999, but has the studio version dubbed over.[12]

Reception
The video was well received by fans and entered number one on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart, where it
remained in the charts for 54 weeks.[13] [14] In the Billboard Top VHS Sales chart, the video peaked at number four,
and remained in for 45 weeks.[15] The video was certified gold by RIAA on December 21, 1999, and platinum on
February 16, 2000.[16] In Canada it sold over 50,000 units, and thus it was certified gold on February 1, 2000.[17] On
allmovie.com, the video was described as "killer" and having a sound "as disturbing as the horrific masks they don to
hide their true identities".[18] The video remains unrated in the US,[6] while in it received a mature audience-rating,
and in the UK an over 15 one.[19]

Contents
[18] [20] Other content
Videography
• Conceptual images
• "Surfacing" (live)
• Interview footage
• "Spit It Out" (music video)
• Band's home video footage
• "Wait and Bleed" (live)
• Over 20 minutes of exclusive video footage (DVD only)
• "Scissors" (DVD only, live)

Personnel
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.[21]
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• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Thomas Mignone – director, camera, conceptual imagery
• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, mixing • Darci Oltman – producer
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • L.E.G. Productions – interview footage
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Stefan Seskis – camera, photography
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Bobby Tongs – camera
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media • Brendan Sherman – camera
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, editing • Fred Salkind – DVD creative director
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Marc Stecker – DVD producer, project manager
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Stephanie Masarsky – DVD executive producer
• Doug Banker – management
• t42design – package design
• Dean Karr – photography

Chart positions
Chart (1999) Peak Position

Billboard Top Music Videos [13]


1

Release history
Region Date Label Format Catalog

Worldwide release November 9, 1999 Roadrunner Records VHS RRV 0981-3

November 23, 2003 DVD DVD 0956-9

References
[1] "Welcome to the Neighborhood > Overview" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r447575). Allmusic. . Retrieved 19 July 2009.
[2] Halnon, Karen Bettez (2004). "Inside Shock Music Carnival: Spectacle as Contested Terrain" (http:/ / crs. sagepub. com/ cgi/ content/
abstract/ 30/ 3/ 743). Critical Sociology 30: 743. doi:10.1163/1569163042119868. .
[3] Arnopp, Jason (2001). Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks. Ebury. pp. 159–160. ISBN 0091879337.
[4] Crampton, Mark (2001). Barcode Killers: The Slipknot Story in Words and Pictures. Chrome Dreams. p. 40. ISBN 1842401262.
[5] "Slipknot - Welcome to Our Neighborhood" (http:/ / uk. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ slipknot_welcome_to_our_neighborhood/ ). Rotten
Tomatoes. . Retrieved 2009-07-16.
[6] "Slipknot - Welcome to Our Neighborhood" (http:/ / www. flixster. com/ movie/ slipknot-welcome-to-our-neighborhood). Flixster. . Retrieved
2009-07-16.
[7] "Welcome to Our Neighborhood - Slipknot" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ newreleases/ release. aspx?releaseID=251). Roadrunner
Records. . Retrieved 2009-07-16.
[8] Karen Bettez Halnon (2005). "Alienation Incorporated: ‘F*** the Mainstream Music’ in the Mainstream" (http:/ / www. google. com/
url?sa=t& source=web& ct=res& cd=52& url=http:/ / csi. sagepub. com/ cgi/ reprint/ 53/ 3/ 441. pdf?ck=nck&
ei=dO1bSrzeE8G9lAeN0_znDA& usg=AFQjCNGhiGz8bALcRJW_jKcsp2ATei6iEA& sig2=oz1bhIeQPKYl0ukgh6L1gw). Current
Sociology 53 (53): 441. doi:10.1177/0011392105051335. .
[9] "Discography - Slipknot - Welcome to Our Neighborhood" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ discography/ index. jsp?pid=33923&
aid=609692). Billboard. . Retrieved 2009-07-18.
[10] "Slipknot: 'Neighborhood' DVD To Include Never-Before-Seen Footage" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news.
aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=16479). Blabbermouth.net. 2003-11-04. . Retrieved 2008-07-04.
[11] "The Times of Slipknot" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ news/ THE-TIMES-OF-SLIPKNOT-4482. aspx). Roadrunner Records
News. . Retrieved 2009-07-18.
[12] "SLIPKNOT: 'Neighborhood' DVD To Include Never-Before-Seen Footage" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/
news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=16479). Roadrunner Records. . Retrieved 2009-07-18.
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[13] "Billboard Top Music Videos: Welcome To Our Neighborhood" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20080601180533/ http:/ / www. billboard.
com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display. jsp?cfi=388& cfgn=Videos& cfn=Top+ Music+ Video& ci=3035860& cdi=7507165& cid=11/ 27/
1999). Billboard. 1999-11-27. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display. jsp?cfi=388&
cfgn=Videos& cfn=Top+ Music+ Video& ci=3035860& cdi=7507165& cid=11/ 27/ 1999) on June 1, 2008. . Retrieved 2008-07-04.
[14] "Top VHS Sales Slipknot: Welcome To Our Neighborhood" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display. jsp?cfi=389&
cfgn=Videos& cfn=Top+ VHS+ Sales& ci=3040454& cdi=7673769& cid=01/ 27/ 2001). Billboard. 2001-01-27. . Retrieved 2008-07-04.
[15] "Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display.
jsp?cfi=389& cfgn=Videos& cfn=Top+ VHS+ Sales& ci=3037241& cdi=7558363& cid=03/ 25/ 2000). Billboard. 2000-03-25. . Retrieved
2009-07-18.
[16] "Gold and Platinum database" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?table=SEARCH). Recording Industry Association of
America. . Retrieved 2008-01-25.
[17] "Certification Results" (http:/ / www. cria. ca/ cert_db_search. php). CRIA. . Retrieved 2008-08-29.
[18] Jason Buchanan. "Slipknot: Welcome to Our Neighborhood" (http:/ / www. allmovie. com/ dvd/
slipknot-welcome-to-our-neighborhood-46033). .
[19] "Slipknot: Welcome to Our Neighborhood (1999) (V)" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0222376/ ). Internet Movie Database. . Retrieved
2009-07-01.
[20] "Slipknot - Welcome To Our Neighborhood DVD Movie" (http:/ / www. cduniverse. com/ productinfo. asp?pid=6407427& style=movie).
Cduniverse.com. 2003-11-18. . Retrieved 2009-07-18.
[21] "Slipknot's Biography" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p41591). Allmusic. . Retrieved 2008-07-31.

External links
• Article published in Symbolic Interaction which discusses the content of the album (http://caliber.ucpress.net/
doi/abs/10.1525/si.2006.29.1.33)
• Detailed review from a fan (http://www1.epinions.com/review/musc_mu-338278/
musc-review-3D3B-5D397D1-38F71236-prod1)
• "Welcome To Our Neighborhood" (http://web.archive.org/web/20080731132204/http://www.
opiumofthepeople.net/ootp/musicmain.php?go=music/disc/dvds/welcometoourneighborhood). Opium of the
People. 2003-11-18. Archived from the original (http://www.opiumofthepeople.net/ootp/musicmain.
php?go=music/disc/dvds/welcometoourneighborhood) on July 31, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
• "Slipknot - Welcome To Our Neighborhood - VHS" (http://www.musik-sammler.de/media/252172).
Musik-sammler.de. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
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Disasterpieces
Disasterpieces

Video by Slipknot

Released November 22, 2002

Recorded February 15, 2002

Genre Heavy metal, nu metal, alternative metal

Length 98:55 (concert only)

Label Roadrunner

Director Matthew Amos

Producer Matthew Dillon

Professional reviews

[1]
• Movie Freak (Positive) link
[2]
• Ottawa XPress link
[3]
• Rockezine link
[4]
• Rolling Stone link
[5]
• Sea of Tranquility (Positive) link

Slipknot video chronology

Welcome to Our Disasterpieces Voliminal: Inside the


Neighborhood (2002) Nine
(1999) (2006)

Disasterpieces is the second video album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released on November 22, 2002,
A 2-disc Case DVD Features Slipknot performing a concert at London Dockland Arena, as well all of the bands
music videos up until its release including songs from Slipknot and Iowa.
The concert was filmed by 26 cameras, including a camera on the headstock of Mick Thomson's guitar and a "first
person" point of view of several band-members. The show was edited in part by band member Shawn Crahan who
watched all of the footage recorded from the show. Disasterpieces was met with positive critical reception, with
many citing the quick editing and high sound quality as strong points. In 2005 the DVD was certified quadruple
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platinum by the RIAA and is the band's highest selling DVD to date shipping at least 400,000 units as a longform
video.

Recording and production


Disasterpieces was recorded at the now defunct London Dockland Arena in England on February 16, 2002, it was
one of the final dates on the band's European tour which was subsequently their final tour until 2004. The concert
was shot with 26 different cameras under the direction of Matthew Amos and documents the show, backstage action
and an in-store signing in Paris, France.[6] In addition to operated cameras each band member had an individual
camera which was attached to the side of their masks, apart from Mick Thomson whose camera was attached to the
headstock of his guitar. The concept behind these cameras was to allow the viewer to see the show from the band
member's point of view.[6] However they did cause some discomfort and problems for some band members. Bassist
Paul Gray removed his after four songs, explaining that "they gave us this big [camera] pack to wear around our
waist. So when I was jumping around, the thing started sliding down my leg".[6] Also during the song "Spit It Out"
DJ Sid Wilson had his camera stolen when he was in the crowd, however it was returned at the end of the show, all
of this is documented on the DVD.[6]
The performance was edited by percussionist Shawn Crahan and Paul Richardson. Crahan later explained that he
didn't have an outline when he began editing, to the disbelief of others closest to him he watched all the footage in
order to find the most appropriate footage to help immerse the viewer in the show.[7] Additional content on the
two-disc set includes all music videos by the band at the time of release and the track "Purity", which was removed
from Slipknot due to legal reasons, in audio form. The DVD also gives the ability to the viewer to use the remote to
change the viewing angle during "Disasterpiece" and also to view the individual band member mask cameras during
"People=Shit" and "The Heretic Anthem". The DVD was unveiled at an advanced screening in New York City on
November 1, 2002 and was released on November 22.[8]

Reception
Disasterpieces was generally well received by critics. Kirk Miller of Rolling Stone complimented the multitude of
camera angles and quick edits, writing that they helped to "[take] advantage of the masked metal giants' sprawling
live show".[9] Many reviewers noted on how well it captures the experience of a Slipknot live show. Reviewing for
Sea of Tranquility Ken Pierce wrote of Disasterpieces, "It is a DVD that will not leave you the same as when you
began". Pierce went on to add, "To define a Slipknot show as live chaos would be an understatement...It is actually
difficult at times to follow what is going on, since so much is happening at the same time."[10] Movie Freak reviewer
Chris Pilch writes that "[Disasterpieces] stresses why Slipknot must be seen live in concert."[11] Rockezine wrote for
Slipknot fans, "[Disasterpieces is] everything you ever wanted to have of your favourite band".[12] The mixing of the
performance was also praised. Chris Pilch said "The sound, which is extremely important on a DVD like this, passes
the test."[11] Ottawa XPress reviewer Mitch Joel wrote that the sound was "mixed perfectly ... [making] songs like
'People = Shit', 'Spit It Out' and 'Surfacing' rocket". Overall, he concluded, "Disasterpieces is an awesome and
all-embracing package."[13]
Disasterpieces peaked at number 3 in the Billboard Top Music Videos chart and rose to number 1 in Finland.[14] [15]
On January 6, 2003 the RIAA certified Disasterpieces platinum in the United States, and it was declared quadruple
platinum on November 18, 2005.[16]
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Contents
Disc 1: The Music Video Film Disc 2
Live at London Arena (February 15, 2002) Music Videos
1. "(515)" • "My Plague"
2. "People = Shit" • "Left Behind" (Original)
3. "Liberate" • "Left Behind" (Director's Cut)
4. "Left Behind" • "Wait and Bleed" (Live)
5. "Eeyore" • "Wait and Bleed" (Claymation)
6. Set-Up • "Spit It Out" (1998 Version)
7. "Disasterpiece" • "Purity" (audio only)
8. Soundcheck
9. "Purity"
10. "Gently"
11. "Sid Solo"
12. "Eyeless"
13. In-Store [Paris]
14. "Joey Drum Solo"
15. Mask Cams
16. "My Plague"
17. "New Abortion"
18. "The Heretic Anthem"
19. "Spit It Out"
20. "Wait and Bleed"
21. It Begins
22. "(Sic)"
23. "Surfacing"

Personnel
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.[17]

• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Matthew Amos - director


• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, mixing • Gerard Schmidt - interstitials director
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass, backing vocals • Phil Richardson - editing
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Colin Richardson - mixing
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Mr. Scott Design - package layout
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media • Matthew Dillon - DVD producer
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, editing • David "Lee" Rath - DVD project coordinator
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Monte Conner - A&R
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals
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Certifications

Country Certification
(sales thresholds)

Germany [18]
Gold

References
[1] http:/ / www. moviefreak. com/ dvd/ s/ slipknot_a. htm
[2] http:/ / www. ottawaxpress. ca/ music/ spin. aspx?iIDDisque=1107
[3] http:/ / www. rockezine. net/ asp/ rez_areview. asp?ID=862& review=Slipknot%20-%20Disasterpieces%20(DVD)
[4] http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ reviews/ dvd/ 6039312/ review/ 6039313/ slipknot
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External links
• Disasterpieces (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0350815/) at the Internet Movie Database
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Voliminal: Inside the Nine


Voliminal: Inside the Nine

Video by Slipknot

Released December 5, 2006

Recorded 2003–2005

Genre Alternative metal, heavy metal, nu metal

Length 84:44 (movie only)

Label Roadrunner

Director Shawn Crahan

Producer Neil Zaugg

Professional reviews

[1]
• Allmovie (favorable) link
[2]
• Billboard (unfavorable) link
[3]
• Blogcritics (mixed) link
[4]
• Dawn (favorable) link
[5]
• Film School Rejects (mixed) link
• Kerrang!
[6]
• TuneLab Music link
Slipknot video chronology

Disasterpieces Voliminal: Inside the (sic)nesses


(2002) Nine (2010)
(2006)

Voliminal: Inside the Nine is the third video album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released December 5,
2006 through Roadrunner Records, the 2-disc DVD set features an 84 minute movie created by band member Shawn
"Clown" Crahan. The set also includes live performances, music videos from songs on the band's third studio album,
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and the first unmasked interviews with all of the band members. The movie featured
Voliminal: Inside the Nine 174

footage recorded from the recording of Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) through the end of the tour in support of the
album spanning a total of 28 months. The DVD was promoted on various websites for the weeks leading up to its
limited theatrical release. Critical reception of the album was mixed, Dawn wrote the album has "a raw sound"
calling it "an audible treat for thrash and speed metal fans".[7] However, Billboard would tell fans to "save your cash
for the band's next tour".[8] Voliminal would be certified gold, platinum, and double platinum in Australia, the United
States, and Canada respectively.

Conception and recording


The initial idea for the DVD came to percussionist Shawn Crahan, three weeks before the band entered The Mansion
in 2003, where they would work on their third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).[9] Crahan received help
from the band's record label Roadrunner, who supplied them with tapes, camera cleaning equipment and funds to
hire people to operate the cameras when Crahan himself couldn't.[9] Recording began when Slipknot entered The
Mansion and continued until they had finished touring in 2005, reportedly covering 28 months of the bands time
together.[10] Crahan's intentions were to capture as many different Slipknot situations as he could, so when the
opportunity to produce a DVD came, he would be in a position to begin work immediately.[9] During the period in
which the footage was being shot, Crahan began making little tests of the footage and revealed them to his fellow
band mates, judging their reactions to help him establish areas of interest from them.[9] The whole recording process
produced over 300 60-minute tapes of footage.[11]

Production and promotion


Similarly to the editing process of their previous DVD Disasterpieces, Crahan watched and analysed all of the
footage recorded for the DVD.[11] However in contrast to Disasterpeices this DVD was intended to show a
previously unseen side to the band. During an interview in 2006 guitarist Mick Thomson explained that with the
DVD the band intended to "bring something new", he also went on to add "[there's] more backstage stuff, getting to
see more inside stuff as opposed to just a concert performance."[12] Crahan explained how he wanted to allow the
viewer in on more of their time instead of just their performance, recalling a moment when the band were in
Australia. He included the footage in the film, explaining; "So I go down to Australia and I go ‘Jesus, there’s bats in
the air.’ I’m going to film it and share it with you because it’s part of our lives together. But most bands and people
don’t want to share that side of it and I think that’s wrong."[9] Throughout the movie whenever the band members
appear unmasked, their faces are blurred, whereas on the second disc, during the interviews, they are completely
revealed.[10] When questioned on the subject during an interview on The Sauce in 2007, Crahan explained that when
the band perform, the masks are always a part of their show and footage of them unmasked is blurred to represent
this. Further adding; "We chose to blur it because, it's really an intrusion. [...] That's our safe place and I kind of
broke the veil a little bit by grabbing a camera and trying to show everybody those kinds of things that go on."[13]
Prior to the release of the DVD, a promotional website was launched which featured two short teaser videos.[14]
Also, for the five weeks prior to its release five short teaser videos were released through the Roadrunner Records
website respectively.[15] The DVD was released on December 5, 2006 and was premiered in 22 separate theatres
across the United States.[16] Following the release of the DVD, a music video for the song "The Blister Exists" was
released, the video featured footage from Voliminal: Inside the Nine and was of the same style as the movie.[17]
Voliminal: Inside the Nine 175

Reception
Critical reception for Voliminal was mixed. The newspaper Dawn called the DVD "an audible treat for thrash and
speed metal fans", he went on to compliment drummer Joey Jordison, stating that he "structures his beats and
percussions in a very traditional thrash set-up, almost as well as (dare I say it) the great Dave Lombardo of Slayer
fame".[7] Ultimate Guitar called the DVD "behind-the-scene action in an unorthodox format, complete with choppy
editing and absolutely no specific chronology". They would go on to state though the DVD "only gives partial
attention to the music", "The best moment in the 2-disc collection comes during a chat with Corey Taylor, who
shares his feelings about everything from his less-than-perfect relationship with his father to the obstacles that the
band faced in its early days".[18] TuneLab wrote "Slipknot takes a unique approach to their latest film, as they turn
what could have been a mundane video of live footage and band antics into a rather peculiar and extremely
interesting movie". The "scatterbrained and choppy" style of Voliminal "[will cause] the viewer to feel like he or she
is "outside looking in", rather than being truly involved with the band's happenings".[19] Reviewing for Blogcritics,
Chris Beaumont wrote "[he] was enthralled and bored by the documentary". He went on to state, "the best part is
watching them perform", despite the "audio is near unlistenable"; "these guys know their way around the stage...this
shows the whole package".[20] Reviewing for Billboard, Christa Titus criticized the DVD writing it "randomly
[strings] footage from concerts and the usual backstage antics with images of pigeons and overflowing toilets, then
tossing in whatever visual effects struck M. Shawn Crahan's fancy while he edited it." She concluded "Save your
cash for the band's next tour...that's where you'll get your money's worth".[8] Film School Reject's Cole Abaius wrote
of the DVD, "[Except fans], probably no one else will purchase or enjoy this DVD". He added that with no narration,
"the images are left to speak for themselves", only "some just don’t speak loudly enough".[21] Despite the mixed
reviews, Voliminal was certified gold in Australia,[22] platinum in the United States,[23] and double platinum in
Canada.[24] The album peaked at the 5th spot on Billboard's Music Video charts,[25] and remained on the chart for 10
weeks.[26]

Contents
The first disc of Voliminal: Inside The Nine is a 84 minute movie constructed of a mixture of live performance,
backstage and studio footage.[27] The film was shot on handheld digital cameras and features rapid edits between
footage which follows no chronological order.[28] Throughout the movie there are also ten "rabbit holes", nine of
which feature additional footage for each band member respectively.[28]
Interviews
The second disc includes interviews with all nine members of the band which are the first formal interviews of
Slipknot to be released without their masks, excluding members appearances outside of Slipknot.[27]

The Concert Music videos


• "(sic)" (The Eurockeenes Festival 2004) • "Duality"
• "The Blister Exists" (WFF 2004) • "Vermilion"
• "Eyeless" (WFF 2004) • "Vermilion Pt. 2"
• "Vermilion" (TMF Awards 2004) • "Before I Forget"
• "Duality" (Summer Sonic 2005) • "The Nameless"
• "The Heretic Anthem" (Summer Sonic 2005)
• "Pulse of the Maggots" (Summer Sonic 2005)
• "Before I Forget" (Summer Sonic 2005)
• "People = Shit" (Summer Sonic 2005)
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Personnel
Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.[29]

• (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables • Neil Zaugg - producer, editor


• (#1) Joey Jordison – drums, mixing • Corey Brennan - management
• (#2) Paul Gray – bass • Scott Kaven - visual effects, fly on the wall
• (#3) Chris Fehn – custom percussion, backing vocals • Michael Boland - package design
• (#4) Jim Root – guitars • Monte Conner - A&R
• (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media • David Rath - project coordinator
• (#6) Shawn Crahan – custom percussion, backing vocals, editing • Ben Kim - menu design
• (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars • Chuck Close - authoring
• (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals • Jean-Luc Cohen - sound design
• Tom Hutten - audio mastering
• Paul Hickey - director of photography
• Bobby Tongs - videography
• George Christ - videography
• Jon Van Allen - videography
• Michael Ericson - videography
• Steve Faust - gaffer
• Cory Doss - grip
• Dale Cowdin - audio
• Jennifer Chiodo - makeup

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External links
• Official teaser website (http://www.voliminal.com)
• Voliminal: Inside the Nine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0976221/) at the Internet Movie Database
178

Tours

List of Slipknot concert tours


Slipknot is an American heavy metal band
from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1995.
The band's first concert tour was of the
United States with the 1999 Ozzfest, a
festival founded in 1996 featuring live
performances by heavy metal bands.[1] [2]
After the Livin la Vida Loco tour,[3] the
band embarked in November 1999 on its
first international circuit, the World
Domination Tour. After being on the road
for a year through North America, Europe,
Japan, and Australia, the band briefly
attended Tattoo the Earth, during which the
Slipknot at the Mayhem Festival 2008 (from left to right): Chris Fehn, Paul Grey,
band recorded the performance at Dynamo Joey Jordison, Jim Root
Open Air and later released it as part of the
film 10 Years of Life Death Love Hate Pain Scars Victory War Blood and Destruction.[4]

Slipknot's first headlining world tour was launched in May 2001, in support of its second studio album, Iowa. The
band toured for almost 15 months, and included a performance at the London Arena which was filmed for
Disasterpieces, as well as the 2001 Ozzfest.[5]
The next world tour, The Subliminal Verses World Tour, lasted over 20 months and had over 230 concerts.[6] The
tour also brought about Slipknot's first official live album, 9.0: Live.[7] During the tour, the band performed the song
"Purity," which was taken off the 1999 debut album due to copyright infringement.[8] [9] Slipknot performed songs
that are rarely played live, such as "Iowa" and "Get This",[10] as well as the first live performance of "Skin
Ticket".[11]
The All Hope Is Gone World Tour came after the release of the fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, in 2008. The
band toured in Israel, Luxembourg and several other countries where it had never performed in before.[12] [13] During
the tour, the drummer Joey Jordison and the DJ Sid Wilson broke an ankle, and both ankles respectively.[14] [15]
Most of Slipknot's concerts were performed with the following band members: Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul
Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor.[16] [17] However, some
shows were performed a few members short,[11] [15] usually due to injuries.[11] [14]

Headlining tours
List of Slipknot concert tours 179

Years Title Legs and durations Number of


performances

1999–2000 World Domination Tour [26]


First leg: November 28, 1999–July 110
13, 2000 (North America, Europe,
[18] [19] [20] [21]
Japan, Australia)
[22] [23] [24]

Second leg: October 24 - November


[25]
1, 2000 (USA)

The World Domination Tour was Slipknot's first international tour, and started in November 1999 in North America. Slipknot was initially
[18]
supported in North America by Biohazard and Step Kings, but after touring for ten dates in Europe, upon their return to North America, they
[20]
were supported by Kittie and Will Haven. During their second time in Europe in March 2000, they were supported by One Minute Silence and
[24] [25]
Kittie. The second leg included concerts in the US, in October and November 2000.

2000 Tattoo the Earth [27]


July 14 – August 14, 2000 (United 21
[27]
States)

[28] [29]
Tattoo the Earth was a concert tour in the United States which Slipknot co-headlined during 2000 along the likes of Slayer and Sevendust.
[30]
The tour, with part of it taking place during the summer, posed a challenge to Slipknot in particular, considering their masks were found
[31]
extremely uncomfortable, even under the best circumstances. The concert at Dynamo Open Air was released as part of the 2009 DVD 10 Years
[4]
of Life Death Love Hate Pain Scars Victory War Blood and Destruction. Other bands that performed during this tour alongside Slipknot were
[32] [33]
Iron Maiden, Spineshank, Sepultura, Mudvayne, Nashville Pussy, Hed PE, downset., and Puya. Later, the compilation album Tattoo The
[34]
Earth: The First Crusade was released containing two songs the band performed live on the tour.

2001–02 Iowa World Tour [26]


"Kill the Industry": May 9 – June 2, 131
[35]
2001 (North America, Europe)
"Ozzfest 2001": June 9 – August 12,
[36]
2001 (North America)
"Pledge of Allegiance": September
[37]
21 – October 31, 2001 (USA)
"European Iowa Tour": January 22
[19]
– February 20, 2002
Japanese leg: March 18 – 28,
[22]
2002
European Open Air leg: August 20
[26]
– 29, 2002

[38] [39]
Slipknot went on their first headlining world concert tour in support of their second studio album, Iowa, and lasted for about 15 months.
[38]
Musicians that accompanied Slipknot in the "Kill the Industry" tour include Papa Roach, Mudvayne, and The Union Underground. At Ozzfest,
[36]
Slipknot performed on the main stage after Papa Roach and before Marilyn Manson. During "Pledge of Allegiance", Slipknot co-headlined with
[40]
System Of A Down, while being supported by the bands Rammstein, American Head Charge, Mudvayne, and No One. The European leg was
[41]
intended to begin around the September 11 attacks, but because of the incident, the dates were postponed to February 2002. The performance at
[42] [43]
the London Arena, a nearly sold out concert, was filmed for their quadruple platinum DVD, Disasterpieces. The world tour finished with a
[44] [44]
Japanese leg, starting on April 4, 2002 with two shows in the Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, and with another European leg, starting with
[45]
the Festival Ilha Do Ermal on August 20, 2002.
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2004–05 The Subliminal Verses World [6]


"Jägermeister Music Tour": March 233
Tour [46]
30 – May 24, 2004 (USA, UK)
[47]

"Metallica European Open Air


[48]
Tour": May 26 – July 7, 2004
"Ozzfest 2004": July 10 – August 2,
[36] [49] [50]
2004 (USA)
"The Unholy Alliance Tour":
August 22 – November 13, 2004
[51]
(Europe, Asia)
Canadian leg: January 7 – 16,
[52]
2005
Australian leg: January 21 –
[52]
February 6, 2005
2005 World Tour: March 4 –
August 22, 2005 (USA, Europe,
[53] [54] [55] [56]
Asia)
South American leg: September 18
[57] [58]
– 30, 2005
"The Final Volume Tour": October
[59]
14 – November 15, 2005 (USA)
[60]

[61]
Slipknot went on a second world tour in support of their third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). It was their second world tour and
[62]
it lasted 28 months. During the first US leg, "Jägermeister Music Tour," the band was supported by Fear Factory, Chimaira, and other local
[63] [64]
bands, which was followed by a European leg in which Slipknot played as the opening band for Metallica. Next, Slipknot joined the
[36]
Ozzfest in 2004 for their third time, being the first band that performed for the second stage, and was preceded by the band Hatebreed.
[65]
Returning to Europe, Slipknot played alongside Slayer, Mastodon and Hatebreed in the first edition of "The Unholy Alliance Tour". After
[66]
Canadian and Australian legs, and a New Zealand leg that included the "Big Day Out" festival, Slipknot returned to the United States, supported
[67] [68]
by Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall. Shows in Singapore, Tokyo and Las Vegas were recorded, and released in 2006 in the Platinum video
[43] [69] [68]
album Voliminal: Inside the Nine. Slipknot also went to South America for the first time while on tour. The world tour ended with an
[70]
American tour called "The Final Volume," in which they were supported by Unearth, As I Lay Dying, and Dillinger Escape Plan. The tour also
[7]
brought about Slipknot's first official live album, 9.0: Live. During the tour, Slipknot performed the song "Purity," which was previously taken
[8] [9]
off their 1999 debut album due to copyright infringement. Slipknot also performed songs that are rarely played live, such as "Iowa" and "Get
[10] [11]
This", as well as the first live performance of "Skin Ticket".

2008–09 All Hope Is Gone World Tour [88]


"Mayhem Festival": July 9 – August 153
[71]
18, 2008 (North America)
Asian leg: October 8 – 30, 2008
[12]
(Japan, Australia, New Zealand)
[72] [73] [74]

European leg: November 5 –


[75]
December 15, 2008
US Arena leg: January 23 – March
[76]
11, 2009
Canadian leg: April 28 – May 2,
[77]
2009
[78]
US leg III: May 3 – 16, 2009
[79] [80] [81]

European leg II: June 6 – July 11,


[12] [82] [83]
2009
US/Canadian leg: October 10 – 31,
[12] [84] [85] [86] [87]
2009
List of Slipknot concert tours 181

[89]
Slipknot went on their third world tour to support of their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone. During the opening date of the "Mayhem
[15] [90]
Festival 2008," turntablist Sid Wilson broke both of his heels and performed on the rest of the tour in a wheelchair. Slipknot headlined the
[91] [92] [93]
first edition of the festival, and was supported by Disturbed, DragonForce, Mastodon, and others. The festival drew the largest number
[94] [95]
of people at a metal festival since Slipknot played at Ozzfest in 2004. Supported by Machine Head, the band also played for the first time in
[96] [97]
front of Australian crowds with its full rig. During the first of the European legs, supported by Machine Head and Children of Bodom, the
[98]
performance in London on December 3, 2008 was recorded for MTV's World Stage series and aired on March 13, 2009 in the UK. It was also
[98]
made available in over 160 countries. In 2009, the band alternated playing in the United States, Canada and Europe, playing along with bands
[86]
such as Korn, Staind, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Cypress Hill, and Sublime. Slipknot's performance on June 13, 2009 at Download Festival was
[99] [100]
streamed live on the internet and was released on their fourth video album entitled (sic)nesses. The world tour ended with an US leg in
[76] [101] [102]
celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their initial released album. The leg was supported by Deftones.

Other performances
Years Title Duration Number of
performances

1999 Ozzfest [36]


July 7 – August 2, 1999 (United 28
[36]
States)

Ozzfest is an annual festival tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock
[2] [36] [39]
musical groups. In mid-1999, Slipknot performed at an Ozzfest for the first time ever. Slipknot toured with the bands Black Sabbath,
[103]
Slayer, Deftones, Primus, Godsmack, Fear Factory, System of a Down, and Static-X.

1999 Livin la Vida Loco [26]


August 19 – November 14, 1999 72
[104] [105] [106]
(United States)
[107]

[108]
Livin La Vida Loco, a play on the song title "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin, was a concert tour in the United States and Canada in
[3]
1999, that included Slipknot. It was headlined by the band Coal Chamber, and organized by the band's record label, Roadrunner Records. Aside
[109]
from Slipknot and Coal Chamber, other bands that were featured in the tour included Machine Head and Amen.

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External links
• Slipknot official website (http://www.slipknot1.com)
• Slipknot at NME (http://www.nme.com/artists/slipknot)

Ozzfest
Ozzfest
Location(s) United States

Years active 1996-2008, 2010-Present

Date(s) July 12 to August 30

Genre Heavy metal, extreme metal, hard rock, nu metal, hardcore punk

Website http:/ / www. ozzfest. com/

Ozzfest is an annual festival tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many
heavy metal and hard rock musical groups. It was founded by Ozzy Osbourne[1] and his wife Sharon Osbourne,[2]
both of whom also organize each yearly tour with their son Jack Osbourne.[3] The Ozzfest tour has featured bands of
a variety of genres within heavy metal and hard rock, including alternative metal, thrash metal, industrial metal,
metalcore, hardcore punk, nu metal, death metal, gothic metal and black metal. Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath
have played the tour several times over the years.[1]

History

1996-1998: Early years


The festival was created in 1996 by Ozzy
Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon
Osbourne, when organizers of musical
festival Lollapalooza refused to let Ozzy
Osbourne join the tour.[4] The tour was
well-received, which prompted the festival
to become a yearly occurrence.[1]

The first Ozzfest was not a national tour,


but rather a two-day festival held in
Phoenix, Arizona and Devore, California
on October 25 and 26th, 1996 respectively.
Ozzfest concert poster on an empty storefront door in downtown Prague, Czech
In 1998, Ozzfest ventured outside the Republic (Summer 2002).

United States for the first time into the


United Kingdom, which featured a different lineup of bands. The festival would eventually return to the UK in
2001[5] and 2002.[6]
Ozzfest 186

2000-2006: Commercial success


In the early 2000s, artists and bands including Pantera, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Mudvayne, Slipknot, Incubus,
Linkin Park,[7] System of a Down, Chevelle and Disturbed played the yearly music festival.[7] [8] Two compilation
albums of the Ozzfest tour were released, one covering select 2001[7] performances and another for 2002.[9]
On-stage footage of the Ozzfest 2004 tour was shown on MTV, as Ozzy and Sharon hosted a show on the network
titled Battle for Ozzfest where they chose eight out of hundreds of bands to compete for a spot on the following year's
Ozzfest. Ozzy selected one member from each chosen band to "tag along" on the tour. Each contestant had to
complete numerous challenges in order to improve his/her band's chances of winning the contest. Occasionally,
meetings would be held and certain contestants would be eliminated for various reasons. The person who prevailed
as the winner and guaranteed his band's spot on the Ozzfest tour was Marc Serrano from metalcore act A Dozen
Furies.[10]
At Iron Maiden's last Ozzfest performance, on August 20, 2005 at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in San
Bernardino, California, several negative events took place. During the first song, several members of the crowd,
brought on by Sharon Osbourne, bombarded the British metal band Iron Maiden with eggs, bottle caps and ice after
vocalist Bruce Dickinson allegedly ridiculed Ozzy's need for a teleprompter during his performances, as well as the
Osbourne family's ventures into reality television (The Osbournes, Battle for Ozzfest).[11] During three of Iron
Maiden's songs, the P.A. system was switched off, cutting power to vocalist Bruce Dickinson's microphone and then
to all the band's instruments. During the concert, Bruce Dickinson can be heard accusing the festival's organizers of
deliberately cutting off the band's power. On Iron Maiden’s departure, Sharon Osbourne came on stage to make a
few statements, telling the audience that she "absolutely loved Iron Maiden" but thought that the lead singer Bruce
Dickinson is a "prick."[12] Rod Smallwood, manager for Iron Maiden, issued a statement shortly after the debacle
condemning the attack on the band.[13] On a later Howard Stern Show,[14] Sharon Osbourne stated her side of the
incident and the role she played in the egg throwing incident.

2007-2008
On February 7, 2007, it was announced that tickets to Ozzfest 2007 would be offered free of charge, dubbing the
2007 Ozzfest as "free fest."[15] Tickets were made available through sponsor websites, the Ozzfest web site and to
those buying an advance copy of Ozzy Osbourne's new release, Black Rain.
Sponsorship money provided the revenue for the tour, but organizers did not pay any of the bands appearing. Ozzy
Osbourne returned to the headlining slot on the tour after being absent from the 2006 tour. Ozzfest 2007 featured
well-established acts such as Lamb of God, Static X, and Hatebreed.
There were problems with distribution of the free tickets. Fans were given codes to receive tickets through the
official Ozzfest website, but due to the heavy load on Live Nation's secure servers, there were issues with ticket
redemption. Another problem was that many "eBay scalpers" charged fans to pay for the free tickets, often turning
out to be unusable duplicates of other tickets.[16] Then, on July 26, Ozzfest gave away free tickets without requiring
its "redemption code" previously required.[17]
At the August 16, 2007 show in Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center, controversy was generated as
83 attendees were arrested at the show, most of them underage and arrested prior to 8:00. In addition, two men died,
one after overdosing on alcohol and energy drinks. As of August 18, drinking in the parking lot was banned at the
PNC Bank Arts Center.
Questions over whether the event would be held in 2008 began when in April that year Ozzy Osbourne announced
that he would be headlining the Canadian Monsters of Rock festival.[18] The 2008 version of the festival took place
for only one date at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas on August 8, 2008. The line-up featured Metallica and Ozzy
Osbourne as the headliner bands, as well as other acts such as Jonathan Davis (frontman of Korn), Sevendust,
DevilDriver, Serj Tankian (frontman of System of a Down), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and
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In This Moment.[19] [20] Along with the two main stages was a third, named the Texas Stage, which, according to
Sharon Osbourne, featured such Texas-based bands as The Sword, Drowning Pool, Goatwhore, Soilent Green and
Rigor Mortis.[21] [22]
The Canadian Version of "The Monsters of Rock" was held exclusively on July 26, 2008 at the McMahon Stadium
located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was also scheduled as a "one time only" event. The main attraction for the
festival of heavy metal and mayhem were metal giants Judas Priest and the headliner, Ozzy Osbourne. In addition,
various other "big league" heavy metal outfits attended the festivities. The following bands preceded the two main
attractions: Serj Tankian, Hatebreed, Cavalera Conspiracy (featuring current frontman of Soulfly, Max Cavalera),
Shadows Fall, Canadian metal unit Voivod, Testament, 3 Inches of Blood, Priestess, Zimmers Hole, and Dillinger
Escape Plan.

2010
• Main Stage[23]
Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Halford, DevilDriver, Nonpoint
• Monster Energy Second Stage
Black Label Society (Cancelled in Mansfield & Camden due to inclement weather.), Drowning Pool (Cancelled in
Mansfield due to inclement weather.), Kingdom of Sorrow (NOTE: Exodus played instead on the San Bernardino
date), Goatwhore (canceled on the Hartford date due to a medical emergency with their bassist), Skeletonwitch,
Saviours, Kataklysm (Cancelled in Mansfield due to inclement weather.), California Wildebeest (San Bernardino
date only), Immune (San Bernardino date only).

Most appearances at Ozzfest


• Ozzy Osbourne (9)
• Black Label Society (7)
• Hatebreed (6)
• Black Sabbath (5)
• DevilDriver (4)
• Disturbed (4)
• Drowning Pool (4)
• System of a Down (4)
• Pantera (3)
• Coal Chamber (3)
• Fear Factory (3)
• Marilyn Manson (3)
• Nonpoint (3)
• Otep (3)
• Rob Zombie (3)
• Shadows Fall (3)
• Slayer (3)
• Slipknot (3)
• Static-X (3)
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References
[1] Weber, Barry; Prato, Greg. "Ozzy Osbourne Biography" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5079). Allmusic. . Retrieved 2007-08-20.
[2] Moss, Corey; Chris Harris (2007-02-06). "Osbournes Hype 'Groundbreaking' Ozzfest: 'Why Not Go To A Show For Free?'" (http:/ / www.
mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1551725/ 20070206/ osbourne_ozzy. jhtml). MTV News. . Retrieved 2008-01-25.
[3] OZZY OSBOURNE OZZFEST TICKETS FREE THIS YEAR by Leanarda S. — freebies, free things, free | Gather (http:/ / www. gather.
com/ viewArticle. jsp?articleId=281474976939250)
[4] Fisher, Mark. Ozzfest’s ‘Freefest’ rolls into area Aug. 24 (http:/ / www. timeswv. com/ ticket/ local_story_227194641. html). Times West
Virginian: August 15, 2007.
[5] SMNnews.com | Ozzfest - Date Lineup History from 1996 (http:/ / www. smnnews. com/ ozzfest-date-lineup-history-from-1996/ )
[6] Ozzfest 2002 U.K (http:/ / www. contactmusic. com/ new/ home. nsf/ webpages/ ozzfestx21x05x02)
[7] Love, Bret (2001). "Ozzfest 2001: The Second Millennium - Review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r545890). Allmusic. . Retrieved
2008-01-25.
[8] Cunningham, John (September 1998). "Concert Review: Ozzfest '98" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20080203160336/ http:/ / law.
richmond. edu/ jurispub/ 1998/ 09/ Cunningham. htm). Juris Publici. University of Richmond School of Law. Archived from the original
(http:/ / law. richmond. edu/ jurispub/ 1998/ 09/ Cunningham. htm) on 2008-02-03. . Retrieved 2008-01-25.
[9] Goodman, Abbey (2002-09-03). "In Stores Now And Coming Soon: New Music From Ozzfest, Aaron Carter, In Flames, Jazzyfatnastees &
More" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1457285/ 20020903/ carter_aaron. jhtml). MTV News. . Retrieved 2008-04-22.
[10] Battle for Ozzfest | Show Cast, Episode Guides, Trailers, Aftershow & Previews | MTV (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ ontv/ dyn/
battle_for_ozzfest/ series. jhtml#bio)
[11] Sharon Osbourne Admits Cutting Iron Maiden's Power (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1508432/ 20050826/ osbourne_ozzy.
jhtml?headlines=true) MTV:August 26, 2005
[12] Harris, Chris. Iron Maiden Pelted With Eggs At Final Ozzfest Performance (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1508028/ 20050822/
iron_maiden. jhtml?headlines=true) MTV: August 22, 2005. Last accessed October 7, 2006.
[13] Iron Maiden Manager's Official Statement Regarding Ozzfest Feud (http:/ / www. knac. com/ article. asp?ArticleID=3824) KNAC: August
23, 2005.
[14] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=WmBb8IjGJmA
[15] The Ozzfest Community at Ozzfest.com, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock (http:/ / ozzfest. com/ blog/ entry/ 3)
[16] The Ozzfest Community at Ozzfest.com, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock (http:/ / ozzfest. com/ blog/ entry/ 25)
[17] The Ozzfest Community at Ozzfest.com, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock (http:/ / ozzfest. com/ blog/ entry/ 49)
[18] Harris, Chris (2008-04-15). "Ozzy Osbourne Announces Monsters Of Rock Headlining Gig -- So What Does This Mean For Ozzfest?"
(http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1585580/ 20080415/ osbourne_ozzy. jhtml). MTV News. . Retrieved 2008-04-20.
[19] "Bands" (http:/ / www. ozzfest. com/ static_content/ view/ bands. html). Ozzfest. 2008. . Retrieved 2008-06-17.
[20] Harris, Chris (2008-05-13). "Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne Sign On For One-Day Ozzfest" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1587371/
20080513/ metallica. jhtml). MTV

News. . Retrieved 2008-05-16.


[21] "Ozzfest...Metallica Arrives Saturday, August 9th in Dallas, Texas" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20080615193001/ http:/ / www. ozzfest.
com/ blog/ entry/ 69). Ozzfest. 2008-05-20. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. ozzfest. com/ blog/ entry/ 69) on 2008-06-15. .
Retrieved 2008-06-17.
[22] Freedman, Pete (2008-05-22). "Ozzfest 2008 is One Show Only...In Frisco" (http:/ / www. dallasobserver. com/ 2008-05-22/ music/
ozzfest-2008-is-one-show-only-in-frisco/ ). Dallas Observer. . Retrieved 2008-06-17.
[23] OZZFEST RETURNS: EXPLOSIVE 2010 BILL THIS SUMMER TO BE HEADLINED BY OZZY OSBOURNE AND MOTLEY CRUE
(http:/ / www. ozzfest. com/ news. html?n_id=57)

External links
• Ozzfest 2008 info (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1587371/20080513/metallica.jhtml)
• Official website (http://www.ozzfest.com)
• Ozzfest '98 Tour diary, photos and interviews (http://www.frenchfry.com)
• Ozzfest News Coverage - 2 New Jersey Deaths at Ozzfest 2007 (http://www.ticketnews.com/
Two-Deaths-Occur-at-Ozzfest180807)
• Ozzfest 2008 - Metallica on Board (http://www.newmetallicaalbum.com/2008/04/28/
dallas-ozzfest-to-feature-metallica/)
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Livin la Vida Loco


Livin La Vida Loco, a play on the song title "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin,[1] was a concert tour in 1999. It
was headlined by Coal Chamber,[2] and organized by the band's record label, Roadrunner Records. Other bands that
were featured included Machine Head, Slipknot, and Amen.[3] The tour was formed after Coal Chamber were thrown
off of a tour with the Insane Clown Posse, and picked up Nadja Puelen as an interim bassist during the tour.[4]

Locations
The tour arrived at New Jersey's Asbury Park's Convention Hall.[2] It also performed at the Webster Theater in
Hartford, Connecticut. Before the tour arrived, they requested that the stage be enlarged to better accommodate the
tour. When the bands performed there, they were recorded by Roadrunner, and sound checks were performed before
every set, causing long waits between bands. After the event, The Hartford Courant described Slipknot as the "big
name on the undercard".[3] In New York City, the tour performed near Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom.[1]

Tour dates

July
31.07.99 - Des Moines/Ankeny, IA - USA - Ankeny Airfield

August
16.08.99 - Lawrence, KS - USA - The Bottleneck (make-up date)
19.08.99 - Dallas, TX - USA - Deep Ellum Live
20.08.99 - Oklahoma City, OK - USA - City Tower Theater
21.08.99 - Maryland Heights, MO - USA - Riverport Amphitheater
22.08.99 - St. Paul, MN - USA - Roy Wilkens Auditorium
23.08.99 - Lincoln, NE - USA - The Royal Grove
25.08.99 - Milwaukee, WI - USA - Rave
26.08.99 - Peoria, IL - USA - Madison Theatre
27.08.99 - Kansas City, MO - USA - City Market
28.08.99 - Tulsa, OK - USA - Mohawk Park
29.08.99 - Amarillo, TX - USA - Midnight Rodeo
31.08.99 - Lubbock, TX - USA - Liquid 2000

September
01.09.99 - Killeen, TX - USA - Club Oz
02.09.99 - Corpus Christi, TX - USA - Bucket's Sports Bar & Grill
03.09.99 - Odessa, TX - USA - Ector County Coliseum
04.09.99 - Shreveport, LA - USA - Malibu Beach Club
05.09.99 - Memphis, TN - USA - The New Daisy Theatre
07.09.99 - Chicago, IL - USA - Riviera Theatre
08.09.99 - Madison, WI - USA - Headliners
09.09.99 - Grands Rapids, MI - USA - Orbit Room
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10.09.99 - Detroit, MI - USA - Harpos Concert Theatre


11.09.99 - Cleveland, Ohio - USA - Nautica Stage
12.09.99 - Columbus, OH - USA - Al Rosa Villa
13.09.99 - Sauget, IL - USA - Pop's
14.09.99 - New York City, NY - USA - Roseland Ballroom --?
15.09.99 - Hartford, CT - USA - Webster Theatre
16.09.99 - Scranton, PA - USA - Tink's
17.09.99 - Philadelphia, PA - USA - Electric Factory
18.09.99 - Ashbury Park, NJ - USA - Convention Hall
19.09.99 - Worcester, MA - USA - LocoBazooka
20.09.99 - Washington, D.C. - USA - 9:30 Club
22.09.99 - Toronto, ON - Canada - Warehouse
23.09.99 - Montreal, QU - Canada - Le Spectrum
24.09.99 - Lewiston, ME - USA - Civic Center
25.09.99 - Providence, RI - USA - Lupo's
27.09.99 - Spartanburg, SC - USA - Ground Zero
28.09.99 - Atlanta, GA - USA - Masquerade
29.09.99 - Tampa, FL - USA - Masquerade

October
01.10.99 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - USA - House of Blues
03.10.99 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - USA - Chili Pepper
09.10.99 - Las Vegas, NV - USA - Sam Boyd Complex
10.10.99 - Los Angeles, CA - USA - Key Club
11.10.99 - Coverdale, CA - USA - Citrus Fair
13.10.99 - Albuquerque, NM - USA - Sunshine Theatre
14.10.99 - Colorado Springs, CO - USA - Colorado Music Hall
15.10.99 - Denver, CO - USA - Ogden Theater
17.10.99 - Des Moines, IA - USA - Super Toad
18.10.99 - Kansas City, KS - USA - Beaumont Club
19.10.99 - Sauget, IL - USA - Pop's
20.10.99 - Wichita, KS - USA - Cotillion
21.10.99 - Austin, TX - USA - Backroom
22.10.99 - Houston, TX - USA - International Ballroom
23.10.99 - McAllen, TX - USA - Villa Real Convention Center
24.10.99 - San Antonio, TX - USA - Randy's Rodeo
26.10.99 - Birmingham, AL - USA - Five Points Music Hall
27.10.99 - New Orleans, LA - USA - Tipitina's Updown
28.10.99 - Shreveport, LA - USA - Malibu Alley --?
29.10.99 - Killeen, TX - USA - Sam's Station --?
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30.10.99 - Dallas, TX - USA - Starplex Amphitheatre (Freaker's Ball)


31.10.99 - Tulsa, OK - USA - Brady Theater

November
01.11.99 - Omaha, NE - USA - Sokol Auditorium
02.11.99 - Tea, SD - USA - Twisters --?
03.11.99 - Winnipeg, MB - Canada - Rendezvous
05.11.99 - Calgary, AB - Canada - MacEwan Hall
06.11.99 - Edmonton, AB - Canada - Golden Garter
08.11.99 - Vancouver, BC - Canada - Croation Culture Centre
09.11.99 - Seattle, WA - USA - DV8
10.11.99 - Portland, Oregon - USA - Roseland Theatre
11.11.99 - Sacramento, CA - USA - Crest Theatre
12.11.99 - Petaluma, CA - USA - Phoenix Theatre
13.11.99 - San Francisco, CA - USA - Maritime Hall
14.11.99 - Hollywood, CA - USA - The Palace

References
[1] Jones, Ryan (1999-09-10). "Hey Now, You're a Cuban All-Star". The Record (New Jersey).
[2] Rose, Lisa (1999-09-17). "Band finds Coal comfort after rocky season". The Star-Ledger.
[3] Catlin, Roger (1999-09-17). "Coal Chamber Dresses Metal Up for Halloween". The Hartford Courant.
[4] "Coal Chamber/Type O Negative Tour Lined Up" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1427180/ 20000127/ coal_chamber. jhtml). MTV.
2000-01-27. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.

External links
• Slipknot tourography (http://www.opiumofthepeople.net/ootp/musicmain.php?go=music/tourography)
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Tattoo the Earth


Tattoo the Earth was a concert tour from 2000 to 2002 in the United States.[1] The tour, with part of it taking place
during the summer, posed a challenge to Slipknot in particular. The band performed onstage in masks, and even
under the best circumstances, they found them uncomfortable.[2] The band's drummer Joey Jordison commented,
"Everyone passes out two or three times per tour. It never happens 'til the end of the show. People are like, 'I don't
know how you do it with the mask on, let alone one-piece wool coveralls in 110 degree heat.' But it's the music that
drives us, and we've built up a tolerance for it."[2] Scott Alderman, the festival's creator, believed that the tour would
help "catch the vibe" between the musical artists and the body artists, saying in a prepared statement, "Nothing
represents the counter youth culture like music and body art. It is a statement of purpose and a passport to another
way of living. We're simply creating a venue where it can be expressed."[2]
MTV revealed on June 6, 2000 that Slayer and Sepultura recently joined the tour.[3] Metallica, which was originally
not part of the tour, officially announced on June 13, 2000 that they would be joining it.[4] The following day, Stone
Temple Pilots announced plans to join the tour.[5]

Shows
The tour performed in the American states of Oregon, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio,
Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, California, Arizona, and Illinois. Twenty-one cities hosted the tour.[1]
• July 14, 2000: Portland Meadows - Portland, OR
• July 18, 2000: Burcham Park - Lawrence, KS
• July 20, 2000: Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
• July 21, 2000: Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA
• July 22, 2000: Suffolk Downs - Boston, MA
• July 24, 2000: Nautica Pavilion - Cleveland, OH
• July 26, 2000: World Music Theater - Chicago, IL
• July 27, 2000: Waterworks Park - Des Moines, IA
• July 28, 2000: Float Rite Park Amphitheater - Somerset, WI
• July 29, 2000: The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
• July 30, 2000: Phoenix Plaza - Pontiac, MI
• August 2, 2000: Far West - San Antonio, TX
• August 4, 2000: Mercedes Showgrounds - Mercedes, TX
• August 5, 2000: Pasadena Fairgrounds - Houston, TX
• August 6, 2000: Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas, TX
• August 10, 2000: Red Rocks Amphitheater - Denver, CO
• August 12, 2000: Orange Pavilion - San Bernardino, CA
• August 13, 2000: Manzanita Speedway - Phoenix, AZ
• October 5, 2001: The Centrum - Worcester, MA
• October 6, 2001: The Centrum - Worcester, MA
• October 7, 2001: The Centrum - Worcester, MA
• August 2, 2002: Allstate Arena - Chicago, IL
• August 3, 2002: Allstate Arena - Chicago, IL
• August 4, 2002: Allstate Arena - Chicago, IL
• August 9, 2002: Oakland Arena - Oakland, CA
• August 10, 2002: Oakland Arena - Oakland, CA
• August 11, 2002: Oakland Arena - Oakland, CA
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• October 12, 2002: The Centrum - Worcester, MA


• October 13, 2002: The Centrum - Worcester, MA
• October 14, 2002: The Centrum - Worcester, MA

Bands
Thirty-four bands performed for the tour.[1]
• Metallica one show in New Jersey
• Slipknot
• Slayer
• Sevendust
• Sepultura
• Hed PE
• Mudvayne
• Downset
• Hatebreed
• Full Devil Jacket
• Famous
• Amen
• U.P.O.
• Nothingface
• PPM
• Cold
• Relative Ash
• Systematic
• Six Feet Under
• Candiria
• Lamb of God
• God Forbid
• Darkest Hour
• Unearth
• All That Remains
• Dropkick Murphys
• Sick of It All
• Tiger Army
• Converge
• the Unseen
• Reach the Sky
• Stretch Armstrong
• Kill Your Idols
• Nashville Pussy
• Professional Murder Music
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Tattoo artists
Forty-two tattoo artists were featured at the tour.[1]
• Trevor McStay – Australia
• Bernie Luther – Austria
• Sean Vasquez – Austria
• Kari Barba – CA
• Mike Davis – CA
• Chuck Eldridge – CA
• Grime – CA
• Don Ed Hardy – CA
• Patty Kelley – CA
• Corey Miller – CA
• Ethan Morgan – CA
• Jack Rudy – CA
• Lyle Tuttle – CA
• Eric Merrill – CT
• Flo Amblard – France
• Tin Tin – France
• Deano Cook – GA
• Tony Olivas – GA
• Michael Hubert – Germany
• Guy Aitchison – IL
• James Kern – IL
• Ben Wahhhh – IL
• Genziana – Italy
• Horishio – Japan
• Horitoshi – Japan
• Shige – Japan
• Borneo Headhunters – Malaysia
• Kurt Wiscombe – Manitoba
• Chris Dingwell – ME
• Bob Tyrrell – MI
• Leo Zulueta – MI
• Sieto Van der Velde – NL
• Joe Capobianco – NH
• Mario Barth – NJ
• Paul Booth – NY
• Jon Clue – NY
• Anil Gupta – NY
• Pat Sinatra – NY
• Robert Hernandez – Spain
• Filip Leu – Switzerland
• Timothy Hoyer – VA
• Aaron Bell – WA
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References
[1] "Tattoo the Earth" (http:/ / www. tattootheearth. com/ ). Tattoo the Earth. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.
[2] "Tattoo The Earth Tour Features Slipknot, Sevendust, Tattoo Artists" (http:/ / www. livedaily. com/ news/ 1302. html). LiveDaily.
2000-06-09. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.
[3] Mancini, Robert (2000-06-06). "Metallica, Slayer, Others Picking Out "Tattoo"" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1432060/ 06062000/
metallica. jhtml). MTV. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.
[4] Mancini, Robert (2000-06-13). "Metallica, Puya, More To "Tattoo"" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1432058/ 20000613/ story.
jhtml). MTV. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.
[5] Vineyard, Jennifer (2000-06-14). "Tattoo the Earth Initial Dates Firmed Up" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ slayer/ articles/ story/
5923238/ tattoo_the_earth_initial_dates_firmed_up). Rolling Stone. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.

Further reading
• Tattoo The Earth Shuffles Bands As Tour Kicks Off (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1433945/20000718/
story.jhtml) at MTV
• Slipknot, Slayer Make Mark On Tattoo Festival Kickoff (http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1122169/
20000717/story.jhtml) at VH1
• ROCK REVIEW; Outsiders Venting Their Inner Darkness (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.
html?res=9A0DE1D6173AF931A15754C0A9669C8B63) at The New York Times
• Slipknot, More Brawl With Security At "Tattoo" Show (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1434123/
20000801/story.jhtml) at MTV
• Slipknot And Slayer Help Tattoo The Earth Wrap Up A Success (http://music.yahoo.com/library/default.
asp?m=content&add=news&i=12057219&) at Yahoo!
• Tattoo The Earth Reaches Record Stores (http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12050383) at Yahoo!
• Metal + Tattoos + Planet Earth = Plagiarism? (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1444073/20010525/story.
jhtml) at MTV
• The Killers, Flaming Lips to headline Atlanta festival (http://www.nme.com/news/nme/30405) at NME
• Roadtripping (http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/music/roadtripping/documents/01846757.htm) at The
Boston Phoenix
• Clear Channel Goes to Trial (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937043/clear_channel_goes_to_trial)
at Rolling Stone

External links
• Official website (http://www.tattootheearth.com/)
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Iowa World Tour


Iowa World Tour

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Slipknot performing at Summer Sonic during the Iowa World Tour.

World tour by Slipknot

Associated album Iowa

Shows 109

Slipknot tour chronology

World Domination Iowa World The Subliminal Verses World


Tour Tour Tour
(1999-2000) (2001-2002) (2004-2005)

Iowa World Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2001 and 2002 headlined by Slipknot in support of their second
studio album Iowa.

Setlists

Kill The Industry


Kill The Industry was a leg of the Iowa World Tour in North America.[1] Musicians that accompanied the tour
include Papa Roach, Mudvayne, and The Union Underground.[2]
09.05.01 - St. Paul, MN - USA - Xcel Energy Center - Filming for Rollerball Movie
17.05.01 - Lisbon - Portugal - Pavilhao Atlantico
18.05.01 - Madrid - Spain - Festimad Mostoles
20.05.01 - Milan - Italy - Palavobis
21.05.01 - Zurich - Switzerland - Volkshaus
22.05.01 - Munich - Germany - Colloseum
24.05.01 - Tourhout - Belgium - Tourhout Festival
26.05.01 - Milton Keynes - UK - Ozzfest
27.05.01 - Bielefeld - Germany - ???
28.05.01 - Oberhausen - Germany - Turbinenhalle
29.05.01 - Paris - France - Zénith
31.05.01 - Bremen - Germany - Pier 2
02.06.01 - Vienna - Austria - Libro Music Hall

Ozzfest 2001
Slipknot joined the 2001 Ozzfest, performing on the main stage after Papa Roach and before Marilyn Manson.
06/09 Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI
06/12 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
06/16 Float Rite Park Amphitheatre Somerset, WI
06/18 Riverport Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO
06/19 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS
06/21 Mile High Stadium Denver, CO
06/25 Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA
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06/27 Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre Marysville, CA


06/29 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
06/30 Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion Devore, CA
07/03 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Selma, TX
07/05 Smirnoff Music Center Dallas, TX
07/07 Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
07/09 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront Camden, NJ
07/13 Mars Music Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
07/14 Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL
07/17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
07/20 Nissan Pavilion Bristow, VA
07/21 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront Camden, NJ
07/24 The Docks Toronto, ON
07/26 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/28 Post Gazette Pavilion - Star Lake Burgettstown, PA
07/30 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
07/31 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
08/03 Polaris Amphitheatre Columbus, OH
08/05 Meadows Music Theatre Hartford, CT
08/07 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA
08/08 Tweeter Center Mansfield, MA
08/11 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
08/12 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ

Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance Tour was a leg co-headlined by the heavy metal band System Of A Down. Both groups
used the tour as a promotion for their new albums.
The band played 27 shows all over the United States and had support from Rammstein, American Head Charge,
Mudvayne and No One. The tour was scheduled to start on September 14 but was postponed for a week due to the
terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, 5 dates were rescheduled and 4 dates were cancelled, the rest of the dates
went ahead as originally scheduled.
Originally, No One were to open the tour and American Head Charge was to take their set for the second half of the
tour. Due to the terrorist attacks, Mudvayne dropped off the tour leaving an open set. To fill the gap, American Head
Charge came onto the tour early and No One stayed on for the entire tour.
A live CD was made on this tour.

Tour dates
Tour Dates After 9/11
9/21 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum
9/22 - Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena
9/25 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Amphitheatre
9/26 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/28 - San Jose, CA @ Compaq Center
9/29 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
9/30 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
10/2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas & Mack Center
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10/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena (Moved to Las Vegas)


10/5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Myriad Convention Center
10/6 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
10/7 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
10/9 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
10/11 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
10/12 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
10/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
10/14 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
10/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
10/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum
10/19 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
10/20 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
10/21 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
10/23 - Peoria, IL @ Civic Center Arena
10/24 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
10/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
10/27 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
10/28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
10/30 - Worcester, MA @ The Centrum
10/31 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
Original Tour Dates
9/14 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena (Rescheduled)
9/15 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center (Rescheduled)
9/16 - Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium (Cancelled)
9/18 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center (Rescheduled)
9/19 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center (Rescheduled)
9/21 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum
9/22 - Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena
9/25 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Amphitheatre
9/26 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/28 - San Jose, CA @ Compaq Center
9/29 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
9/30 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
10/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
10/5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Myriad Convention Center
10/6 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
10/7 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
10/10 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center (Rescheduled)
10/12 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace (Cancelled)
10/13 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Centroplex (Cancelled)
10/14 - Miami, FL @ Miami Arena (Cancelled)
10/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
10/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum
10/19 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
10/20 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
10/23 - Peoria, IL @ Civic Center Arena
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10/24 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center


10/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
10/27 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
10/28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
10/30 - Worcester, MA @ The Centrum
10/31 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena

European leg
The European Iowa Tour was intended to begin around the September 11 attacks, but because of the incident, the
tour was postponed to February 2002.[3] In mid-November 2001, the wife of the band's percussionist, Shawn Crahan,
underwent surgery for Crohn's disease, which forced Crahan to not participate in Slipknot's live performances.
However, the group announced that they plan to go ahead with their upcoming European tour, which had its start
date moved ahead to January 2002.[4]
Slipknot arrived in Glasgow, Scotland for a performance on February 14, 2002 to kick off the European Iowa Tour,
which was its penultimate leg.[5] [6] On February 16, 2002, Slipknot performed at the London Arena, a show they
filmed for their live DVD Disasterpieces, released November 22 of the same year. Despite significant tabloid
coverage, the European Iowa Tour was not sold out.[7]
22.01.02 - Stockholm - Sweden - Hovet
23.01.02 - Copenhagen - Denmark - Valby Hall
25.01.02 - Berlin - Germany - Arena
26.01.02 - Essen - Germany - Grugahalle
27.01.02 - Böblingen - Germany - Sporthalle
29.01.02 - Hamburg - Germany - Sporthalle
30.01.02 - Amsterdam - Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
01.02.02 - Katowice - Poland - Spodek Hall
02.02.02 - Prague - Czech Rep. - Small Sports Hall
04.02.02 - Milan - Italy - Filaforum
05.02.02 - Zürich/Bülach - Switzerland - Eulachhalle
07.02.02 - Madrid - Spain - Indoor Bullring
08.02.02 - San Sebastian - Spain - Indoor Bullring
10.02.02 - Paris - France - Zenith
11.02.02 - Paris - France - Zenith
12.02.02 - Leuven - Belgium - Forest National
14.02.02 - Glasgow - Scotland - SECC
15.02.02 - Manchester - England - Evening News Arena
16.02.02 - London - England - Docklands Arena
18.02.02 - Brighton - England - Centre
19.02.02 - Cardiff - Wales - International Arena
20.02.02 - Birmingham - England - NEC
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Japanese leg
The Japanese leg kicked off on April 4, 2002 with two shows in the Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo.[8] The tour is part
of a worldwide tour to promote Iowa; the Japan Iowa Tour was preceded by the European Iowa Tour.[9]
18.03.02 - Nagoya - Japan - Rainbow Hall
19.03.02 - Osaka - Japan - Zepp
20.03.02 - Osaka - Japan - Zepp
21.03.02 - Osaka - Japan - Zepp
23.03.02 - Tokyo - Japan - NK Hall
24.03.02 - Tokyo - Japan - NK Hall
26.03.02 - Kawasaki - Japan - Club Citta
28.03.02 - Tokyo - Japan - Zepp

European Open Air Leg


This leg consisted of several festival appearances across Europe, beginning with the Festival Ilha Do Ermal on
August 20, 2002, and ending with an appearance at the 2 Days a Week Festival in Austria. They also notably
performed at the 2002 Reading and Leeds Festivals in the United Kingdom.
Because of the shorter set times available at festivals, Gently and New Abortion were removed from the setlist on
this leg.
20.08.02 - Vieira Do Minho - Portugal - Festival Ilha Do Ermal
21.08.02 - Gijon - Spain - Gijon Festival
23.08.02 - Leeds - UK - Temple Newsam Park
24.08.02 - Glasgow - UK - Glasgow Green
25.08.02 - Reading - UK - Richfield Avenue
27.08.02 - Belfast - UK - Odyssey Arena
29.08.02 - Wiesen - AUT - 2 Days A Week

References
[1] Killin, Cartiona (2002-01-25). "Rebels with a Cause". Daily Record: p. 62.
[2] Mernagh, Matt (2001-06-18). "Slipknot Kill The Industry" (http:/ / www. chartattack. com/ photos/ photo-of-the-week/
slipknot-kill-the-industry). Chart. . Retrieved 2009-02-12.
[3] "'Maggots,' rejoice: Slipknot is back". Green Bay Press-Gazette. 2001-11-08.
[4] Guzman, Isaac (2001-11-24). "Masked Men". The Orlando Sentinel.
[5] "Among the Maggots". The Guardian. 2002-02-22.
[6] "Last year this band announced they were terrorists.". The Herald and the Sunday Herald. 2002-01-06.
[7] Bungey, John (2002-03-15). "In my day we had tunes". The Times.
[8] Bartz, Simon (2002-04-03). "Slipknot unmasked!". The Japan Times.
[9] Melissa, Myers (2002-03-05). "Slipknot singer slides into ritzy D.M. house". The Des Moines Register.
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Slipknot performing at Toronto 2005

World tour by Slipknot

Associated album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)


9.0: Live

Start date March 30, 2004

End date November 15, 2005

Shows 233

Slipknot tour chronology

Iowa World Tour The Subliminal Verses World All Hope Is Gone World
(2001-2002) Tour Tour
(2004-2005) (2008-2009)

The Subliminal Verses World Tour was a worldwide concert tour in 2004 and 2005 headlined by Slipknot in
support of their third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses).

Preparation
Before organizing the tour, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor commented that he was "probably the most vocal of the
guys who really didn’t feel good coming back to Slipknot", and during the tour, he said that he was "basically eating
my words, eating a lot of crow this time around. [... But] it's really good. [...] It's good to be humbled and know
you’re in a band that's fantastic."[1]
During the tour, the band's third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) was approaching the platinum mark,
and two of its tracks were nominated for the year's Grammy Awards ("Duality" for Best Hard Rock Performance and
"Vermilion" for Best Heavy Metal Performance).[1]

Performers
As is typical of the band, Slipknot members are masked and costumed when performing on stage.[1] They received
support at various stages of the tour from Fear Factory, Chimaira, Hatebreed and Shadows Fall. Slipknot also played
as support to Metallica and Slayer.
The band Lamb of God also performed on the tour. When the tour arrived in Los Angeles on April 9, 2005 to
perform at The Forum, Lamb of God was banned from opening for Slipknot because the church that owned the
venue did not appreciate the band's old name of Burn the Priest.[2]
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Shows
The tour performed at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.[3] They also held a concert at the House of Blues
venue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[4] It performed in Kansas City, Missouri at the City Market with Lamb of God,
Shadows Fall, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.[5] They performed at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on
April 26, 2005.[6]

Tour dates

Cancelled Asian dates

Date City Venue Ref

With: Korn, Evanescence, Rancid and others [7]


January 31, 2004 Osaka, Japan Sonicmania festival

February 1, 2004 Tokyo, Japan

February 3, 2004 Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena [8]

Jägermeister Music Tour 2004

Date City Venue Ref

Supported by: Fear Factory and Chimaira [9]


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March 30, 2004 Orlando, Florida, United States Hard Rock Live [10]
March 31, 2004 West Palm Beach, Florida, United States Sound Advice Amphitheater

April 2, 2004 Birmingham, Alabama, United States Sloss Furnaces

April 3, 2004 Atlanta, Georgia, United States The Tabernacle

April 4, 2004 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States House of Blues

April 6, 2004 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States Millennium Center

April 8, 2004 Norfolk, Virginia, United States Norva

April 9, 2004 Washington, D.C, United States Nation

April 10, 2004 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States The Palladium

April 12, 2004 New York City, New York, United States Roseland Ballroom

April 12, 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Electric Factory

April 14, 2004 Rochester, New York, United States ESL Sports Center

April 17, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Tower City Amphitheater

April 18, 2004 Columbus, Ohio, United States PromoWest Pavilion

April 20, 2004 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States The Orbit Room

April 22, 2004 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States Roy Wilkins Auditorium

April 23, 2004 Chicago, Illinois, United States Congress Theatre

April 24, 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Eagles Auditorium

April 26, 2004 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Memorial Hall

April 27, 2004 Des Moines, Iowa, United States Val Air Ballroom

April 28, 2004 St. Louis, Missouri, United States The Pageant

April 30, 2004 Houston, Texas, United States Verizon Wireless Theatre

May 1, 2004 Grand Prairie, Texas, United States Next Stage at Grand Prairie

May 2, 2004 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States Bricktown Events Center

May 4, 2004 Denver, Colorado The Filmore

May 5, 2004 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States The Venue

May 7, 2004 North Center Mesa, Arizona, United States Mesa Amphitheatre

May 8, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States House of Blues - Mandalay Bay

May 9, 2004 San Diego, California, United States Soma

May 11, 2004 Universal City, California, United States Universal Amphitheatre

May 13, 2004 Sacramento, California, United States Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

May 14, 2004 N/A AOL Sessions

May 17, 2004 Jay Leno Performance

May 21, 2004 Fuse IMX TV Show

May 24, 2004 London, England Radio One Rockshow Sessions

May 25, 2004 Astoria

Additional references
[11]
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Metallica European Open Air Tour 2004 and Festival

Date City Venue Ref

May 26, 2004 Copenhagen, Denmark Parken [12]


May 28, 2004 Helsinki, Finland Olympic Stadium

May 30, 2004 Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi

May 31, 2004 Chorzów, Poland Stadion Slaski

June 2, 2004 Glasgow, Scotland Green Download Scotland

June 4, 2004 Lisbon, Portugal Parque Bella Vista Rock in Rio

June 6, 2004 Donington, United Kingdom Donington Park Download

June 8, 2004 Ludwigshafen, Germany Südweststadion

June 10, 2004 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Arena Auf Schalke

June 12, 2004 Vienna, Austria Wiener Neustadt Aerodrome '04

June 13, 2004 Budapest, Hungary Sport Sziget

June 14, 2004 Munich, Germany Olympic Stadium

June 16, 2004 Bremen, Germany Weserstadion

June 18, 2004 Zürich, Switzerland Letzegrund Stadium

June 19, 2004 Zaragoza, Spain La Romareda Stadium

June 23, 2004 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam Arena

June 24, 2004 Paris, France Parcs des Princes

June 25, 2004 Dublin, Ireland RDS Arena

June 26, 2004 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting

June 27, 2004 Le Mans, France Fury Festival

June 29, 2004 Padova, Italy Padova Stadium

July 2, 2004 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival

July 2, 2004 Leipzig, Germany With Full Force Festival

July 4, 2004 Strasbourg, France Eurokennes de Belfort

July 6, 2004 Kristiansand, Norway Quart Festival

Ozzfest 2004
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Date City Venue Ref

With: Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Slayer and others [13]


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July 10, 2004 Hartford, Connecticut, United States Meadows Music [14]
July 11, 2004 Augusta, Maine, United States Augusta Civic Center

July 12, 2004 Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States Tweeter Center

July 14, 2004 Wantagh, New York, United States Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July 16, 2004 Holmdel, New Jersey, United States PNC Bank Arts Center

July 17, 2004 Glens Falls, New York, United States Glen Falls Civic Center

July 18, 2004 Bristow, Virginia, United States Nissan Pavilion

July 20, 2004 Columbus, Ohio, United States Germain Amphitheater

July 21, 2004 Peoria, Illinois, United States East Peoria Convention Center

July 22, 2004 Antioch, Tennessee, United States Starwood Amphitheatre

July 24, 2004 Englewood, Colorado, United States Fiddler's Green

July 27, 2004 Auburn, Washington, United States White River Amphitheatre

July 28, 2004 St. Helens, Oregon, United States Columbia Meadows

July 29, 2004 Mountain View, California, United States Shoreline Amphitheatre

July 30, 2004 Hollywood, California, Uni