Slipknot have just wrapped up the touring cycle for their comeback album, .5: The Gray Chapter which was released two years ago. In a new interview about his first feature film, "Officer Downe", Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan revealed that the writing process will commence for the next Slipknot album in February.
One of Slipknot's most beloved albums, Iowa (2001), is being performed live in its entirety in San Bernardino, California! The U.S. metallers just announced it and the special event will happen at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 on September 25th. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the album. If you want to witness it live, make the trip over there!
Slipknot fans who were going to see the band on their upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson will have to wait a bit longer as the first two weeks of the tour will be postponed. Frontman Corey Taylor explained that he underwent a spinal surgery and needs some time to recover. The tour will now begin on June 28th in Nashville, Tennessee. An update on rescheduled dates will be available soon.
Slipknot and Marilyn Manson are joining forces for a tour in North America this summer. Of Mice & Men will be opening and Slipknot headlining. The shows will happen in June, July and August and the general tickets are on-sale this March 4th at 10:00 AM local time. See the dates below.
Slipknot chose today to premiere a brand new video. The song used is "Killpop" from their latest record .5: The Gray Chapter and the clip was directed by percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan. The Americans are currently doing festivals in Europe and will later return to North America accompanied by Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.
Earlier this month, Slipknot's guitarist Mick Thomson made the news for the worst reasons. He was involved in a knife fight with his brother, which hospitalized both of them. While it could have been much worse, Thomson received a stab wound to the back of the head. According to The Des Moines Register, the consequences of those actions are that both have been charged with disorderly conduct by fighting. The brothers were booked and released on a promise they will appear in court March 30th. Both parties declined to seek charges against each other.
Des Moines, Iowa television station KCCI is reporting that Mickeal Gordon Thomson, Slipknot's guitarist, has reportedly suffered a stab wound to the back of his head in an altercation with his brother, Andrew Thomson. According to reports, the knife fight started inside Mickeal's home in Clive, Iowa and spilled into the front yard.
This year's edition of Heavy Montréal is taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from August 7th to August 9th at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The organizers have announced the line-up and it boasts a little bit for everyone and big names as Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More, Mastodon, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy and many, many more. Check out the line-up below and get ready for the summer heaviness. The festival passes are on sale on March 13th.
The Summer's Last Stand Tour has been announced! This Slipknot trek kicks off in July with special guests Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White. It will take Slipknot across the USA and Canada in the summer to promote their latest record .5: The Gray Chapter. See the dates below. You might get a chance to catch this bill in a town near you.
Slipknot have shared a new video today. The Americans premiered a live clip of the track "The Devil In I" filmed at Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. You can watch the band perform the track from their newest album .5: The Gray Chapter below and check out the band in action live.
In typical cat-out-of-bag fashion, recently a former drum tech for Slipknot has posted a photo online, now deleted, of his personal itinerary which lists all the current members of the band, including their new drummer and bassist, whose identities Slipknot has not officially revealed. The band's drummer is Jay Weinberg and their bassist is Allessandro "Vman" Venturella (Krokodil). There were rumors about them before but the band said that maybe they would never confirm it.
Six days away from release of Slipknot's upcoming album .5: The Gray Chapter, the band has been releasing other new songs for streaming. The song called "Sarcastrophe" might feel like a trip back to the roots of Slipknot. Enjoy it here below! Apart from "Sarcastrophe," you can also stream here the track "XIX" and there's one more called "AOV" streaming on their website. Plenty to listen to today.
As the release of their new album .5: The Gray Chapter approaches, American metallers Slipknot have revealed the third track from the impending output. The song is called "Custer". Give it a spin on the YouTube clip available below and discover another new song from the group.
Slipknot just premiered their new video! After some teasing, the American metallers have revealed their video for "The Devil In I" and also their new masks. Clown designed a mask that both the new drummer and the bass player will wear. So, what did you think about the video?