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Like Kiss before them, only to the tune of nine band members, instead of four, Slipknot adopted frightening disguises to infuse their already overpowering music with additional layers of theatrical excess. Emerging out of the unlikely rock star breeding grounds of Des Moines, Iowa during the middle 1990s, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records and leveraged a shockingly abrasive eponymous album with show-stealing Ozzfest performances (both in 1999) to state there case for stardom. Initially seen as one of the key bands in the nu-metal movement, Slipknot successfully transcended the style when it fell out of commercial favor and went on to enjoy prolonged success into the third millennium, thanks to a punishing global touring regimen and subsequent albums like 2001’s ‘Iowa,’ 2004’s ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Two year later tragedy struck when band founder and bassist Paul Gray succumbed to a drug overdose, and another key founding member, drummer Joey Jordison, parted ways with the group in December of 2013, but Slipknot have continued on, releasing the new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in 2014.

Selected Discography: ‘Slipknot’ (1999), ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) (2004) Related Artists: Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Jim Root Further Reading: 10 Best Slipknot Songs

Guitarist Jim Root Compares Stone Sour to a ‘Sinking Ship’

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Former Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root has taken another shot at his onetime band.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor on Grammys: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Anything’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor points out some of the problems with the Grammy voting for the metal category.

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Corey Taylor to Release Third Book ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’

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Michael Kovac, Getty Images

Corey Taylor's 'You're Making Me Hate You' deals with anything and everything that pisses the vocalist off.

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Flashback: Slipknot Set Each Other on Fire

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Roadrunner

Slipknot still put on one of the most intense live performances you'll ever see, but it was even more chaotic back in the day.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says Gene Simmons ‘Needs to Get Out More’

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor opens up about his thoughts on the current state of music and ripped Gene Simmons for his controversial quote "Rock is finally dead."

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Korn’s Jonathan Davis: ‘I’m Not Going to Lie, I Was Kind of Nervous to Open Up for Slipknot’

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Jonathan Davis called into Lubbock, Texas, radio station KFMX recently to talk about the ‘Prepare for Hell Tour,' opening for Slipknot, celebrating 20 years as a band and a lot more.

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Knotfest 2014: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat + More Crush California

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Knotfest 2014 is an event metal fans will never forget.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Shares Plans for Film Projects

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Michael Kovac, Getty Images

After appearing in the film 'Fear Clinic,' Corey Taylor says he's planning to produce and direct a new movie, perhaps as early as 2015.

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You Think You Know Slipknot?

You Think You Know Slipknot?
Loudwire

How well do you know Slipknot? Add to your knowledge with this edition of 'You Think You Know Metal?'

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Slipknot Top Billboard 200 Chart With New Album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

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Roadrunner Records

After a six year gap between studio albums, Slipknot have returned with a vengeance.

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