Contact Us

Slipknot

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

Slipknot’s Mick Thomson Charged With Disorderly Conduct for Knife Fight Incident

Mick Thomson
Jo Hale, Getty Images

Slipknot's Mick Thomson is now seeing the legal consequences of his recent knife fight with his brother.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: Metal, News

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Envisions Band Continuing Beyond Current Lineup

Slipknot's Shawn Clown Crahan
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan reveals in a new documentary that he envisions the band outlasting its current lineup.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: Metal, News

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident

Slipknot
Roadrunner

Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: Metal, News

Slipknot Guitarist Mick Thomson Stabbed in Knife Fight With Brother

Mick Thomson
Jo Hale, Getty Images

Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was taken to a hospital after reportedly engaging in a knife fight with his brother.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: Metal, News

Slipknot, Faith No More + Korn Lead 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival

Slipknot Faith No More Korn
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Karl Walter / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

The lineup for the 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival, featuring Slipknot, Faith No More and Korn, has been revealed.

Read More

Sock Puppets Turn Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’ Into ‘Wait and Bleach’

Sock Puppet Parody

Your favorite (and possibly only) metal sock puppets group is at it again. This time the parody YouTube troupe has taken on Slipknot.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Funny, Metal, News, Videos, WTF

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan’s Film ‘Officer Downe’ to Star ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor

Slipknot's Shawn Clown Crahan
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Shawn 'Clown' Crahan has signed on to direct 'Officer Downe,' an indie film adaptation of a graphic novel of the same name, and he's found his lead actor.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: Metal, News

Pinup Music Group Lounge Kittens Cover Slipknot’s ‘Duality’ – Best of YouTube

lounge kittens 2

What do you get when you mix Slipknot's music with a sassy British lounge act? It looks something like the Lounge Kitten’s cover of ‘Duality.'

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Best of YouTube, Metal, News, Videos

Slipknot Win Five Honors in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards

Slipknot
Roadrunner Records

Slipknot absolutely dominated the 2014 Loudwire Music Awards. The masked mental patients won a total of five awards, which has never been done before.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Loudwire Music Awards, Metal, News

Slipknot Unleash Live Video for New Single ‘Custer’

Slipknot Custer Video
Facebook: Slipknot

Slipknot have unleashed a new live video for their latest single, 'Custer.'

Read More

Filed Under: Category: Metal, News, Official Music Videos, Videos

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!