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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.

 
EMI / Roadrunner
EMI / Roadrunner

Iron Maiden vs. Slipknot – Metal Madness 2017, Quarterfinals

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Mat Hayward, Getty Images
Mat Hayward, Getty Images

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YouTube
YouTube

Watch ‘The Voice’ Finland Competitor Earn a Chair Turn for Covering Slipknot

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Immortal/Epic / Roadrunner
Immortal/Epic / Roadrunner

Korn vs. Slipknot – Metal Madness 2017, Round 2

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Roadrunner / Earache
Roadrunner / Earache

Slipknot vs. Napalm Death – Metal Madness 2017, Round 1

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Paul Gray (Slipknot)
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Paul Gray’s Slipknot Memorabilia Going Up for Auction

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Rob Kim, Getty Images / Roadrunner
Rob Kim, Getty Images / Roadrunner

Max Weinberg Praises Son Jay Weinberg’s Work in Slipknot: ‘I Don’t Know How He Does It’

In a new interview Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg praises his son’s talents, admitting, 'I couldn’t do it.'

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Frazer Harrison / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Gives Bizarre Onstage Tribute to Slipknot’s Paul Gray: ‘I Should’ve Been There For You Dawg’

While performing the hit 'Blurry,' Scantlin went into a strange tirade about late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, stating, 'I should’ve been there for you dawg.'

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Slipknot's Shawn Clown Crahan
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Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan: We’re Off ‘for a Long While,’ But ‘We’re Beginning to Write Some Music for Slipknot’

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Duane Prokop, Getty Images
Duane Prokop, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on the Grammys: ‘All You Do Is Open Our Mouths and S–t in It’

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