It all began back in the late '90s when Slipknot, a bunch of masked marauders out of the Midwest, injected the metal scene with exactly the kick in the pants it had been needing. Though the band had one prior demo with another vocalist, it was their 1999 self-titled disc with frontman Corey Taylor that really put them on the map. A string of successful tours, albums and songs followed, lifting the band to the top of the metal scene. Our Readers Poll asks you tell us your favorite Slipknot song.
In a new interview with Corey Taylor, the vocalist gave an update on Slipknot's next album, claiming fans "will lose their minds" after hearing it.
Taylor absorbed brutal humor from Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, Anthrax's Scott Ian, 'That Metal Show' hosts Don Jamieson + Jim Florentine and many others.
Update (5:45PM ET): This story has been amended with a statement from Stone Sour confirming that Jim Root is in fact no longer in the band.
Earlier this year, guitarist Jim Root sat out Stone Sour's tour with the reason given that he was concentrating his efforts on writing music for Slipknot's next album. However, now the band has announced that it has parted ways with Root.
A verdict has been reached in the involuntary manslaughter case involving Daniel Baldi, who was accused of recklessly prescribing medications to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray and eight other patients. After two counts of involuntary manslaughter were thrown out by the judge midway through the trial, Baldi has been acquitted of the remaining seven counts following a two-day deliberation by the jury.
Slipknot had such an enjoyable time playing 2013's Ozzfest in Japan that they took a page out of the book and relocated Knotfest to Japan for 2014. The second staging of the Slipknot-organized event will take place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo and the first two acts joining Slipknot have been revealed.
The involuntary manslaughter trial involving the doctor who treated Slipknot bassist Paul Gray in the days before his 2010 death is now under way at the Polk Country District Court in Iowa, and the big story to come out of yesterday's courtroom proceedings was the revealing testimony by Gray's widow Brenna.
We've finally arrived at the Final Round of March Metal Madness 2014. In our quest to find the greatest metal album of the 21st century released so far, we started with 32 recordings. Now, we're down to just two, and the remaining albums are both powerhouse records that have helped define metal in the 2000s.
As we reach the semifinals of March Metal Madness 2014, we've now got winners for each of the four regions. Which remaining disc will be crowned the best metal album of the 21st century? That's up for you to decide.
Slipknot are bringing back their Knotfest music event in 2014, but taking a page out of Ozzfest's book, Slipknot will be staging the fest in Japan. Slipknot were actually part of last year's one-off Ozzfest performance in Japan and will now deliver their very own festival to the country on Nov. 15 and 16.