Slipknot

Slipknot

Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for” spat Slipknot in 1999 on ‘Surfacing’, helping them become an international phenomenon in the process. Nearly a decade on they’re one of the most recognisable bands on the...

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Slipknot : Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses

Slipknot : Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses

"This is the year when hope fails you, when the test subjects run the experiment and the bastard you know is the hero you hate" , barks Slipknot ’s sergeant major singer Corey Taylor as if addressing an imaginary army of fans on the anthemic...

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Slipknot : My Plague

Slipknot : My Plague

As the recent Viz comic strip Slipknot And The Doorway In Time attested, Corey and the boys are ripe for a spot of mockery. Before spinning ‘My Plague’, though, Geordie cartoonists should brace themselves for some harsh words. " I don’t mind...

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Slipknot : London Arena

Slipknot : London Arena

Slipknot ’s mere presence incites havoc at record store signings. Their records go in at number one. They sell out arena tours, and provoke outrage among politicians and parents’ associations. Basically, these nine masked men are bona fide...

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Slipknot : Iowa

Slipknot : Iowa

Somewhere over the railroad, dead crows lie. There's a land that you've dreamed of, once in a mad clown's eye. While Eminem scrapes the grim flipside of the American Dream and Limp Bizkit grope the plump psyche of the American Teen, Slipknot...

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Ozzfest Main Stage : Milton Keynes Bowl

Ozzfest Main Stage : Milton Keynes Bowl

In the middle of the sun-blasted Milton Keynes plain, just south of the Village of the Damned, an Iron Maiden-shirted townie stands and stares . "Fackin' hell," he splutters, as a shaven-headed child, smeared in charcoal battle-paint, a...

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Spit It Out

Spit It Out

Slipknot Spit It Out (Roadrunner) The Slipknot conundrum. On the one hand, you want to congratulate them for reintroducing the notion of 'spectacle' to rock'n'roll. For being lairy, scary and controversial. For having a few...

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California San Bernardino Fairgrounds

California San Bernardino Fairgrounds

It's like survivalist training for metal fans. Nestled in the desert-like town of San Bernardino , Tattoo the Earth , on its second to last date, is sporting triple digit (Fahrenheit) heat, spiralling moshpits, an endless supply of bloody noses,...

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San Francisco Warfield Theatre

San Francisco Warfield Theatre

It's not exactly the heartland. We are 1,000 miles away from the parched, mall strewn suburban beauty that spawned both Slipknot and the kids who worship them. The Bay Area may be the home of Metallica and Machine Head , but this is not 'Knot...

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Glasgow Barrowlands

Glasgow Barrowlands

It's like a youth club disco set in hell. Fourteen-year-old kids are dressed in Slipknot boiler suits, homemade Slipknot masks and Slipknot combat pants, and are currently ready to explode. Slipknot 's nine masked marauders arrive onstage...

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