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Knotfest is back, and so far the lineup is awesome!

Posted by SeanB on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM (PST)

knotfest-poster-2014So if you haven’t heard yet, Slipknot is making new music and bringing “Knotfest” back once again.  So far the festival is featuring all sorts of awesomeness on 5-ish different stages.  There’s no mention of a 4th stage on the official site, but plenty of mention of the 5th.  So is there a fourth stage, and if so who’s playing???(or is the fourth stage just some other type of entertainment like fire breathers or midget stripper wrestlers?)

For the current list of bands and full press release click right here.

Judging from the info we have now, maybe the fourth stage will be full of other types of attractions.  What we do know is that the festival will feature performances by The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast, Satyricon, Otep,Amen, Prong, Immolation, In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada,Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock, Testament, Carcass, Maximm The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Atika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead, Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem, Of Mice & Men, Devildriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, and even Hellyeah!.

Now that’s just so far.  I don’t feel like tagging each band individually so if you don’t know on please look them up.  The whole of this insanity is unraveling at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA on October 24th-26th.  You can find tickets right here.  There’s sure to be more bands announce so keep your ears and eyes open.

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Slipknot have released a brand spankin’ nu video for recent single “The Negative One”, which is rumored to feature Chris from Lamb Of God on drums. I’m not so sure. It doesn’t sound as hard hitting as his drumming usually does, but maybe he adjusted things to sound a bit more tribal, if it is him.  The song is fuckin’ cool, though. Very much reminds me of the first Slipknot album but a bit more chaotic.

It’s been a good time in metal for sexy ass crazy demonic babes who are scary and seem possessed in music videos of late, between the girl in this Clown directed clip, the (scariest one) contortionist exorcism chic Pixie (from Game of Thrones) in Savage Messiah’s recent video and the chic in the recent fucking A+ evil awesome new Belphegor joint “Conjuring The Dead”. Something weird is in the air.

Click HERE to get your negativity out.

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Slipknot stream “The Negative One”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:40 AM (PST)

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Iowa masked ambassadors Slipknot have released a new song for streaming called “The Negative One”, a real thrash and basher that hearkens back to their first album’s insanity with a bit less nu in the metal. Corey sounds pretty darn peeved in this one and the whiplash riffing and grooves you’d expect are all there, though the drumming is noticeably less awesome than when Joey was in the band.

You can unlock the track at the official website HERE. Maggots everywhere weep tears of blood.

This will be on Slipknot’s pending fifth album and the only one to not feature deceased bassist Paul Gray or fan favorite Joey Jordison, who was asked to exit the band last year.

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Meg White chosen as new drummer of Slipknot

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM (PST)

Well, this was unexpected.


In news sure to shock the metal community, it turns out Meg White has been out of the limelight since the White Stripes broke up because she has been plotting big things…becoming the new “Number 1” in Slipknot. It turns out White has always been a metal fan and that the mask will help her acute anxiety.

Comments Meg (turning down the Black Keys and putting down her Alison Mosshart voodoo doll):

“Maggots are white. How’s that for starters! I just wanted to call our 5th Stripes album ‘Satan’ but Jack insisted on adding the “get behind me…” part. Now Behemoth are getting all this press for ‘The Satanist’. I could fucking murder somebody. You want to hear an Icky Thump!? How about I smash you over the head with this tiny red drum kit! But yeah, that was the start of the end. It really caused a rift between me and Jack. I wanted to bring in elements to the Stripes to show where the blues eventually evolved…ass thudding metal! Throw in a Krokus or W.A.S.P. cover. But no! Jack was so always busy making guitars out of bird feeders. Well now I am “Number1″ in reality! Bitches will finally get to hear my speed and brutal finesse.”

According to sources (a dream I had), Meg has already penned a few contributions for the top secret next ‘Knot release. Working titles include “Raconteurs = Shit” and “Black Orchid”. Personally, I adore Meg and think this is going to be a lot of fun.

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Slipknot-Logo-White-WallpaperSlipknot drummer Joey Jordison has taken to Facebook to announce that his departure from Slipknot was not voluntary.  To paraphrase his statement, which you can read below, he announces that he did not leave but implies that he was forced out for reasons he cannot go into.

You can read Jordison’s statement here: “I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year.”

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Slipknot and drummer Joey Jordison part ways

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM (PST)

Slipknot-Logo-White-WallpaperIowa metal band Slipknot have announced the departure of long time drummer Joey Jordison. It looks like the his reasons for leaving the band were personal but no word of those reasons as of yet. The band has not yet announced his replacement.

The band had the following to say:
“It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.

“It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

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Best U.S. Fest of 2012? Probably Mayhem.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM (PST)

When it comes to full-fledged package tours in 2012, Mayhem pretty much blew everyone away this year. As far as mainstream metal goes, how can you compete with Motorhead, Slipknot, Anthrax, Slayer and As I Lay Dying on one tour? You might as well just give up. If only High On Fire hadn’t dropped off the tour…well, it’s just as well. That would have been almost too much to fucking handle.

Mayhem was a great current glance at much of the metal landscape.

I wanted to reflect on my own experience at the festival plus share some insight from bands like (the awesome and underrated) Stemm and The Devil Wears Prada on why it was so great this year. Sure, everyone was bugging about Slipknot and they did put on an amazing show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (especially “Surfacing”). Really, it was about everyone more than one band. While the horribly awful energy drinks and lack of decent booze (which we managed to get around, hee hee) were a downer, it was nonetheless a great, refreshing time that revived conviction that Metal is here to stay/slay.

Click HERE for thoughts plus recap pics of bands like Slayer, As I Lay Dying, Stemm, Lemmy and more!

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Slipknot logoIn a recent interview Artisan News, Slipknot percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) revealed that the band’s next album will contain songwriting contributions by the band’s deceased bassist Paul Gray. He explains:

“There are songs that he’s written that will be a part of the next record. We’re all going to have to think like him, and he’ll be there. He’ll be there; there’s no way that Paul Gray will not be a part of anything that we do for the rest of our career.”

You can watch the interview here.

Slipknot’s last studio album All Hope Is Gone was released back in August 2008, nearly two years before Paul died. Although the band has not yet announced an official replacement for Paul, Donnie Steele, who was the guitarist for Slipknot from 1995-1996, has been filling in for him on their recent tours.

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Show Review: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 6.30.12

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM (PST)

Inaugural day of The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was incredible. The line up included Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, and The Devil Wears Prada. The day started off very early, as I decided to get to the grounds by ten in the morning. I found plenty of people in the parking lot already tail-gating with their friends. As we looked for parking, we could hear Slayer being played full blast out of people’s cars. The crowd was lively and it wasn’t even noon yet—this would only be a sign of things to come later in the evening. I was let in before gates opened to the public and picked a spot under a tree to watch the people run in, soon the once empty field turned into a loud, hell raising crowd of people who were ready to kick things off at the smaller stages.

To see the full review click here.

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Video Teaser: Slipknot- Broadcast From Hell

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM (PST)

Slipknot logo Slipknot has released the final video teaser for their upcoming “Greatest Hits” album titled Antennas to Hell.

Percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan had these comments to make about the video:

“I took two songs and I grabbed elements, made a remix and I put it under the montage. The remix does not match up with the montage. It’s supposed to be chaotic and fucking crazy.”

To see the video click here.

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Slipknot announce Greatest Hits album

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM (PST)

Slipknot logo Slipknot has announced that they have compiled their best songs and have put them all on an album for their fans. The album is titled Antennas To Hell and is expected to be released on July 24th via Roadrunner Records.

To see the full track listing for the album click here.

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Slipknot announces Knotfest 2012

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM (PST)

Slipknot logo Slipknot has come back into the lime light full swing with the announcement that they would be headlining the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, now, they have taken that light and ran with it.

Slipknot has just announced Knotfest which will take place in Iowa at the Mid America Motorplex on August 17th and will be taking Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin hostage on August 18th.

Bands joining the Knotfest bill include Deftones, Lamb of God, Dethklok, and Serj Tankian. Many others will be be playing each day, as the second stage is to have a different line up each day.

Tickets for Knotfest go on sale June 8th.

For more information on Knotfest click here.

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Golden Gods 2012: A Retrospective (and Personal Opinion)

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM (PST)

So another year of the Golden Gods Awards has come and gone. Since I have never watched the Golden Gods (last year was the first time it was open to the public) I don’t have the ability to compare it to previous years. What I do have is the ability to tell you all about it and give my very personal and honest yet not so humble opinion about the show, the nominees, and its winners.

I’m warning you now, I’m probably going to swear a lot (as I’m quite heated), I’ll probably insult some of you and your taste in bands, and some of you will probably take issue with my dislike of certain bands as I’m in Snobbish Elitist Mode. But I’m writing this and you’re reading it, so deal with it. This is my soapbox and you are my audience, though I am more than willing to have rotten vegetable thrown at me. BRING IT ON!

Also, this rant does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Metal Riot and its associates. With that being said, I hope that you’ll take a few moments of your precious time to see what you missed (or didn’t) by heading over here.

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Golden Gods 2012 Riff Lord, Comeback of the Year, International Band

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9:57 PM (PST)

How about that Evanescence performance? Check ’em out the most recent winners

Riff Lord
***WINNER*** Slash
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Munky (Korn)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

Comeback of the Year
***WINNER*** Slipknot
Dream Theater
Van Halen

Best International Band
***WINNER*** X Japan (Japan)
Behemoth (Poland)
Lacuna Coil (Italy)
Rammstein (Germany)
Sepultura (Brazil)
Meshuggah (Sweden)

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Video: Corey Taylor talks about recording with Dave Grohl

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM (PST)

Two weeks ago, we let you guys and gals know about a proposed supergroup brewing between Nirvana‘s Dave Grohl and Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor.

Taylor was on hand at the Zakk Wylde roast (?) and commented on the project, which is focused around a very famous mixing board.

Click here and skip to 1:25 to get Corey Taylor’s side of the story.

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