PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 105: Slipknot Discography: Pt. 2 “Iowa” – If You’re 555 I’m 666


 

Arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot is the subject of our current series. Episode 2 of 4 picks up the band following the release of their game-changing debut, from Ozzfest side-stage opener to headlining over legends in just a year, followed by the release of their second album, Iowa (Roadrunner Records).

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 103: Slipknot Discography: Part 1 – From a Larva to a Maggot


 

Kicking off a new series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world Slipknot! Episode 1 of 4 takes the band from their formation out of the mire of the Iowa metal and rock scene in the early 1990s, forming the “classic” line-up, working with Ross Robinson signing with Roadrunner Records , comparisons to Mushroomhead, to releasing the the epic debut album in 1999!

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Roadrunner United Release Celebrating The Iconic Label to See a Rerelease in 2023


Roadrunner United was a project organized by iconic hard rock record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (RIP), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands. On December 15, 2005, a concert celebrating the project, album, and anniversary took place at the Nokia Theater in New York City. That star-studded event featured multiple musicians, both past and present, from Roadrunner bands — as well as musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album. Now that album is getting a release in 2023 on multiple formats. Watch the live performance video of “The End (Live)” featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy – right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Slipknot – The End, So Far


From the sublime to the ridiculous, Slipknot have been criticised for many things over the years, but playing it safe is one accusation that rarely arises. While it’s true the Iowan nine-piece possess a patented, signature sound, it’s also clear they’ve never been afraid to take chances, pushing the envelope at every turn. Even on their 1996 full-length demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot were taking risks. Risks that led to the reward of a major label deal and a hugely successful career built on a foundation of unpredictability.

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Joey Jordison of Slipknot and Jon Zazula Get Snubbed by The Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” Segment


With all the excitement The Grammy Awards provide every year, Metal fans are always reminded we matter less than Pop stars. While a great standalone tribe acknowledged Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at 50 on March 25th, the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony’s “In Memoriam” segment omitted mention of Metal legends Joey Jordison of Slipknot, and Jon Zazula founder of discoverer of Metallica and founder Megaforce Records. Also omitted, Moody Blues co-founder Graeme Edge. The Recording Academy listed those left out ofthe broadcast along with several hundred other musicians and industry leaders that passed away on the Grammy.com web site under the “The Recording Academy Remembers The Music People We’ve Lost: Grammy In Memoriam” section. The 64th Grammy Awards took place Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and were broadcast live on CBS, and hosted by Trevor Noah. Watch the special tribute to Taylor Hawkins here:

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Part 2


 

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With energy levels and festival excitement still high, quality acts such as Welsh black metallers Agrona, Norfolk thrashers Shrapnel, Liverpool doom/sludge merchants Conan, and a reinvigorated and retooled Evile invade the Sophie Lancaster Stage, decimating all before them. Birmingham grindcore legends Napalm Death complete the day’s entertainment with a reliably devastating set, the crowd gathered outside the tent almost as huge as the one inside.

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Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Has Died, The Music World Mourns


Terrible news has come down as original Slipknot drummer, and early key member Joey Jordison has died. He was 46. According to a statement by Joey’s family delivered to Billboard.com, Joey was found dead in his sleep. According to TMZ, Joey‘s family said they will hold a private funeral service for him, but it’s unclear when Jordison also previously led bands such as Scar the Martyr, The Murder Dolls, Sinsaenum, Anal Blast, The Have Nots, and Vimic.He also notably recorded with OTEP and was featured on the now classic Roadrunner United album along with many other guest spots. Joey’s family’s statement to Billboard is as follows:

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Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Reflects on Their Debut Album


Yesterday, June 29th, 2020 marked 21 years since the release of Slipknot’s monumental debut album. Former drummer Joey Jordison, who exited the band in 2013 for reasons never explained, posted some memories and thanks for the making of the album: Continue reading


Slipknot Honors The Five-Year Anniversary of “.5:The Gray Chapter” Album


In a message on social media. Slipknot has marked the fifth anniversary of their last album, .05: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner Records) from 2014. M. Shawn Crahan, aka Clown or #6 wrote the post that marked the difficult chapter in the bands’ history that saw the death of band co-founder Paul Gray in 2019 and the firing of drummer Joey Jordison in 2013. The image on the post features alternate artwork for that album. Continue reading