Metal and Rock Festivals are back! Inkcarceration Festival 2021 is a go as the first Danny Wimmer Presents fest we will get this year. The major lineup features Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, and more bands as well. Taking place at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, September 10, 11 & 12th, the fest also features 75+ Tattoo Artists & Complimentary Tours Of The Prison Made Famous In The Shawshank Redemption. Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now at the link below.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour has shared a new music video for his unplugged version of his recent single – “Samantha’s Gone,” from his recent album CMFT (Roadrunner Records). The new single follows the full band version, and the music video was a celebrity-filled affair with Tom Sandoval of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, actor Dean Cameron [Summer School, Ski School, Straight Outta Compton], Steel Panther, plus actor Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, Travis Miguel and Jonah Nimoy.
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor told Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS’s “New & Approved” series with an update on his upcoming book, his fifth. His previous four books were all New York Times bestsellers. Taylor told Pinfield: “I’ve got a concept in mind,” he said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “It has to do with social media and the age that we live in — the ‘outrage’ age. And it’s starting to really kind of form in my head. I may actually write it soon. Because it’s really kind of out of control out there right now.
Knotfest.com, the cultural home for metalheads on the web run by the band Slipknot has launched a by-subscription, exclusive monthly beer club! The Knotfest Beer Pit. Inside the pit, you’ll get access to an in-depth tasting experience with the highest quality beers from the most exciting and metal breweries in the world They believe fans of aggressive music deserve aggressive beers. The inaugural box features 2 cans each of Adroit Theory Brewing Company’s EBK Hazy Double IPA [Gashadokuro Edition], Belching Beaver Brewery’s Phantom Bride IPA, Kings County Brewers Collective’s Morbid Hour Black Pilsner, and Wayfinder Beer’s Hell Lager. PLUS specialty stickers or coasters from each unique brewer.Spots are limited and this will sell out! Sign up at the link below!
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, who has spent time during the pandemic releasing his solo album CMFT (Roadrunner) and writing a new book, has given an update on some near-future Slipknot activities. In a new interview with Kerrang! Radio, Corey remarked: “Slipknot is booked to tour America end of September. We are booked to go out. And we haven’t heard anything yet that it’s different. And we talk to [concert promoter] Live Nation every week. We’re up to date on all of the different restrictions, not only in the [various U.S.] states, but federally. We’re, obviously, keeping an eye on everything and kind of going from there. Other than that, right now, there’s some stuff brewing that I can’t talk about, but it’s massive. I can say this: you will hear about it probably in the next month or so, let’s put it that way.”
Spooky Empire the twice a year horror, alt-culture, tattoo, and rock culture convention has announced Corey Taylor to be one of the celebrity guests of the convention for two days (Friday and Saturday) of exclusive autograph signings. In addition to his bands Slipknot, Stone Sour, his recent solo album CMFT (Roadrunner Records), and his New york Times best-selling books, Corey has appeared in multiple films including “Fear Clinic” with Robert Englund, “Bad Candy” with Zach Galligan and even a cameo in “Sharknado 4”. As part of the release of a Stone Sour concept album, “House of Gold & Bones”, Corey also wrote a four-part comic series published by Dark Horse Comics in 2013. Also added to the con are Richard Dryfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Tom Sizemore (Aliens, Planet Terror, The Seventh Sign), and Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator, The Mandalorian) with many more to come. Spooky Empire will take place April 30-May 2, 2021 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.
Long in the works music documentary, “Long Live Rock… Celebrate The Chaos” will finally see its release, March 12th, 2021. The film regards itself as “a deep dive into the culture of hard rock” and features Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Halestorm, Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against The Machine, Shinedown, Papa Roach and many more artists and bands. Filmed over the last few years at various US rock festivals, following passionate fans as they take time out from their everyday lives to commune with their ‘rock families. Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos, will premiere worldwide March 12, 2021, as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema release via global distributor, Abramorama. Watch the Official Trailer now!Continue reading
Corey Taylor has shared a new music video for “Samantha’s Gone” from his recent album CMFT (Roadrunner Records). The clip features celeb appearances from Tom Sandoval of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, actor Dean Cameron [Summer School, Ski School, Straight Outta Compton], Steel Panther, plus actor Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, Travis Miguel, and Jonah Nimoy.
The best Christmas gifts are the most useful ones. Slapping a bow on a bottle of Jack is the easiest gift you can give a metalhead. The great thing about it? Even if they have a preference, they aren’t going to turn down free alcohol. Type any brand and the words “gift set” into Google and you’ll find something. However, premade gift sets have a tendency to be overpriced and generic. You’re better off grabbing an empty box and filling it up with a variety of airplane bottles. It’s kind of like a box of chocolates—But booze.
Slipknot has announced a run of summertime headline tour dates and festival appearances for 2021. This is on top of their previously booked dates in June, tours in other regions, and Knotfest Brasil, Knotfest Bogota, and Knotfest Chile dates. The trek includes a headline date at Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival in the world. The tour dates begin on July 16 at Moscow, Russia’s Park Live Festival and end on August 19 at Charleville-Mézières, France’s Cabaret Vert Festival. Tickets are on sale now at this link below.