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
Jay Weinberg, the world-renowned drummer for Slipknot, has shared a drum-playthrough video for Roland Drums for the track “Nero Forte”, from We Are Not Your Kind, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video and audio was recorded backstage at Slipknot’s concert on January 24, 2020, in Birmingham, U.K.In the video below, Weinberg plays along with a well-known favorite, using the V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD506 kit. Jay plays the SLIPKNOT song “Nero Forte”, with original drum track removed, from SD card inserted into the TD-27 module. The audio from the TD-27 module provides the drum sounds and are mixed with the track. Jay’s custom setup uses two VAD506 kits, combined together, to exactly model his acoustic kit setup as played on stage with SLIPKNOT. Two TD-27 modules are tethered together to provide inputs for all pads within the kit. Drum audio is recorded directly from the TD-27 modules into a DAW. Mixing and panning completed in post-production, maintaining the authenticity of the TD-27 module sound.
Slipknot will celebrate their 21st anniversary of their debut album tomorrow with a live broadcast of the band’s seminal home-movie collection “Welcome To Our Neighborhood” that features home-shot footage of the early days of Slipknot, interviews, early live-performance footage of “Wait And Bleed”, “Surfacing” and “Scissors” and more. The film will be broadcast live on Friday, June 26 beginning at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST / 11 p.m. CET att he link below. Continue reading
Killswitch Engage – Adam Dutkiewicz [guitar], Joel Stroetzel [guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals] are celebrating 20 years as a band, and have shared an official timeline of the group. On Wednesday, June 3rd, began posting an array of pictures from their history to the band’s official Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/killswitchengage/. The band wiped its Instagram page clean and proceeded to share one image per year per day, starting with 1999 and going through 2019. It was a mere hint of what was to come. Continue reading
Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg recorded a cover version of the Bruce Springsteen classic “Candy’s Room” as a Father’s Day gift for his dad, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg. He has also created a quarantine-style video for the track featuring Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Jeff Matz (High On Fire), Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma, Snake Oil, Droneflower) and Jordan Olds (a.k.a. Gwarsenio Hall). Watch it now!
Stone Sour has shared another demo song throwback, this time from their Audio Secrecy album (Roadrunner). The band is currently on hiatus while Corey Taylor (Slipknot) works on a solo album and new book. Listen to “Hesitate” now!
In a new interview at Knotfest.com, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Terry “Beez” Bezer of Knotfest.com’s “Mosh Talks With Beez” about his upcoming debut solo album, tentatively due in September. Taylor recorded the effort with his solo band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) on guitar. (as transcribed by Blabbermouth.net) “It was something I was planning to do anyway next year when I got off the road with Slipknot, and, obviously, best-laid plans [were] just done and done [because of the coronavirus pandemic],” he said. “But I figured if this was the time to do it, why not try and do it. Me and my band quarantined. We social distanced for about two weeks, including our producer, Jay Ruston, who I worked with, and the people at the studio that I recorded at, which was Kevin Churko’s Hideout [Recording Studio in Las Vegas].
Matt and Curtis talk more about being Omnipresent and the theory of The Power Of Massive Action. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #428 is streaming now and it’s all about The Power Of Massive Action! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details
Matt and Keefy talk Slipknot and their fascinating pivot with Knotfest.com into a metalhead lifestyle, live streaming, and band interviews website. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #427 is streaming now and it’s all about Slipknot’s Knotfest.com Is a New Website Now! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details
Many times in music journalism, we writers are given to hyperbole, often because it is the low hanging fruit of the field to gush about the classics with a torrent of compliments. You often read words like genre-defying, and frankly, a lot of the time they don’t land as they are meant to. However, in the case of the entire career of Fear Factory and certainty of the album Demanufacture (Roadrunner Records), the words can never do proper justice to the music. Simply stated, Deamnfacture is one of the most important, unique, and unapologetically brutal albums in heavy metal history. Continue reading