ALBUM REVIEW: Soulfly – The Soul Remains Insane The Studio Albums 1998 – 2004


 

Whenever an established act loses its frontman, especially one as talismanic as Max Cavalera, fans are usually left choosing sides. Do you go with the musician striking out on their own or do your allegiances remain with the band? Largely dependent on the situation, an amicable split can leave listeners happily following both parties down separate paths to the promise of glory but when open hostility is at the heart of the separation, loyalties are often put to the test.Continue reading


Slipknot Books New 2022 Knotfest Roadshow Tour Dates with Ice Nine Kills And Crown The Empire



Slipknot has announced today that it will be hitting the road for its fall tour, Another leg of the Knotfest Roadshow 2022 tour, this time with horror-themed metal maestros Ice Nine Kills and metalcore titans Crown The Empire. Produced by Live Nation, the run will kick off on September 20 in Nashville, Tennessee and hit an additional eight cities before culminating in Irvine, California on October 7th. These dates also include festival appearances at Danny Wimmer Presents festivals Louder Than Life and Aftershock. Check out our coverage of leg one earlier this year and the pre-sale and on sale info below. Continue reading


5B Artists and Media, Wicked Craniums Team Up for NFT Project with Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, The Distillers, King Diamond, and More


5B Artists and Media, best known for managing the careers of Slipknot, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, The Distillers, King Diamond, as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest events, and Knotfest.com among other business ventures has announced a partnership between 5B Artists with Wicked Craniums and its parent company, Reckless Labs. They will provide their thousands of holders, referred to as ‘Skulls’, with unprecedented utility which will include access to over 50 ‘real world’ music festivals and concert events around the globe annually as well as a host of exclusive music-related events within the metaverse.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bleed From Within – Shrine


 

I think I’ve made my point regarding redundant subgenres within metal quite obvious in past reviews. If you haven’t read those, then what are you waiting for? Go arm yourselves with knowledge. I only bring this up because after a few listens of Bleed From Within’s Shrine (Nuclear Blast) I have no idea exactly where to file them in the grand metal rolodex. And that is actually a good thing. Continue reading


Corey Taylor of Slipknot Launches Non-Profit Organization Aiding Members Of Military And First Responders With PTSD


Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has launched The Taylor Foundation, a non-profit initiative that aims to help local organizations with their continued efforts to provide assistance and essential resources for members of the military and first responders living with post-traumatic stress disorder. Corey has partnered with Fandiem (known for their work with countless artists such as Metallica) and BandsInTown to give fans a chance to win a trip to London, England to attend his concert at the Palladium on October 17, including two VIP passes, round-trip flights plus a three-night hotel stay for two.
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INTERVIEW: Heriot: Rising Stars of The UK’s Metal Underground


The last two years have been a hell of a ride for Heriot, the English Post Hardcore/Extreme Metal band who have experienced a rebirth of sorts and are firmly riding the crest of a wave on a distinct upward trajectory. They started life in 2016 as a three-piece, consisting of Jake Packer (vocals/bass), Erhan Alman (guitar), and Julian Gage (drums), but in 2020 drafted in former Dead Hands guitarist Deb Gough, applying depth to their musicianship, while also adding a new voice for the band to share vocal duties with Jake, enabling an intriguing expansion of their sound.

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Clown of Slipknot Looks to Demystify Cannabis His Clown Cannabis Brand


In a wide-ranging interview with HiBnB’s Editor and Music Journalist Jon Wiederhorn (Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax) M. Shawn Crahan aka Clown of Slipknot discussed how he got into the challenging and ever-changing world of Cannabis. His pre-rolled packs of Clown Cannabis are just a stepping stone in his master plan to spread awareness the health benefits of the plant. Slipknot is about to hit the road on leg two of the Knotfest Roadshow, and Clown shared a lot of his personal journey with Cannabis and what he sees as a bright future.

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Slipknot Officially Announces Partnership with The Sandbox to Create The KNOTVERSE


The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced today that it has partnered with Slipknot, the most enigmatic, provocative, and aggressive band of the modern era, to bring Knotfest into the metaverse- creating KNOTVERSE, a Web3 home for Slipknot/Knotfest metaverse experiences, concerts, and lifestyle, in The Sandbox.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Knotfest Roadshow – Slipknot – In This Moment – Wage War: Live at The Resch Center


 

 

After Wednesday night’s epic show at The Resch Center, I have a new definition of the word brutal. Slipknot rolled into town and brought the Knotfest Roadshow with them. Alongside Slipknot was Wage War and In This Moment.Continue reading


Slipknot is Teasing “The Knotverse”


Slipknot, currently on tour with their latest incarnation of The Knotfest Roadshow tour, has begun teasing something called The Knotverse, likely the band’s first foray into VR, AR, and gaming such as The Metaverse. They shared posts to social media on Friday, April 8th, 2022, with text that reads “Knotfest” and then turned into the phrase “Knotverse.” Their 1999 track “742617000027” can be heard in the background. The same day, the Sandbox shared a similar clip on their Twitter account with the same caption. The company is a Metaverse/blockchain platform. Check it out below! Continue reading