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 WatchNow @ 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.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Slipknot has postponed Knotfest Japan a second time, from 2021 to 2022. This original cancelation also affected the bands’ planned headline tour of Asia, Knotfest Roadshow. The new show dates are as follows: Knotfest Japan 2022 Roadshow: April 9th (Saturday) 2022 / Festival: April 10th (Sunday) 2022 Venue: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9-11. Slipknotand Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.) released the following statement:
Slipknot has announced they have added to their already legendary Knotfest brand with the first-ever Knotfest Brazil which will take place at Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo, on December 19th 2021. More than just a festival, Knotfest is an event that celebrates all cultural aspects of heavy music. Knotfest is a gathering of the biggest and heaviest bands in the world, a phenomenon created by the multi-platinum Slipknot. Launched in 2012, the festival established itself in the United States and has consistently expanded its offerings across the globe, with events in Japan, Mexico, Colombia and France. Tickets will be available from 10am Brasilia Standard Time on Thursday, November 26th at this link:
Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) has shared a live performance of his single “Samantha’s Gone”, which was captured during his “Forum Or Against ‘Em” global streaming event at the iconic Los Angeles venue The Forum. Originally broadcasted on October 2nd, Taylor and his band played a 23-song setlist, including every track on his debut solo album, CMFT, songs from both the Slipknot and Stone Sour catalogs, and covers. Watch the video now!Continue reading