ALBUM REVIEW: Confess – Revenge At All Cost

With a title like Revenge At All Cost (Rexius Records) I suspected Confess’ latest to sound angry. You’re probably saying, “this is heavy metal, anger is sort of the modus operandi.” And I totally get that. We likely wouldn’t have metal or punk today if it wasn’t for a few young people coming together with some anger or resentment in their hearts and a willingness to do something about it.

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Slipknot, In Flames, and Ghostmane Booked for the First Ever Knotfest Germany

Slipknot has announced they will headline the inaugural Knotfest Germany, set to take place July 30th, 2022 at Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen. Along with the headliners Slipknot, In Flames and Ghostemane will also apprear with many more bands TBD. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, December 14.

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Slipknot Postpones Knotfest Japan for a Third Time

Leaders of the metal genre with their music, lifestyle and music culture website and series of international festivals, Slipknot has announced the third postponement of their planned Knotfest Japan since the pandemic. Knotfest Japan will now take place on April 1-2, 2023. The band posted about this on their socials today and also announced a Japan only replay of their Knotfest LA livestream.

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Listen to Drowse Cover “Wait And Bleed” by Slipknot

Drowse have put a decidedly electronic spin on the titanic first Slipknot hit song from their 1999 selt-titled debut album, “Wait And Bleed.” The song appears on the forthcoming nu metal comp from The Flenser, Send the Pain Below, attribute to NuMetal and 1990s nostalgia. The comp is only available to on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club. Previously released covers include tracks by Vile Creature, Chat Pile, and Wreck & Reference. Check it out now!

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Watch Slipknot Perform “The Chapeltown Rag” For the First Time Ever at Knotfest LA

Slipknot shared their new song “The Chapeltown Rag” this week- streaming at all DSPs and with a visualizer! At the very last show of their Knotfest Roadshow tour was at Knotfest LA and the band performed the song for the first time ever live! Watch fan-filmed video of the performance now!

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Listen to the New Slipknot Song -“The Chapeltown Rag”

Slipknot has dropped a killer new song, their first since 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)! Listen to “The Chapeltown Rag” – streaming at all DSPs with it’s definitely Iowa album vibes , right now at the link below! The band will host Knotfest LA tomorrow, Friday, November 5th, 2021.

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Slipknot Announces First-Ever Livestream From Knotfest LA

Slipknot has announced they will host their first ever global livestream, live from Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc Of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA on November 5th, 2021. Bonus performances will come from other Knotfest LA bands Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and Cherry Bombs. Tickets go on sale today from the link below with a discount price for members. The stream will be watchable for up to a full 72 hours after. Tickets are on sale now at, priced at a discounted pre-sale cost of $15, with on-the-day tickets being $20. Knotfest Members are eligible to purchase at a discounted price of $12. Tickets bundled with event merch are also available.Continue reading

Slipknot Cancels Knotfest Roadshow in Alabama Due to Flooding

Slipknot has announced the cancelation of next weekend’s Knotfest Roadshow, featuring Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange, tour stop October 24th concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Alabama. This is due to flash floods in the region last week, making the venue unsuitable. You can check out our review of the tour here. The band shared a statement about the decision to cancel the Alabama date:Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Knotfest Roadshow – Slipknot – Killswitch Engage – Fever 333 – Code Orange Live at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Entering DTE Energy Music Theatre was like walking into a theme park. There is a reason why it was rated first in the world for Pollstar’s 2019 year’s end rankings. Last weekend an army of black shirts with dyed hair walked through the outdoor amphitheater’s large gates. The late afternoon was pregnant with the infancy of Autumn which carried a refreshing crispness in the air. The tingly weather placed the multitude of concert goers in a rambunctious mood. The well-groomed music venue is accompanied with exceptional landscaping and pretty restaurants that set a peaceful tone which would be greatly contradicted with the night of mayhem ahead. Slipknot was in town, and they brought the Knotfest Roadshow with them.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Trivium – In The Court Of The Dragon

By the time Floridian thrashers Trivium released their second album, Ascendancy (Roadrunner Records) in 2005, the band were locked firmly into an upward trajectory which promised nothing short of global domination. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out as planned but the four-piece still remain one of the most successful metal acts around today despite having to constantly push against an unrelenting tide of haters who decided sometime during the mid-late ’00s that Trivium just weren’t metal enough any more or something.

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