Slipknot Announces the Latest Knotfest Event- Knotfest Brazil

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:

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot/ Stone Sour) Shares Live Performance Clip of “Samantha’s Gone”

 

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

Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan to Pay Tribute to Alice In Chains at MoPop Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains is being honored by Seattle’s MoPop Museum of Pop Culture on December 1st, and the band will be celebrated by a cadre of their peers, as well as hold their first performance of 2020. Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana are among the artists who will take part in virtual tribute performances when AIC is presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. The full list of presenters (virtually) is listed below.  Continue reading

Slipknot Announces Online “Pulse of The Maggots” Festival

Slipknot’s Knotfest.com has announced its own Pulse of the Maggots Fest, a free online festival sponsored by ESP Guitars and presented by MusiCares, Ernie Ball and Rock Against Racism. Hosted by Knotfest.com’s very own Beez, Ryan J Downey and special guests, Pulse of the Maggots Fest comprises 3 digital stages (the MusiCares stage, Rock Against Racism stage, and ESP stage) with performances from 20 of the most exciting up-and-coming artists. Friday 13th November 2020 @ 8pm UK/12pm PST. Pulse of the Maggots is Knotfest.com’s brand dedicated solely to spotlighting emerging acts that bring creativity, originality, and excitement to the growing aggressive music community, and whose namesake festival will stream on Knotfest.com. Links to the show and the merch for the event, with some of the proceeds going to the charities mentioned above. 

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Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot is Over

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

In a story, we have continued to track since 2019, it appears that former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn has, at last, dropped his series of lawsuits against the band and their manager and settled for an undisclosed, likely large, sum of money. As reported by Metalsucks, new court documents filed in the New York State Supreme Court on October 29, indicate that Fehn has agreed to stop pursuing the suit “without prejudice,” meaning he cannot refile on the same claims. Ghost Cult has followed this story for a year and a half and even had a lawyer analyze the case since we are not lawyers. Continue reading

Slipknot Teases 2021 Knotfest Events in South America 

Slipknot is teasing 2021 South American versions of its popular Knotfest series and all their events such as canceled all of its previously announced summer 2020 tour dates, including the Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK, and Knotfest At Sea, that was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. You can watch the teaser below, and the band advises following their branded Instagram handles at @KnotfestChile @KnotfestCo, and @KnotfestBrasil for further updates. Knotfest started a sole event in Iowa, expanded and grew to other locales such Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in California, Japan, Mexico and Colombia, as well as 2019’s debut collaboration with French destination festival Hellfest for Knotfest Meets Hellfest. The band even turned their website for all things Knotfest into a multimedia and metal culture hub for livestreams, interviews, and custom merch in 2020 at https://www.knotfest.com Continue reading

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/ Stone Sour) Shares Unplugged Version of “Black Eyes Blue”  

 

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/ Stone Sour) has shared a new acoustic version of his track “Black Eyes Blue”  from his solo debut album, CMFT (Roadrunner Records) out now. The new version of the track is available on all DSPs at the link below. Previously, Taylor performed the track unplugged ina livestream for Japanese TV. Check out the track right now! Continue reading

The Single for “Unsainted” by Slipknot Has Been Certified Gold

Slipknot has notched another legit commercial “hit” on their belt as the single for the track “Unsainted” single was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on October 7 for accumulating 500,000 certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. Slipknot’s 2019 smash success We Are Not Your Kind  (review here) is out via Roadrunner Records. Continue reading

Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against Slipknot Has Gone to Mediation for a Settlement

Slipknot, by Evil Robb Photography

In a story, we have continued to track since 2019, and brand new developing news broken by Metalsucks.com, lawsuits filed against Slipknot by former percussionist Chris Fehn have finally gone to mediation for a settlement, perhaps telegraphing an end to the legal saga for both parties. In 2003 Slipknot dissolved the original partnership they had before they hit it big with their debut, in favor of a new arrangement giving control of the band to Corey Taylor, M. Shawn Crahan, and their manager Robert short of RSA. Fehn sure the band and both Taylor and Crahan, and he was dismissed from the band. Since we are not lawyers, we consulted with one to get their take on the potential outcome last year. It did not look good for Fehn at the time. Metalsucks has caught up on the most recent events, which we have excerpted below, but you can read the full update at their site at this link: Continue reading

Watch Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande Cover Slipknot’s “People = Shit”


Sepultura drummer and world-class talent Eloy Casagrande has shared a vide of him covering Slipknot classic “People = Shit’, from the 2001 album Iowa. Watch the video below. Eloy commented: “No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the EAD10 plugged straight to my phone (using the device’s camera to record the video). This album was recorded without a click track, which means that the tempo is volatile.” Continue reading