Slipknot Teases New Music on Social Media

As we previously reported, Slipknot has been teasing an entire new album for release in 2020. The band recorded at least an albums’ worth of ambient style songs. The band also had leftover tracks following All Hope Is Gone (2008) that fans have also long sought to hear. The band posted a series of new video teasers on their Instagram account that seem to indicate song titles and other Easter eggs for new material. Some of those potential titles include Death Because Of Death, Allure Of Indignation, Fertilization Evacuation, Matured Ovule, Dreams Of Crops, The Esoteric Oneself Or Someone, The New Individual, Fertilization Deployment and more. ‘Death Because of Death’ is the third song on We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner Records) and is the ambient style track the band was referencing. One of the teasers led to an additional account and there are other secret accounts popping up on the web for the band, according to YouTuber House of Masks who first broke this news. The band announced their Knotfest UK tickets are going on sale this week, and Knotfest at Sea is also launching next summer. Slipknot kicks off their new European tour with Behemoth this week in Ireland. Continue reading

Slipknot’s Jim Root and Mick Thomson Named “Best Metal Guitarists In The World.”

According to a poll on the Music Radar website, Slipknot’s Jim Root and Mick Thomson have been named “Best Metal Guitarists In The World.” The pair received over 17,000 votes, beating out such names as James Hetfield (Metallica); James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch (Korn); Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg (Amon Amarth); Richard Z.Kruspe and Paul Landers (Rammstein); Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa, Sean Long and Mat Welsh (While She Sleeps); Kerry King and Gary Holt (Slayer); Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage); and Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg (Children Of Bodom) in a vote by fans of the site. Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind released on August 9th via Roadrunner Records/Elecktra. Continue reading

Slipknot Shares New Music Video for ‘Nero Forte’

Metal legends Slipknot have debuted their new music video for ‘Nero Forte’ from We Are Not Your Kind, out now via Roadrunner Records/Elecktra. Widely considered the best and most brutal song on the new album, the track has been a fan favorite since the album released back in August and has passed 11 million plays on YouTube music. Watch the clip now and get your early tickets to 2020 Slipknot tent-pole events such as  Knotfest at Sea and Knotfest UK in 2020.

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Slipknot To Debut ‘Nero Forte’ Video Tomorrow

Metal legends Slipknot will premiere their new music video tomorrow for ‘Nero Forte’, a track from their recent new album We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner Records/Elecktra). The track, widely considered to the best and more brutal song on the new album, has been a fan favorite since the album released back in August and has 10 million plays on YouTube music. The band has been riding high on the strength of the album, the sold-out Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest Bogota, and the just-announced Knotfest at Sea and Knotfest UK in 2020.

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Slipknot Announces Maiden Voyage of Knotfest At Sea Next Summer

The “only band that matters” has done it again! Slipknot has announced they are taking to the high seas next summer for Knotfest At Sea! Departing from Barcelona, Spain August 10th – August 14th 2020, the cruise will feature two performances from Slipknot on the ship, have a bounty of bands and make experiences and tie-in events to be announced soon. Watch a teaser from Clown (#6) himself right now! Continue reading

Slipknot Announced as One of The Headliners of Wacken 2020

In a surprise post on Halloween, Slipknot has been announced as one of the headliners of Wacken Open Air 2020, along with Judas Priest and Amon Amarth. Slipknot is touring the world behind their global smash album We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner Records), released this past summer. One year ago the band launched their current album cycle with the non-album track ‘All Out Life’! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Korn -The Nothing

I’m not sure what things look like over at Korn HQ, but I like to imagine that in a year with well-received releases from contemporaries like Tool and Slipknot, someone stood up and called for the bagpipes to come out of mothballs. Am I saying that Korn’s The Nothing (Roadrunner Records) is up to par with Fear Inoculum? Nah, man. Is it up to par with Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind? Well, that depends on you, true believers. Continue reading