Slipknot formed in 1995 in the rather isolated town of Des Moines in Iowa, they set out to craft a sound that was unlike that of the mainstream. With material they had written they performed a handful of shows under the name Meld, their first show was on 4th December 1995 at the club "Crowbar" where they would play a number of shows.
After a year of shows and writing the band which was then much different to how it is today entered the studio to record their first album, this album would go by the name of "Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat" and would be the first time fans got to hear the sound of Slipknot.
Fastforward to the year 1999, the band are now signed to Roadrunner Records and have just released their first major label album "Slipknot", the album was recieved to critical acclaim and laid the solid foundations for what was to come. The time of Slipknot was firmly upon the world.
After a few years of touring the major label debut and multiple side projects Slipknot settled down to release the follow up, this eventually went by the name of their homestate "IOWA", the album was generally received positively and expanded on their manic sound making it much heavier and inaccesible, but that didn't change a thing the public loved it.
The time between album number two and album number three was relatively short, they began writing and recording the album "Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses" with the help of producer Rick Rubin, this album was touted as a much more melodic affair with more more experimentality involved.
After the release of the album and a tour schedule that saw them player over 300 shows in a year the band went on hiatus, this hiatus saw the band members forming other bands and taking part in other bands such as Stone Sour, To My Surprise, Korn, Metallica and for those black metal fans out there Satyricon.
After 4 years of waiting Slipknot are back, the band is older as a collective and in mind. They have taken the experiences of other bands and added it to their manic sound, they have recorded a new album set for release on 26th August 2008, this album goes by the name of "All Hope Is Gone" and has been touted as their heaviest album to date.
Corey Taylor - Vocals
Mick Thomson - Guitars
James Root - Guitars
Paul Gray - Bass
Joey Jordison - Drums, Mixing
Shawn "Clown" Crahan – Custom Percussion, Backing Vocals
Chris Fehn – Custom Percussion, Backing Vocals
Sid Wilson – Turntables
Craig "133" Jones - Samples, Media
03. Do Nothing/Bitchslap
04. Only One
05. Tattered and Torn
07. Some Feel
08. Killers Are Quiet/Dogfish Rising
04. Wait and Bleed
06. Spit It Out
07. Tattered and Torn
08. Me Inside
11. No Life
13. Only One
02. People = ****
04. My Plague
05. Everything Ends
06. The Heretic Anthem
08. Left Behind
09. The Shape
10. I Am Hated
11. Skin Ticket
12. New Abortion
Vol 3: The Sublinal Verses (2004)
01. Prelude 3.0
02. The Blister Exists
03. Three Nil
05. Opium of the People
09. Pulse of the Maggots
10. Before I Forget
11. Vermillion Pt. 2
12. The Nameless
13. The Virus of Life
14. Danger - Keep Away
All Hope Is Gone (2008)
02. Gematria (The Killing Name)
05. Dead Memories
07. Butcher's Hook
09. This Cold Black
10. Wherein Lies Continue
12. All Hope Is Gone
13. Child of Burning Time
14. Til We Die
15. Vermilion Pt 2. (Bloodstone mix)
16. Unrevealed Exclusive iTunes Pre Order Track
Wait and Bleed (from Slipknot 2000)
Spit It Out (from Slipknot 2000)
The Heretic Anthem (from IOWA 2001)
Left Behind (from IOWA 2001)
My Plague (from IOWA 2001)
Duality (from Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses 2004)
Vermillion (from Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses 2004)
Before I Forget (from Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses 2005)
The Nameless (from Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses 2005)
The Blister Exists (from Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses 2007)
All Hope Is Gone (from All Hope Is Gone 2008)
Psychosocial (from All Hope Is Gone 2008)
Credit: Spinner.com for the exclusive.
Thats it for my rundown of Slipknot from their start to present day, the reason i did this was Slipknot are one of if not my favourite band, and with a new album coming out i wanted to create a definative start point for anyone looking to get into their sound and also start a thread for other fans to talk about them. I have found that there are many fans that didn't even know of the new album so i hope this thread will serve some purpose to anyone that is interested in the band.
All of this was written by me, all images scaled to fit the purpose.
Thank you, DVM 2008