Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in their early days, the band consisted of nine members for the greater part of their tenure: Sid Wilson, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. However, the death of Paul Gray on May 24, 2010 and the departure of Joey Jordison on December 12, 2013, left the band with seven remaining members.
Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive music style, and energetic and chaotic live shows. Yes they are frecking crazy live, it’s a must see ”Live” act once in a life time.
The band enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to success following the release of their self-titled debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album Iowa further increased the band's popularity. After breaking for their first hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and once again in 2008 with their fourth album All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200.
".5: The Gray Chapter” is the first album by the band in 6 years and the first to not feature bassist Paul Gray and drummer Joey Jordison after the former died in 2010 (the title of the album being a reference to his name), and the latter parted ways with the band in 2013. Their replacements are currently unknown though former member Donnie Steele, who was re-hired to replace Paul Gray on bass during tours since 2011, may continue to take on this role in the studio though it is currently unconfirmed. A standard and deluxe edition of the album will be released. The deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks.
In an interview for loudwire, Corey revealed that the Bass player and Drummer will both be on stage and both will wear the same mask as the band feel it would be disrespectful for them to have individual masks at this time. The music video was uploaded to band's YouTube account on September 12, 2014. Though the new bassist and drummer appeared they were masked and no names were given, the identity of the new bassist Alessandro Venturella was revealed by accident due to his signature hand tattoos. This also confirmed Donnie's time returning to Slipknot was over.
Todays tune "The Devil In I” is the second single taken from the bands fifth album ".5: The Gray Chapter” that will be released at October 21.
Upcoming Hell Tour:
Oct 25 KNOTFEST San Bernardino, CA
Oct 26 KNOTFEST San Bernardino, CA
Oct 29 El Paso County Coliseum w/ Korn, KING 810 El Paso, TX
Oct 31 Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Korn, KING 810 Dallas, TX
Nov 01 American Bank Center w/ Korn, KING 810 Corpus Christi, TX
Nov 02 AT&T Center w/ Korn, KING 810 San Antonio, TX
Nov 04 Verizon Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Little Rock, AR
Nov 05 Chesapeake Energy Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 06 CenturyLink Center w/ Korn, KING 810 Omaha, NE
Nov 08 Alliant Energy Center w/ Korn, KING 810 Madison, WI
Nov 09 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center w/ KING 810, Korn Sioux Falls, SD
Nov 11 Denver Coliseum w/ Korn, KING 810 Denver, CO
Nov 15 KNOTFEST JAPAN Tokyo, Japan
Nov 16 KNOTFEST JAPAN Tokyo, Japan
Nov 19 Baltimore Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Baltimore, MD
Nov 21 Bridgestone Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Nashville, TN
Nov 22 Rupp Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Lexington, KY
Nov 23 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum w/ KING 810, Korn Fort Wayne, IN
Nov 25 iWireless Center w/ Korn, KING 810 Moline, IL
Nov 26 Sprint Center w/ Korn, KING 810 Kansas City, MO
Nov 28 Allstate Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Rosemont, IL
Nov 29 Palace of Auburn Hills w/ Korn, KING 810 Detroit, MI
Nov 30 Air Canada Centre w/ Korn, KING 810 Toronto, Canada
Dec 02 Santander Arena w/ Korn, KING 810 Reading, PA
Dec 03 Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Korn, KING 810 Camden, NJ
Dec 05 MOHEGAN SUN w/ Korn, KING 810 Uncasville, CT
Dec 06 IZOD Center w/ KING 810, Korn, East Rutherford, NJ
Dec 07 Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell w/ KING 810, Korn, Lowell, MA
More info @
Official Slipknot Web
Listen to "Slipknot - The Devil In I" on Spotify here!