Origin: Iowa, USA  
Genres: Nu-Metal
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Last update/review: August 12, 2019

Slipknot

The scourge of "true metal" fans the world over, Slipknot took America by storm with the release of their self-titled album in 1999 (actually their second following a less-well-known release three years prior), the album racking up unprecedented sales figures for an independent label and without major radio airplay. Slipknot's style is undeniably nu-metal, but more intense than most in the field, as they actually have more old-school metal sensibilities than they are often given credit for (those who label this band another Korn clone, or just another nu-metal bandwagoner, are really missing the mark). The band followed up Slipknot two years later with Iowa, an equally intense album, if a shade less revolutionary, and continued to gain popularity. The following years saw some members occupy their time with other projects (Stone Sour, Murderdolls), amidst rumors that the longevity of the band was seriously in question. Recruiting renowned producer Rick Rubin, the band released Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses in May 2004. Unquestionably the band's most diverse album yet, Rubin has really brought out the best in the band, tapping into potential hinted at on the earlier albums but not realized. Though the long-term plans of the band may still not be fully known, Vol 3 stands as one of the most important releases of 2004.

Recent album: We Are Not Your Kind, released on August 9, 2019.

Current Members

Corey Taylor

vocals (Stone Sour)

James Root

guitars (ex-Stone Sour)

Mick Thomson

guitars

Allesandro Venturella

bass

Sid Wilson

dj

Craig Jones

samples

Jay Weinberg

drums

Shawn Crahan

percussion

Former Members/Guests

Anders Colsefni

vocals

Josh Brainard

guitars

Paul Gray

bass RIP: May 24, 2010, age 38

Donnie Steele

bass

Joey Jordison

drums (ex-Ministry, Murderdolls, Sinsaenum, ex-Scar The Martyr)

Chris Fehn

percussion



Discography



Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.  
1996 independent
  1. Slipknot
  2. Gently
  3. Do Nothing/Bitchslap
  4. Only One
  5. Tattered and Torn
  6. Confessions
  7. Some Feel
  8. Killers Are Quiet
  • Anders Colsefni
  • Josh Brainard
  • Paul Gray
  • Donnie Steele
  • Joey Jordison
  • Shawn Crahan



Slipknot  
1999 Roadrunner
  1. 742617000027
  2. (sic)
  3. Eyeless
  4. Wait ANd Bleed
  5. Surfacing
  6. Spit It Out
  7. Tattered And Torn
  8. Frail Limb Nursery
  9. Punity
  10. Liberate
  11. Prosthetics
  12. No Life
  13. Diluted
  14. Only One
  15. Scissors
  • Corey Taylor
  • Josh Brainard
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Paul Gray
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Joey Jordison
  • Shawn Crahan
  • Chris Fehn
1999 Readers' Album #5





Iowa  
2001 Roadrunner
  1. People = Shit
  2. Disasterpiece
  3. My Plague
  4. Everything Ends
  5. The Heretic Anthem
  6. Gently
  7. Left Behind
  8. The Shape
  9. I Am Hated
  10. Skin Ticket
  11. New Abortion
  12. Metabolic
  13. Iowa
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Paul Gray
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Joey Jordison
  • Shawn Crahan
  • Chris Fehn
2001 Readers' Album #7




Disasterpieces  VIDEO
2002 Roadrunner



Welcome To Our Neighborhood  VIDEO
2003 Roadrunner



Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses  
2004 Roadrunner
  1. Prelude 0
  2. The Blister Exists
  3. Three Nil
  4. Duality
  5. The Opium Of The People
  6. Vermillion
  7. Pulse Of The Maggots
  8. Welcome
  9. Circle
  10. Before I Forget
  11. The Nameless
  12. Vermillion Part 2
  13. The Virus Of Life
  14. Danger, Keep Away
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Paul Gray
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Joey Jordison
  • Shawn Crahan
  • Chris Fehn
2004 Readers' Album #8




9.0 Live  LIVE
2005 Roadrunner
  1. Blister Exists
  2. (Sic)
  3. Disasterpiece
  4. Before I Forget
  5. Left Behind
  6. Liberate
  7. Vermilion
  8. Pulse Of The Maggots
  9. Purity
  10. Eyeless
  11. Drum solo
  12. Eyeore
  13. Three Nil
  14. Nameless
  15. Skin Ticket
  16. Everything Ends
  17. Iowa
  18. Heretic Anthem
  19. Duality
  20. Spit It Out
  21. People = Shit
  22. Get This
  23. Wait And Bleed
  24. Surfacing
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Paul Gray
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Joey Jordison
  • Shawn Crahan
  • Chris Fehn
2005 Readers' Album #14




Voliminal: Inside The Nine  VIDEO
2006 Roadrunner



All Hope Is Gone  
2008 Roadrunner
  1. .execute.
  2. Gematria (The Killing Name)
  3. Sulfur
  4. Psychosocial
  5. Dead Memories
  6. Vendetta
  7. Butcher's Hook
  8. Gehenna
  9. The Cold Black
  10. Wherein Lies Continue
  11. Snuff
  12. All Hope is Gone
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Paul Gray
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Joey Jordison
  • Shawn Crahan
  • Chris Fehn
2008 Readers' Album #17




(sic)nesses  VIDEO
2010 Roadrunner



Antennas To Hell  COMPILATION
2012 Roadrunner



.5: The Gray Chapter  
2014 Roadrunner
  1. XIX
  2. Sarcastrophe
  3. Aov
  4. The Devil In I
  5. Killpop
  6. Skeptic
  7. Lech
  8. Goodbye
  9. Nomadic
  10. The One That Kills The Least
  11. Custer
  12. Be Prepared For Hell
  13. The Negative One
  14. If Rain Is What You Want
  15. Override (bonus track)
  16. The Burden (bonus track)
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Donnie Steele
  • Allesandro Venturella
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Jay Weinberg
  • Shawn Crahan
  • Chris Fehn
2014 Readers' Album #23




We Are Not Your Kind  
2019 Roadrunner
  1. Insert Coin
  2. Unsainted
  3. Birth Of The Cruel
  4. Death Because Of Death
  5. Nero Forte
  6. Critical Darling
  7. Liar's Funeral
  8. Red Flag
  9. What's Next
  10. Spiders
  11. Orphan
  12. My Pain
  13. Not Long For This World
  14. Solway Firth
  • Corey Taylor
  • James Root
  • Mick Thomson
  • Allesandro Venturella
  • Sid Wilson
  • Craig Jones
  • Jay Weinberg
  • Shawn Crahan




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