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Slipknot

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helped makethemone of the most popular bands in the so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s. But even more helpful was theirtheatrical,attention-grabbing (some critics said ridiculous) image: the band started wearing masks when Shawn (AKA Clown)brought in aold clown mask that he had bought as a kid. One thing led to another and soon all nine members were wearingmasks on stage,as well as adopting the numbers zero through eight as stage aliases. Rumors say that Corey Taylor's new ma ...read more

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helped makethemone of the most popular bands in the so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s. But even more helpful was theirtheatrical,attention-grabbing (some critics said ridiculous) image: the band started wearing masks when Shawn (AKA Clown)brought in aold clown mask that he had bought as a kid. One thing led to another and soon all nine members were wearingmasks on stage,as well as adopting the numbers zero through eight as stage aliases. Rumors say that Corey Taylor's new maskwas inspired by achainsaw weilding maniac known as Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Controversy related withthe image eruptedthroughout their career. This included Mushroomhead fans claiming that Slipknot stole their image andSlipknot filed alawsuit against Coq Roq, claiming that the advertising based band capitalized on Slipknot's image.

Add to all this a lyrical preoccupation with darkness and nihilism, and an affectionately insulting name for their fans("Maggots"),and Slipknot's blueprint for nu-metal success was set. In summer of 2004, Metallica's Lars Ulrich suffered a healthscare and JoeyJordison and Dave Lombardo from Slayer filled in for Lars. Slipknot is currently on hiatus, although a new live DVDis in theworks. Singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root have been using the time to work on their side project, Stone Sour. « hide

Similar Bands: Stone Sour, Korn, Mudvayne, Staind

LPs
All Hope Is Gone
2008

3
2,163 Votes
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
2004

3.5
2,658 Votes
Iowa
2001

3.4
2,357 Votes
Slipknot
1999

3.6
2,562 Votes
Live Albums
9.0: Live
2005

3.5
473 Votes
Disasterpieces [DVD]
2002

4
323 Votes
Compilations
Antennas to Hell
07/24/2012

3.5
53 Votes
(sic)nesses [DVD]
2010

4
48 Votes
Voliminal: Inside The Nine [DVD]
2006

3.3
95 Votes
Vol.3: (The Subliminal Verses) [Reissue]
2005

3.8
362 Votes
Welcome to Our Neighborhood [DVD]
2003

3.5
37 Votes
Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
1996

2.9
631 Votes

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