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Slipknot

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

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helpedmakethemone of the most popular bands in the so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s. But even more helpful wastheirtheatrical,attention-grabbing (some critics said ridiculous) image: the band started wearing masks when Shawn (AKAClown)brought in aold clown mask that he had bought as a kid. One thing led to another and soon all nine members werewearingmasks on stage,as well as adopting the numbers zero through eight as stage aliases. Rumors say that Corey Taylor'snew maskwas inspired by achainsaw weilding maniac known as Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Controversyrelated withthe image eruptedthroughout their career. This included Mushroomhead fans claiming that Slipknot stole theirimage 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 theirfans("Maggots"),and Slipknot's blueprint for nu-metal success was set. In summer of 2004, Metallica's Lars Ulrich suffered ahealthscare and JoeyJordison and Dave Lombardo from Slayer filled in for Lars. Slipknot is currently on hiatus, although a newlive DVDis in theworks. Singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root have been using the time to work on their side project, StoneSour. « hide

Similar Bands: Stone Sour, Korn, Mudvayne, Staind

LPs
.5: The Gray Chapter
2014

All Hope Is Gone
2008

3
2,181 Votes
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
2004

3.5
2,675 Votes
Iowa
2001

3.4
2,371 Votes
Slipknot
1999

3.6
2,578 Votes
Live Albums
9.0: Live
2005

3.5
476 Votes
Disasterpieces [DVD]
2002

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

3.5
54 Votes
(sic)nesses [DVD]
2010

4
50 Votes
Slipknot: 10th Anniversary Edition
2009

3.5
1 Votes
Voliminal: Inside The Nine [DVD]
2006

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

3.8
366 Votes
Welcome to Our Neighborhood [DVD]
2003

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

2.9
635 Votes

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