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Slipknot

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal,Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metalhelpedmakethemoneof the mostpopular bands inthe so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s. Buteven more helpfulwastheirtheatrical,attention-grabbing(some critics saidridiculous) image: the band startedwearing masks when Shawn(AKAClown)brought inaold clown maskthat he had bought as a kid. Onethingled to another and soon all ninememberswerewearingmasks on stage,as well asadoptingthe numbers zero through eight as stagealiases.Rumors say that CoreyTaylor'snew maskwasinspired by achain ...read more

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal,Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metalhelpedmakethemoneof the mostpopular bands inthe so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s. Buteven more helpfulwastheirtheatrical,attention-grabbing(some critics saidridiculous) image: the band startedwearing masks when Shawn(AKAClown)brought inaold clown maskthat he had bought as a kid. Onethingled to another and soon all ninememberswerewearingmasks on stage,as well asadoptingthe numbers zero through eight as stagealiases.Rumors say that CoreyTaylor'snew maskwasinspired by achainsaw weildingmaniac known asLeatherface from the TexasChainsawMassacre.Controversyrelated withthe imageeruptedthroughout theircareer. This includedMushroomhead fans claiming thatSlipknotstoletheirimage andSlipknot filed alawsuit against CoqRoq,claiming that the advertising based bandcapitalized onSlipknot's image.

Add to all this a lyrical preoccupation with darknessand nihilism, and an affectionately insulting namefortheirfans("Maggots"),andSlipknot'sblueprint for nu-metal success was set. In summer of 2004, Metallica'sLars Ulrichsuffered ahealthscare andJoeyJordison andDave Lombardofrom Slayer filled in for Lars. Slipknot iscurrently on hiatus,although a newlive DVDis intheworks. Singer Corey Taylor and guitarist JimRoothave been using the time to work on theirsideproject, StoneSour. « hide

Similar Bands: Stone Sour, Korn, Mudvayne, Scar the Martyr

LPs
.5: The Gray Chapter
2014

3.3
220 Votes
All Hope Is Gone
2008

3
2,238 Votes
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
2004

3.5
2,737 Votes
Iowa
2001

3.4
2,423 Votes
Slipknot
1999

3.6
2,631 Votes
Live Albums
9.0: Live
2005

3.5
478 Votes
Disasterpieces [DVD]
2002

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

3.5
55 Votes
(sic)nesses [DVD]
2010

4
50 Votes
Slipknot: 10th Anniversary Edition
2009

4.2
5 Votes
Voliminal: Inside The Nine [DVD]
2006

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

3.8
369 Votes
Welcome to Our Neighborhood [DVD]
2003

3.4
35 Votes
Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
1996

2.9
639 Votes

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