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Slipknot

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal,Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metalhelpedmakethemone of 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 mask that he had bought as a kid. Onethingled to another and soon all ninememberswerewearingmasks on stage,as well asadopting the numbers zero through eight as stagealiases.Rumors say that CoreyTaylor'snew maskwasinspired by ac ...read more

Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal,Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metalhelpedmakethemone of 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 mask that he had bought as a kid. Onethingled to another and soon all ninememberswerewearingmasks on stage,as well asadopting the numbers zero through eight as stagealiases.Rumors say that CoreyTaylor'snew maskwasinspired by achainsaw weilding maniac known asLeatherface from the TexasChainsawMassacre.Controversyrelated withthe imageeruptedthroughout their career. 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"),and Slipknot'sblueprint for nu-metal success was set. In summer of 2004, Metallica'sLars Ulrichsuffered ahealthscare and JoeyJordison 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, Staind, Deftones

LPs
.5: The Gray Chapter
2014

All Hope Is Gone
2008

3
2,195 Votes
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
2004

3.5
2,689 Votes
Iowa
2001

3.4
2,387 Votes
Slipknot
1999

3.6
2,593 Votes
Live Albums
9.0: Live
2005

3.5
475 Votes
Disasterpieces [DVD]
2002

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

3.5
55 Votes
(sic)nesses [DVD]
2010

4
51 Votes
Slipknot: 10th Anniversary Edition
2009

4.3
2 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

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

2.9
636 Votes

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