1999 - Slipknot.
2001 - Iowa.
2004 - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
way more Helter Skelter.

June 29, 1999 - 2024: 25 years of: Slipknot.


Late 90s America was a tormented laboratory of looks and sounds. Caught between new show-stoppers KORN and Hell-child Marilyn Manson, these new bastards would set the scene upside-down. RIAA-certified 2x Platinum, it's been a while since thrashmetal left the way wide-open for groovemetal, and now, knee deep in duality, this lost decade was totally entangled by SLIPKNOT.

The pushing and shoving is instant, as "(Sic)" schools the crowd into submission. Don't let it's blank stare fool you, "Eyeless" feeds off your inner fears, just like the hyperactive "Liberate".

Hiphop vocal-deliveries, a usual no-no in metal gets facewashed on "Spit It Out", a now tried and true disturbance delight, while the chorus melody-line of "Wait And Bleed" leds us into a complete early 80s NYHC brawl. The repulsive "Surfacing" is supported by actual turn-table scratching, another no-no in metal, but this crew don't give 742617000027 fucks.

A new Ross Robinson signed trendsetter.

Fully masked, fully anonymous and fully in command, all nine SLIPKNOT freaks share a commun bound: sheer madness. This sub-genre of metal has a name: Nü-Metal ...and this sub-genre of metal has a reason to fear the mosh-pit: SLIPKNOT. A revolution in the extremes, so cool that they even made prison jump-suits fashionable, an unexpected bonus.

The high-energy Des Moines SWAT 'KNOT shall bitch-slap the new millenium with another lesson in this edge: 2001's Iowa CD.


Spit It Out = video
Wait And Bleed = video
Slipknot = full CD
Interview in 1999
Live at Ozzfest 1999
Interview for crazy Australian fans in 2000

August 28, 2001 - 2021: 20 years of: Iowa.

"You are wrong, fucked and overrated, I think I'm gonna be sick and it's your fault."

The new breed, a new kind of hate. The mid 90s post-grunge era was a tornado of twisted sights and sounds and nothing rhymes more with twisted sights and sounds than Des Moines's own creepy circus: SLIPKNOT. After the initial shock of 1999's eyeless self-titled debut CD, our lovely recidivist would step-up, tag again with Ross Robinson and give nümetal a new state: Iowa !

Simple math is explained on the opening-track as in "People = Shit". Annihilating the current scene AKA the MANSONs and the BIZKITs in a single brutal verse, these clowns actually means business !

A deadly pit-favorite in "The Heretic Anthem" and this whole experience ends in a total "Disasterpiece". New metal armed with deathmetal-tricks as "The Shape" goes for the throat for an instant kill as "Everything Ends". Pure rage, fear and hopelessness in darkness ...this is Blair Witch metal !

Pushing a new breed of high-stamina shock-rock into more than a million homes in the Red, White & Blue. Spreading the disease, one mask at a time. Iowa ...not only a US State ...but a statement in the extremes. If we're 555 then they're 666 !

RIP Paul Gray AKA #2 (1972-2010)

Left Behind = video
Iowa = full CD
Interview in 2001
Live on Conan O'Brien in 2001
Live in 2001
Disasterpieces = full VHS

May 25, 2004 - 2024: 20 years of: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

Now they ruled.

Fueled by hatred and straight outta Iowa, the scene was now tighten by the KNOT. Post-9/11 and post-Napster era, a new extreme was here to stay. You just couldn't look away from the opium of the people: the nümetal giants of SLIPKNOT.

The macabre intro of "Prelude 3.0" sets the mood to midnight as "The Blister Exist" explodes into smithereens. Fast metal attacks on "Welcome", the tornado of "The Nameless", the strong chug of "Before I Forget" and actual blast-beats on "Three Nil". This is a drum album.

Cool menacing melodies of "Vermilion" are switched to morbid on it's acoustic counterpart of "Vermilion, Pt. 2" while another sinister fog engulfs us into this sacrificial "Circle". Another hit, another blunt hit. From both sides of the hemispheres, we all live in this "Duality". Beautifully brutal, this mob riot rapidly became a staple in the band's live repertoire.

"You cannot kill what you did not create."

From numerous band-member side-projects and collaborations to Jägermeister, OzzFest and Unholy Alliance tours and direct support to the returned METALLICA ...the globe was fully masked, as displayed on the 9.0: Live double-CD.

The Rick Rubin produced RIAA-certified Platinum Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) CD is not only an integral part of 2004-05's metal stronghold, but the band's true work of art. The horror shall continue with 2008's All Hope Is Gone CD.

RIP Joey Jordison AKA #1 (1975-2021)

Duality = video
Before I Forget = video
Vermilion = video
Vermilion, Pt. 2 = video
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) = full CD
9.0: Live = full CD
Interview in 2004
Live in Belfort in 2004

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