Calling all maggots, the mighty masked Iowan outfit Slipknot have been confirmed as the third headliner for next year’s Download Festival weekend, closing off Friday on the main stage. They will join already announced headliners Rammstein and Iron Maiden.
Daniel Baldi, a doctor who treated Slipknot bassist Paul Gray before his unfortunate death in May 2010, has been officially charged with involuntary manslaughter.
There are a very few modern metal bands that hold with their career a history and reputation as grand, chaotic, tragic and as exciting as Iowa’s Slipknot. Since their beginnings as one of the forerunners of the now practically dead nu-metal scene running right through to their now festival headlining days, their ‘maggot’ following is one of the strongest any band could ever hope for, and each record has documented a new chapter in the band’s life, maintaining their well known face whilst keeping things new.
Masked metal tour de force Slipknot are set to release a 10th anniversary edition of ‘Iowa’, probably the heaviest album to ever hit the #1 spot, on October 31st 2011. The rerelease will come in a 4-disc package, with the tracklisting and content for each disc found below:
Corey Taylor, frontman for Slipknot and Stone Sour, has officially become a best-selling author. His recently released first book, ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, crashed right into the Sunday Times best-seller this weekend at number 2 spot.
You can order a copy of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ now from Amazon.
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Note: As only three members of the site were able to attend the festival weekend, we were sadly unable to cover every band performing throughout the day.
The third and final day of the Sonisphere weekend brings to the table another day filled with brilliant acts sprawling across a range of different genres. With what might be Slipknot‘s final UK performance together (at least with the current line-up), it’s an emotional and iconic day for all maggots in attendance.
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The UK Sonisphere Festival next weekend will be holding a two minute silence in honour of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray who tragically passed away in May 2010. At 2:00PM on the Sunday (July 10th), a two minute silence led from the Saturn Arena stage will fall over the whole arena and all the stages at Knebworth.
Fans will also be able to leave a more personal tribute in the book of rememberance that will be left at the Metal Hammer signing tent for the duration of the weekend. The giant, leather-bound book will be open to those who wish to leave their own obituaries, thoughts or drawings, from midday to midnight each day. The book will then be passed to Slipknot at the end of the festival on Sunday night.
Charismatic Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is set to launch his first autobiographical book, ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, published by Ebury Press on July 12th. On the day of release, Waterstones will host ‘An Evening With… Corey Taylor’ at the HMV Relentless Garage, in Highbury, London to launch the book. This exclusive evening will include a short acoustic set from Corey before he talks about his new book. Tickets for the event are £25, and include a pre-signed copy of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. Tickets can be obtained here.
The following lunchtime (July 13th, 12.30pm) Corey will be doing an in-store signing of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ at Waterstones, 24-26 High St., Birmingham. The signing will operate on a first come, first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Later that evening at 7:00PM, Kerrang! Radio will present ‘An Evening With… Corey Taylor’, featuring an acoustic set and book reading at the HMV Institute in Birmingham. Tickets are £12.50 and available from here.
Those of you unable to attend either signings can pre-order a copy the book for yourselves on Amazon through this link.
Metal giants Slipknot have recruited Donnie Steele, the band’s original bassist, to perform temporary as a fill-in in the absence of the late Paul Gray who tragically passed away in May 2010.
The band made the following statement:
“Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul‘s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer.”
It’s confirmed, masked metal giants Slipknot are to headline the UK Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth next year. This will be the band’s first show without bassist and founding member Paul Gray who tragically passed away earlier this year.
Despite this appearance, the band have not confirmed whether the band will continue forwards after this appearance. An official statement from the band reads “We’re looking forward to spending our summer in Europe. This tour is about us and our fans. It’s about celebrating the life of our brother, Paul and his legacy. The door is neither open nor closed. his tour is about burning down that door. See you this summer.â€
The festival will take place from July 8th ’til July 10th. Full ticketing and festival info can be found at www.sonispherefestivals.com from Monday 6th December 2010.
On May 24th 2010, Paul Gray, founding member and one of the main songwriters of the Iowan metal band Slipknot was found dead, later discovered to be down to an accidently overdose of morphine and fentanyl aswell as signs of significant heart disease. With the future of the band currently uncertain, there has been much distress and concern from the fans (or maggots) as to whether there’ll ever be another Slipknot release again. Thankfully, a new DVD in memory of their fallen bandmate and friend documents one of the last major performances of Paul Gray in the band, and also one of the group’s most prolific performances of their career. ‘(sic)nesses’ sees the band’s headline slot at Download Festival 2009, and is an exceptional snapshot into exactly why Slipknot are one this generations most important and successful metal bands.
Slipknot are set to release their upcoming live DVD ‘(sic)ness’ on September 27th, composing of their live performance headlining Download Festival in Donington on June 13th, 2009. This documents one of the last major performances with the now late founding member and bassist Paul Gray who passed away in May this year.
The band’s set will be featured on the DVD in full, marking as one of the most pinnacle moments in the band’s history to date. Along with the entirety of their set at Download Festival 2009, the DVD will also feature a collection of their music videos taken from their latest full-length ‘All Hope Is Gone’ and the making of the video for ‘Snuff’. Full tracklisting and contents are as follows: