In '99, the spore called Slipknot exploded. Now, in 2001, the infestation continues.
Hailing from the 'middle of nowhere'- Des Moines, Iowa - they are nine men in nine different masks united with one common goal - world domination. Fortified with an arsenal of blistering music saturated with screams, drums, searing riffs, sampling, scratches and melody, Slipknot's music runs the scale from eerily thought-provoking to utterly terrifying. Now, with their self-titled debut album having gone platinum- the first in Roadrunner Records history - the band is set to release their second effort, IOWA, which has been called by many "one of the most anticipated albums of 2001".
Slipknot, collectively, are DJ Sid Wilson, drummer Joey Jordison, bassist Paul Gray, percussionist Chris Fehn, guitarist James Root, sampler Craig Jones, percussionist Shawn Crahan, guitarist Mick Thomson and lead singer Corey Taylor (also known as 012345678, respectively). The band went through various lineup changes, but always dominated the local scene before catching the eye of Roadrunner Records. Once Slipknot was unleashed on the world, they were "the most talked-about band" (Rolling Stone) of that year's (1999) Ozzfest. Their self-titled debut went all the way to #1 on BILLBOARD's Heatseekers chart from the word-of-mouth hysteria that their live show generated. A year and a half later, they had toured the world and invaded the realm of Rock and Alternative radio, making Top 30 lists for the year 2000 at various stations across the nation.
Slipknot has been called "the best live band in ten years" (Lou Brutus, Hard Drive), but if you've never seen it, you wouldn't believe it. Millions of people can attest to that throughout the world. A murderous, rampaging free-for-all that threatens to engulf the entire venue, Slipknot is a sonic assault on all five senses that makes you wish you had a sixth. Voted "Best International Live Act" by Kerrang! Magazine, there is no stopping the madness spread by their masterful art of live performance.
With IOWA primed for detonation, a killer slot on 2001's Ozzfest and tours like Pledge of Allegiance, Slipknot is ready to climb back in to the world's arena and quietly rip everyone's eyes out.
The time has been set: Summer 2001.
The stage has been set: all over the world.
The wait is coming to an end.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....