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Ex-SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has told Metal Hammer magazine that he has a pile of unreleased demos at home that were originally meant for his former band.

He said: "I have a ton of SLIPKNOT demos that I have at home. Maybe some day they'll surface, maybe they'll never be heard, but I don't translate them to any other band; they still stay in the SLIPKNOT safe. I won't use them for anyone else besides SLIPKNOT, if that ever happens again."

Asked if he still writes music in the style of SLIPKNOT, Jordison replied: "It depends. I play guitar all the time and I'm constantly thinking of songs. I sleep music. I wake up and there's a riff in my head, every step I take there's a riff, a beat, or something. That's the way a musician is. You're isolated in a weird way because music is haunting you as much as it's loving you. It's non-stop. Every time I pick up a guitar, I come up with different riffs all different bands I've been in. Sometimes there is a song or riff that could only belong with SLIPKNOT and I just can't use it for anything else, regardless of whatever happened. It just stays in the bank and I can't use it for anything else; I just won't do it."

Joey Jordison, singer Corey Taylor and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan were interviewed for the new issue of Metal Hammer, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of SLIPKNOT's fourth studio album, "All Hope Is Gone".

SLIPKNOT announced its split with Joey Jordison in December 2013 but did not disclose the reasons for his exit. The drummer subsequently issued a statement saying that he did not quit the group.

Back in 2014, Taylor told Metal Hammer that firing Jordison after 18 years was "one of the hardest decisions" the group ever made, adding that Joey is "in a place in his life" which is "not where we are."

Joey recently revealed that he is working on his first-ever book. The 43-year-old musician just completed a European tour with the international death metal supergroup SINSAENUM.

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#Slipknot announce #European #TourDates for 2019!!!

Jun. 07-08 - Hyvinkää, Rockfest, Finland 
Jun. 07-09 - Nuremburg, Rock Im Park, Germany 
Jun. 07-09 - Nürburg, Rock Am Ring, Germany 
Jun. 13-15 - Nickelsdorf, Novarock, Austria 
Jun. 13-16 - Interlaken, Greenfield, Switzerland 
Jun. 14-16 - Derby, Download Festival, UK 
Jun. 17 - Leipzig, Arena, Germany 
Jun. 18 - Hannover, TUI Arena, Germany 
Jun. 19-22 - Copenhagen, Copenhell, Denmark 
Jun. 21-23 - Dessel, Graspop, Belgium 
Jun. 25-26 - Kraków, Mystic Festival, Poland 
Jun. 27 - Bologna, Sonic Park, Italy 
Jun. 28-30 - Madrid, Download Festival, Spain 
Jul. 01 - Nîmes, Amphitheatre Nîmes, France 
Jul. 03-06 - Lisbon, VOA, Portugal 
Jul. 04-05 - Viveiro, Resurrection Festival, Spain

SLIPKNOT will also perform at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand for the first time ever on August 10, 2019. Tickets for the concert go on sale November 2 at 10 a.m. via IowaStateFair.org, costing $43, $53 or $60 before fees and fair admission. An opening act is yet to be announced.

The Iowa State Fair runs August 8-18, 2019.

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Slipknot are rocking Halloween 2018 with a brand new song in four years! 
Listen to their surprise release of ‘All Out Life’ here!

 

It’s a good day to be a Slipknot fan. The band has released their first single in four years! The new track, entitled “All Out Life,” arrived on Halloween, and only rightfully so. The guys brought their classic dark psyche to the heavy track, and fans were thrilled to finally see new music from the rock band. “I LOVE THE NEW SLIPKNOT SONG HOLY SH–T” one fan wrote on Twitter after listening to the track. The song arrived with a music video as well directed by the band’s M. Shawn Crahan aka “Clown.”

 

Slipknot's Corey Taylor released a statement regarding the song’s release. “All Out Life” is a song that is trying to do 2 things: bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain. People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they shit all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. Fuck that: Why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. “All Out Life” is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music—it’s the staying power.”

 

For fans hoping to see even more new music from the band – you’re in luck. “The album is underway, and it’s going to be one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history; it’s that good,” Corey said during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, He continued, “It’s complicated; it’s dark; it’s heavy; it’s melodic; it’s fierce; it’s angry and it’s real; it’s raw as hell and it’s gonna be talking about a lot of things that people are going to need in their life right now.”

 

 

“All Out Life” might be one of Slipknot’s heaviest tracks yet! What better way to ring in Halloween than with new music from the iconic band. Listen to the new track above!

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Slipknot look like they could be back in the studio after the band posted a new photo online.

Shawn Crahan and frontman Corey Taylor has appeared on the band’s Twitter page. It was captioned “2019”, leading fans to speculate they have begun working on a new release for next year.

shawn crahan and corey taylor in studio 2018

Corey Taylor gave fans an update on new material earlier this month, saying:

“I know that we’re gonna try and put an album out next year – however, that is all speculation. The best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud. So I’m just going with the flow. The plan right now is next year but that is a huge plan because we still haven’t narrowed anything down, so we will definitely see what happens.”

He also explained that the band had been “writing tons of music” while he had “written lyrics to almost all of it.” “We’re going to start trying to put together demos here and there with the time off that I have and really try to get ahead of the curve as far as what happens next.”

 

 

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Slipknot’s mad professor opens up on the band’s epic new concert film, Day Of The Gusano

 

It's been three years since Slipknot's last album .5 The Gray Chapter but the Iowan wrecking machine have kept us satiated with the release of new live movie Day Of The Gusano. Filmed at the band's first-ever show in Mexico City, headlining Knotfest, the historical performance was captured on multiple cameras and directed by Slipknot's purveyor of darkness Shawn Crahan aka Clown.

We caught up with Clown to talk about their Mexican experience and what the future holds for The Knot.

Why did it take Slipknot so long to play Mexico?

“It’s finances, it’s the right time, it’s wondering about that society. It’s very difficult for kids there to pay for tickets. They have to work months and months and months. So it’s just not easy to pick up and go to Mexico City and do a show.”

Why did you film this show in particular, though?

“We’ve heard from day one in our career how crazy Mexican people go off at a show, how unified they are. You say ‘jump’ and they all jump, and you can feel it. So we thought, ‘Why not make this show a Knotfest?’ And we documented it, because it was a really special thing.”

What was your experience in Mexico City?

“I came in about a month or so early to do press and I hung out with all the promoters – they took me to all the food places. I ate all the authentic stuff. I ate crickets, I ate ants, larvae… I will eat anything you want. I love all that stuff.”

Were you concerned about going to Mexico, given it can be dangerous?

“I’m into going anywhere, man. I’ve been told not to go into places, gotten there and they’ve become my favourite places. So I’m very blessed with rock’n’roll pushing me into situations that feel scary or I’m a little insecure about or I don’t know. Rock’n’roll is not politics – I’d never want to be in politics because it’s not my thing, but who doesn’t like rock’n’roll? The police like rock’n’roll. The army like rock’n’roll. Religious people like rock’n’roll. You go into these territories you’re scared of, you’re usually pretty much welcomed with open arms because everybody loves music.”

There are some seriously obsessed fans in the film. Is meeting them still inspiring for you, even at this stage?

“It is, man. It makes me rethink a lot of things. I look at it now, at my age, as being my family, my culture. So if the world continues to be fucked up, I wanna be with my family.”

Where are we at with the new Slipknot album?

The Gray Chapter was pretty much the final learning velocity of our career. We had to replace a bass player, we had to replace a drummer – one of them was walking the earth, the other was buried in the earth. It was a very hard time. People were telling us, ‘How is the band gonna write, Joey and Paul are gone?’ Fuck you. We made a fucking awesome album that we love. And we’re gonna continue to do that. I actually have a date that some of us are gonna get together in a studio and get things going for the next one…”

Really?

“Myself, Jim and Jay went to LA and organised everything we had written out on the road. We wrote 50 fucking ideas. We spent two weeks organising all that, and also adding some stuff that was written a year ago. We have over 27 ideas ready to go – seven or eight of them are full songs. These songs can change, they can be written over, nothing is in stone. But it’s great that we have concrete ideas to begin with. So the future has never been sweeter for Slipknot music. I don’t know what Corey’s got in mind, because he will bring his own songs, too, but we’re just writing music and getting ideas and moods and soundscapes – getting it all fucking together.”

What about the art side of it, you're usually very involved with that process. Any ideas forming?

“I’m studying new forms of art to introduce to the maggots. Because not only will all the old maggots need to be inspired, but what about that whole new generation that we will grab when we come back out? They need to say, ‘Hey, you guys have had Slipknot your whole lives, but this new art is made for us.’ New logos, new videos, new masks, new outfits, new songs, new show. That’s what’s great about Slipknot.”

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Those fans play an important role in a new documentary brought to you by MusicScreen, titled "Day Of The Gusano". The 90-minute documentary is to be premiered in more than a thousand screens across the world as a one-night-only cinematic spectacle on September 6.

Watch the trailer below. 

Directed by SLIPKNOT's own M. Shawn Crahan, a.k.a. Clown"Day Of The Gusano" documents the Iowa band's first-ever visit to Mexico in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with SLIPKNOT's members talking about the importance of their fanbase and the band's long-awaited first-ever show in Mexico City.

Confirmed cities and ticketing for the screenings will be announced in July.

Talking about the movie, Clown says: "SLIPKNOT still has dreams for itself. Finally playing Mexico was one of them. It's been a surreal life of rock and roll for SLIPKNOT and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you." Guitarist Jim Root adds: "We had such a great time at Knotfest Mexico... Not only with all the friends and bands that were there, but with the fans and the crowd we had to document it with. Now we get to share it with the world."

"Day Of The Gusano" also chronicles the rabid devotion of the Mexican maggots and sees the band hearing personal, emotive stories from some of their fans, all interspersed with footage from SLIPKNOT's incendiary live show at the inaugural Knotfest México. The film features a full surround soundtrack, so you'll not only hear the show, but you'll 'feel' it as if you were actually there.

To tie in with the movie announcement, SLIPKNOT also launch their #AskSlipknot campaign. Fans are asked to submit their questions to the band on either Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag, #AskSlipknot, and a selection will be chosen by the band to answer as part of the cinematic screening event. Submit your questions before June 13 in order to be in with a chance of getting your question included.

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor told the 97.1 The Eagle radio station last month that the band was "not really doing anything right now." He explained: "I know we're kind of slowly starting to write some music. Other than that, we're just kind of taking some time off. Clown's gonna direct some movies, Sid's gonna do some stuff… We're all kind of doing our own thing… But that's it. I mean, really. Next year is everybody kind of doing their own thing, and then probably after that, we will slowly but surely start to get together to do some SLIPKNOT stuff."

 

 

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