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This years US 'KNOTFEST', which will feature Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Killswitch Engage and many more. The organizers for the fest have now revealed the various attractions that will also be featured at the two day even, which will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA October 25th-26th. Here’s what they have in store - of particular note would be the ‘Scent Of Knotfest’:

SLIPKNOT MUSEUM
A tented museum curated by the members of Slipknot themselves. Slipknot’s history on display to include priceless Slipknot artifacts such as masks, suits, art, previously used equipment and other memorabilia from the members themselves personal archives and home garages.

FIRE AREA/THUNDERDOME
There is nothing choreographed about the THUNDERDOME. Two fighters step in and fight until one taps out. Nightly fights throughout the festival.

Straight from the bowels of hell is the Fire Zone, displaying a pyromaniac’s wet dream, with fueled performances throughout the festival day and night.

COSTUMED PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
30+ costumed pagan performers roam around festival adorned as different creatures tapping into your nightmares. Included in these performers will be firewalkers, fire breathers and sword swallowers…

ZIPLINE
For the first time ever at an American festival, the Zipline will scream across the upper section of the festival area, allowing you to fly over fellow KNOTFEST fans below at high speeds. There will be a low cost per ride.

RING OF FIRE CARNIVAL RIDE
Ripped straight from the memories of Clown’s childhood at the Iowa State Fair is the Ring of Fire. Not for the faint of heart or stomach! There will be a small cover charge per rider.

SCENT OF KNOTFEST
KNOTFEST has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over. Personally picked by Slipknot themselves, the smell of KNOTFEST will permeate the festival grounds. Oil drums will be filled with camel shit and oil, set aflame to last the entire festival.

GOAT PETTING ZOO
Goats will freely graze in the heavy-petting zoo, where KNOTFEST attendees can get close to their horned spirit animals.

TATTOO PARLOR
What festival experience would be complete without a KNOTFEST tattoo? A world-renowned tattooist will be onsite to tattoo you and leave a memory to last a lifetime.

JUNK CAR DRUM CIRCLE
Beat on junkyard cars with other KNOTFESTERS throughout the festival hours and into the night. A repeat from year 001, Clown also will play host to a drum circle on junkyard cars. Festivalgoers will join in, and beat the crap out of the cars with metal pipes, poles and whatever else they deem fit.

FLAMING CARNIVAL GAMES
Interactive midway style games that incorporate fire, such as a fire-belching tarot card reader or highstriker that shoots 50 foot flames into the night sky!

FITZ ARMY FREESTYLE MOTORCROSS SHOW
One of the most insane freestyle motocross demos in the world, Fitz Army is an action packed performance that hosts the biggest tricks, names and mobile freestyle motocross events. Founder and Metal Mulisha athlete Jimmy Fitzpatrick built the show on an adrenaline-choreographed performance. Each member of the Fitz Army freestyle motocross show has proved himself in the action sports industry, with multiple X Games medals, competitions, and world-class tours.”

Posted on: 30 Sep 2014


As has been the case with each album cycle, Slipknot look to have had new masks constructed for their forthcoming album, “.5: The Gray Chapter“. A glimpse at what appears to be frontman Corey Taylor‘s new mask is available in the below new trailer for the groups ‘Prepare For Hell Tour‘ with Korn and King 810Slipknot‘s aforementioned new album is headed towards an October 21st release date.





.5: The Gray Chapter” is due in stores October 21st on Roadrunner. Pre-Order the brand new album now from iTunes / Amazon.com

Posted on: 05 Sep 2014


Slipknot and many more have been confirmed for the 2015 ‘Soundwave Festival‘. The event will be uniquely scheduled as opposed to previous runs with shows alternating between cities.

Depending on the date/city, the fest will thus far feature the following lineup with more dates pending:


Lineup #1:

Faith No More
Soundgarden
Incubus
Lamb Of God
Ministry
Antemasque
Gerard Way
Mayhem
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
Atreyu
The Aquabats
Area 7
Godflesh
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
Fireworks
The Bennies
The Color MOrale
Monuments
Nothing More
Deathstars
New Obliviscaris
The Treatment


Lineup #2:
SLIPKNOT
Slash
Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
Godsmack
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Apocalyptica
Lagwagon
Tonight Alive
Crossfaith
Butcher Babies
Confession
The Swellers
Conditions
Coldrain
King 810
Dayshell
This Wild Life


Further details on the festival, which will take place in Australia in late February and early March, are available on Soundwavefestival.com.

Posted on: 25 Aug 2014


There might not be a timetable for the release of the next Slipknot record, but it's definitely happening.  It seems the band is kicking "writing mode" into high gear, so much so that guitarist Jim Root had to abstain from his other commitment, touring with Stone Sour this January. 

The band posted this statement with the announcement of Jim's absence from touring:

"Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar.

"It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins."

Posted on: 13 Jan 2014


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