Slipknot Videography

Slipknot Videography


Music videos

The Devil In I music video
The Devil In I Music Video

5 star on itunes

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Released: September 12, 2014
Album: .5: The Gray Chapter
Director: ?

About the Video

The music video features the band members in a mental asylum surrounded by fans covered completely and dancing in straight jackets while the band performed. It also featured the band in their All Hope Is Gone masks committing suicide in various ways such as Corey setting a bomb off while he sat at a table and Mick peeling his own face off. This is perhaps a metaphor for the death of the old Slipknot and the start of a new one.


the negative one music video
The Negative One

5 star on itunes

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Released: August 5, 2014
Album: .5: The Gray Chapter
Director: Mr Shawn Crahan

About the Video

Slipknot’s video for ‘The Negative One,’ directed by Mr Shawn Crahan, is creepy as hell. The music video features a disheveled-looking woman undressing and generally freaking out in a creepy, dimly lit room. Crahan adapted the video's images from Slipknot's interactive website and the visual element adds to the full experience of ‘The Negative One’. After weeks of Slipknot’s visual teasers, we finally know where they came from.


Joey Jordison in Sulfur music video
Sulfur

5 star on itunes

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Released: April 17, 2009
Album: All Hope Is Gone
Director: Paul Brown / Shawn Crahan

About the Video
SLIPKNOT
filmed the video for the song "Sulfur" on March 9 in the Los Angeles area with director P.R. Brown (MOTLEY CRUE, MARILYN MANSON, CHIMAIRA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), who helmed the last two SLIPKNOT clips, "Psychosocial" and "Dead Memories". The video premiered online in April 2009.

dead memories music video
Dead Memories

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Released: October 25, 2008
Album: All Hope Is Gone
Director: Paul Brown / Shawn Crahan

About the Video
"This was a very expensive video. It's actually a short film, and most people thought we were going to bite off way too much, and we did, but that's the way we like it. And the sole purpose of this short film was to be an experiment to help Corey finalize 'Dead Memories.' I took it that deep. He thought he finalized ideas by laying lyrics down to a musical score. Well, guess what? I'm gonna dig it all back up and force you into eight categories of this insanity in your mind. And it's art, so who knows what it means? Who cares what it means? Just let it mean what it means to you." (Shawn Crahan)


psychosocial music video
Psychosocial

5 stars

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Released: August 2008
Album: All Hope Is Gone
Director: Paul Brown

About the Video
The music video for "Psychosocial" began filming on June 30, 2008, but was soon delayed due to an unrelated head injury sustained by turntablist Sid Wilson before the shoot, who was subsequently hospitalised. During an interview with Kerrang!, guitarist James Root revealed that the video will feature the burning of the purgatory masks adorned by the band members in the splash teaser photos shown on Slipknot's website, reportedly because the masks represent the band's ego.

The video premiered on MTV's "FNMTV" show on July 18, 2008 as revealed on the Roadrunner Records home page.


The Blister Exists music video
The Blister Exists

5 stars

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Released: January 2007
Album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
Director: M. Shawn Crahan

About the Video
The Music Video displays the band performing the song live, with clips of their fans being excited, with much similarity to the "The Nameless" music video. The Blister Exists video was not put on the Voliminal: Inside The Nine dvd, although the video was made up of random clips and performances from the DVD and then synced to the song.

The Nameless music video
The Nameless

5 stars

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Released: 2005
Album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
Director: M. Shawn Crahan

About the Video
The Music Video displays the band performing the song live, with clips of their fans being excited. Some of the footage was used in Slipknot's DVD Voliminal: Inside The Nine. During the soft part of the song in the video, Corey Taylor curls his lips inward to make the mouth of his mask look more like an actual mouth. This technique is used often by Taylor during other live performances.

Before I Forget music video
Before I Forget

5 stars

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Released: 2005
Album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
Director: Tony Petrossian

About the Video
The video for "Before I Forget" shows Slipknot performing the song unmasked and in casual apparel, but when their faces were shown, the camera was zoomed in on a single part, such as the mouth or eyes. Their masks can be seen hanging next to them and swaying around. The video focused on the instruments of the members more often than it did their faces. "Before I Forget" actually evolved from a much earlier Slipknot song, "Carve".

vermilion pt 2 music video
Vermilion Pt. 2

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 2004
Album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
Director: Mark Klasfeld, M. Shawn Crahan

About the Video
The Vermilion Pt. 2 video shows the same girl as Vermilion Pt. 1, but this time in a field peacefully sleeping. The wind begins to lift her and sway her back and forth. Eventually, the viewer realizes the girl is dead; however, she appears to be in a more peaceful state than in the first music video.

vermilion pt 1 music video
Vermilion Pt. 1

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 2004
Album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
Director: Tony Petrossian, M. Shawn Crahan

About the Video
In Vermilion Pt. 1, it shows a girl living a tortured life in a crowded city. She walks around in contortions and twists as people walk by in a blur, not noticing her pain at all. The only time she gets noticed is when she wears a Maggot Mask (a mask specially designed for fans of the band to wear) which makes the members of the band appear and dance with the girl. On the first time she puts on the mask, the band members appear in front of her and they put on a white mask which enables their true faces to be seen for a couple of seconds. Then the band members dance with her. A caterpillar is also seen growing in the video and at the end seen it turns into a butterfly.

The video ends with the girl screaming and tearing her hair out in utter anguish.
The woman in the videos for Vermilion Pt. 1 & 2 had been rumoured to be a partner of one of the band members or in some way related to them.
She is actually an actress, Janna Bossier from Los Angeles.


Duality music video
Duality

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 2004
Album: Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
Director: Tony Petrossian, M. Shawn Crahan

About the Video
The music video was shot six miles outside Des Moines, Slipknot's home town. The video starts with a large crowd of teenagers and adults running towards the abandoned farm house where Slipknot is performing the song. Once the crowd gets inside they break windows, tear down walls, lift some of the Slipknot members and mosh. Near the end of the song the crowd stops causing chaos when Corey puts out his hand and makes them calm down. Then the scene cuts and an even larger crowd is situated outside watching the performance. Once the chorus began again the crowd immediately causes more carnage and the song ends suddenly.

my plague music video
My Plague

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 2002
Album: Iowa
Director: Matthew Amos, Simon Hilton

About the Video
The music video has clips taken from the concert that was held in London (where the single was performed live) and clips from the movie Resident Evil which the song featured in.

left behind music video
Left Behind

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 2001
Album: Iowa
Director: David Meyers

About the Video
The music video for the song shows Slipknot performing the song in a rainy forest (perhaps in Iowa) with images of a boy cutting up goat in a market and having thoughts of revenge on two bullies.

Wait And Bleed [1999] music video
Wait & Bleed (Claymation)

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 1999
Album: Slipknot
Director: Atticus

About the Video
There are two music videos for "Wait and Bleed"; The second, known as the "Claymation version", depicts all nine band members as small, animated, doll-like creatures inside a laboratory inhabited by a man who is attempting to catch them. Eventually, the band cause the man to fall over and be stung by insects dropping from a jar. As the band looks over the man, Chris Fehn's doll covers him in fuel before seeing all 9 band members looking at him, Shawn Crahan then sets the man alight, killing him.

Wait And Bleed [1999] music video
Wait & Bleed

4 1/2 stars

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Released: 1999
Album: Slipknot
Director: Marc Smerling

About the Video
There are two music videos for "Wait and Bleed"; The first one was a live perfomance taken from Welcome To Our Neighborhood.

spit it out video
Spit It Out

5 stars

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Released: 1999
Album: Slipknot
Director: Hans Hmmers Jr

About the Video
Their second single Wait and Bleed is thought by many fans to be their first single, but it was actually Spit It Out. The music video for "Spit It Out" is a parody of the movie, The Shining.
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