Slipknot Announces a New Song “Long May You Die” – Their First Music with Drummer Eloy Casgrande


Slipknot has announced a new song, perhaps a single, “Long May You Die!” The band teased the track on social media posts today, May 15th 2024. The phrase “Long May You Die!” has shown up on social posts recently by the band. No word yet if this is a standalone track or part of a larger release they have been writing and recording, but it will be their first with new drummer Eloy Casagrande! The band has a new samples player, replacing the recently retired Craig Jones, but his identity remains a mystery. In addition to their 25th anniversary debut album tour and Knotfest Iowa, the band is set to release their long lost album later this year, according to M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan! They recently shared a recap of their first two shows of 2024, Casagrande, formerly of Sepultura. First the band played a tiny bar in Pioneertown, California and then Sick New World Festival weekend. They wore 1999 themed jumpsuits and masks. The band is spending 2024 celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Watch it now!Continue reading


Slipknot Shares a Video Recap from Their First Two Shows With Eloy Casagrande


Slipknot has shared a recap of their first two shows of 2024, their first two with new drummer drummer Eloy Casagrande, formerly of Sepultura. First the band played a tiny bar in Pioneertown, California and then Sick New World Festival last weekend. They wore 1999 themed jumpsuits and masks. The band is spending 2024 celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Watch it now!Continue reading


Slipknot Adds a Second Los Angeles Date of the “Here Comes The Pain” North American Summer Tour with Knocked Loose, Orbit Culture, and Vended


Due to incredible demand, heavy titans, and cultural phenomenon, Slipknot are pleased to announce a second LA show has been added to the North American portion of their Here Comes The Pain Tour – Saturday, September 14 at Intuit Dome. Tickets for the newly added show and the entire tour will be available via a general on sale on Friday, May 3 at 10 AM Local at the link below. The band also finally announced Eloy Casagrande as their official new drummer. Slipknot will also head out on their “Here Comes The Pain” 25th Anniversary Tour this summer, as well as Knotfest Iowa in September and two headline shows in Mexico. Continue reading


Slipknot Confirms Eloy Casagrande as Their New Drummer, and Eloy Comments Publicly Thanking The Band and Fans


After months of speculation, Eloy Casagrande is officially the new drummer of Slipknot! Slipknot tagged Eloy in their new band photo post on Instagram, announcing a slew of activity (after leaking the news on their secret website). Eloy has now commented on social media, acknowledging him leaving Sepultura to join Slipknot and thanking the band and fans! Slipknot will head out on their “Here Comes The Pain” 25th Anniversary Tour this summer, as well as Knotfest Iowa in September and two headline shows in Mexico. Hailz, Eloy! Continue reading


Watch Slipknot Play Their First Gig With Their New Drummer in A Tiny Bar


Slipknot, one of the biggest headlining Metal bands in the world played a tiny bar in Pioneertown, California as the warm-up to their gig at Sick New World Festival this weekend. The band played at Pappy + Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California near Joshua Tree National Park in San Bernardino County. They wore 1999 themed jumpsuits and masks, and the cost of the show was $9, all to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Selling out in 10 minutes, all of the proceeds went to charity. The band also played their first show with their new drummer, rumored to be former Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande. All ticket proceeds will go to Joshua Tree No Kill Shelter and Boys & Girls Club Of The Hi Desert. Watch it now!Continue reading


Eloy Casagrande Comments on His Quitting Sepultura “Decisions Needed To Be Made Thinking About New Cycles That Will Come”


World-renowned Drummer Eloy Casagrande made his first public comment since Sepultura announced yesterday (February 28th, 20224) that he had quit the band a month ago, and just few months after the band announced their farewell tour and the death of the band. Eloy says that his decision to leave Sepultura was made “with a view toward new cycles that will come. There is massive speculation that Eloy will be the next drummer for Slipknot. Continue reading


Eloy Casagrande Quits Sepultura, Replaced by Greyson Nekrutman (Suicidal Tendencies)


Sepultura announced that they has added drummer Greyson Nekrutman (Suicidal Tendencies) to the band for their planned upcoming farewell tour, in the wake of the surprise announcement that Eloy Casagrande has quit the band “for another opportunity” after almost 10 years. Read an extensive statement from the band below. Casagrande informed the band in the last month he was leaving. Eloy has been rumored to be the replacement for Jay Weinberg in Slipknot. Continue reading


Watch Pro-Shot Video of Sepultura at Hellfest 2022


Sepultura performed as part of the massive Hellfest 2022 festival lineup that kicked off last week and continues this week. The band is currently on a European run of festival dates. Returning to the band is drummer Eloy Casagrande, in his first shows since breaking his leg on their last USA tour. Eloy just shared a video of him re-learning how to play after the injury. Check out our review of the bands’ last tour and watch a pro-shot video of the bands’ entire Hellfest performance by ARTE Concert videos on YouTube!

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Watch Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande Cover Slipknot’s “People = Shit”



Sepultura drummer and world-class talent Eloy Casagrande has shared a vide of him covering Slipknot classic “People = Shit’, from the 2001 album Iowa. Watch the video below. Eloy commented: “No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the EAD10 plugged straight to my phone (using the device’s camera to record the video). This album was recorded without a click track, which means that the tempo is volatile.”Continue reading


A New Documentary Pays Tribute to Andre Matos (Angra) One Year After His Death


A new documentary pays tribute to Andre Matos and reveals both his artistry and his life away from the stage. Matos, founder of the bands’ Viper, Angra, Shaman, and Symfonia, owner of a huge musical legacy. Matos passed away tragically young on June 8th, 2019 at just 47 years old. To comfort the hearts of all the fans and friends of the unforgettable musician, especially in the Brazilian metal scene, Regis Tadeu and Paulo Baron has now released a three-episode documentary about him, a new and very special material, which is already available on YouTube. Episode one is live now and more episodes will be released soon.

Testimonials come from a who’s who names such as Alberto Rionda, Alírio Netto, Andre “Zaza” Hernandes, Drico Mello, Eloy Casagrande, Fabio Lione, Felipe Machado, Guilherme Canaes, Ivan Busic, Kiko Loureiro, Luis Mariutti, Patrick Nicholas Korb, Paulo Baron, Penélope Nova, Marcello Pompeu, Rafael Bittencourt, Regis Tadeu, Rogerio Rossato, Roy Z, Timo Tolkki and Yves Passarell. Everyone on the list was curated, they are friends who really knew Andre Matos in detail.

For example, MTV presenter and ex-vj Penélope Nova was Andre’s girlfriend for a season. Guilherme Canaes was a sound engineer and one of the musician’s best friends during his time in the big bands and also during his solo career. Patrick Nicholas Korb is the videographer who recorded many moments of Andre Matos, and is also responsible for recording an old video with the testimony: “if I had to leave this world soon I would be happy”, widely broadcast on the internet on the time of the singer’s death.

Among the testimonies, it is also possible to know more details told by Paulo Baron and Kiko Loureiro about the possibility of Andre’s return with the band Angra for a very special and commemorative tour. The idea was already being worked out among the musicians, but that, unfortunately, did not happen. Interestingly, Baron had an appointment to meet Andre the same day he died.

“I prepared this documentary to show the more human side of my unforgettable friend Andre Matos, because the icon as a musician we all know that he was the best. We must show that in his most intimate side he was also the best”, comments Baron , who is also responsible for curating and pre-producing the videos.

 

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