Slipknot’s Major Label Debut Album Turns 25

Slipknot’s iconic major label debut, their second album overall, the self-titled Slipknot album was released on June 29th, 1999, twenty-five years ago. While the band’s building blocks can be heard on 1996’s Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. (-ismist Records), the band we know today was built here on this album. Produced by Ross Robinson, Slipknot is the first album from the band to feature Corey Taylor. The band exploded on the scene in 1999 in a national and then international sense, immediately earning an army of fans, starting out on a relentless 2-year tour that saw them begin Ozzfest 1999 on the side stage, eventually graduating to the main stage. The band, which has already played its first few gigs of 2024, will celebrate 25 years of this album on a world tour, as well as Knotfest Iowa and other events, and merch drops for 2024 and 2025. Enjoy some Slipknot content from Ghost Cult and jam out to the tunes now. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Slipknot – “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” Turns 20

The album that would become Slipknot’s third album, and the crucial masterpiece in their history, almost didn’t happen at all. Between the hard-fought success of Iowa (Roadrunner Records), the well-documented interpersonal relationship issues between the nine band members, rising fame and pressure, side bands like Stone Sour, To My Surprise, and Murderdolls, and “off the field issues,” you couldn’t blame this band if they imploded totally around this time. However, overcoming themselves and all of these obstacles; Slipknot’s Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Versus) (a great pun on Salman Rushdie’s controversial book, The Satanic Verses,  is one of their best albums, along with their debut might be their finest hour. It is certainly their biggest hit album on a lot of levels. It yielded six singles and as we like to say on the Glacially Musical podcast (where we reviewed this album), an album has a bunch of singles if it’s selling and the band is doing well on tour. Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 105: Slipknot Discography: Pt. 2 “Iowa” – If You’re 555 I’m 666


Arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Slipknot is the subject of our current series.  Episode 2 of 4 picks up the band following the release of their game-changing debut, from Ozzfest side-stage opener to headlining over legends in just a year, followed by the release of their second album, Iowa (Roadrunner Records).

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 103: Slipknot Discography: Part 1 – From a Larva to a Maggot


Kicking off a new series on arguably the biggest metal band in the world  Slipknot! Episode 1 of 4 takes the band from their formation out of the mire of the Iowa metal and rock scene in the early 1990s, forming the “classic” line-up, working with Ross Robinson signing with Roadrunner Records , comparisons to Mushroomhead, to releasing the the epic debut album in 1999!    

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Slipknot Honors The Five-Year Anniversary of “.5:The Gray Chapter” Album

In a message on social media. Slipknot has marked the fifth anniversary of their last album, .05: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner Records) from 2014. M. Shawn Crahan, aka Clown or #6 wrote the post that marked the difficult chapter in the bands’ history that saw the death of band co-founder Paul Gray in 2019 and the firing of drummer Joey Jordison in 2013. The image on the post features alternate artwork for that album. Continue reading

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Pens a Loving Tribute to Paul Gray Who Died Nine Years Ago Today

Paul Gray was a co-founder of Slipknot and was an integral part of their writing team on their first few albums. He passed away from an overdose on this day, May 24th in 2010 and left a void in the band that cannot be understated. Today in an article republished by Kerrang, Corey Taylor recorded his favorite memories of Paul and his contribution to the band and his impact on Corey personally. Read the article and check out some Slipknot clips with Paul below. RIP Paul. Continue reading

Late Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray’s Family Settles Lawsuit In Wrongful Death Case


When Slipknot co-founder and bassist Paul Gray died of a drug overdose in 2010, a shockwave was felt in the metal community. The family of Paul has been dealing with the aftermath recently due to an ongoing wrongful death lawsuit case that was just settled for an undisclosed amount, ahead of going to trial this week. Continue reading