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


ALBUM REVIEW: Slipknot – The End, So Far


From the sublime to the ridiculous, Slipknot have been criticised for many things over the years, but playing it safe is one accusation that rarely arises. While it’s true the Iowan nine-piece possess a patented, signature sound, it’s also clear they’ve never been afraid to take chances, pushing the envelope at every turn. Even on their 1996 full-length demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot were taking risks. Risks that led to the reward of a major label deal and a hugely successful career built on a foundation of unpredictability. 

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CONCERT REVIEW: Knotfest Roadshow – Slipknot – Killswitch Engage – Fever 333 – Code Orange Live at DTE Energy Music Theatre


Entering DTE Energy Music Theatre was like walking into a theme park. There is a reason why it was rated first in the world for Pollstar’s 2019 year’s end rankings. Last weekend an army of black shirts with dyed hair walked through the outdoor amphitheater’s large gates. The late afternoon was pregnant with the infancy of Autumn which carried a refreshing crispness in the air. The tingly weather placed the multitude of concert goers in a rambunctious mood.  The well-groomed music venue is accompanied with exceptional landscaping and pretty restaurants that set a peaceful tone which would be greatly contradicted with the night of mayhem ahead. Slipknot was in town, and they brought the Knotfest Roadshow with them.  

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DJ Sid of Slipknot To Release New Solo Album Next Month


DJ Sid of SlipknotSidney George Wilson a.k.a., Sid Tha Kid, DJ Starscream, and #0 will release his new solo album next month, the second in a trilogy.∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ Vol. 2 (Sexcapades Of The Hopeless Robotic Vol. 2) on December 13. The effort will feature guest appearances by Killah Priest, Rome Fortune, DJ Q*bert, Bizzythowed, Deewillalien, Sluggo and Arius. The first album in the trilogy, ∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢, arrived in August 2018. Check out a preview Sid posted to Instagram below.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind


With everything Slipknot has been through in the last few years, you’d have thought they would have explored enough darkness and misery to last a lifetime, wanting to escape the cold expanse of unrelenting blackness with a renewed sense of optimism.

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Slipknot’s Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream Deathaus Films’ Horror Comedy “The Midnight Snack”


Slipknot’s DJ Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, plays the lead role of John in Deathaus Films‘ new offbeat horror/comedy project The Midnight Snack. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of The Midnight Snack and Wilson’s amazing transformation can be seen below. Sid’s numerous tattoos, including his trademark gas mask face tat, neck ink, and transformers hand tattoos were all covered by expert FX make-up artist and Face Off (SyFy) alumni Laney Chantal with Erica Bunny Armendariz. Sid is seen with dark brunette hair, very different from his distinct red mohawk, and is dressed in white and ’50s denim. Photos of Sid by Cami J Fatat.

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EXCLUSIVE: The ReAktion Release Their New Single – Sweetest Friends



The ReAktion continue to close in on the October release of their new album Similitude and have dropped another single. You can hear ‘Sweetest Friends’ below.
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EXCLUSIVE: The ReAktion Release New Video – Live Free Or Die, New Album Details


 

Chillean metal band The ReAktion have dropped a new video for their track ‘Live Free Or Die from their forthcoming studio album Similitude. You can watch it below: Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE: The ReAktion Release New Song – Not Afraid, New Album Details To Follow


Chilean metallers The ReAktion have dropped a new song, ‘Not Afraid’ from their highly anticipated new album, Similitude, coming later this year. You can hear the new song below:Continue reading