Formed 1995.

US metal band

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Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in their early days, the band consisted of nine members for the greater part of their tenure: Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. However, the death of Paul Gray on May 24, 2010 and the departure of Joey Jordison on December 12, 2013, left the band with seven remaining members. Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive music style, and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to success following the release of their self-titled debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album Iowa further increased the band's popularity. After breaking for their first hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and once again in 2008 with their fourth album All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200. Slipknot will release their fifth studio album and first in 6 years on October 21, 2014 titled .5: The Gray Chapter. Additionally, the band has released one live album, 9.0: Live, one compilation album, Antennas to Hell, as well as four live DVDs.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Antennas to Hell: The Best of Slipknot

    Antennas to Hell: The Best of Slipknot 2012

    Reviewed by Greg Moffitt
    Truly brilliant best-of collection from the Des Moines metal misfits.
  2. Review of Iowa - 10th Anniversary Edition

    Iowa - 10th Anniversary Edition 2011

    Reviewed by Ian Winwood
    Tenth anniversary edition of Midwest nightmares’ fabulously unpleasant second LP.
  3. Review of Volume 3: (The Subliminal Verses)

    Volume 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 2004

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    This is a fascinating, moving, beautiful record. If Slipknot carry on making albums as...
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