Slipknot (US metal band)

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Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in September 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several line-up changes in their early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Paul Gray, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, Shawn Crahan, Chris Fehn and Joey Jordison. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced from 2011 to 2014 by former guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison departed from the band on December 12, 2013. The reason for this is still debated. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter as he wanted to focus on getting married. The band is now touring with replacement musicians Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, the only founding member left in the current lineup is percussionist Shawn Crahan, however, all of the other remaining members in the band have been a part of it since their 1999 eponymous debut.

Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band enjoyed a somewhat meteoric rise to success following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, further increased the band's popularity. After a brief hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), before going on another hiatus and returning in 2008 with their fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. After a longer hiatus, Slipknot released their fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, in 2014. Additionally, the band has released a live album, 9.0: Live, a compilation album, Antennas to Hell, and four live DVDs. In 2015, the band headlined the UK's biggest hard rock and metal festival, Download Festival, for the third time.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. 2 1
1999 Slipknot 4.4 21
2001 Iowa 3.6 7
2004 Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 4.15 13
2008 All Hope Is Gone 3.5 5
2014 .5: The Gray Chapter 5 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 Antennas to Hell 4

Album + Demo

Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Demo Tape 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Disasterpieces 1
2005 9.0: Live 3.25 4
2006 Voliminal: Inside the Nine 1
2010 (sic)nesses 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Spit It Out 3
1999 Wait and Bleed 3 5
2001 Left Behind 3
2002 My Plague (New Abuse mix) 4
2004 Duality 6
2004 Vermilion 8
2008 All Hope Is Gone 1
2008 Psychosocial 5 4
2008 Dead Memories 2
2009 Sulfur 2
2014 The Negative One 1
2014 The Devil in I 1
2014 Custer 1
2014 Sarcastrophe 1
2014 AOV 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1998 1998 Demo Tape 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Maximum Slipknot: The Unauthorised Biography of Slipknot 3

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
2010 Greatest Hits 1

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