Slipknot (US metal band)

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Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in September 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its 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 2011–14 by former guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison left the band on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter because he wanted to focus on his marriage. The band is now touring with replacement musicians Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2015 the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Shawn Crahan; the other remaining members of Slipknot have been members since the release of the band's 1999 eponymous debut.

Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band rapidly rose to success following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, made the band more popular. After a brief hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), before going on another hiatus and returning in 2008 with its fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. After another long hiatus, Slipknot released its fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, in 2014. The band has released a live album titled 9.0: Live, a compilation album titled Antennas to Hell, and four live DVDs. In 2015, Slipknot headlined the Download Festival in the UK for the third time.

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Discography

Album

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 10

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 2
2005 9.0: Live 3.25 4
2006 Voliminal: Inside the Nine 1
2010 (sic)nesses 1
Disasterpieces 0

Single

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

Other

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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