Slipknot Turn Official Knotfest Website Into A Rock/Metal Hub Featuring News And Exclusive Content

Slipknot have announced that Knotfest.com has been converted into a new rock/metal hub. The website will now feature a variety of things including “news, exclusive interviews, performances, merchandise and more.”

The following was said in a press release:

“Slipknot and the team behind their Knotfest brand have today revealed that Knotfest.com has been re-imagined to create a global multi-media hub for news, exclusive interviews, performances, merchandise and more dedicated to covering the very best of art, music, culture and media for fans of heavy culture.

To celebrate the launch in explosive fashion and marking what would have been the kick-off weekend of the highly anticipated Knotfest Roadshow US tour, Knotfest.com will be hosting an exclusive Knotfest Roadshow streaming event this Friday, May 29th at 3pm PDT.

This special online event will be hosted by Beez and feature exclusive concert streams and interviews with Slipknot, Underoath and Code Orange. In addition, a limited Slipknot Knotfest Roadshow merch drop will be available here for 72 hours only (starting Friday morning), featuring the tour merch collection that would have been sold this summer, while strictly limited Knotfest merch is available now here.

Slipknot will be streaming their 2019 headline set from Graspop Festival in Belgium, filmed shortly before the band’s chart topping album, We Are Not Your Kind was released. It will preview with an exclusive interview with Clown conducted by Ryan J Downey.

Underoath will be streaming their performance from The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas from 2016 where they performed their seminal album, They’re Only Chasing Safety in full and will feature a portion of Ryan J. Downey‘s Deep Dive interview with Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain conducted by Ryan J Downey.

Code Orange will be streaming their ‘Last Ones Left: In Fear of the End’ performance that originally aired on Twitch back in March to launch their critically acclaimed album, Underneath and will feature a portion of Clown’s Electric Theater chat with frontman Jami Morgan.

The newly re-imagined Knotfest.com will be a fan-centered platform, created by artists for their fans. Dedicated to expanding the rock and metal genres and providing a one-stop destination showcasing the very best the culture has to offer from emerging bands you need to hear, right through to the biggest and most established artists.

Knotfest.com will capture all facets of the culture across visual, audio and written media. Bringing fans an elevated, unfiltered media experience directly from their favorite artists through exclusive think-pieces, curated playlists, playthroughs and more.

The highlight of this artist created content will be the brand new audio interview series, The Electric Theater hosted by Clown – a weekly, laid back conversation featuring discourse with the world’s most interesting people. The first episode is live now and features Jami Morgan of Code Orange, check it out here.

Building on the success of the weekly concert streaming series (which has already reached 18 million fans so far), Knotfest.com will be launching several exclusive web-series from top content creators from within the genre. These include

Mosh Talks hosted by Beez
A weekly hard rock chat show with guest interviews spotlighting artist news, tours, new album exclusives and more. Beez is widely regarded as the foremost multi-media rock and metal journalist of his generation. Originally from the UK, he has worked for prestigious magazine titles such as Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound, programmed and presented original content on hard rock TV station, Scuzz TV (including the hugely popular Scuzz Meets interview series), hosted the world famous Download Festival and in 2015, launched the critically acclaimed rock and metal podcast, That’s Not Metal.

Mosh Talks will air every Tuesday. Watch the first episode featuring Matt Heafy, Halestorm, Ice Nine Kills, Loathe and Irist here.

The Deep Dive hosted by Ryan J Downey
Longtime journalist Ryan J Downey presents the Deep Dive, featuring in-depth conversations focused on unique aspects of careers, culture, and collectibles. Downey has worked as writer, editor, correspondent, and producer for MTV News, Marvel, Billboard, and the Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets. He is the host of the MI Conversation Series and founder of the PopCurse podcast network, as well as a longtime artist manager in the rock, metal, and punk genres.

The Deep Dive will air every Thursday. The series kicks off this week with Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath.

The Downbeat With Craig Reynolds
The popular podcast hosted by Craig Reynolds, drummer of Stray From The Path, now has a new home. The show features long-form interview hangs with a variety of Craig’s fellow musicians and friends.

You can catch the first Knotfest episode of The Downbeat with Alessandro “VMan” Venturella here.

Knotfest.com launches today with articles and interviews from August Burns Red, Body Count, Black Dahlia Murder and more with essential albums and playlists curated by Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage and Mark Holcomb of Periphery. Knotfest.com has also launched 5 new original playlists to showcase the very best from the extensively diverse world of rock and metal –

Tribe Leaders – The biggest tracks from the biggest bands right now.
New Flesh – Keeping you up to speed with the best new releases.
All Out Workout – Your ultimate workout companion.
Heavy Quarantine – A soundtrack for these unprecedented times featuring tracks from your favorite artists
Pulse of the Maggots – Showcasing the best emerging talent and where you’ll find your new favorite band.

With plenty more exciting additions still to be unveiled, Knotfest.com looks forward to awakening your senses through this amazing culture we’ve all built together.”

Godsmack, W.A.S.P., Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. Added To Knotfest Meets Forcefest

More bands have been added to Knotfest Meets Forcefest. The event will take place at Parque Deportivo Oceanía in Mexico City on November 30 – December 1 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

Knotfest (November 30):

Slipknot
Godsmack
Evanescence
Bullet For My Valentine
311
Papa Roach
Behemoth
Carcass
Stratovarius
Nothing More
Suicidal Tendencies
Of Mice & Men
Cherry Bombs
Chelsea Grin
Belphegor
The Bronx
Cemican
Okalacas
Tanus
Here Comes The Kraken
Carajo
Clandestino
The Suffering
Stone Leek
Matherya
Never Again
Headcrusher
Arcadia Libre
Las Poker
Proyect46
Parazit
Kaizan
Hate Bullets
Gore And Carnage
Torcido Monkey Dream
Dethdealers
AFX
Rejexion
Hankside

Forcefest (December 1):

Rob Zombie
W.A.S.P.
In Flames
Accept
Saxon
Ghostemane
Testament
La Castaneda
Exodus
Total Chaos
Cherry Bombs
Mortuary
La Lupita
Especimen
Transmetal
Kenny y Los Electricos
Strike Master
Thell Barrio
Acidez
Jet Jaguar
Koyi K Utho
Perpetual Warfare
Colectivo Suicida
Obesity
Kilkrops
The Legion Of Hetheria
Latino
Next
Makina
Tamadre
Deathmask
Rebel Ryder
Tulkas
Beneath The Horror
Nexus
Bluejays
Prophets For Minerva
Point Decster

Evanescence, Accept, Behemoth, Etc. Added To Knotfest Meets Forcefest

More bands have been added to Knotfest Meets Forcefest. The event will take place at Parque Deportivo Oceanía in Mexico City on November 30 – December 1 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 30 (Knotfest): Slipknot, Evanescence, Behemoth, Carcass, Suicidal Tendencies, Chelsea Grin, Tanus, Jet Jaguar, Latino, and Rejexion.

December 1 (Forcefest): Rob Zombie, Accept, Saxon, Testament, Exodus, Strike Master, Next, Tamadr3, Cicuta , Feed The Vulture, and Rebel Ryder.

Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Etc. Set For Knotfest Meets Hellfest

Slipknot’s Knotfest will be teaming up with Hellfest for a “Knotfest Meets Hellfest” mini-festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 20, one day before Hellfest Open Air officially kicks off. The following bands will perform: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Ministry, Sick Of It All, Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Powerwolf, Behemoth, and Amaranthe. Slipknot commented:

“As you know, owners of three-day passes are more likely to come on Thursday in Clisson. Delighted by these 10 exceptional names, Hellfest has agreed to lend its main stages to allow fans to enjoy another mini-festival. Best of all, we hope that this bonus initiative will make you happy and that you will keep enough energy to follow the three days of Hellfest. All hope is not gone. See you in Hell!”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Discusses The Possibility Of Expanding Knotfest

During an appearance on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) The Jasta Show, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked about the possibility of expanding Knotfest to a 20-30 date tour. He responded by saying “it’s definitely something [they’re] thinking about.”

Taylor said the following:

“It’s definitely something we’re thinking about and it’s one of the reasons why we built it the way we have. For us it was about the foundation of the brand itself. It was making sure that this was something that we could continue to build up. You don’t want to go from zero to a million.

So, it’s something that we’re definitely thinking about—certain spots in America—making ‘Knotfest‘ dates. And, this is important, we’re not afraid to take it away for a year and then bring it back.

That’s what people don’t understand. It’s not completely gone, ’cause we’re doing the one in Colombia. But, it doesn’t have to be a yearly thing.

Do it one country one year, do it in a couple other countries the next year. It doesn’t have to be something like that so you’re constantly, constantly stabilizing your brand and making money and doing something cool… And you’re also creating supply and demand.”

[via The PRP]

Knotfest Pop-Up Store To Launch In Los Angeles, CA Next Week

A Knotfest pop-up store will be opening at The Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on October 30. The store will feature merch, discounted tickets, and more, with members of Slipknot expected to make an appearance. This year’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest will be held in San Bernardino, CA on November 4-5. Slipknot will not be performing.

Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Prophets Of Rage, Marilyn Manson, Etc. Set For 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. The event will take place at the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds on November 4-5, with Ozzfest set for day one and Knotfest set for day two.

Sharon Osbourne said the following:

“’Ozzfest Meets Knotfest‘ is coming back for another round. Last year we had over 75,000 people attend and we have another great lineup this year with Ozzy’s first solo show in L.A. in more than six years. This is not just another show…it’s ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest‘! And this year’s event means the world to me as we’ll be amongst friends like Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Marilyn Manson and Stone Sour…it’s going to be another amazing weekend.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) added:

“‘Knotfest‘ was never supposed to be exclusively about Slipknot. It was always about the things that fueled the spirit of Slipknot: music, art, passion, insanity, and the tribes that give it power. So it would make sense for Knotfest to carry on these ideas, even without Slipknot.

Because these things are the gasoline of creativity, and there’s plenty to go around, with plenty of great bands, acts and things to see. Teaming up again with Ozzfest means another weekend of the biggest, baddest, loudest and best. I hope you all will join us; it’s going to be (sic).”

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan also commented:

“It’s that incredible time again where Ozzfest and Knotfest meet up to bring all music fans together for two days of Rock and Roll. Let’s not forget the beautiful culture we are involved in and the history that is being written. Join the true passion of our concepts. I’ll see you there. Stay (sic).”

Ozzfest Lineup (November 4):

Main Stage:

Ozzy Osbourne
Prophets Of Rage
Deftones
Chidlren Of Bodom
Orange Goblin

Second Stage:

Kreator
Baroness
High On Fire
Iron Reagan
1349
Havok
Kyng
Tombs
Night Demon
Thrown Into Exile

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage:

Possessed
Suffocation
Fallujah
Rings Of Saturn

Knotfest Lineup (November 5):

Main Stage:

Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Stone Sour
Eighteen Visions
Prayers

Second Stage:

Testament
Life Of Agony
The Black Dahlia Murder
Upon A Burning Body
Goatwhore
Death Angel
Code Orange
Oni
Stitched Up Heart
DED

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage:

Repulsion
Exhumed
Warbringer
Ghoul

Brujeria Added To Ozzfest Meets Knotfest/Armored Saint, Havok, Exmortus, & Thrown Into Exile Booked For Kickoff Party

Brujeria have been added to Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, which is set to take place at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA on September 24-25. The band’s set will take place on September 24. In other news, Armored Saint, Havok, Exmortus, and Thrown Into Exile have been booked for the kickoff party on September 23.

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As if the inaugural pairing of OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST–the biggest metal festival in North America EVER–wasn’t enough…campers for this double-header music and lifestyle weekend like no other on the planet will now get the bonus of an exclusive free Friday night camping kick-off party. The September 23 pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from @theArmoredSaint, @HAVOKbandofficial, @Exmortus_official and @ThrownIntoExile. VIP camping lines open at 4:00 PM, General camping load in begins at 5:00 PM. Doors to the Friday camping kick-off party at 7:00 PM with Live music set to kick off at 8:00 PM and end at 11:00pm Camping Tickets Available at http://bit.ly/OzKnotCamp Tickets to Ozzfest Meets Knotfest http://bit.ly/OzKnotTix The updated line-up for #OZZFEST on Sat Sept 24th is as follows: LEMMY STAGE: @BlackSabbath, Disturbed, @Megadeth, @OpethOfficial, Black Label Society, and @RivalSons. SECOND STAGE: @SuicidalTendencies, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Goatwhore, Huntress, and Allegaeon. @NuclearBlastUSA STAGE: Municipal Waste, Brujeria, Kataklysm, The Shrine, and Still Rebel.

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Allegaeon Added To Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Allegaeon have been added to Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, which is set to take place at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA on September 24-25. The band’s set will take place on September 24.