Slipknot To Become Playable Characters In MOBA Video Game “Smite”

Fans will soon be able to play as members of Slipknot in the video game “Smite.” The group are expected to be part of the MOBA game’s battle pass, which will launch on May 17. A trailer for the collaboration can be found below. This news comes after Slipknot recently joined forces with The Sandbox to create the “Knotverse.”

Slipknot Team Up With The Sandbox To Create The “Knotverse”

Slipknot have joined forces with The Sandbox to create the “Knotverse.” The Web3 home will include exclusive experiences, concerts, etc. within the metaverse.

The following was said about the venture in a press release:

“The collaboration brings together innovators in their respective fields to create a one-of-a-kind meeting place for heavy music culture in the metaverse. KNOTVERSE will host Web3 experiences curated by Knotfest and Slipknot specifically for the culture. The KNOTVERSE roadmap will see unique NFTs and generative collections, plus metaverse concerts, gaming experiences, fan experiences, unique collaborations, wearables and much much more. It will ultimately offer fans of the heavy culture utility through unique access to new music, IRL events, festival experiences, merchandise, gear, masks, and more.”

Percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan also commented:

“When I started playing Quake online in 1999 and Minecraft in 2011, it was another level. But at the time, I couldn’t have Sid scratching next to me, I couldn’t offer visual art to fans. All we could do together was play the game. But little ideas like that are not only possible now, they barely scratch the surface. We are listening, we are watching, and we are going where our fans are leading us. And if you don’t understand or you’re worried, know that we’re going to help bring our fans along. We are getting in this for all of us, with all of us, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have coming up.”

Sébastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, added:

“We’re proud to welcome Slipknot and Knotfest as the first heavy music band to open a home for their community in The Sandbox open metaverse. We’re building the future of digital expression and social interactions and this partnership invites a diverse, freethinking new audience to experience the benefits of true ownership where any Slipknot NFT can be used not only in The Sandbox but on any other compatible platform.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Stops Winnipeg Concert To Direct Paramedics To Injured Fan

While Slipknot were performing at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Monday (April 11), Corey Taylor had to put the show on pause after a fan got injured in the pit. You can see footage of the frontman directing paramedics to the concertgoer below:

Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Added To Knotfest Finland

More bands have been added to this year’s Knotfest Finland. The event will take place in Turku, Finland on August 12-13 and it will now feature the following:

August 12: Nightwish, Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Stam1na, Lähiöbotox, and Huora.

August 13: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Cradle Of Filth, TesseracT, Blind Channel, Moon Shot, and Stoned Statues.

Slipknot Teasing The “Knotverse”

It looks like Slipknot may be getting ready to enter the Metaverse. The band recently took to social media to share a teaser for something they are calling the “Knotverse.” The cryptic clip was also accompanied by the caption: “Probably nothing….” Notably, The Sandbox, a “community-driven platform where creators can monetize voxel ASSETS and gaming experiences on the blockchain,” also shared a teaser with the same caption.

Meshuggah, Cattle Decapitation, Etc. Added To “Knotfest Germany”

Several more bands have been added to this year’s “Knotfest Germany.” The event will take place at Rudolf Weber-Arena Open Air & Indoor in Oberhausen, Germany on July 30 and it will now feature: Slipknot, In Flames, Ghostemane, Meshuggah, Malevolence, and Cattle Decapitation.

Former Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Excluded From The Grammys’ “In Memoriam” Segment

Sadly, the late Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) was left out of the Grammy Awards‘ televised “In Memoriam” segment last night (April 3). The drummer, who was among the members of Slipknot to accept their Grammy award for “Before I Forget” in 2006, joins a long list of metal icons who were snubbed over the years including: Pantera’s Vinnie Paul Abbott, Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, GWAR‘s Dave Brockie, and more. However, Jordison was mentioned on, along with Jon Zazula (Megaforce Records), Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Jeff LaBar (Cinderella), Mike Howe (Metal Church), etc., who were all snubbed on TV as well.

Slipknot’s Sid Wilson Discusses Undergoing Treatment For Meniscus Tears In His Knees

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Slipknot’s Sid Wilson revealed that he has been suffering from meniscus tears in his knees. The DJ recently received treatment for the injuries in Los Angeles.

Wilson said the following [via Loudwire]:

“…Just recently I’ve been making trips to Los Angeles and getting treatment on my knees. My knees have gotten very degenerative with over the years from all of the dancing and jumping off of high objects and landing on my feet — all of that [stuff] people are familiar with.

I have a meniscus tear in my left knee and a multi-angular meniscus tear in my right knee, which means it’s like spider web tears. So there’s several tears going in all different directions. And I started doing what’s called a Regenicin treatment, which is usually done by the same people who do stem cell treatment.

What they do is take my blood and then they take the blood cells, activate them into repair mode and then inject them back into the joint where the problem is happening. It’s just really long needles and they go all the way into the center of my knee when they inject this. I’m on my second stage of the treatment now and when I go back to Los Angeles here in about a week or so, I’m going to have three more treatments done. There’s a lot of physio that happens with that too. I’m a being rebuilt like the bionic man.”

Watch Slipknot Perform “Snuff” For First Time Since 2012 & “Dead Memories” For First Time Since 2016

During Slipknot’s March 16 show at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND, the band played “Snuff” and “Dead Memories” live for the first time in years. “Snuff” previously hadn’t been performed live since 2012, while “Dead Memories” previously hadn’t been performed live since 2016. You can find fan-filmed footage of those tracks below:

Slipknot Officially Confirm Tortilla Man’s Identity

Slipknot have officially confirmed the identity of their mystery percussionist “Tortilla Man.” As previous rumors suggested, the musician is none other than Michael Pfaff (Dirty Little Rabbits). Along with this news, the band also announced a Reddit AMA session with Pfaff.