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]

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Slipknot & All That Remains May Tour Together Next Year Thanks To A Recent Twitter Conversation

Thanks to a Twitter conversation involving Corey Taylor and Phil Labonte, Slipknot and All That Remains may hit the road together next year. You can read that discussion below:

[via Alternative Press]

Slipknot Planning Deluxe Reissue Of “All Hope Is Gone”

During an interview with the Des Moines Register, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that the band are going to re-release “All Hope Is Gone” with bonus material to commemorate the effort’s 10th anniversary. He said the following:

“I’m in a band and I can’t stand that [“corporate” anniversary projects.] But now, I’m, like, ‘Wow.’ For instance, I’m working for ‘All Hope Is Gone’, …and what I’m doing is I’m using the stuff I would’ve never approved. Now I can look at it and go, ‘Wow. The fans need to see this.'”

Crahan also said the group may celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1999 self-titled debut album as well.

Slipknot Partner With “Slaughterhouse” Haunted Attraction In Des Moines, IA

Slipknot have partnered with the Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction in their hometown of Des Moines, IA. It will run from October 5 to October 31, and it will include memorabilia, as well as decor and themed actors inspired by the band. Guided tours, meet and greets, and more will also be featured.

Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.): “I’m Completely, One Hundred Percent Back, Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been”

Back in 2016, Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum, Vimic) revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot. Now, in the below interview with Metal Wani, the drummer said he is now “completely, one hundred percent back” and “stronger than [he has] ever been.”

Jordison said the following:

“I’m completely, one hundred percent back, stronger than I’ve ever been, and I’m not just saying that — that sounds like a cheesy fucking line; I understand. But it took me a long time, man, to recover and get my strength back, because I got hit with something that… I mean, I never felt anything like this.”

“We all know the flu, the common cold, all that type of stuff. This is nothing like that. I woke up one day and my back was completely on fire. Next thing, my legs were wobbly, next thing you know I collapsed — I lost my legs. It was the scariest fucking thing I’ve ever went through in my life, and I busted my ass, got the right trainers and I was not not gonna play drums again, because this is what I’m on earth for. I have a great lady that supported me and killer trainers.”

“Man, failure was not an option whatsoever, ’cause I’m here to play music — that’s what I’ve been put on earth for. I think, honestly, in a weird way, it was a life lesson more than anything, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I just was not gonna let this beat me.”

[via Metal Injection]

Corey Taylor On New Slipknot Album: “This Is ‘Iowa’ Levels Of Heavy”

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Corey Taylor offered an update on the new Slipknot album. According to him, the band are currently in the demo phase with 16 songs written, and the new material is “‘Iowa’ levels of heavy.”

Here’s what Taylor had to say:

“I have fantastic news. Some of you know, but I’ll just make it official right now: we are working on a new album. It’s only in the demo stages right now, however we have very serious, tentative plans – and I say that because the best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud – to go into the studio at the beginning of next year and get this fucker going.

We have 16 songs written right now, and they are fucking dangerous. I loved .5 [The Gray Chapter], but this album, to me, makes .5 look like nobody’s business. This is Iowa levels of heavy. And I have to go out and tour this shit at my age – I can feel those songs in my back! I am really, really excited about it, and I talk to the guys in Slipknot all the time. I talk to Clown either every day, or every other day.

I’ve been talking to Jim, V-man, Jay, Mick, Craig, Chris, Sid. We’re all really, really, really excited about this stuff, and it’s coming together really fucking well. So be prepared for 2019 – which, weirdly, is the 20th anniversary of our first album. Shit’s about to get fucking real again! So take that as you will.”