Slipknot Postpone “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

Slipknot have postponed their inaugural “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. The band commented:

“We previously shared that Knotfest at Sea would be postponed from August 2020 to August 2021. Due to unforeseen scheduling factors since then, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Knotfest at Sea for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of the Knotfest at Sea community, this decision was not made easily. All currently booked guests will receive a full refund. While there are no immediate plans for Knotfest at Sea we do hope to get together again in the future. Join the Knotfest at Sea email list to stay in the loop with any future sailings by visiting knotfestatsea.com/mailinglist.”

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.”

Slipknot Announce Rescheduled Dates For Knotfest Japan

Slipknot have officially announced the new dates for Knotfest Japan. The event will take place on January 10-11, 2021 at the Makuhari Messe near Tokyo, Japan and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

January 10: Slipknot, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, Marilyn Manson, Coldrain, Crossfaith, Suicide Silence, Fear, And Loathing In Las Vegas, Noisemaker, Crazy N’ Sane, Praise, Mahousyoujo Ni Naritai, Paledusk, and The Sixth Lie.

January 11: Slipknot, Man With A Mission, Anthrax, BABYMETAL, Survive Said The Prophet, Mari Hamada, A Crowd Of Rebellion, The Kanmuri, The Winking Owl, Ailiph Doepa, and Band-Maid.

School Of Rock Students To Perform On Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

School Of Rock are teaming up with Sixthman and Modern Drummer to give students a chance to perform during Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature performances from: Slipknot, Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. School Of Rock students will perform multiple times during the cruise and Modern Drummer are also planning to offer them prizes and exclusive features both online and in print. Rob Price, CEO of School Of Rock, commented:

“As the leading music education company in the world, School Of Rock is always seeking to provide the most aspirational experiences for students. We have afforded our students the opportunity to play on some of the biggest stages — on land and now at sea. This partnership with Sixthman and Modern Drummer fuels our mission to enrich lives through music.”

Slipknot Recruit Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Etc. For “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature two headlining sets from Slipknot as well as performances from: Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. On top of that, the cruise will also include a live Q&A with members of Slipknot, a Sid DJ/MC set, a Corey Taylor solo set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown (limited capacity), a signing with Mick Thomson (limited capacity), a drum workshop with Jay Weinberg, a bass clinic with VMan, and 20 years of Slipknot memorabilia showcased throughout the ship. More info can be found HERE.

BABYMETAL, Suicide Silence, Etc. Added To 2020 Knotfest Japan

More bands have been added to next year’s Knotfest Japan. The event will take place on March 20-21 at the Makuhari Messe near Tokyo, Japan and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

March 20: Slipknot, Man With A Mission, Anthrax, BABYMETAL, Survive Said The Prophet, and Mari Hamada.

March 21: Slipknot, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, Marilyn Manson, Coldrain, Trivium, Crossfaith, Suicide Silence, and Fear, And Loathing In Las Vegas.

Slipknot Announce First-Ever Knotfest UK

Slipknot have announced that the first-ever Knotfest UK will be held at The National Bowl in Milton Keynes, UK on August 22. The lineup for the event is expected to be revealed early next year.

Trivium, Crossfaith, Etc Added To 2020 Knotfest Japan

More bands have been added to next year’s Knotfest Japan. The event will take place on March 20-21 at the Makuhari Messe near Tokyo, Japan and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

March 20: Slipknot, Man With A Mission, Anthrax, and Survive Said The Prophet.

March 21: Slipknot, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, Marilyn Manson, Trivium, Crossfaith, and Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.

Slipknot Announce “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

Slipknot will be launching their own metal cruise called “Knotfest At Sea” next year. The event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will set sail from Barcelona, Spain on August 10, before returning on August 14. Slipknot will play two headlining sets on the cruise. Further artists and other onboard experiences will be announced at a later date. More info can be found at knotfestatsea.com.

Slipknot, Korn, & Anthrax Set For 2020 Knotfest Japan

The first three bands have been revealed for next year’s Knotfest Japan. The event will take place on March 20-21 at the Makuhari Messe near Tokyo, Japan and it will feature headlining sets from Slipknot both nights. Anthrax will also perform on the first day and Korn will perform on the second day.