What is the history of Slipknot?

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in September 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray.

Who is the 9th member of Slipknot?

Soon after, DJ Sid Wilson was recruited as the band’s ninth member after showing great interest and impressing band members. In late June, Slipknot received a $500,000, seven-album deal, from Roadrunner Records; the band signed the deal publicly on July 8, 1998.

What is Slipknot’s’tattered and torn’clothing line?

The clothing line, ‘Tattered and Torn’, was launched by the band Slipknot in 2008 and runs as an imprint of Bravado, a company that runs the band’s merchandising. While the band recognize that their merchandise is their biggest revenue income, they insist Tattered and Torn is more than just band merchandising.

How many people have died at Slipknot live concerts?

Thanks to a cruel twist of fate, at least three people have reportedly died at Slipknot’s live shows over the years. As Blabbermouth tells us, a 21-year-old student from Michigan died after going into cardiac arrest while attending a Slipknot concert in 2005.

What are Slipknot’s songs about?

Slipknot’s lyrics are generally very aggressive; they sometimes include profanity while exploring themes such as darkness, nihilism, anger, disaffection, love, misanthropy, and psychosis. They often draw upon topics including the music industry, politics, personal strife, and reflection, among others.

What was Slipknot’s first album in 6 years?

In July 2014, Slipknot began releasing teasers for the new album on the band’s website and social media using cryptic messages and gory imagery. “The Negative One”, the band’s first song in six years, was released on August 1; it was accompanied by a music video directed by Crahan that was released four days later.