SLIPKNOT planning to commemorate their 1999 debut album with a number of live shows
Hold onto your masks, folks, because SLIPKNOT have some possible plans to celebrate their debut album.
The masked metal maestros are looking at maybe performing a number of shows around the globe in honor of their first-ever album, released way back in 1999. It’s almost like SLIPKNOT are saying, “Hey, we’re not just about the future, we’re also masters of time travel!”
Corey Taylor, the powerhouse vocalist and wearer of countless hats (or masks, rather), spilled the beans during an interview with Chaoszine while backstage at Copenhagen’s Copenhell festival.
Speaking about his schedule for 2024, Taylor said: “Right now, SLIPKNOT‘s kind of wrapping up a little bit. Next year, I know we’re talking about doing a handful of shows all over the world because it’s gonna be the 25th anniversary of the first album.” But he added: “Now, don’t quote me on that. Best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud. But that’s what we’re hinting at; it’s what we’re talking about.”
During the talk, Corey also praised SLIPKNOT‘s as-yet-named new member who recently replaced sampler and keyboardist Craig Jones, who left the band back on June 7.
“Obviously, any time you have a change like that, it makes you have to kind of lean into adversity a little bit,” he explained. “We took a little more time to kind of figure things out. [But] he’s a total musician… it took him a second to kind of find his way. But now he’s killing it; he’s really, really good.”
In 1999, like a lightning bolt wearing masks, the mighty SLIPKNOT burst onto the scene thanks to the good folks at Roadrunner Records. This monstrous creation of musical mayhem was so wildly adored by fans that it achieved the legendary status of being certified double platinum by the almighty Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).
But hold on to your maggot-filled hats, my friend, because before this official debut, SLIPKNOT had a secret weapon up their sleeve: the independently released “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” Yes, folks, it was a labor of love crafted way back in 1996, when Taylor hadn’t yet joined the crew. It’s like SLIPKNOT‘s hidden treasure, an artifact from a time when they were still brewing their cauldron of metal magic.