SLIPKNOT's 'Live At MSG' to be released on vinyl for first time
On August 18, SLIPKNOT‘s “Live At MSG”, which was originally made available as a bonus disc with the tenth-anniversary edition of “All Hope Is Gone” in 2018, will be released for the first time ever on vinyl to celebrate the 15th anniversary of “All Hope Is Gone”.
SLIPKNOT has always bent the world to its own collective will. One of countless examples occurred on February 5, 2009, when the band did what few could have predicted when they’d started: SLIPKNOT headlined the world’s most famous arena — Madison Square Garden. The band’s MSG set is now the stuff of legend, being on the heels of the band’s first No. 1 album in the U.S. (“All Hope Is Gone”), and only months before they would headline the U.K.’s Download festival for the first time. The New York City show was eight months and nine countries into the “All Hope Is Gone” world tour, and as such, their performance was ruthless and jaw-dropping, and a perfect document of the era for the band.
The “Live At MSG” vinyl release will feature new art by SLIPKNOT‘s percussionist and visual mastermind M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
The limited-edition, custom-colored vinyl was hand-selected by the band.
The variants are as follows:
* All Retail: Black
* Knotfest Exclusive 1: Coke Bottle Clear With Silver Splatter
* Knotfest Exclusive 2: Light Blue With Silver Splatter
* D2C Exclusive 1: Clear With Silver Splatter
* D2C Exclusive 2: Lemonade With Silver Splatter
* D2C 3: Black Ice With Silver Splatter
A1. (sic) (3:55)
A2. Eyeless (4:15)
A3. Wait And Bleed (2:44)
A4. Get This (4:28)
B1. Before I Forget (4:22)
B2. The Blister Exists (6:37)
B3. Dead Memories (4:03)
B4. Left Behind (3:28)
C1. Disasterpiece (5:09)
C2. Purity (6:26)
C3. Everything Ends (4:22)
C4. Psychosocial (5:41)
D1. Duality (5:26)
D2. People = Shit (4:10)
D3. Surfacing (4:49)
D4. Spit It Out (7:35)
There was never a band like SLIPKNOT, and there will never be another. Like a spore out of the Midwest, they’ve quietly bloomed into the most uncompromising, undeniable, and unique presence on the planet whose influence transcends genres and generations. Since sowing the seeds for revolution in Iowa during 1999, these musical outliers have captured a Grammy Award alongside 10 nominations, scored 12 platinum and 41 gold album certifications around the world, and logged over 8.5 billion global streams and 3.5 billion video views to date — unprecedented for a rock act in this generation or any other. Rolling Stone cited the seminal platinum-selling 2001 album “Iowa” among “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time,” while The Ringer attested, “They’re the most important heavy band of their era.” In addition to marking the group’s third consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200, their sixth full-length album, “We Are Not Your Kind”, bowed at #1 in twelve countries worldwide in 2019. Selling out shows on multiple continents, they deliver an irreplicable multi-sensory experience on tour and through their own festival Knotfest. With their seventh album “The End, So Far”, SLIPKNOT are back, and nothing will be the same again.
Last week, SLIPKNOT surprise-released a new EP called “Adderall”. The six-song effort contains alternate versions (no intro, rough demo and instrumental) of the title track, which originally appeared on last year’s “The End, So Far” album, along with the 2023 standalone single “Bone Church”, as well as non-album songs “Death March”, “Red Or Redder” and “Hard To Be Here”. Also newly released are music videos for “Memories (Adderall – Rough Demo)” and “Death March”, both directed by SLIPKNOT‘s founding member, percussionist and visual mastermind M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
“Adderall” track listing:
01. Death March
02. Adderall(No Intro)
03. Adderall (Rough Demo)
04. Red Or Redder
05. Adderall (Instrumental)
06. Hard To Be Here
Last year, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor told Rolling Stone about his inspiration for “Adderall”: “Everybody’s comparing it to RADIOHEAD and stuff like that, and I’m like, ‘All right, I don’t listen to RADIOHEAD, so that’s interesting.’ To me, I was kind of leaning into my inner David Gahan. I’m a massive DEPECHE MODE fan. That was just me kind of doing my impression of that, but I’ll take RADIOHEAD as well.”
“Bone Church” was surprise-released in February, along with a video piece titled “Yen – Director’s Cut (Bone Church)”, which found Crahan refreshing footage from the band’s “Yen” music video.
On Wednesday (June 7), SLIPKNOT announced that it had parted ways with longtime keyboardist Craig Jones. However, the post announcing Jones‘s exit from the group was quickly deleted and a photo was shared of the band’s apparent new member. The same unidentified person apparently appeared onstage behind the keyboards at during SLIPKNOT‘s performance at Austria’s Nova Rock festival.
During the Nova Rock concert, SLIPKNOT played two songs — “The Blister Exists” and “Purity” — for the first time in eight years. The band also performed “Liberate” for the first time since 2016 and “Yen”, a song from last year’s “The End, So Far” album, was aired for the very first time.
No reason was given for Jones‘s departure from SLIPKNOT.
Jones joined SLIPKNOT in early 1996, shortly after the band had finished the recording of its demo album “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” He was initially brought in to replace Donnie Steele, one of the two original guitarists, though he quickly moved on to the role of sampling and keyboards.
On Wednesday, SLIPKNOT also announced that percussionist Crahan would sit out some of the band’s upcoming tour dates so that he can stay home to support his wife “through some health issues”.
The “Death March” visual features nine dummy humans lined up against a wall before they get their heads get blown off one by one.
SLIPKNOT played their first shows with a mystery new member last week.
SLIPKNOT is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “The End, So Far”, which was released on September 30 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to “We Are Not Your Kind”, it is the band’s final record with Roadrunner after first signing with the rock and metal label in 1998.
Five months ago, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor once again shot down the rumor that the band would break up after the release of “The End, So Far”.
Ever since SLIPKNOT announced the title of its new LP in July, speculation had been rife that the name is a reference to the fact that the LP will mark the end of the band’s recording career.
Taylor, who turned 49 in December, addressed the rumor during an appearance on an episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. He said: “People have been talking about the end of SLIPKNOT since 2003, so it doesn’t really matter. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve had to straighten fans out, I’d have a shit-ton of nickels, let’s put it that way.
“Nothing sells albums like drama, let’s put it that way, and even drama that doesn’t even come from us; it just comes from the fans,” he continued. “But at the same time, I kind of started saying onstage… explaining what the title is. It’s the fact that it’s… It’s the end so far, which just means it’s the end of one era and the start of the next.