Hailing from the 'middle of nowhere'- Des Moines, Iowa – SLIPKNOT are a true phenomenon of modern Metal.Fortified with an arsenal of blistering music saturated with screams, drums, searing riffs, sampling, scratches and melody, Slipknot's music runs the scale from eerily thought-provoking to utterly terrifying. Already hailed as a landmark in Metal music, their self-titled debut has reached Platinum status in the UK , while their two most recent studio albums (‘Vol 3’ and ‘All Hope Is Gone’) have seen them blast straight into the UK Top 5 and commandeered headline slots at both the Download (2009) and Sonisphere (2011) Festivals.
On ‘Vol 3’ - the one the doubters said would never see the light of day - the band demonstrated their seemingly innate ability to connect with existing fans (affectionately dubbed "maggots") while pushing the limits of the genre in all directions. It went on to retain previous sales levels while many of their Nu-Metal peers faded away. ‘All Hope Is Gone’, co-produced by the band and Dave Fortman (Evanesence) addied a perspective, freshness and depth to the band that only three years apart can bring.
However, it’s second album ‘Iowa’ (2001) that arguably was Slipknot’s boldest statement.t. Heavier and even more uncompromising than their debut and dripping with anger and hate it hit the top spot in the UK album charts (shipping Gold on release) , relegating the much-hyped Strokes to the runners-up slot.Still many “maggot’s favourite album , the band capped it’s release with a debut sold-out UK Arena tour (captured here on this release’s bonus disc). The package also includes brand new artwork and a bonus DVD with a 60-minute documentary crafted by Clown vividly recounting the madness of &a