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Slipknot Tease New Drummer Ahead Of Sick New World Festival

Slipknot, the renowned masked metal band, have sparked intrigue and speculation among fans with a recent Instagram post that hints at the identity of their new drummer. As the band gears up for their first performance of the year at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas next month, this teaser comes at a pivotal moment, marking the initiation of rehearsals with a new member behind the drums. This update follows the departure of Jay Weinberg in November of last year, leaving fans curious about his successor.

The Instagram post, captioned “Rehearsal“, features an image of a broken drumstick lying on the ground—a subtle yet cryptic clue. Although the photo provides minimal information, eagle-eyed fans and internet sleuths have quickly pointed out the resemblance of the drumstick to those preferred by Eloy Casagrande, the acclaimed former drummer for Sepultura. Despite this connection, the drumstick, a Promark, is widely used, leaving room for speculation. Slipknot are known for their love of mystery, keeping fans on their toes with such ambiguous hints.

The anticipation is building for Slipknot’s headlining performance at the Sick New World Festival, which will not only unveil the new drummer but also kickstart the band’s 25th anniversary tour. This landmark tour promises to celebrate their storied career by featuring their iconic self-titled debut album played in its entirety.

Who do you think the new drummer is? Let us know!

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Slipknot Announce 25th Anniversary Arena Tour For 2024

In celebration of their 25th anniversary since the release of their self-titled debut album, Slipknot are set to storm through the UK and Europe on a special arena tour.

Clown, a founding member, shared his excitement about the upcoming tour, stating, “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since. The memories I have from all those times are life-changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25-year Anniversary tour to Europe and the UK. Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”

The tour kicks off on December 5th, 2024, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and includes iconic venues such as O2 Arena in London.

Direct support throughout the tour will come from Bleed From Within.

Presale tickets are scheduled to go live on December 13th at 9 am CET, featuring exclusive access for Live Nation and venue presales starting on Thursday, December 14th, 9 am CET. The general on-sale will open on December 15th at 9 am CET.

Check out all the tour dates and venues below:

  • Dec 5: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
  • Dec 6: Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
  • Dec 8: Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
  • Dec 9: Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
  • Dec 11: Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
  • Dec 12: Paris, France – Accorhotel Arena
  • Dec 14: Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
  • Dec 15: Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
  • Dec 17: Manchester, UK – Co-op Live Arena
  • Dec 18: Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
  • Dec 20: London, UK – O2 Arena
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Slipknot @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

Slipknot Part Ways With Drummer Jay Weinberg

In a surprising move, Slipknot have announced the departure of drummer Jay Weinberg, a crucial member of the band for the past ten years. Weinberg played on three studio albums and contributed significantly following Joey Jordison‘s exit in 2014.

Slipknot, known for their ever-evolving style, cited a creative decision for the separation, expressing gratitude to Weinberg for his contributions and wishing him the best:

This marks the second major lineup change for Slipknot this year, following the departure of sampler and keyboardist Craig ‘133’ Jones in June.

The band is scheduled to headline the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas on April 27th, 2024, alongside System Of A Down.

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Slipknot @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Slipknot’s Explosive Performance At Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome

Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome became a hub of metal mayhem as Slipknot decided to visit the venue for their The End, So Far European tour. With a reputation for delivering intense performances, the masked metal icons brought their signature chaos to the Dutch capital.

Prior to Slipknot‘s performance, the Amsterdam crowd was treated to two support acts, Nothing More and Sleep Token, who each brought their own unique style and energy to the stage.

First up was Nothing More. The Texas-based rockers wasted no time in grabbing the audience’s attention with their dynamic performance. Frontman Jonny Hawkins was decorated with the renowned body paint on his chest. Their set was a perfect warm-up, setting the stage for the intensity that was to follow.

Following Nothing More, the enigmatic collective known as Sleep Token took the stage and cast a spell over the Ziggo Dome. With their fusion of alternative rock and ambient metal, Sleep Token took the audience on a journey through uncharted musical realms. Their haunting melodies and atmospheric soundscapes created an aura of mystery, drawing listeners into their world. The band’s masked members channelled their emotions through their music. Sleep Token‘s performance was a captivating display of musical artistry and we can’t wait to see them again at Dutch festival Jera On Air.

Next up, it was time for the before-mentioned “masked metal icons” to unleash their unique brand of chaos upon the stage. And they did not disappoint.

From the very moment Slipknot exploded onto the stage (quite literally), the energy in the Dome reached an ultimate high. The crowd was bombarded with a ton of intense riffs and thunderous drums as the band opened with The Blister Exists.

As the night progressed, Slipknot‘s performance proved to be a complete sensory overload. The stage setup was impressive itself, featuring two high towers for ‘Clown‘ and ‘Tortilla Man‘ to carry out their drum skills on rain barrels. But it was the incorporation of pyrotechnics that truly elevated the concert experience. Flames erupted with fury, illuminating the stage and casting an otherworldly glow upon the crowd.

Slipknot‘s musicianship was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Frontman Corey Taylor‘s powerful vocals were once again a force to be reckoned with.

Throughout the set, the band showcased their versatility, seamlessly transitioning from tracks like Psychosocial and The Heretic Anthem to more introspective moments, such as the haunting Snuff and Purity. Slipknot‘s ability to balance brutality with emotional depth was truly a testament to their artistry.

Of course, all the hits couldn’t be missed. Wait And Bleed, The Devil In I, Duality, they were all there.

As the final notes of Til We Die, played from tape, resonated through the Ziggo Dome, Slipknot left the stage with a lasting impact that will stay in the hearts of their fans for years to come. Slipknot‘s tireless energy, combined with their flawless musicianship and mesmerizing stage presence, ensured that this night in Amsterdam would be carved into the memories of all who bore witness.

Check out some of the photos we took below and share your experience with us!

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Slipknot Part Ways With Sampler And Keyboardist Craig Jones

UPDATE

Slipknot have since deleted the announcement post. They have however posted a photo of a new mask/person, who many fans think would be Jones’ replacement.


In a surprising announcement, Slipknot have announced the departure of sampler and keyboardist Craig Jones. The band took to social media today to share a brief statement, expressing their well wishes for Jones in his future endeavors.

Craig Jones had been an integral part of Slipknot since 1996, contributing electronic embellishments to all seven of the band’s full-length albums. His distinctive spiked gimp mask became synonymous with Slipknot‘s iconic visual aesthetic.

Throughout his tenure with Slipknot, Craig Jones maintained a reputation for staying out of the spotlight and rarely making public statements. It is unlikely that he will provide immediate commentary regarding his departure from the band.

While the specifics surrounding his departure remain undisclosed, the Slipknot community will undoubtedly remember his impact on their favourite songs and live performances.

Check out the statement below and share your thoughts with us.

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Slipknot Announce Openers For Upcoming Europe Tour

Slipknot have announced the openers for their Europa tour that starts on June 7th. Sleep Token, Nothing More, Disturbed and I Prevail will all share the stage with Slipknot on select dates.

The upcoming Slipknot tour will mostly consist of festival appearances throughout Europe, however they also have a few headlining shows where they will be taking some other bands with them.

The first date that anyone joins them is June 13th, in The Netherlands. Both Sleep Token and Nothing More will be opening for Slipknot on that date.
The next date is June 14th in Luxembourg. It will only be Nothing More that opens for them at this show.
Of all the Germany appearances 3 of those shows are headlining shows. Sleep Token will join them on the June 20th and 21st performances.
June 24th will be a different show though, Disturbed and I Prevail will be the bands that share the stage with Slipknot. This is also the only show that Disturbed and I Prevail perform on the Slipknot tour.
The last show where bands join Slipknot is on June 27th, where Sleep Token will join them once again.

Check the announcement post below and let us know if you’re going to see Slipknot live!