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Slipknot Drop HD Music Video For ‘Surfacing’: Your New National Anthem

Slipknot just uploaded an official HD music video for Surfacing.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Slipknot is going all out in 2024. They’re touring the U.S. this summer with Knocked Loose and hitting the UK and Europe at the end of the year. As part of the festivities, they’ve treated Surfacing to a brand-new music video.

Out of nowhere, Slipknot dropped a high-definition version of their performance of Surfacing from Ozzfest. The footage is originally from their 1999 ‘video album’ Welcome To Our Neighborhood, and it looks incredible.

Corey Taylor kicks things off by shouting, “This song is your new national fucking anthem!” and then he and the band – including the late Joey Jordison and Paul Gray, plus former members Craig Jones and Chris Fehn – tear through what has become a fan-favorite track.

They announced the video on social media with a simple message: “Your new national anthem. The official video for ‘Surfacing’ is now available on our @YouTube channel.” Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

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Mysterious New Slipknot Billboard Sparks Speculation In California

A black and white billboard featuring the band Slipknot has been put up in Indio, California, near the Coachella festival site, and it’s causing quite a stir. The billboard has mysterious messages like “one night only” and “long may you die,” and includes a website address: youcantkillme.com.

The website looks like it’s from the old days of the internet, similar to Geocities. It has a guestbook and lyrics from Slipknot’s first album from 1999. Interestingly, the website says it was last updated on April 25, 2024 – a date that hasn’t happened yet, suggesting something big is coming soon.

When you explore the website, you can find hidden messages and phrases from the past, like Feed The Seed, which used to be on Slipknot’s original website. The homepage also scrolls a message saying, “Pay attention… the answers are all around you…,” hinting that there’s more to come.

Fans on Reddit have different guesses about what’s going on. Some think the band might release a new song before their show at the Sick New World festival on April 27th. Others guess that there could be a small or a huge concert at the Coachella site. Right now, no one is sure what to expect.

As fans and music lovers wait to see what happens, everyone is watching closely for any more clues or announcements from Slipknot. Whatever is being planned, it looks like it will be a big deal for the fans and could be a memorable event.

Thanks to u/deadendandrea, they went out to snag us a clear shot of the mysterious Slipknot billboard!
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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 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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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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