On this date in history, 7/13/2016, my friends and I braved some horrible weather to go see Slipknot and Marilyn Manson at Deer Creek. The show was originally set to feature Of Mice & Men also, but Mother Nature had other ideas. All things considered, we were extremely lucky to get to see the two headliners, because the sky was filled with lightning, thunder, and torrential rainfall.

When Manson took the stage he went right to work, but made sure to make one of his memorable comments, claiming that it wasn’t rain, it was God crying because Manson was here.

I have seen much better Manson performances, but even on a bad night there is something mesmerizing about his presence on a rock and roll stage. He can get by on less effort, but I long for the days when he tried a lot harder.

After an extra long set break, an announcement was made for everyone on the lawn to crowd in under the cover of the pavilion and finally Slipknot hit the stage. They made a valiant effort to give us our money’s worth, and I think they succeeded for the most part, but with the curfew I can’t help but feel we were cheated out of several songs.

This was my 8th time seeing both Manson and Slipknot, and on this night at least, I left the venue feeling that Slipknot was definitely the band that scored the victory. I look forward to increasing my numbers with both of these bands, because I know they both can deliver better the next time. The storm may have caused problems, but music won in the end.

Written By Braddon S. Williams AKA The Concert Critic

On This Date in History

imagesOn this date in history, 6/29/1999, I witnessed my second Ozzfest in the friendly confines of Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN. This one was one of the best lineups they ever had, in my humble opinion, featuring Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Slayer, Primus, Godsmack, System Of A Down, Apartment 26, all on the main stage, with Fear Factory, Static-X, Puya, Slipknot, Hed (Pe), Flashpoint, Pushmonkey, and Drain S.T.H. on the second stage. 88a04e3ef23045e4c5f262e8039b09df

For some unknown reason even to myself, I didn’t see any of the second stage bands that year, but I have heard from many sources that the first Indiana appearance of Slipknot was legendary. I know that Static-X and Fear Factory likely delivered crushing sets as well.

This was a concert of firsts for me. I saw System Of A Down, Godsmack, Slayer, and the mighty Black Sabbath for the first time at this show. I had seen Rob Zombie with White Zombie, but this was also the first time I saw him solo.

System Of A Down were up there doing what they do, and I was having a hard time wrapping my ears around it, having never properly heard them yet, but I started watching this guy who knew every word to every song and through his enthusiasm I caught their passion and became a fan instantly.

I went out and bought their debut cd the following day. Primus provided another first as they brought out Buckethead for an utterly mind blowing guitar solo segment during their performance. They also delighted the crowd by performing their self-penned theme song from the South Park tv show, creating a frenzied mosh pit that would have made Eric Cartman proud.

Speaking of frenzied mosh pits, Slayer came next and incinerated the playing field with their Slaytanic assault, melting faces and unleashing their legendary fury. I felt a little sorry for Deftones, who had to follow the blitzkrieg, but they are an amazing band in their own right, and they played great, as usual.

Rob Zombie put on a stunning visual overload type of show that he has made his career on, and proving beyond a doubt that he is one of the best metal headliners around. During “Thunder Kiss ’65”, Kerry King from Slayer joined Zombie on stage to deliver a ghoulish masterpiece.

imagesWhen Black Sabbath finally took the stage they opened with “War Pigs” and all the hair on my neck and arms literally stood up. I can’t begin to describe the glorious totality of that SOUND…Sabbath is like the slow moving lava cruising down the side of Mt. Doom, crushing all in its path in this infinitely compelling darkness. Without them, metal would have still been born one way or the other, but thankfully it WAS born with them, and this Ozzfest will always hold a special place in my heart. Sabbath and Slayer for the first time at the same concert? Yeah, that pretty much ruled!

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic

 

On This Date in History

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Photo Credit Roadrunner Records

Formed back in 1995 in Des Moines, Iowa, Slipknot is one of modern heavy metal’s biggest stars. With each of their four official studio albums selling over a million copies each, and winning one Grammy from seven nominations, the 8-man wrecking crew have proven that metal bands don’t always have to compromise the more extreme side of their sounds in order to gain mass acceptance.

To celebrate the history of Slipknot, Noisecreep  takes a look back at Slipknot’s iconic masks throughout the years.

In 2012, Slipknot announced the launch of the band’s first ever digital app across Mac iOS and Android platforms which is appropriately entitled “Slipknot: Wear the Mask.” The app has social, gameplay and photography aspects. Download it at this location.

Check Out Noisecreep’s ‘Slipknot Masks Throughout the Years’ Photo Gallery below.

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Slipknot Self-Titled Masks (1999)

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Slipknot ‘Iowa’ Masks (2001)

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Slipknot ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’ Masks (2004)

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Slipknot ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’ Death Masks (2004)masks

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Slipknot ‘All Hope Is Gone’ Purgatory Masks (2008)

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Slipknot ‘All Hope is Gone’ Masks (2008)

‘Antennas to Hell’ is a great place to start for new Slipknot fans. It’s their first “Greatest Hits” compilation. Featuring the band’s hit singles, fan favorites and scorching live tracks, the 2-disc version of the album features a bonus live CD capturing Slipknot’s performance at the 2009 Download Festival in Donington Park, England. For the hardcore fans, there’s also a 3-disc version of ‘Antennas to Hell’ which boasts a bonus DVD featuring every Slipknot music video and ten brand new video features created by Shawn Crahan aka Clown.

Slipknot Masks: Throughout the Years (PHOTO GALLERY)

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When we started this tour, we had reservations about playing in North Carolina because of a law recently passed there called HB2. The law halts the rights of LGBTQ people, doesn’t allow for cities to pass a living wage for the working class. We believe that regardless of who you are, or what you believe in this country- and in our own metal community- that everyone should be given access to equal opportunities they need to succeed. This law flies in the face of those values.
We believe that regardless of who you are, or who you love, you shouldn’t have to face hatred at home or in your community. Our fans in North Carolina deserve better, so we decided not to cancel. We don’t care where you pee- just please flush. It’s pretty simple, really.
We’ve decided to partner with Equality NC, the LGBTQ advocacy group leading the fight against this hateful bill. You can talk to Equality NC at our show about how to get involved, and get registered to vote in NC. That way we won’t have to talk about this the next time we come back there. We’re coming to North Carolina to show our fans that they can make the difference needed to repeal this law and return their state to a place that welcomes everyone and values differences.

Slipknot – Spit It Out

 

 

A Message From Slipknot

Slipknot Performs in West Palm Beach, Florida

SLIPKNOT played the third show of its tour with MARILYN MANSON Friday night (July 1) at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.  SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor performing with a neck brace after undergoing surgery last month.

Taylor was ordered by doctors to refrain from headbanging and jumping when the band kicked off its summer tour Tuesday night  June 28th in Nashville, Tennessee. The group was forced to postpone its North American trek with MARILYN MANSON by three weeks after Taylor underwent what he described as “an unplanned spinal surgery.”

 

Photo credit Erica Lauren

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Corey Taylor spoke to the crowd in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater how his neck brace felt like wearing a tight collar and he quoted, “I wouldn’t wish this hell on anyone”. 

While his spinal surgery wasn’t that long ago he seemed in great spirits and his singing on point.  Slipknot’s stage presence was masterful despite Corey’s on-going recovery.

He later added: “It sure is weird playing with this pillow on my neck.”

Before the first show, June 28th in Nashville  Taylor tweeted: “First day back. Haven’t smoked in two months. Broken neck, weird scar. Not enough coffee.”

Taylor previously revealed on Twitter that his follow-up appointment with the doctor went “great,” but added that “for now,” there will be “no headbanging” or “jumping” for him for the foreseeable future. He also offered that he expects to be “back to 90 percent” within the next four to six months, and “100 percent” in a year.

 

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The summer trek is likely to be SLIPKNOT‘s last U.S. tour in support of its latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”, which was released in October 2014.

Following the tour, SLIPKNOT and BLACK SABBATH will co-headline the combined Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, a two-day festival scheduled for September 24-25 in San Bernardino, California.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor also revealed that his new Beats 1 radio show, dubbed A Series of Bleeps with Corey Taylor, will debut March 2nd at 7 p.m. PST.

You can see some fan filmed video footage of the concert below.

By Christy Lee

 

 

Tour Dates:

July 6 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 8 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
July 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 10 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center
July 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 15 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA*
July 16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest*
July 17 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air*
July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 21 – Québec, QC @ Videotron Centre
July 23 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
July 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 26 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 27 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 29 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 30 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
August 2 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 4 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 5 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

Slipknot LIVE Eyeless West Palm Beach, FL, USA, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater July 1st, 2016

 

Slipknot LIVE Dead Memories West Palm Beach, FL, USA, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater July 1st, 2016

 

Slipknot LIVE Left Behind West Palm Beach, FL, USA, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater July 1st, 2016

 

Slipknot LIVE Duality West Palm Beach, FL, USA, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater July 1st, 2016

 

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