Posts Tagged ‘Slipknot’

Iowa (album)

Iowa (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love Sundays because it means I get to waffle on about another album from yesteryear.

Now a lot of you will be surprised by this choice, “no,” you will say, “this album can’t be old enough to be a ‘Vintage Sunday’ feature.”

Yet here we are in 2013 looking back to 2001, 12 years ago when a group of nine raucous individuals banded together under the name of “Slipknot” to release one of the greatest nu metal albums ever. (more…)

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Keep Calm and...try not to get soaked

Keep Calm and…try not to get soaked

It’s that time of the year again mother-truckers. It’s time for us to give you the highs and lows of the festival in convenient bite sized chunks.

This year’s festival was pretty wet, not the total washout of last year but not the driest of places.

As always bands are rated between 0 and 5 so lets get down to it. (more…)

Scar the Martyr in the studio. Photo Courtesy of Roadrunner Records

Scar the Martyr in the studio. Photo Courtesy of Roadrunner Records

Slipknot drum master Joey Jordison has unveiled that his new band, Scar the Martyr, will drop their debut album this autumn via Roadrunner Records.

The new project saw Jordison, widely regarded as one of metal’s best drummers, take on writing and playing duties for most of the instruments on the disc.

The album was written by Joey together with vocalist Henry Derek, and joining them in the studio for the recording sessions were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), and lead guitarists, Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour).

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