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It seems Corey and I have something in common: Neither of us thinks Slipknot shows are worth remembering…
After fainting on stage last month, Corey is now saying he doesn’t remember finishing the show and just remembers waking up afterwards with his wife and band colleague trying to take care of him. Sounds like the premise for a bad porn film, if you ask me…
“I basically blacked out for the last two songs, but I finished the show. I have no memory of the last two songs. I woke up backstage with an oxygen mask on and Chris Fehn taking my shoes off — which is very weird — and my wife making sure I was okay. And I immediately started freaking out, thinking, ‘Oh my God, we had to cut the show short.’ And she was like, ‘No, you finished it.’ And I was like, ‘Excuse me, I did what?’ That’s terrifying in a weird way. It makes me go back and think, ‘How many other shows have I finished where I have no idea what happened?‘”
Read full article here. Video after the jump.
He must have been terrified waking up and hearing he inflected ear pain on the audience two more times before passing out.
Joking aside, hopefully the guy is okay, cause the only time people associate ‘fainting’ and nu-metal is when they’re talking about Linkin Park. Get well soon brother.
Slipknot‘s Clown (the guy who doesn’t do anything in the band) thinks his band’s live show is kind of like a church. I agree, in a ‘we’ll take your money’ sort of way.
“I desire the confidence to able to create unheard of visions within my soul and not worry about the risk of society or cultural retaliation. He creates the most horrific, insane, almost heinous at times, sexual, human images of the grotesque. I would never do it for the shock factor only for the exploration of my mind, to somehow make sanity tangible by bordering on the edge. I’m all about making art tangible, taking it from my brain and having you hold it in your hands. That is as close to god as I come. It’s the same thing with my band Slipknot, when we’re on stage, it’s church. It takes two to make church, but we have nine. It’s my religion.“
Read full article here.
Adema? Papa Roach? Crazy Town? Oh nu metal, you so funny.
I am not kidding, though. Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root recently moved to Florida, where he met up with Sam Rivers, Limp Bizkit‘s bass player, and apparently they’re starting a new project. If they get Lil Wayne to be on the vocals, I’m betting 2012 will be nu metal revival year.
My wishes will stay only wishes, because the project they’re working on is electronic music or whatever:
“I live down in Florida now, and you know Sam from Limp Bizkit lives down there. I ran into him the other day. He came over to my house. He’s got a studio in his house and he’s been writing a lot of like weird kind of electronica kind of music that’s you know kinda aerial and spacey and all that stuff, it was really cool.
It had kind of a weird kind of Portishead vibe to it and I love that band, so I think I might… I mean why not. I don’t have enough projects going on, why not add another one.”
That’s too bad, I was just about to look for my baggy pants… Oh well. We’ll keep you updated with the news on this project once we get more news and if we don’t have anything better to do.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a very controversial subject. We found that out when we asked 20 musicians, 3 artists, 1 band manager and 1 PR agent for their opinion on the matter, and only 6 of them finally sent us a statement.
We do understand that some people don’t want to comment on the bill though. Not everyone is going to understand and agree with what these people think. They are musicians after all, not average internet users. So their opinion on the matter might split their fanbase into two camps, and we can definitely understand why they don’t want to risk that.
With that being said, with this article we’re trying to give those people a chance to speak on the matter, since they would be affected by it in different ways than most people. Five musicians (including one who is also the director of an independent record label), one artist and finally the writers of this website speak out on the Stop Online Piracy Act and piracy in general right after the jump.
Now, why would our opinion really matter? Dose of Metal and other similar music blogs rely heavily on Youtube and PR agencies distributing music for promotion purposes through one-click hosts. Without that, this site would barely be able to exist in its current form.
Musicians and other artists would face an even bigger challenge, if this bill went through. Just think of all the internet promotion they couldn’t count on anymore.
Keep all that in mind when you’re reading the rest of this story after the jump.
I didn’t know Walmart had gone Yahoo! and shit, and now offers some web series to promote artists and in turn make money from album sales on their music store. Not saying anything bad about it, just pointing out didn’t know about it. Also, I want to point out some metal news sites reported Korn were actually shooting a commercial for Walmart, and gloat over that. We at Dose of Metal would never do that (except I almost reported the news myself but felt too lazy to write about Korn).
The thing is called Walmart Soundcheck, and the band performed a few songs from their new album on it. Also, I should point out that Jonathan appears in his wubstep JDEVIL persona (with those creepy looking eye lenses and grills), which I thought was created to separate his solo stuff from the band. I guess it’s now safe to say that the band is nothing but a back up band to whatevs he’s doing at the moment. And he’s dubsteppin’, brah!
You can watch the (actually pretty good) performance of their classic Falling Away From Me and three new songs. If you really feel like it: click here!
The other news is still a rumor at this point, and being the quality journalist I am, I’m leaving it for the end and if I weren’t that lazy I’d also change the font to “smallprint” — there’s speculation that Korn and Slipknot might co-headline this years Mayhem fest. Will bring you confirmation when we get it.
I’ve seen more professionally looking videos from 10 year olds playing with their dad’s iPhones, so I have no idea who these guys are, but they managed to make Corey Taylor sound even more annoying with their awful sound recording. If you like bad sound and ‘click click click’ noise, well, then you probably listen to Slipknot — so the interview above is for you.
I buy CDs on the basis that I know I’ll want to listen to them at some point in the future. That point may be the day of purchase or it may be days, weeks, or even years in the future. With that in mind, I just decided that now is the right time to discover Slipknot. I bought the first 3 albums when they were released but until this week I haven’t heard any of them (I haven’t picked up the fourth one yet).
I read the metal press and esteemed metal websites, natch, but by listening to music in my own time I find myself well removed from any hype, allowing me to appreciate (judge ?) the music solely on its own merits. But hang on I’ve seen them play live thrice, and I’ve seen the Disasterpieces DVD too so what the fuck am I talking about ? Well yeah okay, but I still haven’t heard the first three albums until this week.
So now I presumably know what everyone else knows, The first album is good, the second is better and the third is the weakest. A most enjoyable week and well worth the wait as far as i’m concerned, in fact I’m playing Iowanow as I type.
Maybe soon I’ll be in the mood to listen to The Hellacopters, I’ve got their first 6 albums but as yet I’ve heard nothing by them, or maybe I should dig out some vinyl I have yet to play ? I know I haven’t played MC5’s Kick Out the Jams yet and I’ve had that in my collection for many years. Still, there’s no rush is there?
No doubt you’ve often wondered what it would sound like if members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Slayer, Jane’s Addiction and various other famous bands all got together and performed classic songs. Well, a couple of days ago at the Avalon in Hollywood, California, that’s exactly what happened.
Henry Rollins recruited various musicians to perform in the for a benefit concert, to raise money for Drop In The Bucket, a Los Angeles- and Gulu, Uganda-based non-profit organization that constructs water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
You can watch a video of some of the artists performing the classic track ‘Crazy Train’ together above. And don’t worry, luckily, not only can you barely hear Corey Taylor, but he also doesn’t stop to talk about how much he dislikes Rick Rubin or anybody else.
For more videos, information and the setlist, check out Blabbermouth.
In the news this week (well, not really news, but certainly lulz worthy), the UK’s Kerrang magazine has counted down what they consider to be the 50 heaviest albums of all time. Now, I haven’t read the full list, but looking at the top 10, the list is pretty damn shit. To be honest though, I’m just surprised My Chemical Romance, Paramore and Green Day (and yes, I didn’t bold those names for a reason) didn’t make the cut (and thank God).
The Guardian (a British broadsheet for those that don’t know) have posted an article in regards to the top 10, and that’s where I have got my information from.
10. Machine Head – Burn My Eyes
9. The Beatles – The White album
8. Sleep – Jerusalem/Dopesmoker
7. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
6. Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
5. Napalm Death – Scum
4. Mastodon – Leviathan
3. Slipknot – Iowa
2. Converge – Jane Doe
1. Slayer – Reign in Blood
So onto my thoughts…
Well, firstly, The Beatles is an obvious WHAT THE FUCK? You’re trying to be ‘abstract’ and ‘quirky’ with your definition of “heavy”, I get it, I really do. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think ‘heaviness’ is necessarily defined by who can play the fastest and loudest to the point of it being simply noise (a top 10 filled with underground Death Metal bands that play to 60 people a night would be boring), but this is just wrong.
Next… No Metallica? Actually, good.
No Black Sabbath? List has failed completely now. I need not say any more… But I will, because I like the sound of my own voice (or words… only words don’t make a sound).
But, kudos for the inclusion of Napalm Death‘s Scum.
Iowa? That was the heaviest album I had ever heard when it came out. However, I was only 14 then. I assume (nay, hope) that the editors of Kerrang are not 14.
Slayer number one with Reign in Blood? I don’t know if I’d put it at number one, but I guess I’d defend its position in the top 10.
Everything else: Erm no, not really. Perhaps DoM should post its own Top 10 heaviest albums of all time (not me though, I listen to Spice Girls in my spare time).
Shawn Crahan, also known as that clown in Slipknot who does nothing, was interviewed by ArtistDirect about Iowa‘s 10th anniversary.
When asked what movie he’d compare the album to, this is what he answered:
“I would say, not necessarily The Shining, but if you can imagine that child running through the maze at night with the snow falling and back-stepping his footprints to trick his father. It’s not so much the movie itself. However, think about this kid running through a maze. I guess the metaphor would be life and having forces out of control, which would be the weather. It’s deep snow coming down. It’s freezing. You’ve got to fight all of this. He’s running.“
Read full article here.
What? Maze, running, snow? WTF???
I like ‘The Shining’ as much as the next guy, but except for the mild similarities between Jack Nicholson swinging that axe and this Clown swinging his bat on stage, nothing else about Slipknot is comparable to Kubrick’s masterpiece.
Pretentious scale: all time high.