April 12, 2024

Next year, Slipknot will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut by playing “Slipknot” in its entirety.

“You’re talking about the anniversary of one of the greatest Metal albums,” stated percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) in a recent Kerrang! interview “You think for one moment that this album isn’t going to be played in its entirety in front of, like, a hundred people, 200 people, 300 people, 50,000 people.”

“(We’re going to) give all those people what they want,” added Clown. “They’re going to get it. But you know what we’re going to get? We’re going to have fun, too. So that means small shows and you won’t know until you hear it.”

“Slipknot” dropped on June 29th, 1999 and was eventually certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). It’s considered Slipknot’s official debut though the band released “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat” in ’96 – prior to the arrival of vocalist Corey Taylor.

To date, Slipknot is scheduled to play festival shows in the spring/summer of ’24 with a European trek in December.

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