SLIPKNOT. A genuine sonic phenomenon, a nine-piece force of nature and one of heavy music’s most important, recognisable, uncompromising and creatively ingenious bands.
Yet to their millions of fans across the world, affectionately known as ‘maggots’, SLIPKNOT aren’t just a musical entity, they’re also a counterculture and a way of life. Now their incendiary live show from SLIPKNOT’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ album cycle is captured on DVD/Blu Ray and digital formats and set for release on 20th October via Eagle Rock.
Shot in high definition and directed by SLIPKNOT’s own M. Shawn Crahan, aka ‘Clown’, ‘Day of The Gusano’ documents the Iowa band’s long-awaited and first ever show in Mexico City in December 2015 and will be released on digital, DVD and Blu Ray formats, as well as special gatefold deluxe triple vinyl/DVD and CD/DVD packages. You can pre-order your choice and get full information over at http://smarturl.it/SLIPKNOTGUSANO.
Talking about ‘Day of the Gusano’, Clown tells us, “SLIPKNOT still has dreams for itself. Finally playing Mexico was one of them. It’s been a surreal life of rock and roll for SLIPKNOT and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you.” Guitarist Jim Root continues, “We had such a great time at Knotfest Mexico… Not only with all the friends and bands that were there, but with the fans and the crowd we had to document it with. Now we get to share it with the world.”
‘Day of the Gusano’s live tracklisting runs as follows:
The Heretic Anthem
The Devil In I
Wait And Bleed
Before I Forget
Spit It Out
Metabolic / 742617000027
People = Shit
Surfacing / Til We Die
Today, SLIPKNOT stand alongside musical institutions like Metallica and Iron Maiden, as one of a select few bands whose legacy is assured within the pantheon of the elite. The band emerged at the back end of the 20th Century from America’s midwestern town of Des Moines, IA and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive music collective of the modern era. 1999’s eponymous debut album is widely regarded as a modern day classic and was honoured by Metal Hammer magazine as the ‘Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.’ The release quickly racked up double RIAA platinum certification in the US, with many of SLIPKNOT’s subsequent releases achieving platinum status both in the US and across the globe. To date, the band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for ‘Before I Forget’), as well as scoring 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, 17 million unit sales and over 1 billion YouTube views to date. SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous – the band’s most recent studio album, 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around the world, including the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).
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