slipknot

Knotfest, which doubles both as the Slipknot music fesitval and one of the largest of its kind in the United States, is inviting you to check out their show FREE all weekend!  All you gotta do is check 'em out below, they'll be streaming the whole business!  

I'm not sure that you can say "truth is stranger than fiction" when you're talking about a band like Slipknot, who has been doing the freaky metal circus performer thing since I dabbled in jeans with vestigial zippers in the early 2000's.

Asking Alexandria was technically asked to open the main stage, but in reality, they were ex post facto to Anthrax, and began performing as soon as the veteran band had finished.

Okay, kicking off things off as we careen into the holiday season, check the video!

Paul Gray, bassist for heavy metal band Slipknot, was found dead Monday morning in an Iowa hotel. Foul play has been ruled out, but no cause of death has been determined. Toxicology tests will be done on Tuesday.

Before we get going I just want to go on record as saying this post is in no way an endorsement of Slipknot, their music, or kids who hate their parents because they won't let them stay out past 10 on a school night. However, I feel it's my responsibility as a blogger to bring you this video. If you mute it you get a pretty decent little freak-out that includes Malcolm McDowell, cross dressing and even some nasty cuts. Even Ashley Laurence from "Hellraiser" shows up for some fun. I'm sure most of us can relate. Who hasn't broken into a girl's apartment, dressed up in her clothes and then cut themselves wide open with a broken wine glass. Whatever, don't judge.