Slipknot share ‘Unsainted’ music video, confirm sixth studio album’s title

The wait is officially over, maggot!

On Thursday (May 16), the Iowa-founded band unleashed the music video for their brand new tune, “Unsainted.” The dark and very Slipknot-like clip features the band finally revealing what their new set of masks for this iteration of their musical journey look like. Like the music video for “All Out Life” which was released in October, the music video was directed by the group’s drummer Shawn “Clown” Crahan.

Watch the music video for “Unsainted” above.

“Unsainted” is the first single off the band’s sixth studio effort, We Are Not Your Kind. We Are Not Your Kind is due out Aug. 9 through Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders are available for purchase here.

As per the track listing for the upcoming album, it looks like “All Out Life” was, in fact, a one-off single, though fans (and we) were convinced it would be featured on the new album.

We Are Not Your Kind is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.

In support of the album’s release, the group will embark on their 2019 Knotfest Roadshow tour with Volbeat, Behemoth, and Gojira. The 29-stop outing begins on July 26 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California and concludes a month and a half later on Sept. 8 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas. The full list of dates can be found here.


1. “Insert Coin”
2. “Unsainted”
3. “Birth of the Cruel”
4. “Death Because of Death”
5. “Nero Forte”
6. “Critical Darling”
7. “Liar’s Funeral”
8. “Red Flag”
9. “What’s Next”
10. “Spiders”
11. “Orphan”
12. “My Pain”
13. “Not Long for This World”
14. “Solway Firth”

Tool, Slipknot, blink-182 lead Aftershock 2019 lineup

Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 are just some of the bands heading to California’s capital in October for the 2019 incarnation of the Aftershock music festival. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers announced the rocking lineup for the eighth annual event.

Joining Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 on this year’s line up are Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

“Aftershock Festival is always a unique experience for Korn compared to other festivals,” Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch says.

“One of the main reasons is we have many friends and family that live near Sacto, so it’s always like a family reunion when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone a while and we’re coming back this year with a new album, new stage look, and a new excitement that is very contagious! We feel like we are on fire right now and our fans are gonna be fuel for the flames!”

Knowing that fans can’t get enough of the music festival, event organizers also unveiled that the festival has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “California’s biggest rock festival,” the event will return to its longtime home of Discovery Park in Sacramento during the weekend of Oct. 11-13.

Tickets, VIP packages, and hotel options go on sale this Friday, April 26, at noon PT. Tickets for Aftershock have sold out four years straight, so festival organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The official announcement comes a day after the lineup was leaked online. According to a Reddit post, the lineup was accidentally uploaded onto the festival’s website a day before it was set to go live. At the time, there was some speculation whether the lineup was real, but it turned out to be true.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Aftershock’s website.

The daily lineup for Aftershock can be found below.


Friday, October 11

Slipknot, Staind, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, Ded, The Pink Slips, Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 12

blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, Health, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, Dead Posey

Sunday, October 13

Tool, Korn, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling in Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire from the Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, Blue Midnight


Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed lead Louder Than Life 2019 lineup


Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed are just some of the bands who will make their way to Kentucky in late September for the 2019 edition of Louder than Life. On Monday (April 8), Danny Wimmer Presents, the production company behind some of the country’s biggest music festivals, unveiled the full lineup for this year’s event.

Joining Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, and Disturbed on this year’s roster are Godsmack, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Rob Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson, Staind, and more.

This year’s Louder than Life will be Guns N’ Roses’ first performance in 2019 as well as Staind’s first public performance in five years.

“We wouldn’t be living up to the name Louder than Life if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,” festival producer Danny Wimmer said in a press statement.

“Getting Staind back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear — Staind has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans at Louder than Life.”

He continues: “Slipknot has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when they’ve crossed over into iconic status; Disturbed has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time in Guns N’ Roses…this year is our most massive lineup yet.”

In total, over 50 bands will take over one of three stages during the three-day event.

In addition to the rocking lineup of acts, attendees will also get to enjoy award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and “the best food Louisville has to offer.”

Tickets for Louder than Life are currently available on the festival’s website. As usual, they will be offering single-day passes, three-day passes, VIP packages as well as hotel and camping passes.

For fans attending Louder than Life’s sister festivals Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (Sept. 14 – 15) and Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20 – 22),  a special Trifesta pass is available for purchase. The Trifesta pass includes general admission into all three music festivals.

Louder than Life will make its grand debut at its new home of Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville during the weekend of Sept. 27-29.


Slipknot to take their Knotfest on the road during the summer

Always wanted to go to Slipknot’s annual Knotfest but couldn’t get around to actually making it? Well, it looks like 2019 may be the year that you get the chance to fulfill your dream. On Monday (March 4), the Iowa-founded band announced plans to take their annual music festival on the North America touring circuit.

Dubbed the Knotfest Road Show, the upcoming excursion will find the masked band performing at venues across the continent throughout July, August, and September. The forthcoming, 29-stop jaunt will include shows in Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Des Moines, Virginia Beach, Denver, Toronto, Tampa, and Austin.

General ticket sales begin this Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. local time while members of Slipknot’s fan club will get first access to pre-sale tickets starting this Tuesday, March 5.

Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates except for the Iowa State Fair which will only feature Slipknot and Gojira.

The Knotfest Road Show will reportedly coincide with the band’s Aug. 9 release of their new album. Back in October, the band released their first new song in five years, “All Out Life.” The track will reportedly be featured on the act’s upcoming sixth studio effort. The yet-to-be-titled record will be the follow-up to their 2014 release, .5: The Gray Chapter.

As for the other band’s on the lineup, Volbeat is currently working on the follow-up to 2016’s Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie, Behemoth is touring in support of 2017’s I Loved You at Your Darkest, and Gojira are reportedly working on the follow-up to 2016’s Magma. The full Knotfest Road Show tour itinerary can be found below.


July 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Aug. 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sept. 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sept. 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Watch: Slipknot unleash ‘All Out Life’

Happy Halloween, maggots!

Slipknot just dropped a brand new song just in time for the gruesome holiday. Titled “All Out Life,” the new track made its debut on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music. In addition to dropping the audio for the new song, the band also unleashed its accompanying music video. The almost six-minute clip was directed by drummer Shawn “Clown” Crahan. Watch the clip above.

“All Out Life” will reportedly be featured on Slipknot’s forthcoming new album. Set for a 2019 release date, the still-untitled record will be the follow-up 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. The album, the band’s sixth studio effort, will be released via the group’s longtime home of Roadrunner Records.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor to guest on new Korn album

Fans of Slipknot and Korn are about to get some seriously cool news; there’s going to be a collaboration real soon. On Wednesday (July 13), Metal Hammer confirmed the news that Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be appearing on Korn’s upcoming new album. Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer broke the news while speaking to the publication about their upcoming new record.

“We have Corey singing on one track and it’s going to be a fan favorite because he really lets loose,” Shaffer reveals. “On a heaviness scale of one to 10 with 10 being the 1994 self-titled, this album is a definite nine.”

The still-untitled record will be California band’s 12th studio record and currently has a projected release time frame of later this year. The impending record is the follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift which marked the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. Shaffer also touched on what it was like to have Welch back in the group after quitting the band in 2005.

“When Head came back to us on the last record, it was our way of getting the wheels greased. Now everything is well-oiled and the machine works really well.”

In a few days, Korn is slated to kick off their summer “Return of t Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a little break, they will hit the road again with Breaking Benjamin for their joint “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The dates for the upcoming tours can be found here and here.

Alternative Press Music Awards announce 2016 nominees

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After much waiting, the nominees for the “2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards” have been unleashed. On Thursday (March 17), the music publication took to their Instagram page to release the names of the nominees for the third annual event. Instead of unveiling all the potential winners at once, the magazine decided to release the names in half-an-hour increments, much to the excitement, and frustration, of fans.

The complete list of categories and the nominees, can be seen below.


Best Vocalist:
Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
Caleb Shomo – Beartooth
Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy
Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
Corey Taylor – Slipknot

Best Guitarist:
Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire
Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
Misha Mansoor – Periphery
Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens

Best Bassist (Presented By Razor & Tie):
Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
Skyler Acord – Issues
Ryan Neff – Miss May I
Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
Kelen Capener – The Story So Far

Best Drummer (Presented By DW Drums):
Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides
Loniel Robinson – letlive.
Jerod Boyd – Miss May I
Dani Washington – Neck Deep
Maxx Danziger – Set It Off
Aaron Gillespie – Underoath

Best International Band:
As It Is (United Kingdom)
Babymetal (Japan)
Marianas Trench (Canada)
One OK Rock (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
You Me At Six (United Kingdom)

Best Music Video (Presented By Journeys):
All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give’’
August Burns Red – “Identity’’
Panic! at The Disco – ‘‘Emperor’s New Clothes’’
State Champs – ‘‘If I’m Lucky’’
The Wonder Years – “Cardinals’’
Twenty One Pilots – ‘‘Stressed Out’’

Song Of The Year (Presented By Epitaph Records):
Falling in Reverse – “Just Like You”
Never Shout Never – “Hey! We Ok”
Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”
Panic! at The Disco – “Hallelujah”
Pierce the Veil – “The Divine Zero”
State Champs – “Secrets”

Best Live Band:
Neck Deep
Motionless in White

Philanthropic Band of the Year:
Jake Luhrs – Heartsupport
Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation
The Used – Living the Dream
You Me at Six – Passport to the Bars
The Ghost Inside – Fundraiser, PETA
The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, the Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
This Wildlife – National Breast Cancer Foundation

Most Dedicated Fan Base:
The Ghost Inside
New Years Day
The Maine
Mayday Parade

Breakthrough Band:
State Champs
Set It Off
Knuckle Puck
I Prevail
New Years Day
Neck Deep

Best Underground Band:
Moose Blood
Tiny Moving Parts
Too Close to Touch
Cane Hill

Album of the Year:
That’s the Spirit – Bring Me Horizon
Future Hearts – All Time Low
Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
Copacetic – Knuckle Puck
American Candy – The Maine
Madness – Sleeping With  Sirens
Around the World and Back – State Champs
Found in Faraway Places – August Burns Red
The Pale Emperor – Marilyn Manson
Life’s Not Out to Get You – Neck Deep

“The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards” will take place on July 18 at the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Voting for the nominees will begin on today at 6 p.m. EST on the awards’ official page on Alternative Presswebsite.

In addition to the lengthy list of bands who will make the trek to Ohio in the summer, the publication also announced that early bird ticket are currently available. Tickets for the mid-July event are currently available here and the ticket prices can range from 62.99 to $92.99.

Slipknot Confirms Summer 2016 Tour Dates


It’s been a couple of weeks since Slipknot announced that they will once again head out on a summer tour; mirroring their trek from 2015. Earlier this month, the Iowa-based metal band revealed that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson which will receive support for Of Mice & Men. On Monday (Feb. 29), the much-anticipated tour dates and performance venues were announced.

The summer tour will kick off on June 9 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City and wrap up about two months later on Aug. 5 in the metal band’s hometown of Des Moines, IA at the Wells Fargo Arena. For those in Slipknot’s fan club, they will be given the opportunity to get their tickets ahead of everyone else on Tuesday, March 1, at noon local time. Citibank member’s pre-sale will happen on Wednesday, March 2 while LiveNation pre-sales will go live on Thursday, March 3. General ticket sales will then open up on Friday, March 4 at 10 am local time.

Check out the complete list of the upcoming tour dates below.


06/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

06/11 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

06/13 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

06/14 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

06/15 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

06/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

06/18- Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-chin Pavilion

06/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

06/21 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

06/24 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater

06/25 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

06/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

06/28 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

06/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

07/01 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

07/02 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds

07/06 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

07/08 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

07/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

07/10 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center

07/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

07/13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

07/15 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA*

07/16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest*

07/17 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air*

07/19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

07/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

07/21 – Québec, QC @ Videotron Centre

07/23 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse

07/24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

07/26 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

07/27 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

07/29 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/30 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

08/02 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

08/04 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

08/05 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

*music festival appearance

Chicago Open Air Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup

Last week, it was announced that Rammstein’s only United States show would be happening at the inaugural Chicago Open Air music festival this July. Now, festival organizers have unveiled the complete list of other artists that will be joining the Germany-based band at the festival’s first ever incarnation. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), over 40 bands were added to the lineup including acts like Slipknot, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Of Mice & Men, Bullet for My Valentine, and Chicago’s own Disturbed.

“It is long overdue that one of the greatest rock cities in the world has a festival of its own,” write Disturbed in a press release. “We are honored and excited to be one of the headliners at the inaugural Open Air festival in our hometown of Chicago.”

In addition to those who will be performing at the weekend-long event, organizers also unveiled the daily lineups for each of the three days. As a precaution, do not assume that the order of the daily lineup is when each band is actually scheduled to perform. According to the festival’s website, the official performance times will be announced two weeks before the festival kicks off. Until then, check out the daily lineups below and begin to plan accordingly.

Friday, July 15: Rammstein, Chevelle, Ministry, Of Mice & Men, Meshuggah, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Carcass, Hatebreed, Periphery, Drowning Pool, Butcher Babies, Through Fire

Saturday, July 16: Disturbed, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Pop Evil, Gojira, Deafheaven, The Devil Wears Prada, Helmet, Nothing More, Saint Asonia, Miss May I, Beartooth, Silver Snakes, City Of The Weak

Sunday, July 17: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, BABYMETAL, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, letlive., All That Remains, We Came As Romans, Jim Breuer & the Regulators, Upon A Burning Body, Gemini Syndrome

The inaugural Chicago Open Air festival will take place during the weekend of July 15-17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. General admission tickets and VIP passes are currently available for purchase on the festival’s website. In addition to a lot of great bands, the festival will also host a craft beer village and gourmet man food. The beer village will offer national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages while the gourmet man food will include selections from some of Chicago’s best eats.

Slipknot Announces Tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men


After a massively successful co-headlining tour with Lamb of God last summer, Slipknot is ready to hit the road once more this year. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), the metal band announced plans to hit the touring circuit again this summer. The headlining gig will be shared with Marilyn Manson who also had a massively successful tour in early 2015 with The Smashing Pumpkins. Hitting the road alongside the two acts will be Of Mice & Men.

As of now, the official tour dates, venues, and when tickets will go on sale has not been revealed. That information will reportedly come at a later date, similar to what Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin are currently doing. But even without official dates or venues, the towns which the shows will visit have been announced. The list of tour stops can be seen below as well as the official tour poster.



Salt Lake City, UT

Seattle, WA

San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles, CA

San Diego, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Phoenix, AZ

Albuquerque, NM

Denver, CO

Austin, TX

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

Nashville, TN

Atlanta, GA

West Palm Beach, FL

Tampa, FL

Wantagh, NY

Hartford, CT

Holmdel, NJ

Scranton, PA

Cincinnati, OH

Indianapolis, IN

Oshkosh, WI

Cadott, WI

Chicago, IL

Syracuse, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY

Bristow, VA

Camden, NJ

Detroit, MI

Pittsburgh, PA

Virginia Beach, VA

Charlotte, NC

St. Louis, MO

The upcoming summer tour will be in support of Slipknot’s recently released album, .5: The Gray Chapter. As for Manson, he released his most recent album, Born Villain back in 2012. While Slipknot and Manson both had very successful touring seasons last year, the same cannot be said about Of Mice & Men.

Last summer, while finishing up their “Restoring Force Tour,” the band was forced to cancel the remaining dates when frontman Austin Carlile was hospitalized. Since his hospitalization in June, the singer has been very vigilant in updating fans about his condition with the band even confirming in August that they will be making a triumphant return in 2016. So far, things look good for Carlile and the rest of Of Mice & Men, except for that little electrocution incident last September.