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Slipknot confirmed as third and final headliner for Download Festival 2013

September 27th, 2012

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Download Festival have confirmed the identity of their third and final 2013 headliner: Slipknot. The eight-piece – arguably alongside Rammstein, being one of the “last” great festival headliner bands to emerge from metal – will make their first appearance at Donington Park since their 2009 headline spot, which of course has subsequently been packaged as their (sic)nesses DVD.

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Behind The Hits 001: Joel McIver

July 14th, 2008

After releasing a best-selling tome on Metallica in 2004, Joel McIver (pictured) seems to have given Slayer the same treatment this year. Joe Shooman chats to the metal guru about what he’s seen along the way.

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First time you discovered the band (as a fan and as a journalist)?
I didn’t actually pick up on Slayer until South Of Heaven in 1988, but then quickly went back to their previous stuff and acquainted myself. I’d heard so much about Reign In Blood that when I finally got to hear it, it felt like a major occurrence in my life – a door that I was about to walk through that couldn’t be closed again!

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New Slipknot All Hope Is Gone masks unveiled

July 1st, 2008

Slipknot Purgatory Masks

Slipknot (pictured above in their controversial purgatory masks) have revealed their brand new masks for the All Hope Is Gone era.

Are these the scariest Slipknot masks ever? Are they the most detailed? Where do you think they got their inspiration from?

There’s not really much else to say, so take a look at the full gallery and tell us what you think below.

Slipknot All Hope Is Gone masks gallery:

‘Psychosocial’ will be released on 7 July 2008 and All Hope Is Gone will be released on 25 August 2008 on Roadrunner Records


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