August will be Slipknot‘s month, this band from Iowa will present their latest work “We Are Not Your Kind”. Until then, let’s check out their discography.
It was 1999, in one hand the keys of the car after passing the driving license and in the other a red CD with 9 people with masks… Slipknot was one of the first bands I listened behind the wheel and certainly a breath of fresh air in the Nu-Metal movement.
There is not much we can say about this band from Des Moine, Iowa, that has not been said or written. But… Did you know… ?
Before Slipknot released their first album, in their second performance and known under the name Meld, they shared the stage with the band Stone Sour.
Spit it out:
Thanks to this hit single, the band caught the attention of record companies. Finally the great Ross Robinson, producer who bet on bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit or Deftones, took care of working with them to record their first album.
Did they always wear masks?:
Not all the time. Although the band started in 1992, it wasn’t until 1995 that they decided to use gross makeup and later masks. Finally in 1997 they decided to identify with numbers and wear customs.
Did you know that ex-drummer Joey Jordinson had to replace Lars Ulrich (Metallica) at the Download Festival because of an anxiety attack? And the answer is yes… He couldn’t rehearse with them, so he just warmed up, reached the stage and played.
Before their fifth album, Joey had to leave the band because of a terrible disease called transverse myelitis, a form of multiple sclerosis that affected his legs and made him unable to play. Fortunately, after a long and hard rehabilitation, Joey himself confirms that he is at 100% and ready to start new projects.
All Hope is Gone:
Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard list.
.5 The Gray Chapter, tributo a un amigo: On May 24th, 2010, bassist Paul Gray died after an accidental overdose of morphine and its synthetic substitute, fentanyl. Sad news, where Corey Taylor himself stated that it would make no sense to continue with Slipknot without Gray. Finally, the band decided to move on and pay tribute.
Although hailing from Germany, the band is living the American dream. Formed in 2012, Any GivenDay became known in 2013 through YouTube with Rihanna’s cover, “Diamonds,” reaching more than 10 million views.
In their third and latest album “Overpower,” we can appreciate a great balance between brutality and catchy melodies. If this is the first time you’ve heard about them, I recommend you to make your first contact from this point.
In 2009, Nine Lashes released their first independent album. Months later they caught the attention of Thousand Foot Krutch and with them the music contract with Tooth & Nail Records.
After recording their first album “Escape“, the band sent it to the Alabama’s Magnolia Festival promotor. Impressed by what he had heard, he did not hesitate to put them in touch with the singer Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch,not only helped them get a music contract, he also bet on them collaborating in the production of their second album “World We View“.
From Ashes to New was born in 2013. Before their first EP, the band became popular on social networks. After their second EP “Downhill”, the band jumped into the international scene by touring with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach or POD. Finally, in 2016 their first studio album “Day One” was released.
Burden Of The Sky, American Hard Rock/Metal alternative band, born in 2012 in Bloomington (Illinois). “Cinis Ad Cinis”, the band’s debut album, was released in 2017. Their single Same Old Page, has more than 800,000 views.
New album expected to be released this year, until then we can find their singles Sirensand The Puppeter.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Skindred and their amazing vision of Reggae… We love it! And you? The British band born in 1998, knew how to hook up very well to the Nu-Metal moment.
1993, Wales. Earache Records signs a band called Dub War. In the middle of the recording of their first album, vocalist Benji Webbe announces the following statement: – “They won’t let us record, they don’t pay us enough to continue, which is causing arguments between us, so we must choose to separate and continue our paths or end up killing each other“-.
Webbe later formed Skindred with bassist Daniel Pugsley, guitarist Mikey Dee and drummer Dirty Arya. With this great union, their first album “Babylon” was released.
What happens when members of Letlive, The Chariot and Night Verses get together? Well, we say hello to the band Fever 333.
On July 4th, 2017, Fever 333 performed a surprise concert in a rental truck in the parking lot of a Randy’s Donuts bakery in Inglewood, California. They presented three new tracks from their first album “Made an America“.
Their lyrics have a political and protest content, influenced by bands like Rage Against The Machine. Fever 333 has also collaborated with artists such as Travis Barker (drummer of Blink 182).