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Slipknot is ready for their sixth round. What about you?


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.

Hit song:

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… ?

Corey Taylor:
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.

Joey Jordison:
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.


6 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Slipknot (1999)



Wait and BleedVideo


Spit It OutVid


Vol 3. The Subliminal Verses (2004)

The Blister Exists


Before I ForgetVideo

The NamelessVideo


All Hope is Gone (2008)


Dead Memories ♥ Video


Wherein Lies Continues


.5: The Grey Chapter (2014)



The Devil in IVideo





The One That Kills the Least



We Are Not Your Kind (2019)


Nero Forte ♥ Video

Critical Darling 

A Liar’s Funeral


Not Long For This World

Solway FirthVideo

♥ = must listen

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CrazyEightyEight, great independent band born in Youtube


When Canadian singer Lauren Babic and American music comedian Jarrod Alonge get together, this amazing project comes alive… CrazyEightyEight.

Jarrod Alonge, known for his music comedy channel on YouTube, began writing songs in parallel. For a long time, he was looking for singers to close the circle as a composer. Finally, in 2016 he contacted with the singer Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial), where they both agreed on styles to be able to carry out CrazyEightyEighty. Later Patty Walters joined the band.

Hit song:

Besides this first album, “Burning Alive“, I recommend you to take a look at their two covers EPs, I’m sure you’ll find very interesting songs like The Sound (The 1975), When Your Were Young (The Killers), The Kill (30 Seconds to Mars) or Duality (Slipknot).

C88 is an independent band, whose funds have been and are raised through the Kickstarter platform.


1 studio album

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Burning Alive (2018)

Fortune and Glory, Kid ♥


I Am TetsuoVideo

Nitroglycerin Video

Tears in Rain ♥ Video


You Were Right

♥ = must listen

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Ded… Beyond metal, noise and aggressiveness

Ded Band

If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention” – Ded. That’s how this American band from Arizona presents itself.

I can say that they are the first band on the blog that defines their style in a very clear way:

With our music, we want to make the listener feel like how you feel after you’ve watched a really good horror movie, on edge, jittery… And very much alive“. 

We can hear this theme in their lyrics, hoping that they will inject life into the Hardcore genre.

Hit song:

Is it true that some of their songs remind you bands like Korn, Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and PanteraDed has expressed great admiration and influence from them.


1 studio album

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Mis-An-Thrope (2017)

Anti-Everything ♥ Video

Dead to me ♥ Video

Remember the Enemy ♥ Video

Hate Me ♥ Video

I Exist


♥ = must listen


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When Creed and Alter Bridge are not enough, we look for Tremonti


If you were a Creed fan and now an Alter Bridge follower, we recommend you to listen to the parallel project of his lead guitarist, Tremonti.

His last and fourth work, A Dying Machine, continues in the path of his previous albums, distinguishing from his fellows from AB, being the sound harder, heavier and faster, where Garrett Whitlock’s double bass drum is devastating.

Why did he come up with the idea of creating Tremonti? Mark himself explains that he had written many songs and hated the idea of not being able to show them, simply because they didn’t match  with Creed or Alter Bridge.

Hit song:

The first album had the collaboration of Brian Marshall, bass player from Creed until today with Alter Bridge, but later was replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the greatest Eddie Van Halen.

For all those guitarists who follow the blog, tell you that the first albums were released by the record label Fret12, managed by Mark’s brother Dan Tremonti. It’s also an online store, where you can buy instruments, including material used by Mark Tremonti in recordings and concerts.

This page is also known for recording video tutorials of metal artists (The Sound and The Story), such as Jim Root (Slipknot and Stone Sour), Bret Hinds (Mastodon), Clint Lowery (Sevendust)…

Here are some links with video tutorials of this great composer and guitarist:

Another Heart

4 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums y songs:
All I Was (2012)

Leave it Alone

So you’re AfraidVideo

Brains ♥

You Waste your Time ♥ Video

No way out ♥


Cauterize (2015)

Another Heart ♥ Video

Cauterize ♥

Flying Monkeys ♥

Radical Change ♥

Sympathy ♥

Dust (2016)

My Last Mistake ♥

The Cage

Dust ♥

Betray Me

Unable to See

A Dying Machine (2018)

My Last Mistake ♥

The Cage

Dust ♥

Betray Me

Unable to See

♥ = must listen