The screaming band will be joined by A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange.
The moment we've all been waiting for is upon us: Slipknot is going back on tour.
Slipknot recently announced that the North American Knotfest Roadshow is coming back in 2020. The heavy metal band will be joined by A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange. In other words, the glory days of the early aughts' melodramatic rage is about to be f*cking resurrected.
Last year, Knotfest Roadshow drew the largest crowds Slipknot had seen since their 1995 debut, including their peak years of winning a Grammy for Metal Performance of "Before I Forget" and the stunning emotional trips of "Vermillion Part 1," "Part 2," and "Part 3" between 2004 and 2006.
"We set a precedent last year – Knotfest is a showcase where you never know what to expect. This year is no exception," says Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor. "The bands we have represent all corners of our musical world, just like we do. And they're exciting as hell. I can't wait to watch and enjoy them along with the rest of the fans."
Underoath's Chris Dudley adds, "When Slipknot asks you to come along for a summer of insanity, there are exactly zero questions to ask. You say yes. This is absolutely going to be one for the books....and we're ready."
Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7, at 10:00 AM EST.
Dates of Knotfest 2020
May 30 - Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
May 31 - Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
June 02 - New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden**
June 04 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Centre Videotron
June 05 - Montreal, Quebec @ Centre Bell
June 06 - Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
June 08 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 10 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
June 12 - Memphis, Tenn. @ FedExForum
June 14 - Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
June 15 - West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
June 17 - Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 18 - Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 20 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 22 - Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 23 - Austin, Texas @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
June 25 - The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**
* Not featuring A Day To Remember
** Not featuring Code Orange
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Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
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Halloween is right around the corner, and while the music video art form is undergoing a transformation thanks to streaming, many of today's artists still rely on music videos to help elevate their music.
Sometimes, the results are horrifying. We all remember the day we were first exposed to Marilyn Manson's eerie music video for "The Beautiful People," or what we were doing when Tool's cartoonish depictions of rape in "Prison Sex" sent us all reeling. As shown by our list below, the music video format is one that can truly shock and awe, and while horror films are having their moment this week, let's revisit some of the most disturbing music videos in recent memory.
"A Little Piece of Heaven" By Avenged Sevenfold
The playful animation, musical skeletons, and goofy cut-outs quickly lull the viewer into a false sense of security, but the next thing you know, the video's protagonist is killing his girlfriend and viciously raping her rotting corpse. At one point he even purchases a heater to keep her body warm. The cartoonish nature elevates the disturbing narrative told by M. Shadows and will forever change the way we listen to this song.
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