Des Moines, IA – Slipknot is set to release the highly anticipated, Rick Rubin-produced VOL. 3: (THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES) on May 25, 2004. Recorded in a reputedly-haunted mansion once owned by Houdini and now used as a recording studio by Rubin, VOL. 3 will rank as one of heavy rock’s defining albums. The album is at once a demonstration of Slipknot’s seemingly innate ability to connect with existing fans (affectionately dubbed maggots ), and also a pushing of the limits of the genre in all directions. Expect aggression, depth, ferocity, melody, and unwavering confidence from this truly unstoppable band. Fans will immediately get it , while those with pre-conceived agendas will be challenged to re-think their definition of ’slipknot music.
Many fans will get an early listen to the new recordings, while playing the Activision video game MTX: Mototrax*. The video game features a b-side from the sessions entitled ’don’t Get Close , as well as many instrumental pieces, plus Wait And Bleed from the band’s first album.
Beginning on March 30, tracks from the album will begin to infiltrate the public’s consciousness. First comes Pulse Of The Maggots , a rallying cry for the bands most loyal fans. In April comes ’duality , the album’s first single. Slipknot has chosen the directing duo of Mark Klasfeld and Tony Petrossian to shoot the ’duality video in their hometown of Des Moines, IA later this month. The track represents the new material well, flaunting both the heavy and harmonic sides of the band.
As with most great albums, a massive amount of tracks (25 plus) were recorded for VOL. 3: (THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES), with only 13 finally making the cut. Other songs expected to make the album are… Vermillion, The Blister Exists and Circle among others. Also, expect a special edtion unlike any other, with bonus audio, video, band access and giveaways all happening at Slipknot1.com.
To date Slipknot has released two full-length albums and two videos/DVDs, all of which are certified platinum. The band is equally confident about VOL. 3’s ability to please their dedicated fanbase.
Fans will get their first taste of the band’s new look and new music when Slipknot headlines the upcoming Jagermeister Music Tour to start on 3/30 in Orlando, FL. The band will then go to Europe for a run with Metallica and return to the states as the headliners of Ozzfest’s second stage.
Jagermeister Music Tour Dates are as follows:
DATE VENUE CITY
03/30/04 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
03/31/04 Sound Advice Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
04/02/04 Sloss Furnace Birmingham, AL
04/03/04 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
04/04/04 House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
04/06/04 Millennium Center Winston-Salem, NC
04/08/04 The Norva Norfolk, VA
04/09/04 Nation Washington, DC
04/10/04 Worcester Palladium Worcester, MA
04/12/04 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
04/13/04 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
04/14/04 ESL Sports Center Rochester, NY
04/16/04 Harpo’s Detroit, MI
04/17/04 Tower City Amphitheatre Cleveland, OH
04/18/04 Promowest Pavilion Columbus, OH
04/20/04 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
04/22/04 Roy Wilkens Auditorium St. Paul, MN
04/23/04 Congress Theatre Chicago, IL
04/24/04 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
04/27/04 7 Flags Event Center Clive, IA
04/28/04 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
04/30/04 Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston, TX
05/01/04 NextState at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
05/02/04 Bricktown Events Center Oklahoma City, OK
05/04/04 The Fillmore Denver, CO
05/05/04 The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
05/07/04 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
05/08/04 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
05/09/04 Soma San Diego, CA
05/11/04 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
05/14/04 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, CA
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Slipknot will be shooting a new video and they need YOU to be in it.
Who: All SLIPKNOT fans – ages 16 and over
WHAT: Open auditions for maggots across the country to be a part of the filming of Slipknot’s new video, ’duality.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 24th, 12:00pm – 8:00pm CST (fans coming from out of state or those who are otherwise unable to attend casting call must call Kathy at 515-770-6539 on Tues March 23rd btw 9am-5pm)
WHERE: Fairfield Inn & Suites – 7225 Vista (I-80 & 74th St. in West Des Moines) – Jordan Creek Room
PLEASE NOTE: If chosen to appear in the video, you will be required to be on location all day on Saturday, March 27th. Anyone who is 16 or 17 years of age must have parental or guardian signature on the day of the shoot, details to be provided at pre-screening. There will be no payment for appearance in the video, however meals will be supplied to participants on-site.
WHO TV in Des Moines, Iowa is reporting that SLIPKNOT fans traveled from as far off as the Ukraine and Great Britain to attend the filming of the group’s new video, which took place Saturday (March 27) in West Des Moines. 500 fans were selected to take part in the shoot, which saw the group performing inside a rented house as it was being invaded by maggots.
Commented SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison during the filming: We wanted to come back and just do a video here with our friends in Iowa and make it more real and this has been a blast so far, we’re just getting started.
Lead singer Corey Taylor added: It’s basically gonna looked cramped and wet, a lot of stink and ugly, it rules basically what this band is all about.
Security was on-hand, but there were no reports of any problems at the filming, according to WHO TV.
The ’duality video shoot was helmed by the directing duo of Mark Klasfeld and Tony Petrossian. The track comes off the band’s new album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) , due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The first song released will be Pulse of the Maggots , which will be made available for download on the group’s web site on Tuesday, March 30. Other tracks on the 13-cut Rick Rubin-produced CD include Vermillion , Circle and The Blister Exists . A B-side from the recording sessions, ’don’t Get Close , plus some instrumental pieces, appear in the Activision video game MTX: Mototrax .
SLIPKNOT are currently preparing to hit the road as part of the fourth installment of the J germeister Music Tour, beginning March 30 in Orlando, Florida. FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA are also onboard for the five-week trek, which wraps up May 14 in Sacramento.
SLIPKNOT will be the featured musical guests on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, May 17 at 11:35 p.m. EST. They will be performing the track ’duality from their upcoming third album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) .
As previously reported, the follow-up to 2001’s Iowa , Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) , is tentatively scheduled for release on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. Other songs on the 13-cut Rick Rubin-produced CD include Pulse of the Maggots , Vermillion , Circle , and The Blister Exists . A B-side from the recording sessions, ’don’t Get Close , plus some instrumental pieces, recently appeared in the Activision video game MTX: Mototrax .
man im looking 4 ward 4 this cd! 😈 – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
a little 2 far for me 2 drive. – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
they do have some hard core fans! 😈 – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
I have never seen Slipknot live yet. Although, I came close the last time they came as my band at the time was flyering cars outside the venue. hehe. Anyway, I am going to see them when they come to town this time as they will have Fear Factory with them. Love those guys. And Chaimara looks to be good as well. I liked the song they had on the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack… . – said Thomas Vrazel on Mar 03, 2004
Chaimara is a good band, you will like there stuff. good music. ive never seen slipknot but i bought the dvd that came out a while ago and they were crazy live. the dvd is called disasterpieces, do you have that? if not go and get this one. its a must. – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
Slipknot have posted their new track Pulse Of The Maggots online for download in mp3 format, you can find it over at the bands official website, www.slipknot1.com. Slipknot’s new album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) is slated for a May 25th release date through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam. – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
’des Moines Family Asks SLIPKNOT To Fix Their Devastated Home MTV.com reports: When a family in West Des Moines, Iowa, rented their house to SLIPKNOT last week to use for the ’duality video shoot, they knew there might be some damage, and since they were planning to gut the house anyway to renovate it, they were OK with that. But they had no idea how extensive the devastation would be. Here’s a partial list of items the family are asking the band to replace or fix: Broken windows throughout the house, new painted kitchen destroyed, damage to the driveway, torn-up lawn, front door destroyed, rugs sustained water damage, whole house needs repainting, gutters were broken, back door and window frames broken, equipment missing, basketball backboard trashed, damage from cigarette butts, ceiling destroyed where chandelier fell, picnic tables broken. – said PAUZED on Mar 03, 2004
[img:e36559ea48]http://www.mtv.com/shared/media/news/images/s/Slipknot/sq-vol-3-subliminal-cover-r.jpg[/img:e36559ea48]The cover artwork for SLIPKNOT’s new CD, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) , (courtesy of MTV.com). According to MTV.com, the cover of Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) shows a new mask created by the band’s visual and conceptual mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown). The grotesque, leathery, stitched-up and zippered headwear, which is still being developed, will be available at future SLIPKNOT shows. – said PAUZED on Apr 04, 2004
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to The Flint Journal about the group’s forthcoming CD, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) , due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The album is a really good amalgam of all the things that were great on the first two albums and all these different directions that we always wanted to go, he said. It’s a very eclectic yet reined-in album. It’s almost a dichotomy at times where it’s brutal yet it’s melodic, Corey continued. It’s heavy and thrash, but it’s rock and it’s all these great, beautiful flavors that nobody tries to do anymore. So many bands just basically write one song and create a whole album around it. We have always been all about creating an album as a whole and then going back and looking at possible singles. That’s one of the reasons why our albums still hold out to this day. We take the time to make sure something is, in our eyes, immortal instead of slick and 15 minutes. I think [STONE SOUR] helped us break down a lot of the stereotypes around this band. Just from myself, a lot of people just thought I was a screamer and that was it and just totally overlooking the singing that I was actually doing on both of those albums. On STONE SOUR, I got to stretch out a little bit and show the different styles of what I could do. On this album, I’ve been able to incorporate that but at the same time, help SLIPKNOT evolve to where it needs to go. It’s not all screaming but at the same time, it’s not all singing. It’s not all melodic. There’s some really cool, dark passages that aren’t either. I can’t even describe it. Joey (Jordison, drums) calls it my gothic talk voice. I don’t know what it means, but it’s really cool. You ll have to hear it to believe it. The cool thing about this album is it’s got all the crazy stuff, but it’s very well structured, Taylor said. At first, you listen to it and it appears calm. Then you start to listen to it a little bit more and you can feel the chaos underneath. It gives (the music) a really good edge. – said PAUZED on Apr 04, 2004