Slipknot is an American group from Iowa. It was formed in 1995 by Colsefni, Steele, Ray, and Craha. Their band was originally called The Pale Ones. They added new members later on, Jordison and Brainard, and was called Meld.
The band had five successful live performances in the same year they were launched. It was Jordison who suggested their name to be changed to Slipknot, the title of the song there finishing at that time.
The group started recording songs in 1996 even after Steele left. Craig Jones replaced him and was moved to samples after Thomson joined the group. The group’s debut demo “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat” was made available in the market in 1996 without contributions from its newest members.
The group added a new singer in 1997, Corey Taylor. This made Colsefni a backup singer and takes over the percussion. Perhaps due to dismay, he left the band soon after. He was replaced by Welts. At the end of the year, the group had adopted some traditions that they still follow at present. That includes individual numbers for every member and uniform coveralls.
It was in 1998 when they released their next demo, this time with insights from their new member, Wilson. Robinson was amazed by the group’s performances and helped them get signed by different labels.
Several changes in the band’s line up followed. Different offers were made. But it was their album “Slipknot” in 2000 that paved their way to stardom. It was Roadrunner’s first release to be awarded platinum.
The band’s next album called “Iowa” was launched a year after. It was a big success! It ranked 3rd on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and first place on the UK Albums chart.
Controversies like the alleged parting ways of Slipknot did not affect the group. They continued recording their 3rd album in 2003. It was produced by Rubin and the album named as “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” reached the 2nd spot on the Billboard 200 and number 5 in UK.
“9.0: Live” was released in 2005. The band's very first live album did not do very well, reaching only 17th place on the Billboard 200 chart. Their fourth album called, “All Hope Is Gone,” was launched in 2008. It was well received by critics and ranked first on nine record charts across countries, including the Billboard 200. It was their very first album to reach that kind of success.
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