SLIPKNOT Commemorates 10 Years with Special Edition of Debut Album
Posted by Michael Mueller on July 28, 2009 at 9:29 AM
The first time I saw Slipknot was on their first major tour, back in 1999, opening for Coal Chamber. Admittedly, I knew nothing about them prior to the show, but such a visual and aural display of sheer power and brutality I had never before and may never again witness. I thought it was all a bit gimmicky, but it was certainly entertaining, and most important, something in the music reeled me in, which is what I believe the band would want anyway.
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Ten years later, and that "gimmicky" nonet from Iowa has not only sold over 10 million albums worldwide but also changed the face of metal. To celebrate their first decade, Slipknot has announced a special edition release on Roadrunner Records of their seminal self-titled debut album, due out 9/9/09. The CD will feature 25 tracks, including the original album as well as rare demos, remixes, b-sides and more.
The companion documentary, of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams, is packed with behind the scenes footage of Slipknot from 1999. This never-before-seen hour-long piece was directed by M. Shawn Crahan, who combed through his vast archives to compile the definitive chronicle of this important time in Slipknot's career. This inside look features both live and backstage footage from around the world. The DVD also features all the music videos from their debut cycle as well as other surprises.
In another first, Slipknot will host a one day festival in their hometown of Des Moines on 9/9/09. The show will feature two stages and a host of bands with Slipknot headlining. The second stage, sponsored by Jagermeister, will feature all local bands. An official announcement will be made soon.
Track Listing is as follows:
04. Wait And Bleed
06. Spit It Out
07. Tattered & Torn
11. No Life
13. Only One
16. Me Inside
17. Get This*
18. Spit It Out (Hyper Version)*
19. Spit It Out (Stamp You Out Mix)*
20. (sic) (Molt-Injected Mix)*
21. Wait And Bleed (Terry Date Mix)*
22. Wait And Bleed (demo)*
23. Snap (demo)*
24. Interloper (demo)*
25. Despise (demo)*
Bonus DVD: of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams
A short film by M. Shawn Crahan giving a peek into the surreal and complex time around the release of Slipknot's debut album. Also includes an entire never before seen live concert from Dynamo Open Air 2000 and music videos.
The expanded package artwork includes never before published photos and a new foreword from vocalist Corey Taylor.
A deluxe collector's edition of this package, Slipknot - 10 years of life death love hate pain scars victory war blood and destruction, will also be released. Contents will be packaged in a special steel box and include Slipknot 10th Anniversary CD/DVD, a t-shirt, patch, collector's cards, key chain plus a few more surprises.