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A 9-piece Nu-Metal/Industrial band from Des Moines, Iowa. Often called "sellouts" and the like. I personally quite like them. They aren't my favourite band, Children of Bodom or Dimmu Borgir is, but hey.
Whatever people say, they don't suck. Joey is an amazing drummer and Corey is a fairly good vocalist, although his voice has deteriorated. Mick and James (No.s 6 and 7) the guitarists are also good. They aren't like your average nu-metal band who always play about five drop-D power chords every song. No. Listen to some of the solos on Vol. 3. They may not be the best, but they are good.

To the lovers: Slipknot are not death metal. If you want that, listen to Deicide or Cannibal Corpse. Nor are they the best band in the world. No band is, it's all down to opinion. Also, calm down and stop insulting other people's music... It's really annoying...

To the haters: Slipknot don't suck. They didn't sell out. They aren't about money either. They were all playing in local bands for years before they made it big with Slipknot.
Lover: OMG SLIPKNOT IS THE BEST DEATH METAL ON THE PLANET!!!1 THEY BEAT UR MUSIC BY FAR!! ALL OTHER MUSIC SUCKS!!1

Hater: Slipknot are sell-outs, posers and fags... (Note that they have no reason for saying this other that "'coz they are.")
by Dimmu September 05, 2006
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An amazing band from Des Moines, Iowa. They successfully combined rap and metal in their first album "Slipknot", made it heavier in "Iowa", and changed it to more alternative metal in "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and "All Hope Is Gone". They each wear masks to express their personality and to show it is about the music, not the looks. And no, they are not Satanic. They only used Satanic imagery in "Iowa" era concerts for marketing and shock value. Their bassist died back in May, so RIP. This is their lineup:

#0 Sid Wilson - turntables
#1 Joey Jordison - drums
#2 Paul Gray - bass (RIP)
#3 Chris Fehn - custom percussion, backing vocals
#4 Jim Root - guitar
#5 Craig "133" Jones - samples, media
#6 Shawn "Clown" Crahan - custom percussion, backing vocals
#7 Mick Thomson - guitar
#8 Corey Taylor - vocals
Slipknot are a great metal band!
by MetalHead16 August 20, 2010
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A band containing 9 members. Although a 4 man band would probably sound the same.
John: Slipknot has 9 members.
Jim: Yeah, but 5 of them are pointless.
John: You suck.
Jim: Just like Corey Taylor's mother should have done.
John: Nice.
by limpbizkitrules February 19, 2008
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SlipKnoT is a Nu-metal band. It consists of nine members. They have talent, despite what people may tell you. SlipKnoT is a very polarizing band because of number of members/what the do on stage/ect. ect. You either hate them for the most part, or you really like them. there fans are called MaGGoTs many people try to make the MaGGoTs feel bad because they call themselves MaGGoTs, but to all of them please note: We don't give a shit. Being a MaGGoT is a badge of honor to us. Also recently SlipKnoT has put out alot of pop songs i.e. dead memories and snuff to name two. Alot of emo pussy faggots like these song because they think it's cool. to said emo pussy faggots I would like to say go fuck yourself these songs arn't for you Cory taylor (lead vocals for SlipKnoT) has even stated himself how male emos are just suicidal teens who are confused about there sexuality and wear there sisters/gf pants (I'm paraphrasing). You emo assholes give us REAL MaGGoTs bad names. Oh and side note: All you fucktards who say SlipKnoT isn't real metal and that MaGGoTs don't know what real metal is please try to understand that you are retarted as I am living proof of your observation fail. I enjoy listening to bands such as Gojira, Gorgoroth, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, meshuggah, Behemoth, white chapel, children of bodom, burzum, ect.ect. And about how SlipKnoT isn't real metal. THE GENRE THEY ARE IN IS CALLED NU-METAL DUMB ASS. Metal is in the God damn Title of the genre.
MaGGoT: Hey do you like SlipKnoT?

Emo pussy faggot: Yeah.

MaGGoT: Oh really what's your favorite song?

emo pussy faggot: Dead memories because it totally gets me.

MaGGoT: Get the fuck out of here you sad sack of shit you give us real MaGGoTs bad names.

Emo pussy faggot: -cries and slits there wrist-

MaGGoT: Fucking poser

Metal head (not maggot): Your a poser too you like SlipKnoT.

MaGGoT: Why because there Nu-metal?

Metal head (not maggot): Yeah Nu-metal is a metal genre fail.

MaGGoT: Your a fucking dumb ass just because you don't like it dosn't mean it's wrong. It means you have a different taste in music and, are probobly a judgmental, bigoted, dumb shit who dosn't like it because your daddy told you anything you don't like is bad when he was fucking you up the ass when you were little.

Metal head (not MaGGoT): -thinks- Hmm... you may be right.

MaGGoT: Well now that we kind of see eye to eye, help me get rid of the dead emo kid before somebody finds the body.
by The Real MaGGoT May 05, 2010
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A awesome band. Better before there newest album. 9 man band who know one can copy.

Met 3 members Cory, Chris and Paul.

Nice guys.

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"Man I saw Slipknot, and they are Kick ass!"
by Jillthemaster August 21, 2004
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It's incredibly great that a lot of definitions about this band include the words "suck" "shit" "worthless" etc... i bet if one of you read a bad definition about Jay-Z or AFI, you'd probably go cut your wrists and cry to your mommy.
Anyway... Slipknot's a 9-man band from Des Moines, Iowa. While the general idea is that Slipknot is nu-metal/rapcore/metal/etc...and while it's true they are those things, they are also something else. They're a band that has come a long way from their roots (if any of you listened to Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. you'll know what i mean...) and has become an extremely talented band. I'm not sure what happened to the original singer, but the current singer, Corey Taylor, was recruited to sing for the band after the original vocalist departed from the band, or got kicked out, or something. In any case, I don't particularly give a shit what you boyband-lovers have to say about them...Corey has an amazing set of vocal cords, being able to go from the hard, face-ripping, mother-sodomizing growls of "The Heretic Anthem" heard on Iowa to the melodic, soul-wrenching singing of "Snuff" from their new cd, All Hope Is Gone. James and Mick play guitar like they'll die if they stop, and Joey is one of the best drummers i personally have ever heard.

Yes, Corey does use a lot of profanity. Profanity's a good way to express frustration, anger, hopelessness, and other emotions...which is the general theme running through their songs. Slipknot is excellent to listen to when you're pissed, upset, or just feel like rocking your fucking brains out.

No, they did NOT "steal" their ideas for the masks from GWAR or Mushroomhead or anyonethefuckelse. Corey himself described it as a way for the band to disassociate themselves from who they are outside of the band and to get more invovled in the music. Stating that Slipknot stole the idea for masks from another band is like if someone called you out because you happened to pick up the same fucking pair of shoes from Wal Mart as they have...so get the fuck over yourselves. There was a lot of shit over how the members appear outside of the band without masks...well...the fuck do you want? The masks are a part of Slipknot, not Stone Sour when Corey's singing with them, or Korn since Joey's been drumming for them occasionally.

While Slipknot is a very talented band, anyone stating that they are "the best" probably needs a foot in their ass. No one band can be the best at any genre, because all people have different tastes, and while I personally love every cd they've put out since their self-titled, you may only like Iowa, or think Murderdolls is better, or just not like Slipknot. That's fine. But you dont aquire millions of fans and go platinum by being a piece of shit, and there's figures floating around the net to prove that Slipknot doesn't suck. They're decent. You dont have to like them, but at least respect them. Music is just a way to tell a story, explain a lesson, relate feelings... it's not the way the story is told, but the story itself.

As for the rest of you Slipknot fans...STAY (sic) MUTHAFUCKASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Listen to Slipknot's 9.0 Live cd...i swear to all that is good and kind your blood will be pumping and you'll want to headbang and jump the fuck around like you just lost your mind.
by ihax0rdyourhymen August 23, 2008
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When the popular rapcore band known as Slipknot burst forth from the dry flatlands of Iowa, the world never knew they were in for the ride of their life until they got the first taste of Slipknot's brutally beautiful metal. While Slipknot's music is bashed by many other metal artists, one cannot deny that a band that pretty much pioneered their style in the 90's cannot suck to an unbearable level.
With dark, unusual and hauntingly original music, disturbing masks, and crazy shows, Slipknot has often been called the best metal band in the world. Named the best live band of 2005 by MTV, they certainly know how to kick it up a notch in some of the most memorable live performances since KISS.
Slipknot is not an iffy band you love them or you don't- this is not a conceited statement, but meant literally-they produce a sound that can either wear your nerves or tame them-no in-the-middle gray areas.
Corey Taylor has belted out the vocals for all the records except for one record, in which Anders did the vocals for- Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.- a more death-metalish sound resulting. Joey Jordison does drumming, Mick Thomson on lead guitar, James Root on Rythym Guitar, Sid Wilson on Turntables, Paul Gray on Bass ,Chris Fehn for custom Percussion, Craig Jones with Samples/media, and Shawn Crahan on custom percussion.
Corey Taylor( vocalist for Slipknot):"You don't sell out concerts, meet millions of fans and go platinum if your music sucks. Period."

Popular quote, good point. Period.
by NostalgiaSucks July 01, 2006
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