Slipknot to Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Self-Titled Album Next Year with Special Shows


In today’s “fuck, I’m getting old” news, Slipknot‘s self-titled record from 1999 is turning 25 next year and the (mostly) Iowan nonet is going to do some special shows to mark the occasion.

The news came about when frontman Corey Taylor let some details slip during an interview with Finland’s Chaoszine. Except he even said there’s no concrete plans set at the moment.

“Right now, Slipknot’s kind of wrapping up a little bit. Next year, I know we’re talking about doing a handful of shows all over the world because it’s gonna be the 25th anniversary of the first album. Now, don’t quote me on that. Best way to make God laugh is to announce your plans out loud. But that’s what we’re hinting at; it’s what we’re talking about.”

Slipknot’s self-titled came out in 1999 through Roadrunner Records. Maybe you remember exactly when it came out because you were in middle school when it happened and your buddy sat you down and showed you this crazy band with the masks and now you’re on the wrong end of your 30s and wondering where the fuck time went and…

Yeah. It’s heavy shit.

And while most think of that album with “Spit It Out,” “Eyeless,” and “Wait and Bleed” as the band’s debut, that distinction actually belongs to their album Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat., which is also getting some special attention as the band’s original vocalist Anders Colsefni is going to go on tour to celebrate that particular record.

Once we find out more information about the anniversary shows, we’ll be sure to share the info.

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