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In a candid, comprehensive interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1, the Slipknot frontman artistic evolution, mortality and how heavy music’s most chaotic band has transitioned from visceral spectacle to something truly sustainable.

The Slipknot drummer discusses the culture of the band, the international scope of Knotfest, and how next album melds existing ideas with daring experimentation to make something memorable.

The veteran musician details the three year lead up of his new look, his fascination with the possibilities of the future and how David Bowie was the master of reinvention.

Sophie K chats to VMAN from SLIPKNOT at the inaugural Knotfest Germany about how the fest came together and the band’s involvement in that and the lineup.

Heavy culture’s time-tested trailblazers detail the intersection of serial killers, social media, and self-discovery on thetrack that began their next era of domination.

The Nine scorched Music City to the ground for the tour kickoff of their final domestic run of the year.

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The Megadeth architect discusses how Megadeth has thrived amid turbulence, the thrill of securing a number 1 album, and the tragedy it would be if he and James Hetfield never wrote another song together again.

Offering a preview of what’s to come in 2023, organizers have began releasing a succession of pro-shot, full set videos from the historic 10th anniversary of the festival.

The trek begins later this month and celebrates the band’s first full length release in eight years.

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Smile could’ve easily been one of the silliest horror movies this year. Instead, it’s one of the scariest.

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It was a massive week in new music and our own Cori Westbrook runs down the best spanning from Celtic punk to arena metal, grindcore to old school death metal.

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BRANDON SALLER takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography with Atreyu. In Part ONE, Brandon remembers everything surrounding the band’s 2007 album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor.

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Rob Zombie’s take on The Munsters and Andrew Dominik’s take on Marilyn Monroe hit Netflix, The Sanderson Sisters return on Disney+ and more this week

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Produced by Will Yip, ‘Fantasy Four’ offers a somber, sincere homage to the two talents of crossover that were taken far too soon.

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‘Half Sold Out: CMFT Live At The Palladium’ will broadcast the frontman’s sold out performance set for October 17th from one of the UK’s most iconic venues.

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Plus news on a new Vince McMahon documentary and a preview of tonight’s wrestling on TV.

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The live production requires a five-day build and nearly some 1,000 people worth of manpower to execute.

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To celebrate the release pf ‘Patient Number 9’ in practitioners of heavy metal hamburgers continue their crusade against false burgers with a tywo-fisted tribute to the Prince of Darkness.

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The deathcore standouts are due to drop their highly-anticipated album next month.

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The Australian arena metal outfit emerge from a turbulent time with their most artistically ambitious album to date.

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As a lifelong fan of the classic sitcom, Zombie pays tribute to the original while giving it a bit of a fun modern polish

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Knotfest brings you the Top Current Tracks in Rock & Metal

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Diving into the fresh crops of today’s new breed of rock & metal.

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Latest releases in Rock & Metal to keep you up to speed.

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Power tracks to intensify your workout.

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Heavy hits to get you through the lockdown.

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The second single follows the initial preview in “Scandinavian Gods” and builds the anticipation of the November 18th full length arrival.

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Spearheading the Corey Taylor Foundation, the multi-faceted frontman is using his platform to cultivate a community to help support Military, law enforcement, and first responders living with real-life trauma.

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The genre-smashing duo of Yeti Bones and theOGM revisit the rush of being paired with legends, the continued evolution of heavy music and how SKIN challenges the definition of pop on ‘The Many Faces of God’.

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See the daily photo galleries that included towering sets from Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, KISS, Bring Me the Horizon, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Mastodon, Evanescence, Tenacious D, Red Hot Chili Peppers and so many more.

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The band is currently on their North American “Omens” tour en route to the October 7th release of their latest full length epic.

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Colin and Bo spent the weekend at Furnace Fest 2022 in Birmingham Alabama which took place at the notoriously haunted Sloss Furnaces, and they stayed at the notoriously haunted Tutwiler hotel… Is one of them lying, or did they share a possible paranormal experience?

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Hailing from Athens, Greece, and forming back in September of 2012, yet only releasing their debut LP Spotting Elegance in Chaos in 2017, it’s been another long wait for fans of math/melodic hardcore outfit Blame Kandinsky to hear their sophomore effort Eclectic Ruiner. Finally seeing light of day on December 2nd, Knotfest are honored to premiere the debut single/video from the album, for the track ‘Ruined’.

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The restauranteur, Chopped judge and founder of Blacklight Media details his next venture at Louder Than Life Festival, shares the ten albums that changed his life and explains the balance of running a record label and killing it in the kitchen.

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Sophie K talks to James Monteith of Tesseract at the first ever Knotfest Germany, the band’s first international show since before the pandemic, about their upcoming album sounding more ‘organic’ than ever before, his love for new bands in the scene reinventing and fusing genres, more diverse crowds at shows, the influence of TikTok on a band’s popularity these days, and being a fan of every band on the bill.

Bandcamp Roulette

The genre-melding Swedes make a strong flex with one hell of a album cover.

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The ‘Slave to the Grave’ Tour features two of the genre’s skyrocketing bands along with support from Enforced and Phobophilic.

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The German metal heroes merged pageantry and power in a production that was colossal as their band’s sound.

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With Carcass and Spiritbox in tow, Papa Emeritus IV and the Nameless Ghouls flexed rock music revelry for the final show of their North American run.

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The visual captures the band’s performance at VOA Heavy Rock Festival in their home country of Portugal.

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The track offers a taste of the band’s pending eighth studio album and the follow up to 2018’s ‘When Legends Rise’.

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The Swedish metallic circus unleashes new music and adds standout support to their upcoming 2023 European run.

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Composer Franck Hueso explains the scope of his Leather trilogy, the common threads between metal and electronic music, and how iconic films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Maniac, and Street Trash, influenced his sound.

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With the arrival of ‘The Nine Choirs’, the new school death metal collective pays tribute to the sound that inspired them, the state that strengthened them, and the greats that paved the way.

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The Scumdogs of the Universe discuss The New Dark Ages, the absurdity of gatekeeping in metal, and how after cutting heads off onstage for thousands of years, humanity seems to be doing way worse.

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The legendary experimental outfit reflects on their ‘Heavy Rocks’ series and explains how their music is a reactive response to their creative environment.

Mia Goth solidifies her reign as a modern day Scream Queen in this profound prequel to Ti West’s X

The director of The Night House is delivering a fresh take on the cult horror classic

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The Power Trip guitarist talks about the momentum of his new project, hints that Power Trip material is in the works, and explains how being a fan and a player gives him a unique vantage point.

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On a recent episode of the Peer Pressure Podcast, the veteran producer explained how Slipknot’s iconic album was “the fucking heaviest thing probably I’ve ever done”.

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The practitioners of spaghetti western shred return with a tail-whip of a title track.

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Katerina, Kris, Jesse and Tom from Escuela Grind join Jon “StayPuft” Garcia and Cori Westbrook on Pulse of the Maggots to talk about their relentless touring schedule in 2022, and how being a hardcore band influence by grindcore, death metal and powerviolence has opened doors to play shows and festivals within all genres and dismantle gatekeeping.

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Slugcrust’s Jesse Cole and Derick Caperton join KNOTFEST’s Pulse of the Maggots to discuss their debut album, Ecocide.

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Among death metal’s most proven practitioners, both Revocation and Bloodbath steer towards our inevitable end in different, although no less devastating ways.

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The film marks the finale of the David Gordon Green-directed trilogy and includes the single “Burn It Down” from darkwave duo.

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Check the photo gallery of images from rock photographer Steve Rose highlighting the band’s SoCal stop on their latest amphitheater run.

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See the stunning collection of images captured by rock photographer Steve Rose, documenting the band’s SoCal tour stop three years in the making.

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Check the photo gallery that offer a glimpse of the band’s highly-touted headlining sets at both Primavera Sound Los Angeles and Riot Fest in Chicago.

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The Cradle of Filth architect checks in with Sophie K. at Knotfest Finland to discuss the band’s touring schedule, their tenure in extreme music, and the eagerly-awaited joint project with Ed Sheeran.

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The bassist and songwriter revisits the grueling early years of the band, explains the harrowing trauma of the Russian war, and shares his appreciation in being able to pursuit his craft.

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Guesting on the Knotfest series Hardlore, the Drain vocalist and Gulch drummer talks career firsts, pulling double duty at Sound and Fury and Chicago deep dish pizza.

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Sophie K is joined by Hanno Klänhardt of Mantar at Wacken 2022 to talk about their album title Pain Is Forever and This Is the End, and how he hated every minute of recording it. He also chats about finally being able to get on the road and loving it, his excitement over nerves at playing shows, his love for Wacken as a festival and playing to Japanese crowds.

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Bill Moseley’s filmography looks like an entire shelf in a video store horror section. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Night of the Living Dead (1990), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), 3 From Hell (2019), and so many more.

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Filmed during the band’s Columbus, Ohio amphitheater show last month, the video showcases the live spectacle, the massive production, and the hometown love Beartooth have spent years cultivating.

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Sophie K chats with Nasty at Wacken 2022 about their veteran status there and how they go down, their new single ‘Resurrection’ and its meaning, recording their new album, playing in front of different types of festival crowds and their return to stage after the pandemic.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Colin and Bo speak with Dying Wish singer Emma Boster about bad shows, gross houses, vegan food, ghosts, aliens and much more.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

Colin and Bo finally sit down with the living legend Justice Tripp from Trapped Under Ice and Angel Du$t. The highly influential frontman has a lot to say about modern HC, TUI’s biggest moments, and transitioning from dangerous pits to beautiful hooks.

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Colin and Bo chat with AEW superstar, future world champion FRIEND OF THE SHOW Danhausen in this exclusive conversation with his rare human form. This was only achieved with Knotfest’s immense CGI budget.

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The revered percussionist details his songwriting process, his dream festival and explains how compelling art can’t be formulated.

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The drummer discusses his new album with Bleed From Within, getting the Corey Taylor seal of approval, and what it was like to pull double duty on drums for two bands that are technical AF.

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The drummer details the importance of community in both hardcore and crossfit, his love for fantasy gaming and comic books, and how his dream festival would include an all-star roster of 90’s era Floridian death metal on the latest episode of the podcast.

‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by a panel of Knotfest’s own Daniel Dekay, Ryan J. Downey and Cori Westbrook to chat the first ever live in-person edition of Knotfest’s Pulse of the Maggots festival and gather reaction to Slipknot’s latest single, “Yen”

‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by Knotfest editor Ramon Gonzales and host Cori Westbrook to discuss the breaking down of barriers between metal and other genres, with first-hand evidence being discussed of watching bands from different scenes win over metal fans at recents shows and festivals.

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The director, stars and producer of this latest demonic thriller talk the making of the film and its various themes and ideas

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Tense, scary, wild, smart, gory, hilarious – you name it, Barbarian has it

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Members of Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Mötley Crüe and more star in this gory flick

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On this episode of Tierifying, Gwarsenio and Danhausen rank the boyfriends from their favorite television show, Sex and the City.

Tierifying

Welcome to Tierifying – the show where professors of occult content, Gwarsenio Hall (of Two Minutes to Late Night) and wrestler Danhausen, rank pieces of heavy metal/pop culture in order of ‘spookiness’! Today it’s B.C. Rich Guitars, find out which ones made “Very Nice, Very Evil”

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Welcome to Tierifying – the show where professors of occult content, Gwarsenio Hall (of Two Minutes to Late Night) and wrestler Danhausen, rank pieces of heavy metal/pop culture in order of ‘spookiness’! Today it’s Cannibal Corpse album art!

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