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FEED ME interview with co-directors Adam Leader & Richard Oakes

Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey speaks with Feed Me co-directors Adam Leader & Richard Oakes at Beyond Fest LA 2022 ahead of the film’s première on Friday, to talk about their co-directing process, the origins of the film’s concept, being able to manipulate people’s emotions, and much more.

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Led by Justin Bonitz and drummer Max Portnoy, the nu-core standouts give their candid take on the significance of their second album and how the intensity and innovation have only leveled up from ‘Matriphagy’.

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The band will also host a screening of ‘The Making Of: Omens’ at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 6.

The Lamb of God drummer discusses the upcoming album, Omens, still having ‘pinch me’ moments on stage, his role in the songwriting process of the band, and watching Blythe shine as this generation’s best frontman.

The band’s bassist talks recording ‘Omens’, the durability of the band, and how achieving new highs after two decades only stokes their creative fire.

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Celebrate Halloween all month long with a different type of horror movie each day – here are our picks

Hallucinogenic worms, family trauma, UFOs, and an unexpected Slipknot reference made this year’s festival one to remember

The guitarist guested on The Downbeat with Craig Reynolds to discuss their arena runs with $uicideboy$ and Bring Me the Horizon, the band’s horror-themed EP ‘A Tear In the fabric of Life’, and how the band is building a community passionate about heavy music.

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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.

The announcement punctuates a productive 2022 which included two standalone singles in “Death (Ever Colder)” and “Life (Paradise Denied)”.

The release combined all of the tracks featured on the previously released ‘All Roads Lead To The Gun’ EPs and include four new tracks including the latest preview, “Let Me Be Normal”.

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In a recent AMA, the Slipknot frontman shared how Death, The Cure, and Prodigy influenced the new record, how his mask is a nod to David Cronenberg, and emerging artists he would like to team up with.

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‘The Interview Queen’ Alicia Atout is joined by a panel of Knotfest hosts Daniel Dekay, Staypuft Mallow and Tori Kravitz to give the lowdown on the new Slipknot record, The End, So Far. They talk the best tracks on the release, which should make the live set, the production, the songwriting, the sequencing, and generally just how good the album is.

Vote for your Favorite song from Slipknot’s The End, So Far

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One lucky fan will score a custom designed tattoo from Booth inspired by the band’s new album, ‘Pain Remains’

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Spandex, soaring guitar solos and plenty of sexual innuendo await on the latest from the LA kings of glam.

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Knotfest’s Daniel Dekay sits down with Nuclear Assault’s Dan Lilker at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas to talk about their set playing on a pool deck, and seeing the crowd partake in ‘pool pits’, how he finds playing a festival versus attending one as a fan, the future of the band, his contribution to the early days of Anthrax, and touches on some of his other projects.

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The yet-to-be-completed album titled ‘Memento Mori’ is set to land sometime next spring and coincide with the band’s first tour in five years.

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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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It’s finally horror season and this October’s lineup of newfound frights includes a sequel, a remake and a finale to three iconic franchises and much more

Official Playlists

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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Colin and Bo talk to Ian Shelton of Militarie Gun and Regional Justice Center, self proclaimed music gremlin.

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Get a glimpse into the innovative way Tankian is approaching the music experience with the Arloopa app.

Hell Bent for Metal

With Matt sick, Abhi Ahluwahlia returns to talk about a moment Korn regret that impacted metal’s LGBTQ+ fanbase, a deathcore banger that spoke to Tom’s queer side, and put albums from Ozzy Osbourne, The Algorithm, and Spite into HCGBs’ jukebox.

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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.

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Sandie ‘The Lilith’ Gjørtz, vocalist of Defacing God, joins Jon ‘StayPuft’ Garcia and Cori Westbrook on KNOTFEST’s Pulse of the Maggots.

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

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Chris Garza of Suicide Silence sat down to chat with the Talk Toomey podcast at their recent stop at Louder Than Life. Chris and Joshua talk about the art of podcasting and how they can ask the questions that you can’t as a punisher in the wild. Chris talks about his love of nu metal and his go-to records. He also talks about listening to Korn’s Life Is Peachy on DMT. Garza leaves us with the future of Suicide Silence and talks about releasing a new single on Halloween night.

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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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‘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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Both the band’s guitarist and drummer have issued individual statements suggesting the split was somewhat contentious.

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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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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 Universal Monsters, find out which ones made “Very Nice, Very Evil”

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

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

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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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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.

EVERY Album You NEED to Know About

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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.

Hardlore: Stories from Tour

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”

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 Cannibal Corpse album art!

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