Slipknot

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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This highly provocative, Des Moines, Iowa, USA-based alternative metal outfit, whose shock rock values are masked by their anonymous stage wear of matching jump suits and horror masks, was founded by Shawn Crahan (24 September 1971, USA; percussion) and Paul Gray (b. 8 April 1972, USA; bass). The early line-up of Slipknot released the independently recorded and distributed Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat in 1996. Although the band was struggling to make ends meet, their big break arrived when they were signed to leading metal label Roadrunner Records. The band, comprising nine members, subsequently adopted a lucky number to wear on their jump suits. Alongside Crahan (number 6) and Gray (number 2), was number 8 Corey Taylor (b. 8 December 1973, Des Moines, Iowa, USA; vocals), number 7 Mick Thompson (b. 3 November 1976, USA; guitar), number 5 Craig Jones (b. 11 February 1972, USA; samples), number 4 James Root (b. 2 October 1971, USA; guitar), number 3 Chris Fehn (b. 24...

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