Psychosocial, psychosocial, psychosociaaaaal!
Album: All Hope Is Gone
Released: August 20, 2008
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in September 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan and drummer Joey Jordison. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Paul Gray, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, Shawn Crahan, Chris Fehn and Joey Jordison. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced from 2011–2014 by former guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison left the band on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter. The band found replacements in Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2015 the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Crahan; the other remaining members of Slipknot have been members since the release of the band’s 1999 eponymous debut album.
On December 12, 2013, the band announced through its official website that Joey Jordison had left the band after 18 years, citing personal reasons. On his official Facebook page, Jordison later said he “did not quit Slipknot” and that he was “shocked” and “blindsided” by the news. Both Jordison and Slipknot independently promised to release further details about the split. Taylor said Jordison would not be appearing on the new album because he did not participate in any songwriting sessions before his departure.
Slipknot’s percussionist & member Chris Fehn spoke about the song “Wait and Bleed”, saying: “It was just a basic song. We didn’t know it was going to be that popular. The funny thing is the record label, especially new guys at the record label, were coming around when we started getting big, and they’re like, ‘Oh, the next record you can write like three Wait And Bleeds’. And we’re just like, You are an idiot. Therefore, we don’t do that. But obviously the band, believe it or not, we have so much control over what we do that we don’t write anything for money, we don’t write anything for popularity, we have to like it first. And it’s just a song that we liked, and it just so happened that it got on the radio and got the attention that we didn’t expect”.
Filmed in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Mar 30, 2013