"Slipknot" is an American musical group from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1994 and currently signed to Roadrunner Records.
Their albums and home videos have achieved Platinum-sales status, with Grammy award nominations in the "Best Heavy Metal" and "Best Hard Rock" categories for songs from all three of their albums. They recently won the 2006 Grammy for Best Metal Performance for "Before I Forget".
The band is also known for its peculiar image: the members wear matching uniform jumpsuits, and custom-made masks inspired by facets of their respective personalities. In the past, their jumpsuits have featured large UPC barcodes printed on the back and sleeves, which is the same barcode as on their first album, ''Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat''. The members' masks are typically altered or presented in a new form with the advent of each new album.
Initially, the group's members desired to preserve their secret identities, refusing to be photographed maskless, even to the point of conducting interviews or posing with fans while wearing their masks (or at least obscuring their faces in some other way). Aside from their real names, members of the band are also referred to by numbers 0 ...
|years active||1995 – 2006 (Hiatus)|
|country||Des Moines, Iowa|
|music genre||Slipknot (band)#Debate on categorization|
|current members|| Sid Wilson,|
Nathan "Joey" Jordison,
Paul Gray (Slipknot)