SLIPKNOT was honored in the UK-based magazine Total Guitar "reader awards" for the year 2008. The Iowa-based nine-piece won "Solo of the Year" and "Best Video" for "Psychosocial". Jim Root's signature Telecaster also took home the "Hottest Guitar" award.
SLIPKNOT has garnered another Grammy nomination — this time for "Psychosocial", the first single from the band's latest album "All Hope Is Gone", released in August 2008. The song is nominated for "Best Metal Performance".
SLIPKNOT's forthcoming U.S. tour with TRIVIUM and COHEED AND CAMBRIA, which kicks off on January 23 in St. Paul, MN, will hit 33 cities across the country, and include an historic stop at New York's Madison Square Garden, a first for SLIPKNOT.
Frontman Corey Taylor said of the trek, "2009 is the 10-year anniversary of the world's first taste of this band. To celebrate we are coming back out with a killer tour, a couple great bands and the same ferocity with which we attack life. We want all of our maggots to come and celebrate with us, because if it wasn't for you we wouldn't have been here for 10 years. Get ready for chaos!"
A special iTunes pre-sale started on December 3 and is open to those who took part in the band's digital album presale earlier this year. Internet pre-sales via Ticketmaster will commence on December 5, and the majority of dates will go on sale December 6.
SLIPKNOT is currently playing to sold-out arenas on the other side of the globe; including stops in Russia, Japan, Australia, Europe and wrapping in the United Kingdom with three sold-out nights at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Preceding "All Hope Is Gone"'s #1 debut, the band held the headline slot on this summer's sold-out inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which drew the biggest crowds to a metal festival since SLIPKNOT played Ozzfest in 2004.
(Thanks: Leslie Connelly)