Video footage of SLIPKNOT’s press conference which took place prior to the band’s July 5, 2009 performance at the Eurockéennes festival in Belfort, France can be viewed below.
SLIPKNOT is slated to reissue its 1999 self-titled major label debut on September 9 to celebrate the record’s 10th anniversary and the band’s decade as recording artists. According to vocalist Corey Taylor, “This box set will include the first album, a bunch of deep cuts from the vault, a video showing you exactly what we had to go through in the first year and a half.”
SLIPKNOT has been commemorating the upcoming anniversary for much of the past year since issuing its latest record last August, “All Hope Is Gone”. Taylor told The Pulse of Radio that things couldn’t be going better for the group at this point. “Everything that we’ve always wanted, and that we’ve always pictured for this band is kind of coming true in this last year and a half,” he said. “You know, this is kind of the culmination of 10 years of just barreling through the mud, you know, sweating through the dark times, and this is really the payoff. And the great thing is, is that we’re old enough to appreciate it.”
The latest single from “All Hope Is Gone” is called “Sulfur”. The album has sold around 800,000 copies since coming out 11 months ago.
The band will begin a short North American run of dates on August 22 in Seattle.