It’s the masks. They’re just so damn creepy.
I’m talking about Slipknot here. The band will be giving a rare live interview this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on WVOX’s “Metal Mayhem.” Host Matt O’Shaughnessy will talk to the guys about their upcoming headlining show at Madison Square Garden and the success of their latest album, “All Hope is Gone.”
Check it out on 1460 AM or tune in online at WVOX.com
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I’ve heard members of Slipknot chime in on debates about heavy metal and it’s always been insightful. Scary, yes. But interesting nonetheless, talking about things like how there’s not much to do in Iowa (where they’re from) and how it’s easy to become obsessed with death and darkness.
I certainly like my share of darker music, starting with Black Sabbath and progressing up through Alice in Chains and Tool. But I never got into Slipknot much. (OK, at all… I swear I blame the masks.)