Soundwave 2015: Slipknot On Finally Sharing The Story Of ‘The Gray Chapter’
Returning to Australia once again to headline the bill for Soundwave, masters of mayhem Slipknot arose from their black abyss to speak to Music Feeds about the 2015 event, their new album .5: The Gray Chapter and their long-lasting bond with Australians.
Vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, dressed to the nine’s in their trademark boiler suits and goddamn freaky masks, attempted to solve their bond with their fan base Down Under. “Every since we started coming down here in 2000, we’ve just had a really special relationship with the fans,” said Taylor.
He added: “We set a crazy foundation for when we came back down and it’s been reciprocated every time we come down.”
Speaking of the fan response to the latest full-length offering from the band, Corey says fans were expecting an album, but no-one could have predicted such a beast.
“They were waiting for us to share this story. It’s a heavy story but at the same time the music takes you so many places that I don’t think they were expecting. On one hand, it was the album that they knew they were going to get, but on the other hand they were surprised by how far we would take it.”
Check out Music Feeds’ photos of Slipknot at Soundwave 2015 Melbourne here.