Slipknot - To Release Best Of Compilation Next Month

To celebrate two decades of existence, Slipknot will release Antennas To Hell, a "best of" collection documenting its career on July 24th. The album is scheduled to be released via Roadrunner Records while the band is spending its summer as the main attraction of the 2012 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, as well as curating and headlining the inaugural year of their very own festival, Knotfest.

This summer's Mayhem and Knotfest outings celebrate the band and the life of late bassist Paul Gray, and will serve as "the end of the beginning" for Slipknot; this summer's performances will be the fans' last chance to see them as they are now. Of course the band will continue, but just as inevitable with Slipknot is the fact that the band will evolve, and the future is unwritten. Antennas To Hell serves as a companion to that celebration. The two-disc version of Antennas To Hell includes a bonus live CD that captures the band's 2009 performance at the legendary Download Festival in the UK. The live disc showcases the band playing a set of career-spanning classics in front of 80,000 rabid fans. The journey from "(Sic)", track 1 on their self-titled debut, to "Snuff," the haunting No. 1 rock track from 2008's All Hope Is Gone, proves that. The album features fan favorites, live classics and well-known radio hits.

This summer will also see the release of the band's first-ever mobile application, Wear The Mask. Part mask builder, part social connector for fans, and 100% Slipknot in its look and execution, the app brings the Slipknot mindset into previously uncharted territory — the mobile devices of fans worldwide. Wear The Mask will be released simultaneously with Antennas To Hell.

Jordison stated: "We're banded together in hate. Sometimes we hate each other, sometimes we hate the world. Sometimes we just hate our own lives. But when we get together, something monstrous happens and we pull this amazing sound out of all that energy. Plus, we believe in world domination. And this is the band that's going to get us there."

Antennas To Hell tracklist:

Disc I
01. (Sic)
02. Eyeless
03. Wait And Bleed
04. Spit It Out
05. Surfacing
06. People = Shit
07. Disasterpiece
08. Left Behind
09. My Plague [New Abuse mix]
10. The Heretic Anthem [live]
11. Purity [live]
12. Pulse Of The Maggots
13. Duality
14. Before I Forget
15. Vermilion
16. Sulfur
17. Psychosocial
18. Dead Memories
19. Snuff

Disc II [bonus] (Sic)nesses: Live At The Download Festival, 2009
01. (Sic)
02. Eyeless
03. Wait And Bleed
04. Get This
05. Before I Forget
06. Sulfur
07. The Blister Exists
08. Dead Memories
09. Left Behind
10. Disasterpiece
11. Vermilion
12. Everything Ends
13. Psychosocial
14. Duality
15. People = Shit
16. Surfacing
17. Spit It Out

Band profile: Slipknot
Posted: 12.06.2012 by Array


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12.06.2012 - 12:46
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Couldn't care less.
The sun shines over The Fool...
12.06.2012 - 12:51
Why do bands do this when they only have 3-4 albums... seems more appropriate to do when they have a large discography
12.06.2012 - 13:36
Written by flamesoficarus on 12.06.2012 at 12:51

Why do bands do this when they only have 3-4 albums... seems more appropriate to do when they have a large discography

Yeah, just releasing a live disc with some extra stuff would make a lot more sense.
12.06.2012 - 14:33
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
How about you write some new stuff?
Checkout my band here!
12.06.2012 - 15:02
Angelic Storm
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.06.2012 at 12:46

Couldn't care less.

You obviously could, otherwise you wouldn't have bothered posting in this thread.

Compilations are always pointless anyways, aside from to completists...
12.06.2012 - 15:06
Troy Killjoy
Like flames pointed out, a compilation at this point in the band's career is pointless. Aside from a little extra cash for the label preying on the collectors and fanboys...
Prettier than BloodTears.
12.06.2012 - 15:11
Baz Anderson
I wouldn't mind hearing the second disc... I was there at that show.
12.06.2012 - 19:01
Written by Baz Anderson on 12.06.2012 at 15:11

I wouldn't mind hearing the second disc... I was there at that show.

12.06.2012 - 20:04
Well it is obviously to mark up to the point when Paul left us. Recording new material will be a different story with his "replacement".

I drink moosepiss
13.06.2012 - 05:15
Are they seriously going with that for the cover art? .... fucking horrible
13.06.2012 - 06:35
This seems highly logical. a founding member died so maybe they do use it as a platform to summarize what they were and will now reinvent themselves a little bit....besides....this is a highly commercial band so i have a hard time being offended/surprised by a "best of" at this point. personally i find them interesting and creative.....i can appreciate them and wish there were more bands that had an edge that were able taint the mainstream .
13.06.2012 - 08:14
Unasuming Madnes
Written by Opethian on 13.06.2012 at 05:15

Are they seriously going with that for the cover art? .... fucking horrible

I'm guessing this is Corey's new mask. Its been becoming more and more minimalistic over the past few years so why not pour some Prego Meat Sauce on his head and call it a day.

That or its the new band member?
13.06.2012 - 09:20
Iowa Era Masks were the best IMO lol ....

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