Did you know? Hailing from the ‘middle of nowhere’- Des Moines, Iowa – SLIPKNOT are nine men in nine different masks united with one common goal: world domination. Fortified with an arsenal of blistering music saturated with screams, drums, searing riffs, sampling, scratches and melody, Slipknot’s music runs the scale from eerily thought-provoking to utterly terrifying. Already hailed as a landmark in Metal music, their self-titled debut has since sold nearly 250,000 in the UK alone while their second album ‘Iowa’ made an even bigger impact. Heavier and even more uncompromising, it debuted in the UK album charts at Number 1, shipping Gold on release, and was followed by a sold-out UK Arena tour. Following successful side-projects in 2002 (Corey & Jim with Stone Sour, Joey with The Murderdolls), Slipknot have regrouped, refreshed and re-energised for album number three – ‘Vol 3:The Subliminal Verses’. ‘Vol 3’ is the album the one the doubters said would never see the light of day. Recorded with Rick Rubin at his haunted mansion recording facility in the Hollywood hills, the album is a demonstration of Slipknot’s seemingly innate ability to connect with existing maggots and pushes the limits of the genre in all directions. Rubin, of course, has already helmed genre-defining records for artists as diverse as The Beastie Boys & Slayer, and on ‘Vol 3’ he launches the band into a whole new level of song-writing and playing. The first single , “Duality” is, “lyrically, what you might think… we’ve been through a lot as a band and the lyrics really reflect our maintaining faith and the perseverance of all 9 of us,” says Joey Jordison (#1). “Duality” represents the album well in its unwillingness to compromise the band’s rock foundation and its ability to be aurally appealing and melodic at the same time.With new management in the shape of Sanctuary (Iron Maiden, Jane’s Addiction) on board and a major European tour with Metallica (including the Donington & Glasgow ‘Download’ Festivals) already confirmed, Slipknot look set to complete their long-held threat of “world domination”. Available on 2 formats – a strictly limited edition 7″ pic disc and enahanced CD – both include exclusive tracks. TRACKLISTING: 7″: 1.’Duality’ 2.’Don’t Get Close’* CD: 1.’Duality’ 2.’Don’t Get Close’* 3.’Disasterpieces (Live)’* 4.’Duality (uncensored video)’* * exclusive track. Duality is released June 14th.