On June 13, 2009 SLIPKNOT headlined the annual Download Festival in the UK, performing in front of 80,000 of their rabid fans. The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknot’s illustrious career.
It was indeed a year of ‘firsts’ for a band that was a decade-deep into their hard rock dominance. Their latest album, 2008’s All Hope is Gone, debuted at #2 in the UK top 40 and garnered the band their first Billboard #1 in the USA. Slipknot then embarked on a two-year touring trek that was globally successful, playing to packed houses across continents.
It makes perfect sense that the band, known for their eclectic DVD collection, ranging from multi-camera angle concert documents to arthouse-style films, would release (sic)nesses, a DVD capturing their special performance at Download. All Slipknot shows are memorable, but this one is particularly memorable, as the band blasted through hits from all of their albums. On stage is Slipknot in its most natural state and (sic)nesses will put you in the front row.
30 cameras were on hand to capture every possible angle of the band as they motored through their parade of hits; the cameras also caught the fans on tape, as they are just as crucial an element of a Slipknot show as the band members themselves.
Perhaps most importantly, (sic)nesses is one of the final major performances for founding member Paul Gray, who tragically passed away in May of this year. While initially unintended, the concert is a testament to the legacy of Gray, where fans can enjoy a lasting glimpse of the bassist doing what he loved most.
Additionally, the DVD also includes a 45-minute behind the scenes documentary created by band percussionist Clown, as well as all four music videos from the All Hope Is Gone cycle. The DVD also boasts four “Making Of” pieces from each video, three of which are exclusive and have never been seen before.
The tracklisting for (sic)nesses is confirmed as
4. Wait and Bleed
5. Get This
6. Before I Forget
8. The Blister Exists
9. Dead Memories
10. Left Behind
13. Everything Ends
18. Spit it Out
Audible Visions Of (sic)nesses
45 minute film directed by M. Shawn Crahan that captures Slipknot on the road during the All Hope Is Gone cycle
2. Dead Memories
(sic)nesses will hit stores in the UK on SEPTEMBER 28th.
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