The Slipknot gang might have been forced to cancel all of their upcoming happenings in 2020 thanks to the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic (discussed HERE), but that doesn’t stop a Heavy Metal Juggernaut like them as they unveil the changes coming to KNOTFEST.com – Read on down below.
The Press Release:
Slipknot and the team behind their Knotfest brand have today revealed that Knotfest.com has been re-imagined to create a global multi-media hub for news, exclusive interviews, performances, merchandise and more dedicated to covering the very best of art, music, culture and media for fans of heavy culture.
To celebrate the launch in explosive fashion and marking what would have been the kick-off weekend of the highly anticipated Knotfest Roadshow US tour, Knotfest.com will be hosting an exclusive Knotfest Roadshow streaming event this Friday, May 29th at 3pm PDT.
This special online event will be hosted by Beez and feature exclusive concert streams and interviews with Slipknot, Underoath and Code Orange. In addition, a limited Slipknot Knotfest Roadshow merch drop will be available here for 72 hours only (starting Friday morning), featuring the tour merch collection that would have been sold this summer, while strictly limited Knotfest merch is available now here.
Slipknot will be streaming their 2019 headline set from Graspop Festival in Belgium, filmed shortly before the band’s chart topping album, We Are Not Your Kind was released. It will preview with an exclusive interview with Clown conducted by Ryan J Downey.
Underoath will be streaming their performance from The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas from 2016 where they performed their seminal album, They’re Only Chasing Safety in full and will feature a portion of Ryan J. Downey’s Deep Dive interview with Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain conducted by Ryan J Downey.
Code Orange will be streaming their ‘Last Ones Left: In Fear of the End’ performance that originally aired on Twitch back in March to launch their critically acclaimed album, Underneath and will feature a portion of Clown’s Electric Theater chat with frontman Jami Morgan.
The newly re-imagined Knotfest.com will be a fan-centered platform, created by artists for their fans. Dedicated to expanding the rock and metal genres and providing a one-stop destination showcasing the very best the culture has to offer from emerging bands you need to hear, right through to the biggest and most established artists.
Knotfest.com will capture all facets of the culture across visual, audio and written media. Bringing fans an elevated, unfiltered media experience directly from their favorite artists through exclusive think-pieces, curated playlists, playthroughs and more. The highlight of this artist created content will be the brand new audio interview series, The Electric Theater hosted by Clown – a weekly, laid back conversation featuring discourse with the world’s most interesting people. The first episode is live now and features Jami Morgan of Code Orange, check it out here.
Building on the success of the weekly concert streaming series (which has already reached 18 million fans so far), Knotfest.com will be launching several exclusive web-series from top content creators from within the genre. These include
Mosh Talks hosted by Beez:
A weekly hard rock chat show with guest interviews spotlighting artist news, tours, new album exclusives and more. Beez is widely regarded as the foremost multi-media rock and metal journalist of his generation. Originally from the UK, he has worked for prestigious magazine titles such as Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound, programmed and presented original content on hard rock TV station, Scuzz TV (including the hugely popular Scuzz Meets interview series), hosted the world famous Download Festival and in 2015, launched the critically acclaimed rock and metal podcast, That’s Not Metal.
Mosh Talks will air every Tuesday. Watch the first episode featuring Matt Heafy, Halestorm, Ice Nine Kills, Loathe and Irist here.
The Deep Dive hosted by Ryan J Downey:
Longtime journalist Ryan J Downey presents the Deep Dive, featuring in-depth conversations focused on unique aspects of careers, culture, and collectibles. Downey has worked as writer, editor, correspondent, and producer for MTV News, Marvel, Billboard, and the Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets. He is the host of the MI Conversation Series and founder of the PopCurse podcast network, as well as a longtime artist manager in the rock, metal, and punk genres.
The Deep Dive will air every Thursday. The series kicks off this week with Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath.
The Downbeat With Craig Reynolds:
The popular podcast hosted by Craig Reynolds, drummer of Stray From The Path, now has a new home. The show features long-form interview hangs with a variety of Craig’s fellow musicians and friends.
You can catch the first Knotfest episode of The Downbeat with Alessandro “VMan” Venturella here.
Knotfest.com launches today with articles and interviews from August Burns Red, Body Count, Black Dahlia Murder and more with essential albums and playlists curated by Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage and Mark Holcomb of Periphery. Knotfest.com has also launched 5 new original playlists to showcase the very best from the extensively diverse world of rock and metal –
Tribe Leaders – The biggest tracks from the biggest bands right now.
New Flesh – Keeping you up to speed with the best new releases.
All Out Workout – Your ultimate workout companion.
Heavy Quarantine – A soundtrack for these unprecedented times featuring tracks from your favorite artists
Pulse of the Maggots – Showcasing the best emerging talent and where you’ll find your new favorite band.
With plenty more exciting additions still to be unveiled, Knotfest.com looks forward to awakening your senses through this amazing culture we’ve all built together.
Knotfest is the world’s biggest metal festival, touring and events brand, with events across four continents, and growing. Fourteen Knotfest festivals, as well as the Knotfest Roadshow Tour of North America, and the Knotfest at Sea event have been held in the US, Japan, France, UK, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and more. Knotfest.com is a global multi-media hub for exclusive content from the world’s best artists and content creators. Through its various brand extensions, Knotfest has built a loyal and enduring community making it the ultimate 360 destination for fans of heavy music.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is surely an interesting development from a very important band on the Metal scene of today. Sure bands have their own websites and assorted social media channels, but I don’t think that I’ve ever seen one of them launch their own curated content website like our humble little home on the web that you’re reading right now. On the upside of it all, the bands that are topical to the music scene today will be lauded as opposed to learning what someone’s favorite Black Sabbath album is and other stuff like that. Sure that’s fun discussion topic stuff but with so many amazing artists out there struggling, it will be good to see what comes of this. What do you readers think about it all? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.