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Tonight: Slipknot’s “Day of The Gusano” In Select Theaters For One Night Only

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A few months ago I shared the Official Trailer for the Slipknot Documentary “Day Of The Gusano” which is the name of their upcoming live album and video release and showcases the bands first ever concert in Mexico. If you didn’t see the trailer, you might want to click HERE to be up to speed. The film is opening up in limited release today for a one night only experience that you can enjoy in select theaters. You’ll need to check your own area listings to see what time and where to enjoy this experience. The poster is below for you to peruse.

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Behold: Slipknot’s “Day of The Gusano” Documentary Trailer

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It’s without question that the band Slipknot is one of the most exciting Heavy Metal experiences that a fan of the genre can have and while seeing them in concert is something that an audience member will not soon forget; when the band plays places like far away Mexico, we just all cannot join them at the show. This new trailer showcases the bands upcoming live album and video, “Day Of The Gusano”. Let’s take a look.

About The Film: “Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico” is the second live album from American heavy metal band Slipknot. The album features the first concert in Mexico from the ensemble, which took place in 2015. (c/o Wiki)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: So the word on the street is that the film will be show in select movie theatres for one night only in the coming months but it doesn’t seem to be one of the Fathom Events that you’ve found me discussing here on the website over the recent years. That will prevent me from offering up some free tickets unless I figure out who is handling this since I love giving things away especially if it costs other people money LOL. The finer details are not on hand because I was working off of a non-existant press release about this since I didn’t manage to receive one but that was not stopping my helping sound the alarm for our readers about a band like Slipknot. Now while I don’t generally rush to these one night only events based on such a healthy to do list, I might just check this out when it happens because at worst I meet some new Metal heads and convince them to follow our soapboxing and social networks. Maybe a pitch or invite will come soon and I shall decide then. Slipknot is one of the most important Metal bands that is currently active and they are a must see in concert group. I look forward to owning the live CD and Blu-ray of this when they become available. What do you think of this exciting live concert trailer and will you be interested in seeing this during the limited theatrical run? Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://www.slipknot1.com
Official DOTG Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Gusano:_Live_in_Mexico

“Come What (Ever) May” (CD/DVD Special Edition) by Stone Sour

Artist: Stone Sour
Title: “Come What (Ever) May (CD/DVD Special Edition)
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 6/24/2007
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

I was blown away when I first heard the great Hard Rock melodies by the guys in Stone Sour on their sophomore release Come What (Ever) May, and of course I had expected certain levels of quality to be present since the bands core membership comes from the legendary Slipknot. It was an album that took the Metal world by surprise and since its initial release has achieved Gold status and after less than a year of shelf life gets a Special Edition that brings the fans both extra tracks and a full length DVD concert to enjoy. For those who for some reason still don’t know what this band is all about lets review a little bit – Stone Sour is a full on serious band and not a merely a side project to Slipknots Corey Taylor and James Root. The band is heavy but does not have the same brand of chaos that Slipknot is most known and as result appeals to a wider listener demographic and could would work alongside bands like Deftones and Korn very well. As an album this was a winner from beginning to end and had a number of catchy tracks in “Sillyworld”, “Reborn”, “Through Glass” and many more. They were all very easy to get into and make you either sing aloud or pump your fist into the air. The special edition gives you six more tracks and all the included songs are pretty much along the lines of the rest of the albums content with the best being “Suffer” and “Fruitcake” in my opinion. They deliver a cover of “Wicked Game” and while HIM has already cornered the market on covering that tune the Stone Sour guys did a really nice job on the Chris Issak classic. It closes with a spoken word piece called “The Frozen” which shows Taylor lining out some dramatic dialogue as opposed to singing. Lyrics are provided for everything in the booklet with the exception of the cover and the spoken word piece.
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“Come What (Ever) May” by Stone Sour

Artist: Stone Sour
Title: “Come What (Ever) May”
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 8/1/2006
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal
Rating: 4.5/5

Stone Sour is a band formed by Corey Taylor and James Root of the band Slipknot and before I go any further you have to know that the two groups could not be any more different from each other in terms of musical style and delivery. “Come What (Ever) May” is the bands second effort and if you have never heard them before it might surprise you as to the level of quality songs on the recording. I say this based on the fact that it is so seldom that a side-project ever really amounts to something here in the States while our European Metal scene friends end up forming projects that not only record but do international tours as well. There is certainly a lot more melody going on in this album and such a drastic change in direction from Slipknot and the key members identities, that it will most likely not an album that the fans of that band will snatch off the shelves. However despite their potential reservations it does have a strong level of appeal on a different vibe entirely – the choruses are quite catchy, and with songs like “Made Of Scars” and “Through Glass” the audience has the chance to join in on the singing. This alone reinforces the power of the tune in people’s minds and makes it all the more memorable at the end of the day. Some explicit lyrical content is present across the CD but it is not as prevalent as to make it offensive but instead seems to be used to drive the point home. The groups membership is rounded out by Joah Rand (guitar), Shawn Economaki (bass) and Roy Mayorga (drums) who pound out the heaviness necessary at times on the album as well as make this an amazing melodic Hard Rock experience at others points. There is a strong potential for hits for the band are many on it and for those that worry that its not going to be heavy at all, should listen to opener “30/30-150” and “Come What (Ever) May” since they pack a punch.
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