Slipknot w/ Machine Head
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Wed 22 Oct ’08, 8:00pm||
Where: The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Auckland
Event listed by: Floss
All Hope Is Gone World Tour 2008 . . . plus very special guests Machine Head.
Tickets on sale 9.00am Friday 8 August 2008.
To the passionate, to the committed, to the believers, music is a religion. Few bands inspire such a fervent, devoted and huge following as the leading lights of the international metal movement, the nine-pronged juggernaut attack that is Slipknot.
Slipknot steam into town with their All Hope is Gone 2008 World Tour, their first ever NZ headline appearance. October 22 is the day their unholy army of fans will unite for a communion, the intensity of which Stadiums in New Zealand are unlikely to have seen before!
Slipknot have forged a legendary live reputation since forming in Des Moines, Iowa in 1995. A live reputation that kiwi fans got a real taste for when they stormed the main-stage at the 2005 Big Day Out, easily creating the biggest mosh pit of the day. Incredibly it was reported the band had 3000 people queuing up at their signing, more than some bands had watching them on stage!
Slipknot have a wealth of material backed up behind them since they erupted onto the heavy music scene at the turn of the millenium and reset the course of the metal genre. Multi million selling, three albums have been released (platinum and double-platinum Stateside and beyond) and most recently a successful double live album 9.0 Live.
Slipknot's hugely anticipated fourth album, All Hope Is Gone is due out through Roadrunner Records on August 25. Corey Taylor (vocals) is saying this is the best time and best album for the band ever: “I think this era is the most mature, most beautiful and the most powerful . . . I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever made.”
Early leaks have garnered rave reviews and 'All Hope Is Gone' will be their most malevolent effort yet. The album and tour will return Slipknot to the highest reaches of the album charts all over the world. Slipknot will be right out there at the front of the metal army. Just like always.
Slipknot have always been huge, they’ve always had their own devoted following and to a die hard set of fans they are a band that has inspired a passion and support that others dare not even dream about! This is simply the next chapter in the rise and rise of Slipknot.
Six times Grammy nominees, this massive popularity was recently acknowledged when Slipknot won the coveted award in 2006 for the track Before I Forget. An award that sits nicely alongside their many Best Live Metal Act accolades! Slipknot is a sonic assault on all five senses that makes you wish you had a sixth.
Added to this massive show is the news that the mighty Machine Head are on the bill too. Pioneers of a brutal new sound Machine Head’s influential and ferocious debut Burn My Eyes was released in 1994. Several albums later Machine Head returned to the highest echelons of the metal world with the 2007 album The Blackening.
For many critics it was the metal album of 2007: “one of the purest, finest, most powerful expressions of modern heavy metal released” and comparisons with Metallica’s seminal Master Of Puppets were made. Machine Head were forced to cancel their own sold out headline show at the Powerstation in October due to visa issues, making it a double treat for fans in New Zealand now able to see Machine Head play for the first time in New Zealand on a bill with the legendary Slipknot.