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Verify Out SLIPKNOT’s 1997 Battle Of The Bands Demo That includes Two Early Iowa Tracks

Verify Out SLIPKNOT’s 1997 Battle Of The Bands Demo That includes Two Early Iowa Tracks

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Slipknot, 1997. Anders Colsefni would not make it to the top of the yr because the band’s vocalist and would get replaced by Corey Taylor. Slipknot additionally nonetheless had Josh Brainard on guitar, who would depart in 1999 and get replaced by Jim Root. There was additionally Greg “Cuddles” Welts because the band’s percussionist, who would ultimately get replaced by longtime percussionist Chris Fehn. Slipknot was a special beast again then, as could be very clearly evidenced by their 1996 demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.

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Although there’s one actually fascinating demo that got here between that and the band’s eventual traditional 1999 self-titled album. Slipknot received a Battle Of The Bands in 1996, and went on to launch a two-song demo solely often called the Battle Of The Bands Demo in 1997.

It is a actually fascinating demo to take a look at in 2022, as you will acknowledge each songs because the genesis for 2 tracks (musically) from Iowa that would not come out till 2001. “Nature” options some riffs that grew to become “The Heretic Anthem,” whereas “Lust Illness” very clearly grew to become “Left Behind.” Clearly the vocals are additionally utterly totally different on the demo, as Colsefni was nonetheless behind the mic at this level.

Verify ’em out beneath! It is a actually cool snapshot of the place the band was in 1997 and a glimpse into their future, although they did not comprehend it on the time.

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