SLIPKNOT are set to play the Big Day Out festival at the Gold Coast Parklands in Australia later this month. Frontman Corey Taylor outlined to Time Off magazine exactly what the "maggots" (fans) can expect from the band's upcoming concerts.
"I can sum it up in five words: all the legends are true! All I can say to anyone who hasn't seen us before is that it’s only gotten better. We've kind of raised the stakes. It's probably going to be the best show anyone has ever seen. I can say that with full confidence.
"When we're on top of our game, there's no one that even comes close. We care enough about the fans and what we do to go above and beyond and make sure they walk away completely exhilarated, completely blown away and completely bombasted by everything we have. That's really the key.
The band now have three albums (if you don't include out-of-print first album "Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat") to draw on for their live set, which should make for a much more diverse set than the one they offered Australian audiences back in February 2000.
"It's very well rounded right now," Taylor said of the set. "You'd be surprised how well the new songs fit in with the older ones. We've finally gotten to the point where a song is more than just kind of destroying everything."
That said, there are undoubtedly some maggots who'd prefer to only hear the band's more extreme songs.
"That's true. But at the same time you've got to realize that we've come so far and doing that would be robbing ourselves of creative power, creative juice. If a band's not evolving, they're just dying. We refuse to die."