Slipknot fall out over complexity of their tracks
Tuesday 11 October 2011
Slipknot's guitarists used to get in "heated arguments" because their riffs were "so technical".
The heavy metal group's drummer, Joey Jordison, had to act as the peacemaker when the musicians and late bass player Paul Gray - who was found dead in a hotel room last year - disagreed about how their last album 'All Hope is Gone' should sound, because of the complex nature of their tracks.
He explained: "You know, that record - I mean, you listen to a song like 'All Hope is Gone,' nothing but double bass and thrash beats and just super heavy riffs, and then you've got 'Snuff,' you know.
"And then you've got 'Gematria,' like one of the best Slipknot songs we've ever played.
"And a funny story about that song is, like, the guitar players and Paul would be in rehearsals - we played 'All Hope is Gone' a couple of times, and that's one of my favourite Slipknot songs, and 'Gematria,' we're definitely gonna probably play those once we go out on a proper tour off the next record - but those guys would get in such heated arguments about how the riffs go, because they're so technical.
"So I'm like, 'All right, wait till the next time so you guys can all sit down and figure it out.' "
Joey explained the band start their songs with "a stem of drums and guitar" before finishing with material with keyboard player Craig Jones, who they refer to as "the serial killer" because he adds a musical element that makes their songs "more disturbing".
He added to Revolver magazine: "Craig - we call him the serial killer, he doesn't talk - he comes in last with layers of, you know, noise and whatever that we need to make the song even more disturbing. So that's how it works."
Source: Bang Showbiz
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 3 Do you know this man? Amnesia sufferer found in park pleads for help in identifying who he is
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 5 Tony Abbott embarrasses Australia by praising Japanese WWII military, ‘getting on the sake’ and posing for ‘crotch-shot’ photo opportunity
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories