The BBC have released the hour long documentary of Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life. The documentary includes footage of the BBC performance , interviews, backstage access and an exclusive live session. The BBC performance was recorded at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter before a small exclusive audience.
The film goes a long way to document the trials and tribulations of their 25 year career detailing the effects of being in the band, whether that’s physical or emotional effects, interactions with both depression and drugs and ultimately with the untimely death of Paul Gray.
The band is recognised as one of the largest extreme acts in the world and this is clearly shown through the six tracks they played at the intimate BBC venue contrasted against footage of some of their arena shows.
The band discuss their live shows which are well known as a liberating and intense experience for fans. Corey Taylor says: “From the second it starts, you are willing to do whatever it takes to make this the best show that anybody has ever seen……..We compare it to jumping out of an airplane – with or without a parachute – and you don’t know if it’s going to open or not.”
They talk about the significance of using the masks to allow them to be uninhibited and leave them with a feeling of accomplishment.
All Out Life also features archive footage of early Slipknot Iowa days and can be watched in full above.
Slipknot confirmed earlier this week, the Knotfest Japan lineup for 2021. Due to the Corona virus they were forced to postpone this years festival but have now rescheduled dates for January 10 & 11 in Tokyo. Knotfest will feature notable artists such as Marilyn Manson, Crossfaith, Suicide Silence, Anthrax, Babymetal and Man With A Mission.