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According to the internet it appears the early results are in: .5: The Gray Chapter is good, apparently. For the Slipknot haters who think they should have broken up after Paul Gray passed and/or after Joey Jordison left then the above news is sad, very sad news indeed.
Questions will always be asked about Slipknot, or known to the Slipknot haters as “Shitknot”: Are they really metal? They’re a pop band aren’t they? Will they ever grow up and get rid of those gimmicky masks? God oh God why do they suck so hard? etc. etc. But I guess the real question is, do kids these days, not us old kids who grew up with Slipknot and now as adults write about Slipknot, even give a shit? It was fifteen years ago when Slipknot burst on to the scene, or were thrust by marketing departments into the mediasphere, and actually garnered some sort of response from the fans. It was fifteen years ago when the metal community would argue if Slipknot were any good. Today, we’ve all pretty much made our minds up about Slipknot: today, I like to think the kids probably have better things to do than argue over the quality or genre of some band that began in the late ’90s.
In other news…
Dream Deceivers, the 1992 documentary about the Judas Priest suicide trial, has finally been released on DVD and digital download.
Skate punks Comeback Kid will play Central Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 18 and an AA gig at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on Sunday, October 19.
Slipknot will release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, on Tuesday, October 21.
Devin Townsend’s Melbourne guitar clinic takes place at St Kilda Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Tickets via thumpmusic.com.au
Aussie hardcore rats Confession will play Central Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 25 and an AA gig at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on Sunday, October 26.
Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album Citadel on Friday November 7.
Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album, Citadel, on Friday, November 7. They also kick off their national Citadel tour in Melbourne at 170 Russell on Friday, November 21.
Machine Head will release their new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, on Friday, November 7.
Hand of Mercy, Hellions and Void of Vision will play The Evelyn Hotel on Thursday, November 13. An all-ages show takes place at the Phoenix Youth Centre on Friday, November 14.
Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan will be at The Reverence in Footscray on Sunday, November 16.
Prong will play The Hi-Fi on Friday, November 21.
Primordial are slated to release their new album, Where Greater Men Have Fallen, on Friday, November 21.
Trivium and In Flames will be at 170 Russell on Sunday, November 23.
Marduk with special guests Inquisition will tear the Northcote Social Club to shreds on Wednesday, January 14.
The 2015 Melbourne Soundwave festival will be held on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22.
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Paul S Taylor
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