Slipknot Reissues Second Record ‘Iowa’
Today is the day all you Maggots have been waiting for as Slipknot re-issues a 10th anniversary edition of its second album, Iowa. This is a two-disc, single-DVD set including the original disc, along with previously unreleased live audio from the band’s 2002 DVD Disasterpieces, plus a one-hour documentary called Goat that captured the band during the recording and touring cycle for the record.
Iowa was released in 2001 and followed up Slipknot’s double-platinum 1999 major label debut.I Iowas is still considered their heaviest and darkest effort to date, and was recorded during a tumultuous time. Many members of the band were battling addiction and riding the wave of success from their debut album. Percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said in ta recent interview that the chaos surrounding Iowa is what made it so intense:
“The whole thing, from the beginning — it wasn’t a disaster, it was exactly what we wanted to do. It’s where we all wanted to be. We all made a conscious decision to dive headfirst into this thought process known as Iowa, and it was a very painful, disgusting, evil, angry, hateful, self-indulgent monster.”
Slipknot will be performing in Australia in February as part of the seven-show Soundwave Festival, with North American dates — the group’s first since the death of bassist Paul Gray in May 2010 — scheduled for next summer.