Hailing from the 'middle of nowhere'- Des Moines, Iowa - SLIPKNOT are a true phenomenon of modern Metal.Fortified with an arsenal of blistering music saturated with screams, drums, searing riffs, sampling, scratches and melody, Slipknot's music runs the scale from eerily thought-provoking to utterly terrifying. Already hailed as a landmark in Metal music, their self-titled debut is now close to Platinum status in the UK (over 280,000 shipped), while their second album 'Iowa' made an even bigger impact. Heavier and even more uncompromising, it debuted in the UK album charts at Number 1 (shipping Gold on release) and capped it with a debut sold-out UK Arena tour which spawned their ground-breaking 'Disasterpieces' DVD release. With their third album - 'Vol 3' - the one the doubters said would never see the light of day - the band demonstrated their seemingly innate ability to connect with existing fans (affectionately dubbed "maggots") while pushing the limits of the genre in all directions. Another UK Top 5 and Gold album 'Vol 3' has gone on to retain the sales level achieved by 'Iowa', a rare feat in this digitally-ravaged music business. While Nu-Metal (a genre Slipknot were unfairly tagged with) has long since gasped it's last breath, Slipknot have proved that they really are in a field of one. Now the Grammy Award winning nontet are back with their fourth album, 'All Hope Is Gone', recorded this spring in Slipknot's home state and co-produced by the band and Dave Fortman (Evanesence), mixed by Colin Richardson (Machine Head).All Hope is Gone is more of a statement than a record. Corey Taylor comments, "Every album we have made is a statement about that space in time. I think this era is the most mature, most beautiful and the most powerful. We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men. I think it's the best thing I've ever made. And I challenge anyone to prove me wrong."