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18 September 2022

Slipknot Reissue Music Video Catalogue In High Definition

Slipknot Music Videos High Definition
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Before releasing their seventh album at the end of this month, Slipknot have trawled through the archives and compiled their catalogue of music videos in high definition.

It marks the first time that many of their earliest clips – including those for cuts from their 1999 self-titled debut, 2001’s Iowa and 2004’s Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) – are available to view online in HD. Videos for some tracks, including My Plague and The Blister Exists, are still only available in standard definition (up to 480p), with no word on whether or not those will updated in the future.

For now, the compilation sports 21 High Definition videos (and, oddly, the SD clip for Dead Memories). You can see the Wait And Bleed video below and the full playlist here.

Between 1999 and 2022, Slipknot have released a total of 30 music videos. All of the videos for tracks from their three most recent albums – 2014’s  5: The Gray Chapter, 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind and the upcoming The End, So Far – have been directed by percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan.

Clown also co-directed three of the videos for 2009’s All Hope Is Gone: Dead Memories, Sulfur and Snuff – with P. R. Brown, and helmed clips for The Blister Exists and The Nameless on the back of Vol. 3. His directorial debut came in the form of 2004’s music video for that same album’s single Vermillion, which he co-directed with Tony Petrossian. The pair later teamed up to helm a clip for Before I Forget.

Slipknot are currently gearing up to release The End, So Far, their seventh studio album, on September 30 via Roadrunner. Thus far, the record has spawned a trio of singles in The Chapeltown Rag, The Dying Song (Time To Sing) and Yen.

Back in July, frontman Corey Taylor said new album “felt almost like a reset” for Slipknot, noting that he “could get away from the shit that I’ve needed to say, and get back to the stuff that I want to say”. His quotes came after drummer Jay Weinberg teased that the band “turned up the dials on experimentation” for the album, with DJ Sid Wilson saying he sampled “different moons around different planets” for tracks on it.

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