Test Out SLIPKNOT’s 1997 Battle Of The Bands Demo That includes Two Early Iowa Tracks

Slipknot, 1997. Anders Colsefni would not make it to the top of the 12 months because the band’s vocalist and would get replaced by Corey Taylor. Slipknot additionally nonetheless had Josh Brainard on guitar, who would go away in 1999 and get replaced by Jim Root. There was additionally Greg “Cuddles” Welts because the band’s percussionist, who would ultimately get replaced by longtime percussionist Chris Fehn. Slipknot was a special beast again then, as could be very clearly evidenced by their 1996 demo Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.

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Although there’s one actually attention-grabbing demo that got here between that and the band’s eventual traditional 1999 self-titled album. Slipknot gained a Battle Of The Bands in 1996, and went on to launch a two-song demo solely often called the Battle Of The Bands Demo in 1997.

It is a actually attention-grabbing demo to take a look at in 2022, as you may acknowledge each songs because the genesis for 2 tracks (musically) from Iowa that would not come out till 2001. “Nature” options some riffs that grew to become “The Heretic Anthem,” whereas “Lust Illness” very clearly grew to become “Left Behind.” Clearly the vocals are additionally fully completely different on the demo, as Colsefni was nonetheless behind the mic at this level.

Test ’em out beneath! It is a actually cool snapshot of the place the band was in 1997 and a glimpse into their future, though they did not realize it on the time.

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