Earlier this year, Iowan masked juggernaut Slipknot played to one of their smallest shows ever: a six-song set in front of an audience of just 120 lucky Maggots at London’s Madia Vale Studios. The insanely intimate in-studio performance was for a BBC Radio 1 Rock Show special and saw the Nine bashing out the career-spanning classics “Unsainted,” “Psychosocial,” “The Devil in I,” “Duality,” “Disasterpiece” and “Wait and Bleed.”
As if that weren’t badass enough, BBC Radio 1 had another treat in store for ‘Knot diehards: an hour-long, career-spanning documentary on the Nine, aptly itled Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life. The film was previously viewable only via Radio 1’s channel on iPlayer and thus unavailable to international fans, but the station has finally released it to YouTube — watch the full doc and check out read the official description below.
“A unique and fascinating insight into the career and controversies of one of the most successful and contentious heavy metal bands of all time: Slipknot. The film combines new interviews, backstage access and an exclusive live session from the nine-piece group, performing six career-defining tracks at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in front of an intimate audience. The six tracks, one from each of the band’s albums, transport the group, acknowledged by many as one of the most extreme live acts ever, from their usual arena-sized shows to a uniquely intimate and intense setting. The film highlights the group’s phenomenal 25-year career, revealing how one of the most relentless and intense-sounding groups ever have struggled with drink, drugs, depression and the death of a band member, topped the charts, outsold their peers and picked up a Grammy along the way, whilst staying as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever.”