It’s raining. Nothing’s on TV. You’ve got the kids for the weekend. An unprecedented global health crisis has shut down any means of idle entertainment. How can you fill your night with an activity that’s both fulfilling and lets out a resounding, ‘Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for?’ Now, Iowa’s favorite sonic gangbang Slipknot have given you the answer: jigsaw puzzles of their classic album covers.
Slipknot have announced that they’re releasing jigsaw puzzles of their 1999 self-titled debut, 2001’s Iowa, and 2004’s Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses. Each puzzle clocks in at 500 pieces, with the Iowa puzzle even including foil printing so that fans can get that special sheen which graced the original booklet of the band’s groundbreaking sophomore effort. Interestingly enough, the band appear not to have worked with Rock Saws, the popular rock and metal art jigsaw puzzle company, showing that any artist can make their own damn puzzles with enough time and moxie.
Check ’em out:
— Slipknot (@slipknot) April 21, 2021
The puzzles cost $25 a pop, and are available for preorder via Slipknot’s merch site. Estimated shipping date is May 20th, so try not to get vaccinated until then (just kidding, get vaccinated ASAP, The Pit is not run nor read by healthcare professionals, a fact we hope you’ve already assumed when we wrote a list about the sexiest death metal songs).
Meanwhile, if moshing to a puzzle (I don’t know, man, try it, see what happens?) doesn’t do it for you, you can catch Slipknot at one of their upcoming European dates:
July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France
Words by Chris Krovatin