Watch: Unearthed Behind The Scenes Slipknot Footage Of Band Creating ‘Iowa’

Iowa album cover: Band: Slipknot, Label: Roadrunner Records / Corey Taylor photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
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Ever wanted to see some additional behind the scenes footage of Slipknot creating their 2001 record Iowa? Well, we just found some unearthed footage we think you Maggots might enjoy!

Uploaded this past February by the YouTube channel Slipknot FC, a video called “Slipknot – Recording footage (IOWA 2021)” shows the band in the studio recording parts of Iowa. In the video, you’ll find the likes of Sid Wilson doing some programming work, the late Joey Jordison going off on the drums, and frontman Corey Taylor working on some vocals. Two time stamps appear in the video, one for January 2001 and one for March 2001.

The video makes for an intimate and compelling look into the band’s recording process. While we may be so used to seeing Slipknot on stage performing and exuding ferocious energy, it’s surreal to see them in a studio slowly building upon what will become one of the heaviest records in all of metal history.

Iowa celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and among many critics and fans, the record is considered one of Slipknot’s best (if not their best album). Iowa contains a plethora of iconic cuts, such as: “People=Shit,” “Disasterpiece,” “The Heretic Anthem,” and “Left Behind.” It is an album that displays Slipknot at possibly their most primal. There are other incredible gems on this record as well, and given that Corey Taylor recently said the band would be unearthing some classics on their upcoming tour, we may get to hear some of those cuts.

A big shoutout to Slipknot FC for uploading this video! This is some incredible footage and we’re sure the Maggots out there are happy to check this out. You can find the video below:

Interested in catching some other old school footage of iconic metal bands? Check out this video we shared back in January of Korn playing “Layla” at a backyard party back in 1993.

The Slipknot North American tour kicks off this month! It will feature In This Moment and Wage War (the latter replacing Jinjer), as well as Cypress Hill and Ho99o9. You can find all the dates and locations below. Tickets can be purchased via clicking the ticket image below.

Leg 1 – In This Moment and Wage War

3/16 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
3/18 – Omaha, NE – Chi Health Center
3/19 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
3/22 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
3/23 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
3/25 – North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
3/26 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theatre
3/29 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
3/30 – N. Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
4/1 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
4/2 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena
4/4 – Celveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
4/6 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/7 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
4/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
4/11 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
4/12 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
4/14 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
4/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
4/17 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Leg 2 – Cypress Hill and Ho99o9 

5/18 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
5/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
5/21 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
5/22 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
5/24 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena
5/26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
5/28 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
5/29 – Ottowa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
5/30 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
6/1 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
6/2 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
6/4 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
6/5 – Moline, IL – Taxslayer Center
6/7 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
6/9 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Broadmoor World Arena
6/11 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
6/13 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
6/14 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
6/17 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/18 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre


Words by: Michael Pementel