Watch: 25 Years Ago, Corey Taylor Performed His First Live Show With Slipknot

Slipknot’s First Ever Show With Corey Taylor (1997): Jonny Screams, YouTube (Also / Slipknot Facebook
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It is surreal to remember sometimes that Corey Taylor is not the original singer for Slipknot. Prior to Taylor joining the band, Anders Colsefni was the original Slipknot vocalist; Colsefni was in the band from 1995 to 1996, with Corey Taylor joining come 1997.

The only Slipknot release to feature Colsefni’s vocals is that of the band’s demo, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Taylor would make his studio debut with the band come their self-titled 1999 LP. Funny enough, it has been 25 years since Corey Taylor performed his first live show with Slipknot.

In the video you will find below, you will see a very early version of the band performing in, what appears to be, a very small space. Per the individual who has uploaded this video, they note this as “Slipknot’s first ever show with Corey Taylor (1997).”

The crowd chants “Slipknot!” and you can see that the band are wearing masks and such, with some members just wearing ski masks. Taylor is only wearing make-up. There is a raw ferocity to the band’s live performance (which they still present to this day).

Corey Taylor’s first performance ever with Slipknot

How wild would it have been to attend one of these early shows? It is incredible how far Slipknot have come since their beginnings. We are super excited for the release of THE END, SO FAR.

The band actually just released a new music video for their song “Yen” (which has a remarkable atmosphere to it). You can find a link to that music video, as well as other Slipknot related stories, all below. Also, the band is currently on the road as part of a new tour! If you are interested in seeing the band live, you can find all their upcoming North American dates and locations listed below.

Slipknot Drop Creepy as Hell Music Video for Latest Single ‘Yen’

Bassist Alessandro Venturella Says The New Slipknot Album Has The Means To Guide Listeners To A ‘Zen state’

Jay Weinberg Talks Collaboration And ‘Creative Tension’ Within Slipknot

  • 9/27 – Austin, TX – Germania Amphitheatre
  • 9/28 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 10/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
  • 10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • 10/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
  • 10/6 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
  • 10/7- Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre