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    Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:51:06

    Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour Remembers First Time Seeing Slayer - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    There's nothing quite like Slipknot and Slayer touring together.

    It's happened a couple of times, and it's always been a legendary occasion. They shared the OZZfest 1999 bill with Slipknot on the second stage and Slayer on the main stage. Then, they tore up the states alongside each other on 2000's Tattoo the Earth. After that, they were once again annihilating audiences on OZZfest 2004 and on off-dates. Now, they're deep into the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival—doing what they do best, bringing aural destruction to the world.

    Both bands completely and utterly decimate audiences and put on a show that's impossible to forget.

    Slipknot and Stone Sour mainman certainly didn't forget the first time he saw the band.

    "It had to be 1991," he recalls with a smile. "I believe it was the Decade of Aggression tour. It was before I saw them on Clash of the Titans. I can't remember who opened, but it didn't matter at that point. You were there to see Slayer, and that's what it was all about it. They damn near ripped my head off. It was probably the most brutal pit I'd ever been in my entire life."

    Rick Florino
    07.23.12


    When was the first time you saw Slipknot and Slayer?

    See our review of Slipknot's Antennas to Hell here!

    See our interview between Clown and The Devil's Carnival director Darren Lynn Bousman here!

    Also, see our exclusive interview with Corey Taylor here and a list of his favorite concerts here!

    Check out our "Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Slipknot's KNOTFEST here!

    See exclusive photos from the amazing Scott Uchida of the band live here!

    Be sure to get Slipknot's Antennas to Hell collection Tuesday July 24 and don't miss them on Mayhem or at KNOTFEST August 17 and 18!

    Photo: Corey Soria



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