'Iowa', Slipknot's iconic album of suffering, turns 20

Iconic Slipknot album 'Iowa' turns 20


One of the most brutal albums in metal history that nine member freak show Slipknot poured their blood, sweat and hate into has turned 20 years old.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has openly stated he hated the period in his life in which Iowa took place. Between a combination of booze, self-harm, and overall low self-esteem, the album now seems like Slipknot achieved the unimaginable, finishing an album.

Even with the mental and physical setbacks, Iowa did the (then) seemingly impossible when it peaked at #3 on the Billboard album chart and then eventually went platinum in October 2001.

Slipknot will host their Knotfest in 2021 with festivals across the United States, with the local Los Angeles show on November 5th, 2021 at Banc of California Stadium.