Slipknot (sometimes written SlipKnoT) is a nine-piece musical group from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1995 and currently signed to Roadrunner Records.http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/Slipknot/bio.aspx Band Bio on RoadRunnerRecords.com The band has been on major tours such as Ozzfest and their albums and home videos have achieved Platinum-sales status. The band also has Grammy award nominations in the "Best Heavy Metal" and "Best Hard Rock" categories for songs from three of their four albums.
Slipknot is the official debut album (Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat is their first, but was released independently) by Slipknot, considered by most critics a nu metal album. The album was released on June 29 1999 by Roadrunner Records. A digipak version was released on March 7 2000.