Des Moines, IA - Heralded as "One of the best live bands, ever..." by REVOLVER Magazine, SLIPKNOT have nearly completed work on their third studio album and are preparing to hit the road - with devastating effect. The band will be showing off new music and a new stage show, as well as a whole new look - the band's trademark visage will be changing significantly for this new campaign. Their much-anticipated, as-yet-untitled opus is due in stores on May 25, 2004. While top secret at this point, the lucky few that have heard the Rick Rubin-produced tracks report that it further pushes the boundaries of this enigmatic band, in all directions: heaviness, melody, and musicianship are all racheted up. Joey (#1) offers, "We're back and it's been far too long. On the tour we are ready to get completely back to basics of delivering unbridled brutality your way. This is for the maggots that have stood by us...prepare!" On this Jagermeister-sponsored trek, the band take with them label-mates CHIMAIRA and industrial-rock standards, FEAR FACTORY. Select Jagermeister Music bands to open shows. Tour is to start March 30th and run thru May 15th (36 shows in total). All shows confirmed thus far can be found in our TOUR section. News on purchasing tickets to this tour to follow shortly...