In addition to Clown's new book, the first annual Knotfest is coming up in August. They will start in Council Bluffs, IA on August 17th and be in Minneapolis, MN (actually, Somerset, WI) on August 18th. I have my tickets already, do you? Knotfest will feature Slipknot, Deftones, Lamb of God, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse and more.
The Knotfest website describes it as:
"This day of reckoning will be the darkest and the most brutally sinister awakening in heavy music performance history!
An apocalyptic world of fire and madness awaits you as you enter the gates to sinister surprises emanating from around every corner! Be very aware upon entering the grounds that no one is considered safe.
Featuring two heavy hitting stages of hard music, this day and night of Knotfest is guaranteed to make your blood pump and your ears bleed.
The big top will be filled with SLIPKNOT memorabilia, interactive art installations and other surprises.
At nightfall, all bets are off! The PAGAN world WILL go off in a riotous mindfuck!
Fire and light WILL blur your senses. You WILL feel and smell the sickness. The smell of KNOTFEST alone WILL cling to your attire for months to come.
Go ahead, take your chances on the RING OF FIRE carnival ride. Destroy your life's aggression in drum circles with members of Slipknot taking place on mangled frames of forgotten metal.
Leave your official mark on graffiti walls and take your chances walking through the slipknot museum.
An event that will attack all five senses is awaiting you at KNOTFEST 2012."
Check out the website here.
Of course, it will be sad to see Slipknot without The Pig (Paul Gray/#2), but the best way to carry on his memory is to carry on the music. I hope to see everyone both at the book signing and at Knotfest.