About SlipknotSlipknot formed in 1995 and is a Nu metal band that consists of nine members - somewhat larger than the typical musical group. The band hail from Des Moines in Iowa and are fronted by 35 year old Cory Taylor. They've cited musical influences as far afield as the Beastie Boys, Judas Priest and Slayer.The band met with commercial success during the late nineties with their self title album which rereleased many of their older tracks in a faster, heavier pacing and with better overall sound quality, which please fans. Following this success, their album 'Iowa' was soon released and was a massive success for the band. Slipknot played the Reading Festival in 2002 as well as touring Europe and Japan.The band are playing the Download festival in the UK in 2009.