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Ex-Slipknot Vocalist Anders Colsefni Says His Upcoming “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” Tour Is Dedicated To Paul Gray & Joey Jordison


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Original Slipknot vocalist Anders Colsefni has issued a statement in regards to his upcoming tour which will find him performing Slipknot‘s 1996 demo album “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” in its entirety. Colsefni is set to undertake that Australian/New Zealand trek alongside former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis.

A rivalry between Slipknot and Mushroomhead turned into a feud early on in the band’s careers, leading to an infamous 1999 Slipknot concert in Mushroomhead‘s stomping grounds of Cleveland, OH.

At that point however, Colsefni was already out of the group, having been replaced by Corey Taylor back in 1997. Colsefni has newly revealed that his his plans to revisit those songs on the road stem in part from his intentions to pay tribute to his late former Slipknot bandmates Joey Jordison and Paul Gray.

Colsefni commented of the trek:

“As many of you are aware, I am not big on social media or talking in the press but with the growing amount of interest in my forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, I feel it is time to issue a statement.

My performances as part of this tour are dedicated to my fallen brothers, Joey and Paul. I miss you both dearly. I will be drawing on you both to deliver these songs to our fans with the same level of aggression and volatility that we did together 27 years ago.

I’d like to acknowledge the vast outpouring of support from my fans all over the world. It has been extremely touching to know how much faith you have had in me for all these years. I will do you all proud.

I will endeavor to keep the set as authentic to the emotions and sentiments of which they are written but I will deliver them as I am now, not the kid I once was. Since these songs were written almost three decades ago, I have had many great opportunities in various bands to hone my vocal abilities, and stagecraft and to grow as a person.

In response to Corey‘s well wishes I’d like to say ‘Thank you’. It may come as a surprise to many maggots, but it is actually Corey who I have maintained an ongoing friendship since my departure from the band. There has only ever been a kinship between us. I consider Corey a true brother and he has always had my back, and I his.

Thank you all again for your adoration and support and I look forward to delivering Australasia ‘Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.‘ for the first time ever. Long live the KNOT.”

The well wishes he spoke of above refer to a show of support Taylor recently sent out for that upcoming tour:

With Waylon Reavis, Kaosis, Sin Soto & Piston Fist:

10/11 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
10/12 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
10/13 Melbourne, AUS – Bendigo Hotel
10/14 Brisbane, AUS – Mansfield Tavern
10/15 Gold Coast, AUS – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse
10/16 Toowoomba, AUS – Irish Club Hotel
10/18 Auckland, NZ – Neck Of The Woods
10/19 Taranaki, NZ – 8 Bar Pool And Darts
10/20 Wellington, NZ – Valhalla
10/21 Christchurch, NZ – The Embankment
10/22 Queenstown, NZ – Yonder
10/23 Dunedin, NZ – Dive

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