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Anders Colsefni Says Re-Recorded Version Of Slipknot’s “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” Was ‘Unfinished’ & Issued Without His Consent


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Yesterday’s (March 14th) surprise release of a newly re-recorded version of Slipknot‘s 1996 demo album “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” was a surprising arrival, apparently even to the band’s former co-founding vocalist Anders Colsefni. The latter musician fronted this new version of the record, while New Zealand nü-metal collective Kaosis handled the instrumentation.

In a new post shared by Colsefni today, he reveals that the remake of the album was released without his consent and that he had yet to approve final mixes and related promotional assets. In light of the apparent snafu, the videos issued by Kaosis yesterday for the record have since been pulled.

The plot thickens however, as this new take on the record has made its way to digital service providers, even with Colsefni stating that he now plans to remake the album ‘back home.’ In light of that change in plans, Colsefni has also scrapped plans for a solo tour on the album.

Colsefni embarked upon a “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.” tour of Australia and New Zealand last year with Kaosis.

Colsefni‘s statement reads:

“Hey everyone, Anders Colsefni here.

I wanted to touch base with you about the MFKR release that happened earlier today. It was released without my consent.

I hadn’t finished going through the audio mixes on the songs when the video came out. This remake was NOT a finished product and I hadn’t even seen the videos prior to its release.

I am very regrettably going to have to cancel this summer’s MFKR tour, but instead will be remaking this masterpiece back home. I hope you will trust me to do this properly and make you and the die-hard, old school Slipknot fans proud.

Then, we will look to put this tour together again, beginning where it began, and spreading as far as you want it to.

MFKR is much larger than myself, or any of us who wrote and performed it. If I have to speak for the OGs out there, I can only accept that the utmost care and respect be given to our honoring of this icon of metal history.

I apologize for any confusion this has caused!

AndersOUT”

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