It’s the ultimate Nineties and Noughties nu-metal night of terror as two of the genre’s biggest and wildest bands come together for a line-up that will promise to be nothing if not totally sick!
Slipknot are the mask-wearing, jumpsuit-sporting Iowa noise terrorists who burst onto the scene back in 1999 with their phenomenal self-titled debut, an abrasive slice of punk, metal and pantomime that chimed with perma-black wearing teens. They’ve been through various line-up changes, hiatuses, and personal tragedy but hit back last year with a new album, The Gray Chapter, their first in six years.
Korn, equally a proponent of the nu-metal scene that rewrote the rock and metal rulebook, have remained active since their Follow The Leader heyday of the late nineties. Their last album, The Paradigm Shift, their 11th to date, was out in 2013. But while both bands will be keen to showcase recent material, they are sure to delight those who will be looking to enjoy some ‘hits’ from their teen-youth, too with a full grand-standing, screaming showcase performance.
When: Jan 23 / 6pm
Where: Wembley Arena, Empire Way, HA9 0PA
Tube: Wembley Park
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The XFM All-Dayer 2015 – Jan 24
Up and coming stars of the future abound at this indie all day party, with Amber Run, Afrikan Boy amongst others, and Dry The River headlining.
Jan 24 / 2pm / £15 / Barfly, NW1 8AN / Chalk Farm / thebarflylondon.com
First Aid Kit – Jan 27
Glorious, shimmering Scandi alt- folk-pop from the Soderberg sisters.
Jan 27 / 7.30pm / £30+ / Hammersmith Apollo, W6 9QH / Hammersmith / eventimapollo.com
Gerard Way – Jan 23
The former My Chemical Romance frontmam goes it solo after the dissolution of his former band. But rather than ripped jeans and leather jackets of MCR he has embraced a more experimental, Britpop-influenced sound – and style – on his debut solo record Hesitant Alien. His rabble-rousing howl is still intact though and there are sure to be plenty of fans along for his reputation and back-cat, too, as he hits London on this UK leg of a world tour that sees him head to Europe, Japan and Australia over the next couple of months. Busy boy indeed!
Jan 23 / 7pm / £26.50 / Brixton Academy, SW9 9SL / Brixton / o2academybrixton.co.uk
The Mark Lanegan Band – Jan 28
The former Screaming Tress frontman has marked out quite a solo career as a purveyor of blues rock riffage, but his latest hints at a poppier, electro-influenced and decidedly less downbeat side to the gruff vocals and attitude he’s normally associated with. Touring in support of latest LP Phantom Radio which shows there are more sides to Mr Lanegan than previously thought by some.
Jan 28 / 7pm / £20 / Shepherd’s Bush Empire, W12 877 / She Bu / O2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk
Katzenjammer – Jan 28
Truly inspired and captivating folk rock from the Oslo-based foursome whose new LP Rockland is due for release this March.
Jan 28 / 7pm / £12.50 / The Lexington, N1 9JB / Angel / thelexington.co.uk