SLIPKNOT - (sic)nesses Tops US Billboard Chart

October 11, 2010, 9 years ago

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SLIPKNOT’s (sic)nesses DVD, which captures the band’s June 2009 performance in front of 80,000 maniacal fans at the storied Download Festival in the UK, debuted at #1 on the Billboard DVD chart. The DVD impressively bowed ahead of The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts DVD featuring U2, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY JOEL, BLACK EYED PEAS and other hitmakers. (sic)nesses marks the band’s return to the #1 slot on the Music Video Chart; their first commercial video release, 1999’s Welcome to Our Neighborhood, debuted at #1 on the Music Video Chart, as well. Slipknot’s last studio album, 2008’s Platinum-selling All Hope Is Gone, also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 sales chart.

“(sic)nesses was one of the single hardest pieces of art for us to complete, given the circumstances,” Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan AKA Clown, who is the architect of (sic)nesses, said. “It’s a testament to our evolution and proof of accomplishing exactly what we set out to do over 10 years ago. We will never be the same. You will never be the same. Here’s to the future and our continuing evolution.”

(sic)nesses’ release was preceded by in-theater screenings across the country. An intimate fan screening in New York City, attended by Clown himself, saw fans moshing in the aisles during the presentation!

(sic)nesses is a demonstration of one of the greatest bands of 21st century at the top of their game. It is a global phenomenon, debuting in the #1 slot in the UK, Australia and Finland. It also landed in the Top 5 in Germany, Denmark, France and Belgium and in the Top 10 in Italy and Spain.

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