Slipknot have officially announced the first installment of their very own music festival, Knotfest. The festival will take place over two days, the first being August 17 in Iowa and the second being August 18 in Somerset, on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Lamb of God, Gojira and Dethklok will reportedly hit the road together later this year — including the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals in Canada — for a 32-city tour that kicks off August 1 in Seattle. Tentative dates can be found below, and you can expect an official announcement next week.
Saturday, July 9 was Dethklok's only performance of 2011, taking Megadeth's place on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival bill in San Bernardino, California. Radio personality and special Guitar World correspondent Full Metal Jackie caught up with Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small backstage before the show for an exclusive interview and a tour of his live gear set-up.