Metal bands still reminisce about the days when riffs cost a nickel and gentlemen took off their hats whenever the Grim Reaper walked by. Cue up timeless tunes with this GrouponLive deal to see Slipknot at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire, on Thursday, August 9, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $16, you get one ticket for general admission to the lawn (up to a $33 value, including fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for general admission to the stagefront pit (up to a $48.25 value, including fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for reserved pavilion seating in sections D–F (up to a $48.25 value, including fees).
The rumble of a tractor stilling the earth. The echo of a presidential candidate's speech. The thunder of a demonic clown pounding a row of oil drums. These are the sounds of Iowa. Since 1995, Slipknot has cast a new light on the calm perception of the Hawkeye State, introducing the world to a primal brand of thrash metal straight out of Des Moines. This summer, the eight members of the band don their matching prison jumpsuits and horrific masks to embark on a tour in celebration of Antennas to Hell, a compilation album that radios in breakneck tracks from 1999’s self-titled debut through more introspective hits such as “Snuff” from 2008’s All Hope Is Gone. "This is the slow one," says frontman Corey Taylor of the ballad, clad in a stitched mask oozing a sap-like substance. "It's about someone who helped me through a lot and I thought she felt the same way that I did and then she really let me down." The melancholic lyrics are fully realized by Jim Root's versatile ax, which kicks off with creaky strumming that blooms into muscular distortion. The song stands in sharp contrast to the rest of Slipknot's set, a maelstrom of the cyclonic guitars, white-noise turntables, and howling vocals for which the band is known.
Before Slipknot mobs the stage, English metal outfit Asking Alexandria hammers out growling yet melodic cuts from its newest album, Stand Up and Scream. Grammy-nominated San Diego five-piece As I Lay Dying also performs, chugging through speed-heavy riffs before feasting on coffee grounds backstage to replenish its energy.