It's been five long years since Slipknot last graced us with an album, but finally the 18-legged Iowan chaos machine have returned with the awesome We Are Not Your Kind, so it’s time to load-up on new Slipknot merch.
Brimming with trademark riffs, clattering percussion, weird electronics and out and out oddness, we're happy to report that the band’s sixth album is worth the wait and fully loaded with their best songs in years.
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What's more, a new album means a return to the live arena. Those who were at June’s Download Festival or who bagged Knotfest tickets have been witnessing a band back to the height of their unhinged best, and a tantalising European arena run has been announced for 2020.
So, what better time than now to update your wardrobe, boost your vinyl collection and scare fellow holiday goers with some of the best Slipknot merch? We’ve scoured the web for t-shirts, hoodies, trainers, new album bundles, guitars, We Are Not Your Kind masks and even a bonkers Corey Taylor beach towel...
The best Slipknot merch you can buy right now
1. We Are Not Your Kind album bundles
With the long-awaited sixth album ready to hit your headphones, there's loads of cool Slipknot merch bundles to snap up. If you're an audiophile we’d recommend you get We Are Not Your Kind on vinyl, so why not splash out and get this hoodie, double LP and We Are Not Your Kind patch bundle while you're at it? Bundles are also available with CD, t-shirt and long-sleeve tee options , too.
Reason to buy: It's the awesome new Slipknot album, duh
2. We Are Not Your Kind masks
No Slipknot show is authentic unless it’s swarming with fans adorned in their own versions of the band's infamous masks - and a boiler suit if they're doing it right. You don't have to be a dab hand at mask making to show your appreciation, there are plenty of sellers online who make quality replicas of the band's most iconic monikers, and We Are Not Your Kind models are already springing up, like these Corey Taylor and V-Man masks.
Reason to buy: So you can dress up like the band
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3. Slipknot Furious Goat hoodie
Unless you live, breathe, eat and wear Slipknot 24/7, 365, we reckon it's too bloody hot to be wearing hoodies in this weather. Still, there’s no reason why you can't get ready for the winter and the excitement of the band’s 2020 tour by adding a new item of Slipknot merch to your collection. You're spoiled for choice when it comes to hoodies, but this ace zip-up featuring the band's logo out front and a pretty sinister-looking goat on the back takes our fancy.
Reason to buy: Because it’s the GOAT
4. Corey Taylor beach towel
It can be difficult showing your metal loyalties while on holiday: sun and black band tees don't really mix (and they’re bloody hot). However, the answer lies in this awesome Corey-Taylor-Funko-flipping-the-bird beach towel that'll show off your metal cred while ideally keeping a few sun loungers either side free in the process.
Reason to buy: Give other swimmers the finger
5. Slipknot Day Of The Gusano Blu-ray
The Iowans have no shortage of live documents, with at least one album and/or DVD following each album. But it's their most recent Day Of The Gusano outing, celebrating their first ever show in Mexico City, that captures the full extravagance and chaos of the Knotfest experience. And of course, a gig of this calibre deserves to be watched in Blu-ray quality with top audio.
Reason to buy: The latest and ultimate ‘Knot live experience
6. EMP Signature Collection Slipknot trainers
It's easy enough to get the top half of your body covered in Slipknot merch, but what about the bottom? Luckily there are tons of cool shorts, leggings and even socks out there, while these gnarly EMP Signature Collection high-top trainers are an absolute must for looking the part and giving you added spring during the important 'Jump the fuck up' segment of every show. The trainers feature awesome Slipknot graphics, including the tribal 'S' logo on the rear, plus a rubber toe cap and reinforced heel for added durability in the pit.
Reason to buy: Keep your feet looking sic
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7. Lullaby Versions of Slipknot
Of course you want to introduce your Mini Maggots to Slipknot as soon as possible, but perhaps the full-on versions of People = Shit and (sic) might be a bit too much when they're super young. With that in mind, these reimagined lullaby versions of Duality, Left Behind and other Slipknot classic are the perfect way to get the kids into some decent music while helping them (and you) get off to sleep.
Reason to buy: Indoctrinate your kids without waking them up
8. Slipknot plectrum pack
Braving the front of a Slipknot show is a rite of passage for Maggots around the world, and of course there's the chance of catching a pick, drum stick or flying DJ in the process. If, however, you prefer to enjoy the Nine from a safe distance but still want to bag yourself a Slipknot plectrum, this pack of nine picks complete with autographs is the sensible fan’s choice.
Reason to buy: Own band picks without risking the pit
9. Fender Squier Jim Root Telecaster
The iconic Fender Telecaster might not be the first guitar that comes to mind when you think of Jim Root’s face-melting riffs, but it’s his go-to axe when the going gets heavy. His signature Squier Tele is the ultimate item of Slipknot merch - it doesn’t cost the earth and it’s rigged with passive humbuckers and mahogany body to help you sound like the Slipknot shredder. The guitar also features a flatter, 12-inch fingerboard radius to enable more extreme bends and fret gymnastics. Ignoring the Jim Root connection for a second, this is simply a great looking rock and metal guitar at a great price.
Reason to buy: Play like Jim for less
10. Devil In I t-shirt
You're spoiled for choice when it comes to Slipknot tees, whether it's album covers, goats, band shots, rotting goats, bespoke designs or really evil goats. This cinema poster-inspired Devil In I option is our pick though, evoking horror movie feelings before you've even seen the track's NSFW video. Utterly glorious, and not a goat in sight.
Reason to buy: You’ll love the horror movie poster vibe
11. Slipknot hockey jersey
Hockey jerseys are an increasingly popular band merch item, especially when a hoodie seems too heavy and a t-shirt isn’t warm enough. Baggy hockey jerseys are super comfy as well having space for loads of cool detail. Emblazoned with ‘95 (the year Slipknot formed) and Des Moines on the back, there’s no mistaking the nonograms on the sleeves and the iconic tribal 'S' on the front. This is Slipknot merch turned up to 11.
Reason to buy: It look ace and feels comfortable
11. Slipknot backpack
So you've bought all this great Slipknot merch, but how are you going to carry it around? Simple solution: get your paws on a Slipknot backpack and, not only have you got the whole set, but you’ve got something to keep your whole collection in (ok, maybe not the guitar). Plus we're stingy, and we’re likely to take a backpack to a gig and keep our hoodie in it rather than pay for the cloakroom.
Reason to buy: Carry your mask and boiler suit to the show
Check out more Slipknot merch: Slipknot’s legendary Download 2009 headline set features on the fantastic (sic)nesses DVD. Raise your glass during Psychosocial with this killer Slipknot pint glass, while this acid wash Slipknot hoodie is mad and frankly gross enough to be approved by any fellow fan.