Arts & Entertainment

Where there's Slipknot, there's mayhem

Heavy metal music isn't just deafening, the musicians who play it have been known to be a bit eccentric too.

Slipknot's a perfect example. This nine-member rock band delves into the macabre much like Korn and Marilyn Manson.

Slipknot comes to the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Aug. 23. Also appearing is Dahlia Murder. Admission is $35.

Not only is the music of the California-based Slipknot ear-piercing, the musicians also are notorious for their wild, attention-grabbing behavior, which means parents might want to talk before allowing youngsters to attend the show.

Slipknot's grinding alternative metal is complemented by the outrageous theatrics the band acts out on stage.

They wear masks and matching jumpsuits that some critics have called "ridiculous." And, the band also is known for affectionately calling its fans maggots.

Slipknot's first self-titled album was released in 1999. Some of their most notable singles include Wait and Bleed and Spit it Out.

The Tri-Cities may not have an abundance of top-notch rock bands perform here, but if you're a fan of loud and ultimately wild music, then this is the one for you.

As the band warns on its website, "Get ready for mayhem!"

Showtime is 7 p.m. Get tickets at the Toyota Center box office, or call 735-0500.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;