What does former Slipknot frontman Anders Colsefni think of playing the band’s demo/album Mate? Feed and kill. in its entirety on an upcoming tour? The social media recluse has emerged from the digital shadows to share a few ideas. Colesfni fronted Slipknot from 1995 to 1997, while the band was still finding their feet musically before getting grabbed up by Roadrunner Records after A&R icon Monte Conner heard “Spit It Out.” The eight-song Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. album, released on Halloween 1996, displayed a raw band with a spectrum of ambition that would fully play out over the next 25-plus years. Earlier this week, the singer announced a 12-date tour in Australia and New Zealand, during which he will perform the album in its entirety.
No music from Mate. Slipknot has been performing Feed. Kill. Repeat. live since 1998 (according to setlist.fm), making this a very appealing tour for ‘Knot fans. Corey Taylor wants to see it as well! Taylor commented on the tour announcement on Twitter, saying, “Really wish I could be there to see these shows, but I know Anders Colsefni is going to crush them.”
It’s a huge endorsement, and it allays fans’ concerns about whether or not the impending Slipknot tour will be properly received by the band’s current members. That’s great news! Colsefni’s tour will begin on October 11, just days after Taylor concludes her solo U.S. tour with a performance at the Aftershock Festival on October 7.