Slipknot have revealed they’re reissuing their landmark 2008 album All Hope is Gone, in celebration of its tenth anniversary.
All Hope is Gone was a pivotal record for the nu metal heavyweights—it was the last Slipknot album to feature their full, original line-up, and was the band’s first album to top the US Billboard 200.
It didn’t come easy, though: Slipknot were at their “most fractious” while recording the album, as frontman Corey Taylor recently told Metal Hammer. Former drummer and founding member Joey Jordison concurred: “You could feel the band cracking… There was so much going on during that time that I think that’s what made the record so brutal. Everyone had some sort of tension to get out just to make it the heaviest record that we could.”
The anniversary reissue of All Hope is Gone will feature new artwork, alongside the band’s 2009 Madison Square Garden concert. It will be out December 7. In the meantime, revisit the album below: