Quickly becoming one of the best festivals on the circuit in the states, this years Rock USA marks a line up headlined by Rockers Disturbed, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch and grunge legends Alice in Chains.
Despite the persistent rain, nine iconic masked figures are warmly welcomed by tens of thousands of drenched revelers as Slipknot launch their highly-anticipated set. It’s the fifth time Slipknot have performed at the Download festival, but the first without Joey Jordison behind the drums
The encore resumes the mayhem with the intro and first track ‘(sic)’ from their career-launching first album. With two more old-school classic tracks; ‘People = Shit’ and ‘Surfacing’, the show ends in a blaze of glory, and leaves the exhausted, sweaty and elated audience in no doubt that this was a gig to remember. It was the first big metal show of the year and has definitely set the standard ridiculously high for any to follow.