Ascended Fanboy: Prior to joining in 1999, vocalist Corey Taylor attended the very first Slipknot performance, and recalls being "mesmerized" by their music.
Creator Backlash: In the band's Google Autobiography, most of the members admit that they consider All Hope Is Gone to be their worst album, citing issues with their producer at the time, feeling that that were "playing it safe" with the sound, problems with getting all nine members together to record, and even Crahan saying he felt the name of the album was pretty bad.
Hey, It's That Guy!: Corey has appeared on several other metal bands' tracks. You can hear his distinct voice on Soulfly's "Jumpdafuckup", Biohazard's "Domination", Apocalyptica's "I'm Not Jesus", Damageplan's "Fuck You", and on Steel Panther's "Death to All but Metal", "Asian Hooker", and "Eyes of a Panther".
Meanwhile, Thomson can be heard delivering a guest lead on Malevolent Creation's "Deliver My Enemy". This was primarily as a favor to Dave Culross, who was in Malevolent Creation at the time and is known for being very good friends with Thomson.
Old Shame: Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. has pretty much been disowned. And apparently, their unreleased second demo album Crowz never existed.