Wait and Bleed

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"Wait and Bleed"
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Single by Slipknot
from the album Slipknot
ReleasedJuly 28, 1999
Format
Recorded1998 at Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California
Genre Nu metal [1] [2] [3]
Length2:27
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Slipknot singles chronology
"Wait and Bleed"
(1999)
"Spit It Out"
(2000)

"Wait and Bleed" is a song from American Nu metal band Slipknot's self-titled album of 1999. Remixed with more prominent clean-sung vocals, it was released as the lead single from the album in July 1999, and peaked at number 34 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in February 2000.

Nu metal is a subgenre of alternative metal that combines elements of heavy metal music with elements of other music genres such as hip hop, alternative rock, funk, industrial, and grunge. Nu metal bands have drawn elements and influences from a variety of musical styles, including multiple genres of heavy metal. Nu metal rarely features guitar solos; the genre is heavily syncopated and based on guitar riffs. Many nu metal guitarists use seven-string guitars that are down-tuned to play a heavier sound. DJs are occasionally featured in nu metal to provide instrumentation such as sampling, turntable scratching and electronic backgrounds. Vocal styles in nu metal include singing, rapping, screaming and growling. Nu metal is one of the key genres of the new wave of American heavy metal.

Slipknot (band) American heavy metal band

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Shawn Crahan, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Corey Taylor, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, and Chris Fehn. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced during 2011–2014 by guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison was fired from the band on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter. The band found replacements in Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2013 the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Crahan.

<i>Slipknot</i> (album) album by Slipknot

Slipknot is the debut studio album by the American nu metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner Records, following a demo containing a few of the songs which had previously been released in 1998. Later, it was reissued in December 1999 with a slightly-altered track listing and mastering as the result of a lawsuit. It was the first release by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction.

Contents

Meaning and background

Joey Jordison recalled in an interview with Kerrang "I wrote the music for 'Wait and Bleed' on my own… I showed it to the guys at rehearsal, and then Corey wrote some lyrics really fast in our practice space… He took us to a new level immediately." "The song's about that switch in your head that can go at any moment," noted Corey Taylor. "You go from being a civilized human being to someone who can commit terrible acts. I've always been fascinated by the fact we represent ourselves as civilized when, at any moment, we can become animals." [4]

Joey Jordison American musician

Nathan Jonas "Joey" Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the American heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the American horror punk band Murderdolls. Jordison played in Slipknot since their formation in 1995 until his departure from the band in December 2013. He was the drummer and founder of the American heavy metal band Scar the Martyr which formed in 2013 and disbanded in 2016. He grew up in Waukee, Iowa with his parents and two sisters, and was given his first drum kit at the age of 8. He performed in several bands until joining in the summer of 1995 with the group The Pale Ones, which would later change their name to Slipknot. Of Slipknot's nine-member lineup which lasted from 1999–2010, Joey was the third to join the band.

Corey Taylor American heavy metal singer

Corey Todd Taylor is an American musician, singer and songwriter who is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.

"Wait and Bleed" earned Slipknot a first Grammy nomination in 2001 for Best Metal Performance, though it lost to Deftones' "Elite". [5] The song won the Best Single award at the 2000 Kerrang! Awards. The song enjoyed a degree of commercial success, reaching number 34 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart [6] and number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. [7] It was also ranked number 36 on VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" list. [8] This track, along with "Left Behind", "Pulse of the Maggots", and "Snuff", were released as downloadable songs in the Rock Band series. "Wait and Bleed" was also featured on the soundtrack for Scream 3 .

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards to recording artists for works containing quality performances in the heavy metal music genre. The Grammy Awards is an annual ceremony, where honors in several categories are presented by The Recording Academy of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". The ceremony was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

Deftones American alternative metal band

Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. It was formed in 1988 by Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham (drums) and Dominic Garcia (bass). During their first five years, the band's lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined after his departure in 1990; by this time, Chi Cheng was bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal scene, and are sometimes dubbed by critics as "the Radiohead of metal".

"It was just a basic song. We didn't know it was going to be that popular. The funny thing is the record label, especially new guys at the record label, were coming around when we started getting big, and they're like, 'Oh, the next record, you can write, like, three Wait And Bleeds.' And we're just like, 'You are an idiot.' Therefore, we don't do that. But obviously the band, believe it or not, we have so much control over what we do that we don't write anything for money, we don't write anything for popularity, we have to like it first. And it's just a song that we liked, and it just so happened that it got on the radio and got the attention that we didn't expect." – Chris Fehn [9]

Chris Fehn American musician

Christopher Michael "Chris" Fehn, or known by his number #3, is an American musician, best known as one of the two percussionists of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot and is the former bassist for the band Will Haven.

Music videos

There are two videos for "Wait and Bleed". The first, directed by Thomas Mignone, [10] features a live performance of the song, filmed during the band's appearance at Ozzfest on September 1, 1999 with the studio track overdubbed. The second, known as the "Claymation version", depicts all nine members as small, animated, doll-like creatures inside a laboratory inhabited by a man who is attempting to catch them. Eventually, the band cause the man to fall and be stung by insects dropping from a jar. As the band looks over the man, Chris Fehn's doll covers him in fuel and Shawn Crahan sets him alight, killing him.

Thomas Mignone American director

Thomas Mignone is an American feature film, commercial, and music video director, and screenwriter. Mignone is best known for directing and writing the dark drama On The Doll, and for directing music videos and live concerts for hard rock and heavy metal artists such as Slipknot, Mudvayne, System Of A Down, Ozzy Osbourne, Suicide Silence, Avenged Sevenfold, Sepultura, Danzig, Cradle of Filth, Type O Negative, Megadeth, American Head Charge, Obituary, Superjoint Ritual, Fear Factory, Soulfly, Kittie, Otep, The Fall of Troy, Dia De Los Muertos, Inquisition, She's Not Dead, Death Angel, Cavalera Conspiracy, Paul D'Amour of TOOL and Killer Be Killed as well as alternative artists The Toadies, Tonic, Seven Mary Three, Sister Hazel, Juliana Hatfield, Miss Derringer, The Dirty Heads featuring vocalist Rome from Sublime, hip hop and rap artists Digable Planets, Kool Keith, Rahsaan Patterson, Gray Joel, and punk artists Concrete Blonde, Mike Watt, Firehose, Greg Ginn, Descendents, and others.

Over the years, a variety of bands have made up the yearly lineups of Ozzfest, a yearly heavy metal music festival that usually tours the United States in summer.

Shawn Crahan American musician

Michael Shawn Crahan, more commonly known by his stage persona "Clown", is an American musician who is one of the two percussionists and co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot. When performing with Slipknot, he is also known as #6. Crahan is the only remaining founding member in Slipknot.

Track listing

All songs credited to Slipknot.

CD single
  1. "Wait and Bleed" (Terry Date Mix) – 2:34
  2. "Spit It Out" (Overcaffeinated Hyper Version) – 2:28
  3. "(sic)" (Molt-Injected Mix) – 3:28
Promo CD single
  1. "Wait and Bleed" (Radio Mix) – 2:30
  2. "Wait and Bleed" (LP Mix) – 2:27
  3. "Call-Out Hook" (LP Mix) – 0:12
Promo cassette single
  1. "Wait and Bleed"
  2. "Me Inside" (Non-Album Track)

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2000)Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [11] 27
US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard ) [12] 34

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI) [13] Silver200,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.pngsales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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