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This is a timeline of Slipknot's early days up until their signing with Roadrunner Records. It includes all known music with links, if available, as well as all known show dates with links to their entries on setlist.fm, links to live videos and recordings and newspaper articles on the band.

1993 Edit

April Edit

  • April xx - The Basement Sessions 1
    • Gently
    • Slipknot
    • Idiot
    • Wise Up

May Edit

1995 Edit

September Edit

  • September xx - "The Pale Ones" (Anders, Kun, Paul, Shawn) begin to rehearse. Donnie Steele joins after about three rehearsals, Kun Nong leaves after about six rehearsals.
  • September 15 - Joey attends a rehearsal of "The Pale Ones" and joins them shortly after.
    • Slipknot
    • Gently
    • Fur
  • September xx - Josh Brainard joins "The Pale Ones".

October Edit

  • October 31 - "The Pale Ones" perform a private Halloween show.

December Edit

  • December - The band holds a rehearsal for Sean McMahon.
    • Slipknot
    • Gently
    • Do Nothing/Bitchslap
    • Killers Are Quiet
    • Vizqueen
    • Fur
  • December - The band begins recording Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
  • December 4 - Live at the Love Shack (fka CroBar) (First show, under the name "Meld")
  • December - Demo
    • Some Feel (same as MFKR's version)
    • Fur
    • Tattered & Torn (same as MFKR's version)
    • Part of Me

1996 Edit

February Edit

  • Donnie Steele leaves the band.

March Edit

  • Slipknot finishes recording Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Craig Jones joins the band.

April Edit

Timeline

The oldest known picture of Slipknot.

  • April 4 - Live at the Safari Club (first show with Craig Jones on guitar)
  • April 5 - Live at the Safari Club
  • April 21 - Live at the Safari Club
  • April 25 - Live at the Safari Club
  • April 25 - The Des Moines Register 1 and 2
  • April 27 - Live at the Safari Club

June Edit

  • June 27 - Live at the Safari Club (Craig Jones still on guitar)

July Edit

  • Mick Thomson joins the band.
  • July 5 - Live at the Safari Club
  • July 25 - Live at Josiah's
  •  ???? xx - Live at the Safari Club
  •  ???? xx - Live at the Safari Club
    • Slipknot
    • Gently
    • Do Nothing/Bitchslap
    • Tattered & Torn
    • Closelaw
    • Windows
    • Carve
    • Only One
    • May 17
    • Interloper
    • Heartache And A Pair Of Scissors

August Edit

September Edit

October Edit

November Edit

December Edit

1997 Edit

SlipknotPC

Slipknot shortly before Corey joined.

February Edit

April Edit

May Edit

  • May 22 - The Des Moines Register 1 and 2
  • May 23 - Live at the Safari Club (all-ages)
  • May 23 - Live at the Safari Club (regular)
  • May 24 - Live at the Safari Club
  • SlipKnot (aka Gold Disc)
    • SlipKnot/Gently
    • Me Inside
    • Do Nothing/Bitchslap
    • Coleslaw
    • Only One
    • Prosthesis
    • Carve
    • Tattered & Torn
    • Windows
    • Interloper
    • Scissors

June Edit

  • -ismist picks up the remaining copies of MFKR for distribution.
  • June 7 - Live at Ankeny Airfield (DotFest '97)
  • June 26 - Live at the Safari Club

July Edit

July 12 - Live at Knickerbockers

August Edit

September Edit

October Edit

  • October 12 - Live at Knickerbockers (unconfirmed)
  • October 24 - Live at Knickerbockers (Act of -ism 1997)
  • October 30 - Live at Super Toad Entertainment Center (KKDM 107.5 Halloween Bash)
  • October 31 - Live at the Safari Club (all-ages)
  • October 31 - Live at the Safari Club (regular)

December Edit

1998 Edit

January Edit

February Edit

March Edit

April Edit

  • April 18 - Live at the SWCC Auditorium

May Edit

  • May 1 - Live at the Royal Grove
  • May 15 - Live at Gameworks (EAT'M Las Vegas)

June Edit

July Edit

  • July 3 - Live at Pearson Lakes Art Center
  • July 4 - Live at Pearson Lakes Art Center
  • July 6 - Greg Welts is fired from the band, although he already didn't perform the two earlier dates.
  • July 8 - Slipknot signs with Roadrunner Records.
  • July 16 - The Des Moines Register
  • July 17 - Live at the Safari Club

August Edit

September Edit

  • September 29 - Slipknot leaves Des Moines to record their debut album in California.

November Edit

  • November 11 - Slipknot's self-titled debut album is being mixed.
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