That’s right, Neck Deep officially brought back their Slipknot cover band for a special performance on Halloween.
For years now, Neck Deep have been showing off their mutual love for Slipknot and Halloween by transforming themselves into SlipNeck. Dressed from head to toe in Slipknot-inspired looks, SlipNeck have performed various covers of the metal band over the years.
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Back in 2016, Ben Barlow and former member Fil Thorpe-Evans opened up to Alternative Press on how SlipNeck came to be. After struggling to come up with clever costume ideas, the band eventually decided to dress up as Slipknot which led to them playing their first cover set.
In the past, they have put on some special Halloween live shows where they exclusively play a SlipNeck set full of covers.
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However, the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately caused the band to change a few of their plans this year. On Oct. 30, they confirmed that SlipNeck are making a return for Halloween 2020. This time around, however, they performed an exclusive set for their Twitch followers. They also launched some exclusive SlipNeck merchandise.
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For the Halloween livestream, SlipNeck were joined by Static Dress‘ Olli Appleyard who contributed screaming vocals for the performance.
lent my voice to neck deep for the evening. hope everyone who tuned in to the stream enjoyed 🖤 pic.twitter.com/u3mwT1FaVt
— Olli Appleyard (@olli_appleyard) October 31, 2020
SlipNeck cranked out some Slipknot hits for the virtual event. Their Twitch set included some iconic songs such as “Wait and Bleed” and “Duality.” As well, SlipNeck performed “When You Know,” off of their latest album All Distortions Are Intentional.
The full performance is available to stream below.
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