SLIPKNOT’s JIM ROOT And MICK THOMSON Named Best Metal Guitarists In The World Right Now

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Music Radar has named SLIPKNOT‘s Jim Root and Mick Thomson as the best metal guitarists in the world right now, following a massive readers’ poll.

SLIPKNOT‘s pair won over 17,000 votes from you, leaving no doubt that 2019 was their year. We Are Not Your Kind proved no matter what drama surrounds the band, they always deliver as a creative unit,” source noted.

“The album featured the usual thrilling rhythmic interplay between Thomson and Root that should please the Iowa faithful – ‘Solway Firth’ stands up with their best – alongside an experimental spirit in tracks like ‘Spiders’ that brought out new depths from Root.”

SLIPKNOT released their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.

In March, SLIPKNOT announced the departure with Fehn after he filed a lawsuit against his band members over unpaid loyalties.

In his lawsuit, Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.