chronology

1992

July

4th – Heads On The Wall release demo tape

August

16th – Modifidious play a show at The Runway

1993

March

Basement Sessions start in Paul’s basement under a different name

April

Basement Sessions continue and a demo tape is made

May

Basement Sessions continue

18th – A 2nd basement demo tape is made

June

6th – Modifidious At The Runway (All Ages Show)

July

4th – (All Ages Show) – Atomic Opera At The Runway

1994

February

13th – Body Pit’s very first gig at The Runway

April

24th – Body Pit show at The Runway

December

21st - Stone Sour play a show in Des Moines, IA

1995

January

Shawn, Andy, Paul, Donnie and Kun start rehearsals

August

Josh Brainard joins

8th - Body Pit, Stone Sour, The Have Nots and Modifidious play a show in Ames, Ia – People’s Bar & Grill

10th – Modifidious/ Have Nots show in Des Moines, Ia – House of Bricks

September

Slipknot is officially formed by Shawn, Anders and Paul and start rehearsals in Anders’ basement

November

Slipknot plays their first live gig at the Cro bar under a different name (Meld according to Josh). This was Donnie Steele’s first and only show on guitar. He later joined back to play session bass in 2011.

2nd – Body Pit, Stone Sour, The Have Nots and Deadfront play a show in Des Moines, Ia – Supertoad

December

Band visits SR Audio and Sean McMahon comes to practice

Band begins recording

1996

January

Donnie Steele leaves
Craig Jones joins

11th - Modifidious, The Rejects and The Have Nots play in Iowa City, Ia – Gabe’s Oasis

February

25th – Modifidious and The Have Nots play in Sioux City, Ia – Legion Hall

March

April

4th – Slipknot and Stone Sour perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

21st - Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

Mick Thomson joins

May

26th - Modifidious and The Have Nots play in Sioux City, Ia – Runaway Bar

June

27th - Slipknot show

July

August

8th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club
17th - Slipknot play an outdoor gig in Clearwater Beach ,IA

September

7th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club
8th - Slipknot perform at the Safari Club

October

31st - MFKR Halloween Release Party at the Safari Club

November

15th - Slipknot perform at the Safari Club with Acid Bath
27th - Slipknot perform at the Safari Club

December

11th – Slipknot and Maelstrom perform at the Safari Club
12th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club
15th – Slipknot show at Safari
31st - Slipknot show at Hotel Fort Des Moines

1997

January

1st - The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

February

March

Second demo CD mixed by Sean McMahon and Slipknot at SR Audio

April

17th - Slipknot show in Des Moines, IA – Supertoad

May

Corey Taylor joins

24th - Slipknot – first all ages show – Safari Club

June

1st – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

7th - Slipknot show

10th - Ankeny, IA – Dotfest ’97

26th – Private show for future FACECAGE lead singer Matt Nyberg’s birthday

31st – Deadfront and The Have Nots play a show in Cedar Rapids, Ia – Moose Lodge

July

12th – Slipknot play at Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE

19th - The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

August

5th - The Rejects play in Marshmalltown, Ia – JD’s Pub

24th - Corey’s First show

30th – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

September

12th – Andy’s Last show

Greg ‘Cuddles’ Welts joins

October

9th - The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

November

December

Ross Robinson visits Slipknot

27th - Des Moines, IA – Supertoad

Unknown dates

1997-xx-xx Lincoln, NE – Anders’ show
1997-xx-xx Ames, IA – Anders’ show

1998

January

2nd – Slipknot play Omaha, NE – Ranchbowl

3rd – Slipknot play Omaha, NE – Ranchbowl

31st – Slipknot show at The Safari Club

February

13th – The Rejects play a gig at the Safari Club in Des Moines

18th – Slipknot show at The Safari Club

March

10th – Slipknot show at The Safari Club

21st - Slipknot play Omaha, NE – Ranchbowl

April

Sid Wilson joins

18th – Slipknot show in Creston, IA – SWCC Auditorium

May

15th - Slipknot perform at the Gameworks EAT’m Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada

June

12th - Slipknot play the 2nd Dotfest in Ankeny, IOWA

27th - Slipknot show at The Safari Club

July

3rd – Slipknot play shows at Lake Okoboji in IOWA

4th – Slipknot play shows at Lake Okoboji in IOWA (2nd show)

6th – Greg Welts ‘AKA’ Cuddles leaves the band

8th – Slipknot sign to Roadrunner Records in front of the Axiom Piercing shop

August

Brandon Darner temporarily joins

15th – Slipknot play at the Ranchbowl in Omaha (Brandon’s only show and Josh’s last)

Brandon leaves and Chris Fehn joins

22nd - The Rejects play a gig at the Safari Club in Des Moines (Corey, Joey, Paul on stage)

29th - Slipknot enters Indigo Ranch to record debut album

September

October

November

December

Unknown dates

1998-xx-xx Kansas City, KS – Unknown
1998-xx-xx Chicago, IL – Unknown