Slipknot’s logo is a nine-pointed star also known as a nonagram. It represents the strong bond between all nine members of the Slipknot family and has nothing to do with Satan or religion, despite some claims from scared parents.
How did Slipknot get their name?
The band took their name from the opening track of their demo-cum-album Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. which was released on Halloween 1996. While it's technically their first proper release, MFKR is not considered the first Slipknot album and more of a glorified demo. It includes early versions of the songs Only One and Tattered & Torn, which would later appear on Slipknot in 1999, and Gently, which would appear on Iowa in 2001.
Do Slipknot still wear masks?
Slipknot have worn masks and boiler suits since 1997, with the original idea coming from Shawn Crahan who developed the character Shawn The Clown. While the band no longer remain anonymous and are often pictured without masks now (except Craig Jones who prefers to remain in the shadows), masks are always worn on stage.