15 gorgeous GIFs from Knotfest 2012
Knotfest 2012 was nothing if not a vigorous experience. Take it from these three Gojira fans above. For the thousands who gathered in Somerset, Wisconsin, this was one of the few festival experiences of the year that actually put metal front-and-center, and it was Iowa natives Slipknot who made it a reality. As for these eye-popping GIFs, the work of Gimme Noise's teammate Erik Hess is on display here.
Follow along for 15 neck-snapping scenes from Knotfest.
Deftones' Chino Moreno plays snake-charmer with his microphone cord.
This is not George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher's first head-banging rodeo. The Cannibal Corpse frontman did this for about two minutes straight.
Just another decapitating day at the office for Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman.
One of about 12,380 pyro bursts from a full day of Knotfest.
Shawn "Clown" Crahan and a few maggots pound out a junkyard drum circle.
If there's any doubt that Knotfest was something unique, just witness Lamb of God's Randy Blythe head-banging like his life depends on it in the rain.
Machine Head fans say so much without saying anything at all.
Machine Head's Phil Demmel's precision hair-tossing gives them good reason to do so.
A reminder of the man in black, Johnny Cash, lived on at Knotfest via the Ring of Fire ride.
Serj Tankian directing his choir of crowd-surfers.
Are you ready, Slipknot fans?
No one in the front row during Slipknot's set has eyebrows anymore.
Slipknot's Chris Fehn directs a maggot traffic jam out in the crowd.
This guy will be laughing maniacally eternally -- or at least until Knotfest 2013.
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