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Antennas to Hell is the first greatest hits compilation album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. The album was released on July 23, 2012, in the United Kingdom and July 24, 2012, in the United States by Roadrunner Records. The title is a reference to the critically acclaimed post-rock album Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, released by the band Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2000[citation needed]. The album features hit singles, fan favourites, and live tracks. The two-disc version of Antennas to Hell features a bonus live CD capturing Slipknot's performance at the 2009 Download Festival in Donington Park, England. The three-disc version includes a bonus DVD featuring every Slipknot music video and ten brand new video features, titled "Broadcasts from Hell", created by Shawn Crahan. It is the first album released by the band since late bassist Paul Gray's death in 2010. Despite being the greatest hits collection, Clown of Slipknot has stated that it's more of a tribute to what Slipknot was and used to be at the time of the songs and also said that the collection comes with lots of artwork and DVD content.

Reception[]

Critical[]

Antennas to Hell has been very well received by critics. Rick Florino of Artistdirect stated that "Their track record continues to be flawless and, unlike many of their contemporaries, they've outlasted nu-metal, metalcore, and any other trends imaginable. They're rock's proverbial last men standing, and Antennas to Hell perfectly covers their now legendary career with highlights from each release and some mind-blowing bonuses."

Commercial[]

The album debuted at number 18 on the U.S. Billboard 200 with sales of more than 16,000 copies in its first week.

Artwork[]

The cover art features a dark sky blue background with the devil's head. The band's "S" logo is also seen above the head. The back cover features a black background and one of the devil's horns. On the inside, the CD tray features the late Paul Gray's blue house. The address says 6421 and also a half 6421. The doors are a wooden door and a screen door. The screen door leads to Gray's home and the wooden door leads to the room where the cover artwork was taken. The back of the booklet features a replica of the devil's head on a table. The CD shows a concrete background with black nails scattered all over the place.

Tracklisting[]

All tracks are written by Slipknot.

Disc one
No. Title Original release Length
1. "(sic)" Slipknot 3:19
2. "Eyeless" Slipknot 3:56
3. "Wait and Bleed" Slipknot 2:27
4. "Spit It Out" Slipknot 2:39
5. "Surfacing" Slipknot 3:38
6. "People = Shit" Iowa 3:35
7. "Disasterpiece" Iowa 5:08
8. "Left Behind" Iowa 4:01
9. "My Plague" (New Abuse mix) Resident Evil Soundtrack/Iowa (original) 3:02
10. "The Heretic Anthem" (live) Disasterpieces/Iowa (original) 4:04
11. "Purity" (live) Disasterpieces/Slipknot (original) 4:35
12. "Pulse of the Maggots" Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 4:24
13. "Duality" Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 4:12
14. "Before I Forget" Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 4:24
15. "Vermilion" (Terry Date mix) Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) 5:25
16. "Sulfur" All Hope Is Gone 4:37
17. "Psychosocial" All Hope Is Gone 4:43
18. "Dead Memories" All Hope Is Gone 4:27
19. "Snuff" All Hope Is Gone 4:40
Total length: 77:07
Disc two (sic)nesses – Live at Download Festival 2009
No. Title Length
1. "(sic)" 3:45
2. "Eyeless" 4:11
3. "Wait and Bleed" 2:46
4. "Get This" 4:05
5. "Before I Forget" 4:23
6. "Sulfur" 4:17
7. "The Blister Exists" 5:25
8. "Dead Memories" 4:04
9. "Left Behind" 3:23
10. "Disasterpiece" 5:00
11. "Vermilion" 6:16
12. "Everything Ends" 4:42
13. "Psychosocial" 5:07
14. "Duality" 4:46
15. "People = Shit" 5:05
16. "Surfacing" 4:21
17. "Spit It Out" 7:11
Disc three: The Complete Music Videos
No. Title Length
1. "Spit It Out" 3:00
2. "Surfacing" 3:57
3. "Wait and Bleed" 3:04
4. "Wait and Bleed" (animated) 3:20
5. "Scissors" 8:23
6. "Left Behind" 3:38
7. "My Plague" 2:57
8. "People = Shit" (live) 3:39
9. "The Heretic Anthem" (live) 4:02
10. "Duality" 3:34
11. "Vermilion" 4:15
12. "Vermillion Pt. 2" 3:52
13. "Before I Forget" 4:02
14. "The Nameless" (live) 4:48
15. "The Blister Exists" 5:36
16. "Psychosocial" 5:02
17. "Dead Memories" 4:58
18. "Sulfur" 5:03
19. "Snuff" 6:11
20. "Psychosocial" (live) 4:43
21. "Broadcasts from Hell"   

Personnel[]

Aside from their real names, members of the band are referred to by numbers zero through eight.

  • (#8) Corey Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar on "Snuff"
  • (#7) Mick Thomson – guitars
  • (#6) Shawn Crahan – percussion, backing vocals
  • (#5) Craig Jones – samples, media, keyboards
  • (#4) Josh Brainard – guitars (tracks 1–5)
  • (#4) Jim Root – guitars (tracks 6–19)
  • (#3) Chris Fehn – percussion, backing vocals
  • (#2) Paul Gray – bass, backing vocals
  • (#1) Joey Jordison – drums
  • (#0) Sid Wilson – turntables, keyboards

Charts and certifications[]

Charts[]

Chart (2012) Peak

position

Australian Albums Chart 16
Austrian Albums Chart 10
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders) 32
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia) 43
Canadian Albums Chart 22
Dutch Albums Charts 79
Finnish Albums Chart 13
French Albums Chart 86
German Albums Chart 10
Irish Albums Chart 44
Italian Albums Chart 27
Japanese Albums Chart 10
New Zealand Albums Chart 24
Spanish Albums Chart 63
Swedish Albums Chart 14
Swiss Albums Chart 23
UK Albums Chart 22
U.S. Billboard 200 18
U.S. Rock Albums 4
U.S. Hard Rock Albums 2

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Gold 100,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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