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Slipknot Purity

Slipknot Purity

The Banned Slipknot Song: Purity

Purity is a song that appeared on the first Roadrunner Records release, self-titled album "Slipknot" alongside the song Frail Limb Nursery. This song was the cause of the album's rerelease due to the possible uprising of a lawsuit.

The song is about a girl named Purity Knight that was apparently brutally kidnapped and buried alive, the story was fabricated by crimescene and is ultimately untrue. Corey however found the story at Crimescene.com and, not knowing it was untrue, wrote a song about it; transforming the demo "Despise" into the song "Purity". As a result it was placed onto Slipknot's first Roadrunner outing.

On a lighter note the owner of crimescene.com has been grateful to Slipknot for a significant increase in hits and thus we may be able to hear Purity once again... (maybe as a rerelease). The song has recenty been confirmed for a rerelease on the band's upcoming DVD release.


The album was originally released with Frail Limb Nursery and Purity as tracks 8 and 9, but Slipknot had to re-release the album without those tracks. In their place, Slipknot decided to put 'Me Inside', which I believe was supposed to be a digi-pak song.

Purity and Frail Limb Nursery were removed because of a legal dispute. I believe Corey read the Purity story on the internet and thought it was real and wrote a song about it, but it wasn't real, so it was copyrighted. When crimescene.com found out about this they threatened to sue Slipknot.

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The band still continued to perform the song live. The rare studio version also appears on "Disasterpieces" in Audio form under the Music Videos section. The song is set to be added back onto the album when Slipknot: 10th Anniversary Edition (a re-release of Slipknot's first album) is released on September 9, 2009 (the song purity was re-released on Slipknot: 10th Anniversary Edition). So the only way to listen to Purity as intended is to buy the 10th Anniversary Slipknot self-titled version of the album.

The prelude to Purity, entitled "Frail Limb Nursery", has remained unreleased ever since being removed from the album.

"I still think its real. See the thing whether it's true or not, it's a real story, that we read about, that fucked our whole world up. Can you imagine a girl being buried in a box and having all this lecherous bullshit drip down on her from this guy? and thinking that there is hope, because this kid is taking some bizarre note to this guy he doesn't even know- thinking that you are holding on to the shirt of hope and you wake up and you're dead you're buried in mud -they find the note about a week later shoved in a library book for gods sakes -it just hurts your head- it's a case of what is good and bad in people- the box alone is reason enough to be like, 'I cant stand to be fucking human'- how can someone fucking do this to somebody? What is inside of us that is so fucking wrong? he had written quotes from Edgar Allen Poe and lots of fucked up things on the box"
- Corey Taylor

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