Mick Thomson recording for Slipknot's "All Hope is Gone"

Like us on facebook! />Rivera films Mick Thomson laying down guitar tracks for Slipknot's "All Hope is Gone" record while using his signature Rivera KR7 amp and the Knucklehead Tre. Location; Des Moines, Iowa. Learn more

Man, I'm sure the guitar needed a cigarette after that...
I hope the guitar was 18+.
His accuracy is astonishing!
Jonathon S
I didn't know porn was allowed on YouTube
Santiago Jara González
Mick and Jim are under rated, both are great musicians.
Tamon K
I met him today in Auckland, New Zealand.... I asked him to take a photo with me and he kindly said yes, such a nice guy.
I'm not a big Slipknot fan, but I will admit, Mick Thomson is one of the best modern rhythm guitar players in metal. I've seen people compare him with Synyster Gates, but Mick is miles ahead of Syn in the rhythm department.
Henrik Swanström
Dude loves downpicking. Rip forearms.
monte lavey
As someome who started playing guitar 3 months ago, Mick is borderline intimidating when he plays guitar.. holy shit.
Barney Clifton
Metal is exactly where you will find all the good musicians these days
always been a fan of Slipknot but it's not often you get to see them playing like this without the theatrics of their live show. videos like this showcase just how great they are. Mick was always my fave guy back in the day. now it's between Mick and Jim because I feel Jim has really come into his own over the last couple of albums.
Brian McNulty
Dude executes the pick attacks hard as hell. Never was a Slipknot fan, but I now understand why Mick Thomson is so well reknowned.
He sucks, just kidding, man.. didnt know he was that good and accurate with every note and harmonics, im starting to really really listen to slipknot and this guys are great talented players
Gematria is such an underrated riff
Pepe Pérez I
I think he said to his brother: "You can't play like me", then his brother stabbed him.
Evin Paauwe
Gematria is my favorite Slipknot song
Now I finally know how Mick looks without mask or sunglasses :D
All Hope is Gone had some kick-ass riffs going. Hell, I can even say one of the best they've ever wrote. I don't know why they hate that album so much.
Shotgun Zombie
they may not do the shred thing, but these dudes don't get enough credit for their chops. respect.
KicK IT!
I Didn't know Vinnie Paul could play guitar, then again his brother was the greatest guitar player ever. RIP D.B
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
mick is such a fucking legend. this album is so technical its insane
0:32 when she asks if you wanna do something freaky tonight
smoke rain
"Oooo slipknot is talentess" That's cute
Tyler Durden
This is one of the most difficult songs ive ever tried to play
Linn Win
haters will always be haters. no matter how complicated a riff, no matter how much syncopation, rhythm, groove, feeling, speed, aggression, etc that Slipknot can humanly put into their guitars, people will always talk about how they can't play or they have no feeling or they suck or they're clowns or they only play for teenagers or they have no solos or whatever lame ass excuse they can think of. lol if you don't like em don't come to watch the video. simple. go listen to what you think is "real metal"
I know the band hated that album and how they record it. I have to admit, those type of album have maybe not the slipknot spirit or energy whatever but... this shit is so tight and more technical.
casey lewis
Mick needs his own signature line of shampoo
Lyric Hat
As a guitarist, am i the only one cringing at the camera guy getting all up around him while recording? like, when im recording or playing, having someone peering over my shoulder or right up by the front of the guitar would really piss me off.
Jimmy Landa
Jesus Christ. New fan over here.
Bradley Hudson
Mick Thompson should be the face of Loreal
Alex Smith
Still not as good as our lord Lil Wayne
Mick is one of the greatest guitarists of all time! His technique is mind boggling.
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I love how you can hear the strings 🙂
Dick Baguette
Pfft, bet he can't play Smoke on the Water. Because I can't.
Rafael Lago
You don't have to be a Slipknot fan to acknowledge a riff master when you see it.
Too bad they never played Gematria live ...
That Joey/Mick/James moment 4:24
Stacy Beck
hes really good.
Josh Pelton
I would love for Mick to do a side project that was more extreme than Slipknot
i wish i could play the guitar like that
SS 70
i hope that guitar was 17
Satanic Jukebox
Mick and James are so underrated, especially Mick.
Those are giant strings looks like a 7-8 string....must use heavy gauge strings.
Mick Thomson is a god.
Esteban Aguayo
Damn I'm always trash talking Slipknot, but these are some decent riffs. And look tough to play.
D TheBassman
I'm not into HEAVY METAL music, the heaviest I get into is the original and the original coining phrase, "heavy metal thunder", by Steppenwolf. I have been playing guitar since 1967 and drums since 1965. With that being said, I do have an appreciation for the staccato timing of these musicians and the way that they apply their craft and trade with their instruments.
Underrated guitar player. \../ \../
Максим Неплох
Colin Blaine
This band is quite literally the jackpot of musicianship, talent and supreme no compromise quality and work ethic. This whole band gives you your money's worth every time out.
A B Cars N’ Guitars
Mick is one of the most underrated guitarist of all time .. people call Hetfield the king of downpicking , i beg to differ ...
Maya Ashhole
how many strings are on that guitar?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
JC Denton
It actually makes sense to me now, needing thicker gauge strings to tune down to Drop B/A. Especially after watching how mick absolutely attacks his strings with his right hand, it's great!
RC Lud
After watching the videography this sheds a whole light on this record.
Jessé Levy Vieira
seems deathcore riffs including some trash metal licks and riffs too
Fil Solano
that's a sweet Ibanez
Stephen Grabarek
rivera amplification with the nazi sun hieroglyph logo...representing the Pharoah domination that controls the world through the mahat mahan secret combination
Bigfoot Is Out There
Mind blown! Slipknot has some of the sickest riffs out there. Mic is incredible
mick=music god comfirmed
Anas Nih
Flawless ..
K.I.Z Of A Down
But can he play Smoke On The Water?
what the hell song is at 5:05 !!!!! that riff is force!
David Rebollo Sierra
Slipknot should be an instrumental band...
M Shiv17
How could people dislike the video you people must truly have no family or friends very sad
Arnold Shcwarzenegro
them riffs are cleeeeeeeeeeeannn
Amen McMahon
I dont understand how people shit on All Hope Is Gone like it isnt amazing
Vinnie Paul didn’t die, he started playing guitar
roozbeh dilmaghani
i consider my self a good rhythm player , but the riff in the beginning is something! at first glance when you see this guy on stage you may not notice the technique and clarity he has in his rhythm playing but now i see! first riff defiantly need like an hour warm up :)
Akilda Lion
you can tell he played these riffs a million times at home, so he would be over prepared for now, thats how i work. Mad respect.
I can't help remembering when the first Slipknot cd came out how so many people dissed them as nu metal, and rap metal wannabes. They couldn't let themselves get past that. I always had a huge respect for their genre defiance. Elements of hip hop, metal, trance etc. In the end they're just fucking heavy as it gets.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the guitar bursted into flames when he was done
Jacob Cleveland
dude's a machine!
Dr. Zoidberg
How does he do that thing where he's doing all that?
Cedric Verner
Even the camera cant follow up to his double hammer-ons. I mean I tried at 75% speed and I can barely do it.
Does anyone else feel like Mick is actually holding back on what he can really do??
Vince Mariol
How do the producers tell that guy he messed up in a part?? You don't you just sit and tell him he nailed it every time!! Lol.
emil starczyk
lol i was checking lists of best guitar/electricar guitar players. None of them contain Mike. lol
cody kulp
If raping a guitar was possible this would be the pornhub video for it
Helmy Fahmiansyah
Makes sense why Gematria never played live on stage
And they say Slipknot has no talent...
This man is not a man, this man is a machine
How rare is it to get a guitar player that talented, an insane drummer like joey, probably the greatest vocalist of all time and a mastermind likee clown into one band?
I hope that the guitar was legal... Got straight up manhandled haha
is it me or did slipknot get heavier?
Is it normal that i have a boner right now?
New Divide
god of guitar...
Omega 2004
Mick attac dem strings
No Pe
And yet this is people's least favorite Slipknot album
Dimebag Darrell
You dont now how hard this Song is
742617000027 slipknot
it will take 3 lives for me to play like that :p
I'm not a fan but that was pretty awesome.
S Bu
Mick is a beast guitarist
Rooster 7six
Goddamn you've got some fast fingers Mick! And you make it look effortless! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
Jack M
Mick has the hair of a god
John WhoKnows _
Good luck tabbing this out lol
Só weydstos mon
I really dislike Slipknot as a whole, but I gotta give it to all the musicians, their endurance and accuracy is impressive.
Diego Licitra
Imagine he fails the last note
Trystan Hooper
is that mick or a bear, :-P. I keep coming back to this for inspiration to improve myself as a player; this just an insane display of talent.
Lukas Meggs
To think he plays this kind of stuff at shows night in and night out....the guys in Slipknot are all seriously talented
Mick and Jim are such big inspirations for me aswell as many other great musicians ! Hopefully they keep slipknot together