"Wait and Bleed
" is the first single
by American nu metal
, released on February 28, 2000. It is the first single from the band's debut album, Slipknot
"Wait and Bleed" gained Slipknot their first Grammy Award
nomination in 2001
for Best Metal Performance
, though it lost out to Deftones
". The song enjoyed a degree of commerical success, reaching number 34 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks
chart and number 27 in the UK Singles Chart
. It was also ranked number 36 on VH1
's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" list.
There are two music videos for "Wait and Bleed"; the first, directed by Thomas Mignone
, features footage of a live performance of the song with the studio track overdubbed. The second, known as the "Claymation
version", depicts all nine band members as small, animated, doll-like creatures inside a laboratory inhabited by a man who is attempting to catch them. Eventually, the band cause the man to fall over and be stung by insects dropping from a jar. As the man looks over the band, Chris Fehn
's doll covers him in fuel before Shawn Crahan
sets the man alight, killing him.
All songs written by Slipknot
- "Wait and Bleed" (Terry Date Mix) – 2:32
- "Spit It Out" (Overcaffeinated Hyper Version) – 2:25
- "(sic)" (Molt-Injected Mix) – 3:28
- *Also includes "Wait and Bleed" (live) music video.