Slipknot (Slipknot song)

Before I Forget (song)

"Before I Forget" is a Grammy Award winning song by Slipknot and the third single from their 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). After getting nominated for six years in a row, it was the band's first ever Grammy.

"Before I Forget" borrows certain elements from a much older Slipknot song, "Carve", recorded at some point before their self-titled album.

Music video

The video for "Before I Forget" shows Slipknot performing the song unmasked and in casual apparel, but when their faces are shown, the camera is zoomed in on a single part, such as the mouth or eyes and never clearly shows any of their faces. Their masks can be seen hanging next to them and swaying around. The video focuses on the instruments of the members more often than it does their faces.

The music video for "Before I Forget" was voted as the "Most Rocking Video" by the Scuzz audience in the Top 100 Most Rocking Videos 2007.

Track listing

  1. "Before I Forget" (single mix) - 3:37
  2. "Before I Forget" (Album Version) - 4:23

In the full-length mix, there is a hidden verse in the end of the track.


Year Single Chart Position
2005 Before I Forget US Modern Rock No. 32
2005 Before I Forget US Mainstream Rock No. 11
2005 Before I Forget UK Singles Chart No. 35

Appearances in popular culture

"Before I Forget" is a playable track in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and is considered one of the harder songs in the game due to its overall difficulty, mostly due to the extreme chord changes and the bridge's ending. The song is also featured in the PlayStation 3 video game MotorStorm.


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