Wait and Bleed

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"Wait and Bleed"
Single by Slipknot
from the album Slipknot
Released February 21, 2000
Format CD single, VHS single
Recorded 1998 (1998) at Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California
Genre Nu metal
Length 2:30
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray
Producer(s) Ross Robinson, Slipknot
Slipknot singles chronology
"Wait and Bleed"
"Spit It Out"

"Wait and Bleed" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, featured on their 1999 debut self-titled album. The song was re-mixed with more prominent clean-sung vocals, and released as the lead single from the album in July 1999, and peaked at number 34 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


"Wait and Bleed" gained Slipknot their first Grammy Award nomination in 2001 for Best Metal Performance, though it lost to Deftones' "Elite".[1] The song won the Best Single award at the 2000 Kerrang! Awards. The song enjoyed a degree of commercial success, reaching number 34 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart[2] and number 27 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] It was also ranked number 36 on VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" list.[4] This track, along with "Left Behind", "Pulse of the Maggots", and "Snuff", were released as downloadable songs in the Rock Band series. "Wait and Bleed" was also featured on the soundtrack for the film Scream 3

Music videos[edit]

There are two music videos for "Wait and Bleed"; the first, directed by Thomas Mignone,[5] features footage of a live performance of the song filmed during the band's appearance at Ozzfest 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 band looks over the man, Chris Fehn's doll covers him in fuel before seeing all 9 band members looking at him, Shawn Crahan then sets the man alight, killing him.

Track listing[edit]

All songs credited to Slipknot.

CD single
  1. "Wait and Bleed" (Terry Date Mix) – 2:34
  2. "Spit It Out" (Overcaffeinated Hyper Version) – 2:28
  3. "(sic)" (Molt-Injected Mix) – 3:28
  • Includes Wait and Bleed live music video
Promo CD single
  1. "Wait and Bleed" (Radio Mix) – 2:30
  2. "Wait and Bleed" (LP Mix) – 2:27
  3. "Call-Out Hook" (LP Mix) – 0:12
Promo cassette single
  1. "Wait and Bleed"
  2. "Me Inside" (Non Album Track)



  1. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Artist Chart History - Slipknot". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Slipknot". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  4. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs". VH1. May 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-10. 
  5. ^ "Wait and Bleed" (Liner). Slipknot. Roadrunner Records. 1999. 

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