Slipknot Share Recap Of 2019 European Tour

Slipknot have shared a recap video focusing on their recent European tour. You can check that out below. The band’s new album “We Are Not Your Kind” will be released on August 9 and they will be kicking off their Knotfest Roadshow tour in North America later this month.

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Chris Fehn Requests To Have His Slipknot Lawsuit Move Forward

As previously reported, Chris Fehn was kicked out of Slipknot after suing Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back. The band’s business manager Robert Shore, who was also named in the suit, then filed an affidavit and memorandum to have the case dismissed. Now, The Blast are reporting that Fehn has since fired back by asking a judge to deny Shore’s motion to dismiss and to allow the case to move forward.

Some Redditors Think They May Have An Unmasked Photo Of Slipknot’s Mystery Percussionist

Some Redditors believe they may have gotten a hold of an unmasked photo of Slipknot’s mystery percussionist. The person in the picture was seen leaving a hotel with guitarist Mick Thompson and he happened to be wearing shoes similar to those that the percussionist has been wearing onstage.

It’s worth noting that others have disputed these claims saying the person has a camera, which could indicate that he is just a photographer or videographer. Others are also claiming that the real percussionist is a bald man based on the below photo:

At this point, we will just have to wait and see if the musician’s identity is ever revealed.

[via The PRP]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Calls Out Holocaust & Slavery Deniers

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has taken to Twitter to call out Holocaust and slavery deniers. The frontman’s powerful statement seemed to be a response to a USA Today article about a Florida school principal who said that he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event.” Here’s Taylor’s tweet:

Prior to sending out that tweet, Taylor also commented on a NowThis video that showed an idiot’s failed attempt at lighting a synagogue on fire:

Though it may be a coincidence, Taylor’s comments also come after Rob Miller recently made headlines after shockingly thanking Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of Tau Cross’ new album “Messengers Of Deception.“

Slipknot Appear To Be Teasing Fans Over The Identity Of Their New Percussionist

It looks like Slipknot have been teasing fans about the identity of their new mystery percussionist. A photo, which appears to have been taken during a recent live show, has surfaced on Reddit and it shows a drum with the question “Who is the new guy?” written on it. You can see that below. The new member is taking over for Chris Fehn, who is currently in a legal battle with the group.

Corey Taylor On Slipknot’s New Album: “It Is Probably The Furthest We’ve Pushed The Boundaries Of Creativity And Experimentation”

During an interview on BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show With Daniel P Carter,” Corey Taylor discussed Slipknot’s new album “We Are Not Your Kind” (out August 9). According to the singer, the effort “is probably the furthest [they’ve] pushed the boundaries of creativity and experimentation, while also not losing [their] identity.”

Taylor said the following about the record:

“As a whole—and I can say this honestly—it is probably the furthest we’ve pushed the boundaries of creativity and experimentation, while also not losing our identity. So bands out there who go for all of that experimentation and forget who they are; they forget that there’s an audience that wants to hear a certain type—it doesn’t have to be the exact thing, but there has to be a certain emotion that they are looking for, that they want to hear.

…There has to be that touchstone. And you can go as far out as you want, but you have to be able to pull them back to that feeling that made them fans in the first place. And I really think we did with that album. We not only went places that we’ve hinted at musically over the years, but never really went full bore, but we’re also doing heavier things than we’ve ever done.

We’re still a band that has always just written music for us. If we’re not impressed by it, we’re not putting crap out, you know? Even stuff in retrospect where we may take a listen to it later and go, ‘Ah, I don’t know if that was us.’ But at the time, we’re absolutely backing it, you know, no matter what. So as long as we continue to write music for us first, and the audience second, that’s how you keep that excitement.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot Announce Dates For Knotfest Meets Forcefest & Knotfest Columbia

Slipknot have announced the dates for two Knofest events. This year Knotfest Mexico will be teaming up with Forcefest for a two-day festival called Knotfest Meets Forcefest. That event will be held at Parque Deportivo Oceanía in Mexico City on November 30 – December 1 with Slipknot set to headline the first day and Rob Zombie set to headline the second day. Knotfest Columbia will also return this year and it will take place in Bogota, Colombia on December 6.