Slipknot have been keeping their unmasked new percussionist extremely under wraps since they made their debut.
However, fans are getting closer to figure out who it might be.
To backtrack, Slipknot revealed their new masks in the music video for their intense track “Unsainted” back in May.
Along with that unveiling, fans quickly realized that there was a ninth member in the band.
While it’s clear the void has been filled, it looks like fans won’t be learning the identity of this member anytime soon.
Rumors have circulated from fans that the percussionist is actually Fehn, while others believe it to be a member of their road crew.
Then, they were recently toying with fans’ emotions over the matter, trolling us all over the identity of the mysterious ninth member.
Thanks to Reddit user Conflixshuns, we can see the words “Who is the new guy?” written across one of the drums.
Later, fans even believed they crack the code and found a photo of the new member.
The mysterious percussionist has been dubbed the “Tortilla Man” by fans in places such as the Slipknot Reddit.
Those fans now believe there is a photo of the masked musician. A photo is circulating on Reddit of a man leaving a hotel behind another member of the band.
Fans cite a similar style of shoe as the percussionist wears onstage.
Now, they have a photo of “Tortilla Man’s’ signature, signed “NG”. It surfaced on Reddit.
However, people in the comments were quick to note it probably stands for “New Guy” and not the actual initials of the new member.
Even though we seem to be getting closer to discovering the identity, we’ll just have to wait til the band decides to stop torturing us and reveal it already.
More Slipknot news
Slipknot kicked off the North American run of their Knotfest Roadshow just a few days ago, hitting San Bernardino last night. So far, the crowds have produced some “crazy good” and “rowdy” mosh pits. However, one incident at last night’s show caused vocalist Corey Taylor to cut the music and stop the band’s set in order to get medics into the pit.
Reddit user mSTH95 posted about the incident in which some fans were reportedly being trambled and having seizures in the pit.
Taylor stopped the song after people refused to stop moshing to let medics in.
“Knotfest SB was crazy fucking good,” the Reddit post reads. “Mosh pits were so fucking rowdy, crazy good but some chicks started to get trampled & have seizures. Corey got mad, he stopped the song because people wouldn’t stop moving to get EMT In.”
During the video, you can hear Taylor address the crowd.
“No one is fucking getting hurt on my fucking watch, do you understand me? Back the fuck up!”
You can watch a video of the incident below.
Knotfest SB was crazy fucking good. Mosh pits were so fucking rowdy, crazy good but some chicks started to get trampled & have seizures. Corey got mad, he stopped the song because people wouldn’t stop moving to get EMT In. from r/Slipknot
Another fan who attended the same show also took to Reddit to share a few rowdy moments they saw at the show.
“It was an amazing show all the bands gave it their all and it was definitely one for the books,” Reddit user oNOVAo2 writes.
The user then goes on to address a few fights and injuries, briefly mentioning the incident above.
“In my case i witnessed someone getting pushed and landing on their head. This took place in the pit and as the rules go if someone falls you pick them up. A few guys went to pick up this maggot only to see his head bleeding and he was out cold. A group of us started yelling for help and eventually paramedics arrived and took him out on a [stretcher]. This happened a few songs after Corey had previously stopped the show for another incident but in this case the band didnt know what was going on and they continued playing.”
You can read the full post below.
A photographer posting under the username Horrordave76 shared another video several hours later, which you can see along with his statement below.
“So the girl I zoom in on was getting crushed. So much so they could not pull her out. It was a good minute before Corey stopped the band and I started recording. It was kinda scary. I’m a concert photographer. Sorry for the format, we are not allowed to video, so I had to be quick.”
So the girl I zoom in on was getting crushed. So much so they could not pull her out. It was a good minute before Corey stopped the band and I started recording. It was kinda scary. I’m a concert photographer. Sorry for the format, we are not allowed to video, so I had to be quick. from r/Slipknot
Tickets for the Knotfest Roadshow are on sale here. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/08 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds*
08/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
08/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
If you haven’t checked out Slipknot’s setlist for the tour yet, you can do so here.
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