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 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.
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, those Redditors are back at it again. User /Les_Connelly posted a brand new theory that Tortilla Man could be Michael Pfaff, the keyboardist for a Shawn “Clown” Crahan’s other band, Dirty Little Rabbits.
The user cites a recent interview with guitarist Jim Root, who said the new guy is a “world-class pianist”.
“He’s not just a garage musician who came up and learned on his own. He obviously had natural ability, but he took it to another level and actually got a degree in music. So the guy is next level,” he said to The Art And Span Show.
That led the user to believe that Pfaff is the masked member. He played organ and keyboards in Dirty Little Rabbits, to which he and Crahan were the core of the group.
The user also writes that they are of similar build, height and are both bald.
The comments got even more intense when another user, DO_YOU__ said he research’s Pfaff’s presumed wife on Instagram.
“She is inactive since 2013, BUT she follows 4 accounts and 1 hashtag. 1 of the accounts is Slipknot. The hashtag?? #tortillaman,” the user wrote.
Many people in the comments seem to believe this is actually the guy, so we’ll have to wait and see if it’s confirmed for sure. Check out the full Reddit post below.
More Slipknot news
Slipknot are making waves on the Billboard charts with their recently released album, We Are Not Your Kind. The band have beat out Trippie Redd, Billie Eilish, Drake and Lizzo to secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.
This marks the band’s third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, earning 118,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Out of that sum, 102,000 were album sales.
We Are Not Your Kind was released August 9 via Roadrunner Records and follows the band’s 2014 album .5: The Gray Chapter.
Slipknot saw a major boost in album sales thanks to a concert ticket/album redemption offer that coincided with their recent tour.
The album also marks the first hard rock record to lead the Billboard 200 since 2017 when Foo Fighters’ album Concrete and Gold hit No. 1.
Billie Eilish formerly held the top spot with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
Slipknot are currently topping the list ahead of Lizzo, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Khalid and more.
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