Slipknot

In May, Slipknot unveiled their new masks in the music video for their intense track “Unsainted.” Along with that unveiling, fans quickly realized that there was a ninth member in the band.

Fans have been trying to solve the new member’s identity ever since, and now it looks like Slipknot are teasing fans over the mystery percussionist.

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After the band parted ways with Chris Fehn earlier this year, Slipknot fans began to wonder if the band would leave the percussionist’s spot open or fill it with a new member.

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.

Now, it looks like Slipknot are 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.

They are having a blast with this from r/Slipknot

Now they’re just messing with us.

More on Slipknot’s ninth member

In an interview with Kerrang!Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan refused to give up the identity of their new bandmate.

“The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody’s fucking business,” Clown says.

He later adds that it will be up to the fans to decide who the new member is after watching Slipknot perform live, stating “The proof is in the pudding.”

The band are gearing up to drop their album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND slated to be released Aug. 9 via Roadrunner Records. It’s available for preorder here.

Additionally, you can listen to “Unsainted” below.

Tickets for the Knotfest Roadshow are on sale here. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.

07/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
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

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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
11/30 — Mexico City, Mexico
12/01 — Mexico City, Mexico
12/06 — Bogota, Columbia

*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot and Gojira only

Who do you think the ninth member could be? Sound off your theories in the comments below!

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