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Between a chilling onstage presence and brutal breakdowns, Slipknot is easily one of the most merciless bands in metal. However, a new cover from the O’Keefe Music Foundation shows that you don’t have to look terrifying to rock.

For the track, a group of teenagers take on Slipknot’s “The Devil in I” with an eight-year-old frontwoman who does the cover justice in her own way.

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In the video a man playing the kid’s father heads off to work, but not before strictly forbidding any Slipknot in their band practice.

Obviously, they go ahead and rock out anyway. Showing an impressive grasp on the instrumentals along with an enthusiastic vocalist, the song would make any metalhead grin.

The cover comes from the O’Keefe Music Foundation, which gives children the opportunity to have their music professionally recorded for free. The foundation has previously released videos of kids jamming ToolSlayerDanzig and many more.

You can check out the video below.

More information on the O’Keefe Music Foundation is available here.

More on Slipknot

Slipknot shared their second single from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND a few days ago, releasing “Solway Firth”.

A few days prior, the band teased fans with an audio snippet and hinted that a new song was coming today.

“Today, up on this hill, I’m counting all the killers… #WeAreNotYourKind,” the teaser tweet reads.

Along with the track, the band dropped a video with footage from the new Amazon Original series The Boys. You can see the full video here.

Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow kicks off this month with support from VolbeatGojira and Behemoth. Tickets are on sale now with a full list of dates below.

Dates:

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
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
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot and Gojira only

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