Slipknot have been keeping the identity of their new percussionist, also known as Tortilla Man, totally under-wraps since debuting him in the music video for their track “Unsainted” back in May. 

Reddit users recently believed they discovered his identity, but the band won’t confirm anything, and they’ve been teasing us on top of it. 

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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.

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.

They are having a blast with this from r/Slipknot

Now, they’re teasing fans yet again, this time, by having the ninth member wear an actual tortilla on his face during on of the band’s gigs. 

He made the joke at the show in Pennsylvania on Friday. You can see it below. 


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“New mask who dis” ?? #wanyk #tortillaman #tortillaguy #slipknot #whodis #knotfestroadshow #tortilla

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As previously stated, Reddit users believe they’ve discovered the identity of the percussionist. A photo is circulating on the site of a man leaving a hotel behind another member of the band. 

Fans cite a similar style of shoe as the percussionist wears onstage. 

To be or not to be...Tortilla? from r/Slipknot

More recently, 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. 

Is the new guy Michael Pfaff? from r/Slipknot

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.

Slipknot continue their Knotfest Roadshow across the U.S. Tickets are on sale now with a full list of tour dates below.


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

What do you think of the new Slipknot member wearing an actual tortilla on his face? Sound off in the comments down below!

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