Slipknot's last single, "Duality," must have had such a profound effect on the masked metalheads that they're planning on simultaneously releasing two videos for the two versions of "Vermilion" that appear on their latest album, Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses).
The conceptual clips for "Vermilion" and "Vermilion, Pt. 2" convey the idea of isolation by depicting a young woman who exists out of step with everyone and everything around her.
As she moves around in slow motion, the rest of the world whizzes by exceedingly fast. The only things in chronological balance with the heroine are the images of Slipknot interspersed through her consciousness.
The clip for the aggressive "Vermilion" was co-directed by M. Shawn Crahan (better known as the band's percussionist Clown) and Tony Petrossian, who last teamed to shoot the clip for "Duality." The comparatively mellower "Vermilion, Pt. 2," which features an acoustic guitar and violin, had Marc Klasfeld (Nelly, Sum 41) at the helm. Both clips, as well as their radio counterparts, are expected to surface in early October, according to a Roadrunner Records spokesperson.
Having just spent the summer headlining the second stage of Ozzfest, Slipknot will begin an overseas trek on September 22. A return to U.S. stages is expected next year.
For a full-length feature on Slipknot, check out "Slipknot: The Ties That Bind."