We’re used to seeing Slipknot in their tribal-metal costumes, banging on any number of kettle drums or pieces of sheet metal, generally making a real racket. However, in this new interview, we get to meet the men behind the masks.
In this clip, percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (also known as Clown, Kong, or #6) talks about the making of Slipknot’s newest video, “Snuff,” a track from their 2008 album All Hope Is Gone.
For Crahan the video is an act of closure for Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. The themes of breaking up and betrayal hang over the track, which happens to be incredibly personal song for Taylor.
Check out the interview with Crahan. And watch the cinematic, moody video for “Snuff” (featuring A Clockwork Orange’s Malcom McDowell!) below.