It’s hard to believe twenty years have flown by since Slipknot released their self-titled debut album. They were once most recognized by their orange jumpsuit as high school students would walk into school supporting the band’s attire. While these Iowa metal giants have had a number of transformations, nothing has changed their live energy. Whether you’re a fan of the group’s new masks or prefer older styles, it doesn’t take long to be infected by their live performances. With that being said, Slipknot performed two new songs live for the first time with “Unsainted,” taken from their upcoming album We Are Not Your Kind and the standalone single “All Out Life,” for the taping of last night’s (17th) Jimmy Kimmel Live!. However, only “Unsainted” aired on the program.
A fan who attended the recording, filmed both songs and you can watch the footage below:
— Slipknot (@slipknot) May 18, 2019
Fans are curious to find out who the mysterious percussionist is following the lawsuit with former(?) percussionist, Chris Fehn. There have been a few theories on who is the man behind the percussionist’s mask as Corey Taylor himself shared one.
Check out a few “man behind the mask” theories below:
— confirm: 0-0-0… DESTRUCT… 0 (@CoreyTaylorRock) May 17, 2019
#Slipknot for the people that think chris was kicked out of the band look at the “new” percussionist right arm ( the arm that is up in the air ) there is an number on it and it is clearly a three sooo, YOU got fooled. pic.twitter.com/gybWpO8hpM
— Mr Thorbod fka Stav Gal (@MeIdoubdareyou) May 17, 2019
So the newest yet-to-be named member and custom percussionist of Slipknot is not Shawn Crahan’s son?
But who? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/LSGorfD9bR
— JORIEL PARMISANO (@JorielParmi) May 18, 2019
I would like to go on record that the new percussionist in Slipknot is still Chris Fehn and the band is trolling us because they fucking can. Also the performances on Kimmel were tight as h*ck #LongLiveTheKnot
— USE YOUR TURN SIGNAL (@HeyItsEddie) May 18, 2019
Okay, breaking the silence.
I’m the new percussionist for SlipKnoT.
— UNSAINTED (@DeathFNMagnetic) May 17, 2019
I bet that the new @slipknot percussionist is Clown’s son.
— dewisz (@dewisz0) May 17, 2019
Is Corey the New member/Percussionist? pic.twitter.com/vdMcxzNFrj
— SlipKnotGamerr (@hayden_painter) May 18, 2019
Duff McKagan is Slipknot’s new mystery percussionist!?!
— Jack (@LackofSurprise1) May 18, 2019
@slipknot what if Roy Mayorga was the percussionist? Corey just like “Hey! I know I fucked up our old percussionist’s career this way, but how would you like to be a second class citizen in Slipknot bro!?” Roy like, “what!? I can’t… Hang on! Solo time!”
— DaNegativeOne (@Mckee_Steven01) May 18, 2019
Well, in an old interview he did say that he was feeling inspired for his next mask by onefrom a horror movie. Looks pretty similar to the one worn by the percussionist in the video. pic.twitter.com/Y9WRu3Mtlw
— Nick (@nmyuschak) May 17, 2019
Look it’s me alright I’m the new percussionist for slipknot.
— KZ (@Kevzammit) May 17, 2019
— Dybb0k_Off1c1al (@DyBBoK_Mon5ter) May 17, 2019
— WebsiteofEverything (@wsoeorg) May 16, 2019
If you look closely at the percussionist mask, the mouth part is that of Chris Fehns mask but with the zipper is closed, looks like a melted/burned version of his old mask. pic.twitter.com/0c3KYo2fu3
— KIWI (@Leandro_Lero23) May 16, 2019
— Craig Fraser (@Fraser0308) May 16, 2019
Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind will be released on August 9th via Roadrunner. Pre-order the record here.