A couple months ago now, Slipknot released their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, to some pretty big success. They ended up selling over 100,000 copies in the first week of sales, landing them at number 1 on the billboard chart. Some pretty obvious successes for the band, and they’ve earned it. From the moment they released their music video for The Devil in I, they were able to get quite a bit of hype going. Now, after the album has been released, and everything has been said and done, Slipknot have released a behind the scenes look at The Devil in I, their first music video.
The video was brutal to say the least, and featured each band member dying in various ways with a bunch of human maggots crawling everywhere. The video was directed by none other than one of the band’s founding members, Shawn Crahan, who directs quite a bit for the band when it comes to visuals. Naturally, the behind-the-scenes look at the video was narrated by him, and he goes over pretty much every aspect of the visuals. He goes into the focuses for each band member, which was centered around their deaths in various ways, with the exception of the new bassist and drummer, which he touched on as well saying:
“They’re sparse, but they need to be because they’re gonna earn everything. They’re new, fuck ‘em”
While it makes sense to leave the new members out before they're able to make personalities for themselves, it does seem pretty bad to talk about the new members like they're the new kids in school.
You can watch the behind-the-scenes video here:
And here’s The Devil in I video, just to jog your memory: