Clown has revealed new Slipknot documentary Day Of The Gusano is the realisation of a dream for one of the biggest metal bands on the planet.
Focusing on the passion of the band’s legendary fan base, it charts their first visit to Mexico City and looks at the unique subculture surrounding the Des Moines troupe.
“Slipknot still has dreams for itself,” said Clown. “Finally playing Mexico was one of them.
“It’s been a surreal life of rock and roll for Slipknot and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you.”
Guitarist Jim Root added: “We had such a great time at Knotfest Mexico. Not only with all the friends and bands that were there but with the fans and the crowd we had to document it with. Now we get to share it with the world.”
The 90 minute documentary is to be premiered on more than a thousand screens across the world as a ‘one night only’ cinematic spectacle on September 6, 2017.
Watch the trailer here
Directed by M.Shawn Crahan – aka Clown – Day of The Gusano documents the Iowa band’s first ever visit to the country in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with band members talking about the importance of their fanbase and the band’s long awaited first ever show in Mexico City.
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Day Of The Gusano also chronicles the rabid devotion of the Mexican ‘Maggots’ and sees the band hearing personal, emotive stories from some of their fans, all interspersed with footage from Slipknot’s incendiary live show at the inaugural Knotfest Mexico. The film features a full surround soundtrack meaning fans will feel as if they were actually there.
To tie in with the movie announcement, Slipknot have also launched their #AskSlipknot campaign. Fans are asked to submit their questions to the band on either Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag, #AskSlipknot, and a selection will be chosen by the band to answer as part of the cinematic screening event. The deadline for question submissions is June 13.