Slipknot are set to take their Knotfest competition out to sea with a brand new cruise subsequent summer time.
The ‘Psychosocial’ hitmakers – at the moment comprised of Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan, Craig Jones, Mick Thomson, Sid Wilson, Jim Root, Alessandro Venturella, and Jay Weinberg – based their annual competition in 2012, and at the moment takes place in 5 international locations: the US, Japan, Mexico, Columbia, and France.
But subsequent yr, Slipknot are planning on increasing their Knotfest occasions with a novel cruise expertise, which can depart from Barcelona, Spain.
The cruise will happen from August 10-14 2020, and can function two performances from Slipknot, with a full lineup nonetheless to be introduced.
In a teaser clip for the cruise, Clown – the stage persona of Shawn Crahan – might be heard saying: ”Barcelona, a big-a** ship, and the ocean. You, us, you are not gonna wish to miss it.”
Before the cruise, Slipknot can be collaborating of their first Knotfest in Mexico City later this month, once they take their competition to Parque Deportivo Oceania on November 30.
They’ll then journey to Knotfest Colombia on the Hipódromo De Los Andes in Bogotá on December 6, earlier than showing in Japan between March 20 and 21 subsequent yr.
Meanwhile, Corey Taylor just lately opened up about excesses in music, insisting he prefers to create music with out drink and medicines, after listening to himself again on document when ”loaded” within the studio.
He stated: ”I believe it is inspired by the people who find themselves really embedded in that … They need individuals to suppose that it is laborious to create with out chemical compounds. And that is addict language, as a result of I used to do this for me from a performing standpoint.
”I used to be satisfied that I could not carry out if I did not have a Jack and Coke – at the least one … And then that turned two. And then that turned half a bottle. That’s habit. So I believe that is a fantasy perpetuated by addicts who’re on the lookout for individuals to strengthen their dependency.
”I’ve solely been loaded within the studio twice, and I did not prefer it one bit, ‘trigger I could not management something. And then listening again to shit, I used to be, like, ‘Oh, that is horrible. Why did I try this?’ So, I’ve actually tried to sort of kill that fantasy for individuals.”