Prepare to be immersed in the crazy world of Slipknot.
Released: 6th September 2017
It’s always nice when bands release concert films. If you haven’t been able to make it to a Slipknot show, you know you’re going to have missed out on something big. The ‘big’ in this case is the Mexican iteration of Knotfest, an actual Slipknot-based festival and a trip that was fifteen years in the making. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan teamed up with some local directors, and they made ‘Day Of The Gusano’, which is a testament to the unstoppable monster Slipknot are around the world.
The concert itself is everything you could want. The beauty of Slipknot on the big screen is you get a little piece of all the action, up close and personal with Clown cam (occasionally hijacked by Sid). But where The Day of Gusano really shines is the behind the scenes footage. Following the Slipknot guys as they experience Mexican culture, as well as meeting fans who’ve been dying for this moment for a decade and a half, it’s a real insight into the metal behemoths.
The fact those scenes are only available for the one-night-only screening is a shame because it introduces the side of Slipknot that truly recognises the connection they have with their fans. Hearing the personal stories, learning how Slipknot helped their audience through tough times – it’s impossible not to get caught up in the emotion and find yourself rushing back to the first time you heard the unforgettable sounds of ‘Spit It Out’ or ‘Wait and Bleed’.
From beginning to end it’s a film that represents everything the band has always been about: family. And if you aren’t a Slipknot fan, it gives you a chance to experience a world you might fancy being a part of, or at the very least, see the chaos that has fared them so well. Prepare to be immersed in the crazy world of Slipknot and the dedication of their army of maggots.
‘Day Of The Gusano’ is being screened at select cinemas for a one-night only event on 6th September. Tickets are available now.