May 5, 2017


Slipknot Classic 'The Shape' Gets a 360 Virtual Reality Live Video

Slipknot haven't had new music out for a while, but they do have a new video. The source material: the first-ever performance of "The Shape," off 2001's Iowa, which was played in full at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest last September. The format: a 360-degree virtual reality experience.

Push play and feel what it's like to be onstage with the nine-member act, and to be standing right next to the bored-looking security guards down in front. We particularly like hovering next to DJ Sid Wilson and seeing how he spends the large chunks of time where he's not turntabling. The clip was directed by Shawn "Clown" Crahan.

The "Shape" live video's release comes as a celebration for Slipknot's YouTube channel passing 1 billion views. Nu metal FOR-EV-ER. (They're now at 1.11 billi, with 2.8 million loyal maggot subscribers.)

Slipknot are touring with their legendary counterparts Korn this summer. On July 11, frontman Corey Taylor will release the book with the longest title in history, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside the Greatest Country in the World. The gist, he's said, is "basically about how wonderfully fucked and irresponsibly abnormal my country is."

Watch Slipknot reveal the true meaning of 2004's Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses in a throwback Fuse interview: