Slipknot New Member Is Metal Icon In Huge Photo

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Slipknot fans have continued to wonder who the band’s mysterious new member is, analyzing backstage photos and even the height of the musician, with some names being thrown out there. Now Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has shared a photoshop of himself joining Slipknot as their newest member. Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan have been evasive when it comes to naming Chris Fehn’s replacement publicly.

Heafy wrote on Instagram, “Umm… I guess I’m in @slipknot now? Heck frickin yes! (I did not make this image; it was just sent to me but multiple friends via net) I am very stoked. Gimme a bat and a frickin keg and let’s goooooooo!”

A fan commented, “Who else would actually LOVE to see what Matt would come up with in a collab with Corey/SlipKnot?!”

Another fan commented, “Wow Matt confirms he is the mysterious new member of slipknot.”

One fan chimed in, “Now all you need is a badass mask and a jumpsuit.”

Jay Weinberg discussed replacing Joey Jordinson in Slipknot in 2013 in a recent interview with SJC Custom Drums, Weinberg discussed his audition: “After spending a lot of time on the road with different bands, I stopped touring entirely and went back to school. My manager, who managed this band I used to be in, calls me and says, ‘What are you doing? I have something. I think you’d wanna do it. Can you just trust me and get out here to L.A.?’ Without hesitation, I was just, like, ‘Yeah! Okay. I can do that.’ I didn’t know what it was for, but I knew if someone was asking me to come and play drums on something, I wanna kick the shit out of it.”

“I go out there, just go to their studio, and they’re, like, ‘All right. There’s a drum set. We’ll bring in SLIPKNOT in, like, 20 minutes. Is that cool?’ I’m, like, ‘Yeah. Okay. That’s cool.’

“Just from going on muscle memory from when I was, like, 14 or 15 in my shed, we played about 20 SLIPKNOT songs. And it was, like, ‘All right, man. If you want this, it’s yours.'”

“I’m a kid with a dream, and I feel so fortunate and so honored to have been able to hop over the barrier onto the stage and have this opportunity to create and bring some sort of contribution to this band I loved so much,” he said. “It’s the most enjoyable, self-destructive, euphoric experience, and it takes a lot of blood, it takes a lot of pain, but it’s all worth it, because Slipknot is the greatest band — period.”

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