Corey Taylor On Slipknot's Mysterious New Member, 'Tortilla Man'

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discusses the band's latest addition: "He's a great dude and is killing it, man."

Corey Taylor On Slipknot's Mysterious New Member, 'Tortilla Man'
Paul Harries

It's now been three months since Slipknot unveiled their mysterious new member in the video for epic comeback single Unsainted, and while we're still no closer to finding out their identity, frontman Corey Taylor has been praising the percussionist affectionately known as 'Tortilla Man'.

Speaking on Apple Music's Beats 1 to Zane Lowe, Corey was asked about the band having a new member and what they have to do to become 'official'. He responded: "You've got to wear the tortilla on your face first of all, and the audience has to figure out who you are. Tortilla face. He's doing great. He's a great dude and is killing it, man. It's kind of cool. It's brought this whole new energy to everybody as well. So it's a lot of fun to watch him."

Of course, when Kerrang! enquired as to what Tortilla Man's identity was back in May, Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan shut us down immediately…

“The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody’s fucking business,” Clown said, before emphasising that it’ll be up to the fans to make up their own minds once they catch Slipknot performing live across the world this year: “The proof is in the pudding.”

Slipknot's upcoming album We Are Not Your Kind will be released this Friday via Roadrunner Records.

Read the story behind every song on WANYK in the new issue of Kerrang!, on sale Wednesday, August 7. You can pre-order the issue right now at and get it delivered straight to your door, anywhere in the world.

Catch Slipknot live at the following dates this year.


6 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
10 Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
11 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
21 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
24 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
27 Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
28 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion


1 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
3 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
4 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
7 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

And see them supporting Metallica at the following, before their two Knotfest shows at the end of the year:


17 Perth, AUS @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, AUS @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
24 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, AUS @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, AUS @ QSAC
31 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium


2 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium
30 Mexico City, Parque Deportivo Oceanía @ Knotfest


6 Bogota, Colombia @ Knotfest

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