Is Slipknot's New Drummer Trolling Fans?

Slipknot's new guy knows what you're all thinking

Is Slipknot's New Drummer Trolling Fans?
Paul Harries

A photo has appeared on Reddit, supposedly showing Slipknot's mysterious new drummer poking fun at fans who are obsessed by his identity.

The as-yet-unnamed percussionist is currently known to many maggots as Tortilla Man (a reference to the crispy shell-like texture of his mask), and it doesn't look like we'll be finding out who the anonymous drummer is any time soon.

This burning desire to find out the identity of Slipknot's newest recruit hasn't gone unnoticed, as the image below shows. Posted by Reddit user Conflixshuns, the unverified photo shows the words 'Who is the new guy?' scrawled across one of said new guy's drums, with accompanying body outline and question mark.

It also kind of looks like he's appearing on The Weakest Link.

There has been much speculation about who the new guy is, and the chances of us finding out any time soon are slim. Slipknot appear to be keeping this secret very close to their chests, with Clown telling Kerrang! back in May that it's "nobody's fucking business."

Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind will be released August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Pre-order your copy now.

Catch Slipknot live at the following dates this year:


26 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater


1 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
3 Albuquerque, NM @ Sleta Amphitheater
4 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
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


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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