Slipknot officially confirm new drummer Eloy Casagrande

We all knew it anyway, but now Slipknot have finally taken to social media to confirm that former Sepultura man Eloy Casagrande is their new drummer.

Slipknot officially confirm new drummer Eloy Casagrande
Emily Carter
Ellie Mitchell

Slipknot have at long last confirmed the identity of their new drummer!

It’s something we all suspected for a good few weeks now anyway, but a new post on their Instagram account of all nine members has notably included a tag for former Sepultura sticksman Eloy Casagrande – so it’s definitely official now.

Eloy himself hasn’t yet posted anything about joining the masked legends, but of course he’s been pretty damn busy these last few days playing his first shows with the ’Knot: initially there was the tiny Pappy + Harriet’s comeback gig last Thursday, and then over the weekend it was their much bigger Sick New World co-headline set.

Check out the post below:

Notably, on this new Instagram photo there are eight tags in total out of the nine, and the missing band member’s account is that of Craig Jones’ as-yet-unknown replacement. But maybe we’ll one day find out who they are in a similarly subtle way?!

Catch Slipknot back in Europe and the UK at the end of this year:


5 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
6 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
8 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
9 Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
11 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
12 Paris, France – Accorhotel Arena
14 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
15 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
17 Manchester, UK – Co-op Live Arena
18 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
20 London, UK – The O2
21 London, UK – The O2

Get your tickets now.

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