SLIPKNOT. A genuine sonic phenomenon, a nine-piece force of nature and one
of heavy music’s most important, recognisable, uncompromising and
creatively ingenious bands. Yet to their millions of fans across the
world, affectionately known as ‘maggots’, SLIPKNOT aren’t just a group,
they’re also a counterculture and a way of life. Those fans play an
important role in a new documentary brought to you by MusicScreen, entitled
‘Day of The Gusano’. The 90-minute documentary is to be premiered on more
than a thousand screens across the world as a ‘one night only’ cinematic
spectacle on 6th September 2017. Watch the trailer here;

Directed by SLIPKNOT’s own M.Shawn Crahan, aka ‘Clown’, ‘Day of The Gusano’
documents the Iowa band’s first ever visit to the country in December 2015
and features exclusive interviews with SLIPKNOT’s members talking about the
importance of their fanbase and the band’s long awaited first ever show in
Mexico City. Confirmed cities and ticketing for the screenings will be
announced in July. Sign up to receive dates and details at

Talking about the movie, Clown tells us, "SLIPKNOT still has dreams for
itself. Finally playing Mexico was one of them. It's been a surreal life
of rock and roll for SLIPKNOT and the fact that the dreams still go on for
us is simply incredible. Thank you.” Guitarist Jim Root continues, “We had
such a great time at Knotfest Mexico... Not only with all the friends and
bands that were there, but with the fans and the crowd we had to document
it with. Now we get to share it with the world.”

‘Day of the Gusano’ also chronicles the rabid devotion of the Mexican
maggots and sees the band hearing personal, emotive stories from some of
their fans, all interspersed with footage from SLIPKNOT’s incendiary live
show at the inaugural KNOTFEST Mexico. The film features a full surround
soundtrack, so you’ll not only hear the show, but you’ll ‘feel’ it as if
you were actually there.

To tie in with the movie announcement, SLIPKNOT also launch their
#AskSlipknot campaign. Fans are asked to submit their questions to the
band on either Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag, #AskSlipknot, and a
selection will be chosen by the band to answer as part of the cinematic
screening event.

Today, SLIPKNOT stand alongside musical institutions like Metallica and
Iron Maiden, as one of a select few bands whose legacy is assured within
the pantheon of the elite. The band emerged at the back end of the 20th
Century from America’s midwestern town of Des Moines, IA and quickly
established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive
music collective of the modern era. 1999’s eponymous debut album is widely
regarded as a modern day classic and was honoured by Metal Hammer magazine
as the ‘Best Debut of the Last 25 Years.’ The release quickly racked up
double RIAA platinum certification in the US, with many of SLIPKNOT’s
subsequent releases achieving platinum status both in the US and across the
globe. To date, the band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning
in 2006 for ‘Before I Forget’), as well as scoring 13 Platinum and 44 Gold
record certifications around the world, 17 million unit sales and over 1
billion YouTube views to date. SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it
is ubiquitous - the band’s most recent studio album, 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray
Chapter’ debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around
the world, including the US (#1), UK (#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1),
Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).

KNOTFEST is SLIPKNOT’s own self-curated, destination festival brand,
currently held in three international locations; the US, Japan and Mexico.
Designed as an immersive, unforgettable, ‘dark carnival experience’, the
event invites you into SLIPKNOT’s apocalyptic underworld where stunning
visuals, firebreathers and nightmarish creatures on stilts set the stage
for an intoxicating and memorable weekend of live music. KNOTFEST’s plans
for 2017 are to be announced in due course.