Maggots of the world get ready to see Slipknot in a different light. The bright lights to be exact. Well, sort of. Slipknot has announced that the band’s documentary, Day of the Gusano, will come to the big screen at the end of summer.
The documentary, produced by MusicScreen, and directed by Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan, will hit over a thousand screens world-wide on a very limited ‘one night only’ showing on Sept. 6. Cities that will be lucky enough to hold screenings and ticket information will be announced sometime in July for the one day only event.
Day Of The Gusano, features the band’s first ever visit to Mexico City in December 2015. The documentary consists of exclusive interviews with band members expressing how important Slipknots fan base is to them. The documentary also shares interactions with band members listening to stories from their fan base in Mexico City during the inaugural Knotfest.
When talking about the upcoming documentary, Clown stated,”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 added,”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.”
Slipknot has been nominated for several Grammy awards throughout its career, taking one home in 2006 for the song “Before I Forget.” Four of the band’s five studio albums, have reached platinum status by the RIAA, with the band’s debut album reaching two times platinum status. Slipknot has earned 13 platinum and 44 gold certifications from around the world with over 17 million unit sales.
Slipknot is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Shawn”Clown” Crahan (custom percussion), Jim Root (guitar), Mick Thomson (guitar), Craig “133” Jones (samples, media, programming), Sid Wilson (turntables), Chris Fehn (custom percussion), Alessandro Venturella (bass), and Jay Weinberg (drums).