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Slipknot Tease New Drummer Ahead Of Sick New World Festival

Slipknot, the renowned masked metal band, have sparked intrigue and speculation among fans with a recent Instagram post that hints at the identity of their new drummer. As the band gears up for their first performance of the year at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas next month, this teaser comes at a pivotal moment, marking the initiation of rehearsals with a new member behind the drums. This update follows the departure of Jay Weinberg in November of last year, leaving fans curious about his successor.

The Instagram post, captioned “Rehearsal“, features an image of a broken drumstick lying on the ground—a subtle yet cryptic clue. Although the photo provides minimal information, eagle-eyed fans and internet sleuths have quickly pointed out the resemblance of the drumstick to those preferred by Eloy Casagrande, the acclaimed former drummer for Sepultura. Despite this connection, the drumstick, a Promark, is widely used, leaving room for speculation. Slipknot are known for their love of mystery, keeping fans on their toes with such ambiguous hints.

The anticipation is building for Slipknot’s headlining performance at the Sick New World Festival, which will not only unveil the new drummer but also kickstart the band’s 25th anniversary tour. This landmark tour promises to celebrate their storied career by featuring their iconic self-titled debut album played in its entirety.

Who do you think the new drummer is? Let us know!

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.