SLIPKNOT has released an interactive, 360-degree live video for the “Iowa” track “The Shape”. The clip, which was helmed by the band’s percussionist and visual mastermind M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), captures the band’s first-ever live performance of the song at last year’s Knotfest.
“From the beginning, SLIPKNOT‘s goal has always been world domination,” Crahan tells Rolling Stone. “That goal is still the same today. The video for ‘The Shape’, filmed at our festival Knotfest with our ‘maggots,’ and over 1 billion views on our YouTube channel, proves it’s happening. Like it or not.”
SLIPKNOT performed “Iowa” in its entirety at the two-day Ozzfest Meets Knotfest event, which took place September 24-25, 2016.
“Iowa” came out in August 2001 and followed up SLIPKNOT‘s double-platinum 1999 major label debut.
SLIPKNOT is on hiatus now although several members of the group are beginning to write material for their next record.
SLIPKNOT‘s touring cycle in support of its latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”, ended in November, with singer Corey Taylor returning to his other band STONE SOUR this year.
“.5: The Gray Chapter” was released following a six-year hiatus during which founding SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray died and Jordison was dismissed.
“.5: The Gray Chapter” sold around 132,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores in October 2014 via Roadrunner.
Gray died in 2010 from a drug overdose, while Jordison was let go in December 2013, just before SLIPKNOT began recording the last album.