SLIPKNOT: 'Psychosocial' Video To Receive MTV Premiere

SLIPKNOT's video for the band's new single, "Psychosocial", will premiere on MTV's "F'N MTV" program on Friday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

As previously reported, SLIPKNOT nearly had to cancel the video shoot for "Psychosocial" on Monday (June 30) when band DJ Sid Wilson was hospitalized with a head injury before the shoot. According to the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan explained, "Sid's building himself a studio downtown and got attacked by a door knob. Now he's got five staples in his head." Crahan himself was almost hurt during a recent photo shoot when the floorboards of an abandoned shack collapsed underneath him.

Injuries are common for the members of SLIPKNOT, especially during the band's intense, highly physical live shows. Crahan told The Pulse of Radio that he's compiled a long list of wounds from his job. "You know, for me it's always my face," he said. "Cuts in my eyes, cuts in my face and cuts in my hands. Broken bones, broken fingers, broken arms, clavicles, ACLs, pelvic bones, tailbones, ribs, vertebraes...injuries go on, but every band's got that. I don't like to really glorify it, as much as I like to just say, 'This is real.'"

SLIPKNOT revealed their new masks on Tuesday (July 1) with an exclusive set of photos at Described as "creepy" and "intricate," some of the nine band members' masks have changed considerably, while others have been altered only a little.

Frontman Corey Taylor's mask has undergone the most drastic and disturbing change, now looking like it's made of "dried human flesh," as put it. Crahan has built lots of leather and zippers into his disguise, calling to mind the "Gimp" from the movie "Pulp Fiction", while drummer Joey Jordison has added a crown of black thorns to his design.

SLIPKNOT reportedly rarely cleans their masks, despite the band's claims that they bleed, sweat and vomit into them during concerts.

The group's new album, "All Hope Is Gone", will arrive on August 26. The title track was made available last month, while "Psychosocial" arrived at rock radio this past weekend.

SLIPKNOT will co-headline the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour this summer with DISTURBED. The trek kicks off on July 9 in Seattle.


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