SLIPKNOT have issued a statement in response to the recent attempts by the European media to link them to the German school massacre carried out by alleged Satanist Robert Steinhaeuser, who shot dead 13 of his teachers, two teenagers and a policeman at his old school in Erfurt in Germany last month. The statement reads as follows:"First off, our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families who have suffered this senseless act of violence. Second, it is ludicrous to place the blame on our band or any other form of music. SLIPKNOT does not have a song called 'School Wars', we have never written a song called 'School Wars', and we certainly would never encourage people to kill others. We are a blanket of hope for our kids, not a scapegoat for attacks like this, and while we send our most sincere condolences to those affected by this, we will not take responsibility. "Once again, we send our prayers to the families of the victims. Thank you."