SLIPKNOT's Plan To Use Camel Dung As Official Aroma Of KNOTFEST Takes Hit From Fire Officials

SLIPKNOT's Plan To Use Camel Dung As Official Aroma Of KNOTFEST Takes Hit From Fire Officials

According to, fire officials have pulled the plug on SLIPKNOT's plan to to use the aroma of "camel dung" as the official smell of the group's upcoming two-day Knotfest event.

A press release announcing the Knotfest attractions stated, "Knotfest (will have) its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over. Personally picked by SLIPKNOT themselves, the smell of Knotfest will permeate the festival grounds. Oil drums will be filled with camel shit. set aflame to last the entire festival."

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told Rolling Stone: "We did the camel dung on the first Knotfest. It was awesome; it was beautiful… A very distinct smell. You can't huff it, but it's got this smell. And it's not necessarily the most comfortable thing, but it's not necessarily the worst thing, it's just remembering thoughts — it's gonna be a re-occurring thing."

Crahan added, "Since we're not a band anymore — we're a culture, everybody needs to get used to that real quick — that culture has to have a smell. You have to be able to be somewhere in the world, maybe be in a little pain, and then all of a sudden smell that and feel good again." reports that since burning oil is illegal in California, SLIPKNOT has been forced to look into alternative ways to create the scent.

The second edition of Knotfest will take place on October 25-26 in San Bernardino, California.

More than two dozen acts will join the headliners, including FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & MEN, IN THIS MOMENT, HELLYEAH, ATREYU and many others.

SLIPKNOT will head out on a headlining North American tour immediately after Knotfest, starting on October 29 in El Paso, Texas. The band's new album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", arrives on October 21.



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