Slipknot 1 Billion YouTube Views


Slipknot has posted a new 360-degree music video online for the song “The Shape.” The clip has been unveiled to mark the occasion of the band’s YouTube channel surpassing one billion total views, according to a press release. The video was filmed at last September’s Knotfest and was directed by percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, who helmed all the band’s videos for years.

The clip provides several alternate angles from the stage, allowing viewers to drag the camera up, down and around for views that audience members wouldn’t otherwise see. The video also captures the band’s first-ever live performance of the song, as part of a set that included their entire Iowa album.

  • Clown said, “From the beginning, Slipknot’s goal has always been world domination. That goal is still the same today.”
  • Slipknot has been on a break since completing the touring cycle last year for its fifth album, .5: The Gray Chapter.
  • Clown told Rolling Stonelast year that he and guitarist Jim Root were hoping to get together and begin writing a new album in February, although plans to return to the studio remain up in the air.
  • Frontman Corey Tayloris getting ready to release and tour a new album called Hydrograd with his other band, Stone Sour.


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