See Slipknot’s “The Devil in I” Covered by Band of Destructive Little Kids

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Kids look cute, but they can be some seriously destructive little beasts. Which makes Slipknot an ideal band for them in a lot of ways. Really, other than nine maniacs from Iowa, who else would love to wear masks and jump around screaming and banging metal barrels? We’ll tell you who: kids. Specially, the kids in the latest video from the O’Keefe Music Foundation, a lovely organization with a mission to “enable children from around the world to record and film their musical performances for free.” In the group’s new clip, a band of six youngsters, aged 8 to 17, take on the ‘Knot’s 2014 single “The Devil in I,” joined by a gang of friends — between 5 and 18 — on backing vocals. And they do so in direct disobedience to a dad-looking figure, who tells them during band practice, “One thing more: absolutely no Slipknot.” What’s more, some of the kids go on to take paint cans and bats to the neighborhood, clearly adopting Corey Taylor, Clown and Co.’s favorable attitudes about property damage as well as their musical inclinations. Check out the badass clip below, and don’t miss Slipknot on the first-ever Knotfest Roadshow, which kicks off tomorrow in California.

Knotfest Roadshow with Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth:
July 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheaer
August 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 6 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 8 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
August 10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds (Slipknot and Gojira only)
August 11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
August 24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
September 1 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
September 3 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
September 7 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
September 8 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman