Watch Slipknot’s Surreal New “Pollution” Short Film

Photo by Alexandria Crahan Conway

After flooding social media with an array of cryptic teaser clips, Slipknot have unleashed “Pollution,” a 20-minute short film directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan.  The colorful, creeptastic cinematic experience expands upon the band’s recently released music video for “Nero Forte,” which captures the Nine delivering a kinetic and highly saturated performance joined by spooky figures including humanoids writhing in placenta-like sacks.

“I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence, here in this reality,” Crahan said of the film. “When you lay down in your bed, next to the one you love, do you ever ask yourself — is it possible that this person could slit my throat while I’m sleeping? Enjoy. Pollution is everywhere.”

“Pollution” comes just ahead of Slipknot’s show in Dublin tonight (January 14th), the kickoff concert of the group’s 2020 European tour with Behemoth. See their confirmed itinerary for the rest of the year below.

Slipknot tour dates:
Jan 14 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
Jan 16 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arena
Jan 17 – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Utilita Arena
Jan 18 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SSE Hydro
Jan 20 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Flydsa Arena
Jan 21 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
Jan 22 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
Jan 24 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena
Jan 25 – London, United Kingdom – The O2
Jan 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Jan 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
Jan 30 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Feb 01 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb 02 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
Feb 04 – Budapest, Hungary – Sportarena
Feb 06 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
Feb 08 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan*
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan*
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest*
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival*
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium
Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air*
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea*
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK*