With the new year arriving sooner than later and a COVID vaccine in the works, metal fans all over the world are wondering one thing: when the Hell is live music coming back? Well, masked nine-piece Slipknot are apparently looking to get a head start on the festival game, as they’ve announced that they’ll be bringing their massive Knotfest to Brazil in December of 2021.
The band have posted a festival teaser poster to their Facebook, with the caption, “KNOTFEST will arrive in São Paulo, Brazil for the first time ever on December 19, 2021 featuring 10 bands across 2 stages. Tickets on sale Thursday, November 26 at 10am Brasilia time here: https://eventim.com.br
“Follow Knotfest Brasil for more info.”
More on this story as it unfolds — but Brazilian fans should get ready to have their shit rocked.
This news comes shortly after percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed to the world that the band are working on new material. In a livestream to promote the sale of their No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that the quiet downtime of quarantine may not have been so quiet for Slipknot, as the band have been using it to work on music.
“We’re taking this time to write some new music. So for the last week, we’ve been just having a good time, eating a lot of food and writing good music. So we’re having a good time.
“Since everybody’s taken a lot of time off, we thought we’d utilize it by getting together and do what we probably do best, which is write music.”
“So it’s been good, because there’s no pressure. It’s not like we have to. We’re doing it ’cause we want to. And it’s just been a blessing, because boredom can set in. And I know all of us in the world are going crazy, so we’re really lucky to be able to be together and do what we love most.”
Words by Chris Krovatin