2020 took a lot from your average metal fan — concerts, albums, the opportunity to clear out a crowded bar with Cannibal Corpse — but it gave us the Twisted Tea face slap video. The footage features a stand-off between a racist dickbag and a random bystander at a gas station in Elyria, Ohio, in which the former drops the N-bomb and the latter slaps him in the face with a can of Twisted Tea so hard that the thing explodes. Now, some brave, kindly soul has made a video in which Clown’s barrel strikes from Slipknot’s “Duality” are replaced with the face slap, and it’s pretty much everything we’ve ever dreamed of.
Check out the most heartwarming video of the day below. Apparently some people are having trouble with the sound, so if it doesn’t work below, you can watch the full thing on Facebook here.
Due to age restrictions, we can’t post the original face slap video, but watch it here.
This is of course just one of the things Slipknot fans can enjoy in 2021. Earlier this year, the band announced summer European tour dates shortly after frontman Corey Taylor said that the band would make touring — and even a new 2021 release — a priority in the coming year. “The plan right now with Slipknot is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we’re thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year,” said Taylor in a recent interview. “But I don’t know. I don’t know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there’s unfinished business and we wanna finish that out before we do anything. But I know that we were talking about doing it, ’cause we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”
European fans should catch Slipknot at one of the dates below:
July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France
Words by Chris Krovatin