If there’s any undeniable truth about metal, it’s that it’s for everyone. No matter your race, religion, skin color, gender (or lack thereof), orientation, or physical ability, you too are welcome to bang your head along with us. And if you’re out at the show, and can’t mosh in the traditional sense, chances are we’re going to help you out. Case in point, video has surfaced of a Slipknot fan in a wheelchair getting a helping hand from the other Maggots around him, and it’s one of the most heartwarming things we’ve seen all day.
As reported by Metal Injection, the video making the rounds was originally posted by TikTok user ilostmybrain, who caught footage of a Slipknot fan in a wheelchair raging in the circle pit. And while rolling one’s wheelchair into the pit might not always be the best idea, a couple of other concertgoers decided to ensure that this dude not only got to wile out to Slipknot, but that he was also safe while doing so. It’s shit like this that reminds us that not only is metal for everyone, but metal fans will make sure that their brothers and sisters in arms have a good time.
Check out the video below:
this made me cry :,) I love slipknot’s fan base pic.twitter.com/Rmk73F3Kn5
— † † (@rorynegrete) November 8, 2021
Even more awesome is that if you listen closely, you can hear Slipknot playing their new single “The Chapeltown Rag” in the background of the video. The song got its live debut at Knotfest LA, which many fans think might be superior to the studio version — not that the recorded song is some sort of ballad.
“It’s classic Slipknot,” says frontman Corey Taylor of the track. “And it’s frenetic. But lyrically, it’s coming from a point of talking about the various manipulations that can happen when social media meets media itself. And the different ways that these manipulations can try to pull us in different directions, in the fact that we’re all becoming addicts to it, which is very, very dangerous.”
Check out “The Chapeltown Rag” live at Knotfest LA below:
Words by Chris Krovatin