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New video supports theory about Slipknot member’s identity

Slipknot performs on stage on day 2 of Download Festival 2019 at Donington Park on June 15, 2019 in Castle Donington, England.  (Photo by Katja Ogrin/Redferns via Getty Images)
Slipknot performs on stage on day 2 of Download Festival 2019 at Donington Park on June 15, 2019 in Castle Donington, England. (Photo by Katja Ogrin/Redferns via Getty Images)

A new video appears to support a recent theory about the identity of Slipknot‘s newest member — the percussionist nicknamed “Tortilla Man” by fans since the band has refused to divulge his identity.

A fan YouTube channel called Slipknot News uploaded video footage on Tuesday (December 3rd) of the band arriving at the airport in Mexico ahead of their ill-fated appearance at this past weekend’s Knotfest Meets Forcefest festival.

Seen in the clip are most of the Slipknot members, including one individual who bears an uncanny resemblance to the multi-instrumentalist Michael Pfaff. Pfaff played keyboards with Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan in the band Dirty Little Rabbits and was first floated as the musician under the “Tortilla Man” mask in August.

CHECK IT OUT: See the footage showing a possibly unmasked “Tortilla Man”:

Pfaff was apparently introduced to Crahan years ago by Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson. Pfaff has a similar build and height as “Tortilla Man,” and Reddit users have found that Pfaff’s family members are following “#tortillaman” and other hashtags on social media related to the newest member of Slipknot.

Crahan refused to reveal the identity of the band’s mysterious new ninth member in an interview with Kerrang! magazine, saying it was “nobody’s f**king business.” The musician joined Slipknot seven months ago, when he was first featured in the video for the single “Unsainted.” Slipknot’s previous percussionist, Chris Fehn, was dismissed from the band earlier this year and sued them in March.

Story source: Blabbermouth

FAST FACTS:

  • As previously reported, Slipknot was forced to cancel its appearance at the first day of the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City Saturday night (November 30th) due to a security issue.
  • Slipknot’s sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, arrived in August.