Watch Slipknot's Mind-Melting, Experimental Short Film "Pollution" | Revolver

Watch Slipknot's Mind-Melting, Experimental Short Film "Pollution"

Clown: "I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence"

If you enjoyed the sleek, neon horror of Slipknot's music video for "Nero Forte," released in December, you're in for a treat: The Nine's newest endeavor, "Pollution," is a 20-minute visual extravaganza stuffed with surreal imagery snatched straight from an LCD-laced nightmare that expands and explodes that previous clip.

The eye-catching feast begins on a screen titled "The End," running backwards through a pastiche of moving pictures that further the aesthetic themes tying together the promotional imagery around the band's latest LP, We Are Not Your Kind. Cells splitting, unidentified fuzzy screens, and an army of marching-band snare drummer clothed in custom jumpsuits playing light-up drums lead in the action, all converging on the "Nero Forte" video inserted right after the eight-minute mark. 

As with all the band's recent video work, percussionist and co-founder M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan directed Slipknot's latest. "I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence, here in this reality," he said of the captivating 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."

Next up for Iowa's favorite metal fiends is a European tour that kicks off tonight (January 14th) in Dublin, Ireland, and continues through March when they'll cross the globe to play locales in the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, and more. See the group's confirmed itinerary 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