Slipknot will release Day of the Gusano, a 90-minute documentary film exploring the band's storied career as well as the integral role that their fans have played in their success. The film is set to premiere for "one night only" in thousands of theaters worldwide on September 6th. A trailer for Day of the Gusano can be seen below.
Directed by Slipknot Percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan, the movie documents the band's first ever visit to Mexico, which took place in December of 2015. In the film, the band discusses its highly anticipated performance in Mexico City and focuses on the importance and relentless dedication of their fanbase, who are affectionately referred to as "maggots," which is translated to "gusano" in Spanish. Day of the Gusano also features performance footage in surround sound.
Confirmed cities and ticketing for the screenings will be announced in July. Details will be made available at this location.
"Slipknot still has dreams for itself," said Clown "Finally playing Mexico was one of them. It's been a surreal life of rock & roll for Slipknot and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you."
Guitarist Jim Root added, "We had such a great time at Knotfest Mexico ... Not only with all the friends and bands that were there, but with the fans and the crowd we had to document it with. Now we get to share it with the world."
In conjunction with the movie announcement, Slipknot have launched an #AskSlipknot social media campaign. Fans can ask the band anything via Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #AskSlipknot. Select questions will be answered during a Q&A portion during the cinematic screening event. The deadline for submissions is June 13th.