ORIGINAL STORY: Hold on to your hats, maggots; Slipknot just teased a big “announcement” that’s happening this week, and fans are in overdrive trying to figure out what it could be.
Taking to socials today, Corey Taylor and company posted a video of some real maggots (like, the fly larvae type), along with some eerie background noises and the caption, “Soon.”
The official Slipknot website has also been updated with a countdown and a looping video of the maggots, as well as a link where fans can sign up to “be the first to see the announcement”. The countdown will reach zero at 3am AEST Saturday, 10th June.
So far, fans have suggested that the announcement could be a forthcoming documentary about the latest Slipknot album .5: The Gray Chapter, a new live album, a new studio album, or even former drummer Joey Jordison rejoining the band (which seems pretty unlikely, tbh).
For our money, a documentary or live album seem the most likely outcomes, especially given that Corey Taylor is pretty busy with his other band Stone Sour right now (they’re touring Australia in August), and the fact that a new Slipknot album is looking more likely for 2018.
View Slipknot’s new teaser video, below.