Thanks to a very distinctive tattoo, Slipknot’s new bassist is believed to be Alessandro ‘Vman’ Venturella, who has worked as a guitar tech for Mastodon, Fightstar and Coheed & Cambria. Venturella also plays guitar for the band Krokodil.
Side by side, the left hand of Venturella matches that of Slipknot’s current bassist (see above). You can see the skull and spider design on the back of his hand, while the letters on the man’s knuckles read “DETH.” See a full shot of Venturella in the Facebook photo below:
SLIPKNOT‘s fifth studio album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”, will be released on October 21 via Roadrunner. It is the band’s first album without bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who was dismissed in 2013.
SLIPKNOT announced in December 2013 that it had parted ways with Jordison. The band has not disclosed the reasons for Jordison‘s exit, although the drummer issued a statement in January saying that he did not quit the group.