Since the revealing their new masks in May, SLIPKNOT has not yet revealed the identity of new member who replaced percussionist Chris Fehn earlier this year.
Fans have been trying to solve the new member’s identity ever since, and now it looks like SLIPKNOT are teasing fans over the mystery percussionist.
Thanks to Reddit user Conflixshuns, we can see the words “Who is the new guy?” written across one of the drums in one of the band’s recent show.
In his lawsuit, Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.
SLIPKNOT have refused to reveal the identity of the new member, who is replacing Fehn, but some fans on Slipknot Reddit had speculated that Zach Hill is the new percussionist, and said they saw him at Jimmy Kimmel Live.
One fan posted (via Alternative Nation): “Also it seems they arrived already in full gear and masks. Which contradicts Zach Hill being seen… how can Zach Hill be there and The new guy arrive and in full gear??? I might be missing something.
“As I’m just interpreting things based on photos of the SLIPKNOT members arriving.. all of them arrived geared up.. sure some without their masks, but strange that both Shawn Clown Crahan and “New Guy” arrived together with masks already on….”
One fan posted a photo taken of Zack Hill apparently wearing a mask with his mask inside (see photo below.)
One fan commented: I was there in line at Jimmy Kimmel from 12 pm and I saw this guy arrive and walk off with a bag just like Jay‘s [Weinberg, SLIPKNOT drummer] (carrying his mask) and they later walked out in costumes together, and i previously assumed it was Gage [Crahan, Shawn Crahan‘s son] but after looking up who Zach Hill was i swear 100% its him he looks like Gage but its him for sure.
Hill is best known as the drummer and co-producer of the group DEATH GRIPS and math rock band HELLA as well as the alternative dreamrock band TEAM SLEEP. His intense, high tempo drumming style is his key hallmark.
SLIPKNOT will release their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records.
SLIPKNOT has recently unveiled details of their very own craft spirit, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which will be available this summer at select retailers in all 50 states and at the band’s headline Knotfest Roadshow North America tour. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.