SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has slammed so-called Holocaust deniers for spreading false conspiracy theories, saying that their actions are “a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them.”
He tweeted: “I’m gonna say this for the fu*ckers in the back: JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T BELIEVE SOMETHING IS REAL, THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T REAL. Denying things like the Holocaust. slavery, etc is a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them.”
Most Holocaust deniers claim, either explicitly or implicitly, that the Holocaust is a hoax — or at best an exaggeration — arising from a deliberate Jewish conspiracy designed to advance the interest of Jews. According to The Week, while most deniers agree that some killings were orchestrated by the Nazis, they claim the figures have been greatly inflated.
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.
SLIPKNOT will release their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records.
In March, SLIPKNOT announced the departure with the percussionist Chris Fehn after he filed a lawsuit against his band members over unpaid loyalties.
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.