After posting cryptic teasers on their social media, Slipknot have unveiled their new 20-minute short film, “Pollution,” directed by Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
The trippy film is based around the “Nero Forte” video and is broken up into sections with visuals exploring themes of reproduction. It ends with a person appearing to crawl out of a membrane or their own skin with a title card reading, “The Beginning.”
“I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence, here in this reality,” Crahan said in a statement. “When you lay down in your bed, next to the one you love, do you ever ask yourself: Is it possible that this person could slit my throat while I’m sleeping? Enjoy. Pollution is everywhere.”
Watch the film below.
Slipknot kicked off their European tour with Behemoth last night (Jan. 14) in Dublin, Ireland where they played “Birth of the Cruel” and “Nero Forte” for the first time. The trek runs until February 24th. Afterwards, they’ll headline Knotfest Japan in March followed by several festivals, including Sonic Temple in May. Check out all their dates here.