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Slipknot, ‘Snuff’ Director’s Commentary — Video


Slipknot is known for making waves. From breaking all the so-called rules of metal to becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet, the nine-member act has continued to push the envelope of their unique sound. When the band released ‘All Hope is Gone’ in 2008, fans were a little taken aback at the touchingly personal ballad ‘Snuff.’ Drawing on raw emotion and real pain, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor wrote the song himself as part of the healing process after a major life letdown.

In December, Noisecreep proudly premiered the short film for ‘Snuff,’ directed by Slipknot’s own M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and P.R. Brown. Today we have a video featuring Crahan discussing the themes for ‘Snuff’ and his hopes for Taylor going forward.


“It’s a very, very personal song, as all of our songs are — as all of the music we write, as everything we do artistic,” explains Crahan. “There’s a lot of pain that went into writing this song, and there’s a lot of salvation that goes in playing the song and being able to create. My objective was to have some sort of finalization for Corey that would be collected in this video form.”

The video interview only provides short bursts of the ‘Snuff’ short film. Watching the clip in its entirety will help understand all the themes Crahan mentions.

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