Slipknot may have let slip the identity of their newest member and drummer “Tortilla Man.” Worst of all, the band spilled their own beans advertising a new face mask online.
The group recently treated fans to a new line of face masks, similar to ones worn on stage. An item listed “New Guy Neck Gaiter Face Cover” sports an opaque flesh texture with accent mouth zipper, possibly to prevent spread of the coronavirus. It’s also Slipknot, so the zipper could represent their general “haunt you during fever dreams” vibe.
Take a look at the tweet from user @BloodlinesNYC. The band’s website has since changed the mask’s design, but in the far left corner text still reads “Pfaff Neck Gaiter Face Cover.” Fans speculate this could be Michael Pfaff. Some Reddit users went as far to compare Pfaff's body size to photos of the masked percussionist.
After the departure of longtime drummer Chris Fehn over legal issues back in May, the band needed to fill the position fast. Before COVID-19 put the world on lockdown, Slipknot had a tour and new album around the corner. Shawn "Clown" Crahan and Corey Taylor recently spoke with rock publication Kerrang! and were less than willing to give hints on the new member’s identity. “The position you may or may not be talking about is nobody’s f***ing business,” Clown said.
Taylor has been incredibly busy as of late. The Slipknot front man joined RADIO.COM for an exclusive Fandemic interview, detailing work on his highly-anticipated debut solo record CMFT, set to release next month. He’s also gently encouraged fans to wear masks to prevent spread of COVID-19.