Slipknot Guitarist Jim Root Rocks Out in Latest ‘Antennas to Hell’ Teaser Trailer
Slipknot continue to roll out teaser videos, with guitarist Jim Root, aka #4, being the latest to take his turn in the spotlight.
The ‘Antennas to Hell’ series is supposedly leading up to a big revelation that will likely be a greatest hits package being released on July 17, but in the interim we’re getting a steady dose of Slipknot adrenaline. It started off with DJ Sid Wilson getting a spliced together clips package showcasing his supreme skills on the turntables. That was followed by the consecutive release of clips featuring drummer Joey Jordison and late bassist Paul Gray providing a full-on musical assault on their instruments. Then, last week, we got the fourth video in the series that showed percussionist Chris Fehn banging away on any number of things just keeping the beat alive for the audience.
Now it’s Jim Root’s turn. The guitarist, #4 in the band’s numeric scheme, can typically be picked out by the elongated chin on the mask he displays during shows. Like each of the past clips, Root’s is soundtracked by a cut-up Slipknot song. This time it’s ‘Psychosocial’ that gets the extra love, as a headbanging Root just wails on his instrument throughout.
Fans will be able to catch Root’s red jumpsuited fury onstage beginning June 30 in San Bernardino, Calif. as the group heads up this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. In addition to the major summer run, the group is responsible for the first-ever Knot Fest. The two-day event takes place Aug. 17 in Pacific Junction, Iowa and Aug. 18 in Somerset, Wis. Deftones, Lamb of God, Serj Tankian and Dethklok have signed on to play both shows.
For those keeping track of the ‘Antennas to Hell’ teaser videos, the next rocker in line is sampler and media specialist Craig “133″ Jones, #5 in the group. Stay tuned “maggots”!
Watch Slipknot’s Jim Root in His ‘Antennas to Hell’ Teaser Trailer