Slipknot have held a press conference to pay tribute to Paul Gray, who died on Monday (May 24), and you can see it by scrolling down.
As previously reported, the group’s bassist was found dead in his hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa, aged 38.
At the event the remaining members of the band appeared without masks, while Gray’s wife Brenna was also in attendance.
In what was an emotional affair, the group shared their memories about their bandmate.
« The only way I can sum up Paul Gray is love, » vocalist Corey Taylor said.
« Paul Gray was the essence of the band Slipknot, » drummer Shawn Crahan commented. « Paul was there from the very very beginning and none of us would be on the path we’re on right now in life or have the sorts of lives we have without him. »
Crahan added that Gray « Loved the fans » and that he was « going to be sadly missed and the world is going to be a different place without him. »
Slipknot’s short film, ‘Snuff’,is a brooding, dark tale of obsessive love taken to the limits.
‘Snuff’ is the fifth single to be taken from ‘All Hope Is Gone’ and features Slipknot front man Corey Taylor as you’ve never seen him before. The film was directed by M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and P.R. Brown.
The short film sees Taylor flexing his acting muscles as a jealous lover driven to the point of madness by his obsession. Hitchcockian influences pepper the action, which ultimately leads to a surprising denouement.
Watch the short film for ‘Snuff’ after the jump and see Slipknot in a whole new light…