A disgruntled ex-roadie for Slipknot has revealed the identities of their new drummer and bassist via Instagram.
Drum tech Norm Costa was hired and fired by Slipknot in recent weeks, and has now posted a picture of a Slipknot tour itinerary on his Instagram account which reveals the band’s new drummer to be Jay Weinberg, and new bassist to be Allessandro ‘Vman’ Venturella.
Costa tagged the image “#blowitup #fuckslipknot.” The image immediately followed the posting of a shot of Weinberg’s drumkit seen from the backstage area and tagged “#jayweinberg #slipknot #newdrummer #fuckslipknot.”
Rumours had been circulating about Weinberg’s identity since September when his former colleague in Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace, tweeted: “Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag.”
Rumours persisted about Venturella too following the release of Slipknot’s video for Devil In I. Fans picked up on the bassist’s distinctive hand tattoos.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had said that the band might never reveal the real identities of their new drummer and bassist who had been hired following the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010 and the sacking of drummer Joey Jordison last year.
Slipknot and Korn will be touring the UK on their Prepare For Hell world tour in January of next year with King 810 in support. Confirmed dates are:
Jan 14th: Dublin 3Arena
Jan 16th: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Jan 18th: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jan 19th: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Jan 20th: Manchester Arena
Jan 22nd: Liverpool Echo Arena
Jan 23rd: London Wembley SSE Arena
Jan 24th: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jan 26th: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Jan 27th: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena