Slipknots Maggots Destroy Iowa Home
The mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, would have been forced to call an exterminator if any more maggots had flooded into his fair city last week.
On Wednesday, more than 350 Slipknot fans (lovingly called maggots) answered an open invite to appear in the video for 'Duality,' the first single from the band's third album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses). Three days after the casting call, maggots aged 16 and up spent all day destroying a small house in West Des Moines while the band performed the song over and over again.
The video was shot by Tony Petrossian and Marc Klasfeld, and began with tight shots of the bandmembers picking up their masks and maggots migrating down different streets to the house. Then, Slipknot plugged in and the kids went nuts. The treatment, written before the shoot, predicted, 'It will be like nine sardines on PCP gnawing at each other as they bounce around their tiny tin can.' In actuality, it was more like a demolition crew with no tools trying to obliterate everything as quickly as possible.
Slipknot's 'Duality' video shoot