The music video reveals Slipknot's new masks, including Corey Taylor's, which was designed by famed horror-movie special FX legend Tom Savini, and those of bassist Alessandro "V-Man" Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg, who have apparently graduated from generic burlap-sack head-coverings to full-fledged, individualized masks. Moving away from jumpsuits, many of the band members appear in hoods and cowls, adopting a sinister, almost cyber-goth-monk look. Slipknot's lineup notably includes a mystery second percussionist, who appears in a very Hellraiser-looking getup. No word yet on his or her identity, considering that Chris Fehn was ousted from the band in March.
The music video for the song was directed by band member Shawn "Clown" Crahan. This music video does not feature any of the band members, and described that it depicts "hooded-up figures being carted off to prison to be sprayed in gore like something from The Human Centipede 3". This is the last track recorded to feature Chris Fehn before he left the band in March 2019.
Now this one is a little bit NSFW, so approach with caution. But if you are going in, prepare for one of the weirdest yet beautiful funerals you will ever see. This music video switches between erratic and peaceful, which seems a pretty fitting way to describe Slipknot don't you think?
Not a lot out there that's creepier than an old, abandoned, leaking house is there? Fill that up with the Slipknot lads and then throw in a couple of devlish dancing women and you've got a haunted house that you don't want to be spending too much of your free time in.
The music video features the band members in a mental asylum surrounded by fans covered completely and dancing in straight jackets while the band performed. It also featured the band in their All Hope Is Gone masks committing suicide in various ways such as Corey setting a bomb off while he sat at a table and Mick peeling his own face off. This is perhaps a metaphor for the death of the old Slipknot and the start of a new one.
Slipknot’s video for ‘The Negative One,’ directed by Mr Shawn Crahan, is creepy as hell. The music video features a disheveled-looking woman undressing and generally freaking out in a creepy, dimly lit room. Crahan adapted the video's images from Slipknot's interactive website and the visual element adds to the full experience of ‘The Negative One’. After weeks of Slipknot’s visual teasers, we finally know where they came from.
About the Video
The music video for "Psychosocial" began filming on June 30, 2008, but was soon delayed due to an unrelated head injury sustained by turntablist Sid Wilson before the shoot, who was subsequently hospitalised. During an interview with Kerrang!, guitarist James Root revealed that the video will feature the burning of the purgatory masks adorned by the band members in the splash teaser photos shown on Slipknot's website, reportedly because the masks represent the band's ego.
The video premiered on MTV's "FNMTV" show on July 18, 2008 as revealed on the Roadrunner Records home page.