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Slipknot: New Bassist’s Identity Revealed?

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So. As you’re probably well aware by now, this morning, Slipknot released a new music video for their song “The Devil in I,” which featured the debut appearances of their bassist and drummer. Only thing is, said bassist and drummer are, of course, masked, and the band still hasn’t revealed their identities.

Well, we still don’t know who’s playing drums… but we think we’ve figured out who the bassist is!

First, The PRP posted this screencap of the ‘Knot’s new bassist, who has a fairly distinctive hand tattoo:

slipknotbassistThen, an anonymous reader e-mailed us and advised we look into Alessandro Venturella, who has served as a guitar tech for Architects (the UK one), and was also a member of Krokodil, alongside personnel from perennial MS faves SikTh. So we did just that, and, hey, guess what? It looks like he has the same tattoo.

Architects - O2 Academy BristolAnd here’s a side-by-side comparison for you:

slipknot hand ink comparisonNote the shapes of the letters — either that’s the same person, or these two dudes have identical tats.

We’ll let you know as soon as we get confirmation, natch. In the meantime, tell us if you think we’re right or not in the comments section below.

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