SLIPKNOT has begun work on the official music video for the song "Nero Forte".
Percussionist M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, who is also the art director for SLIPKNOT and directed the band's DVDs, took to the band's Twitter earlier tonight to share a short video from the location of the shoot.
Clown says: "We're getting ready for our video 'Nero Forte'. We've grabbed an MGM spot where they have a sound stage. Usually in SLIPKNOT, things get crazy quickly and we start losing time because of space. We've brought the space in a lot tighter and I think this is going to work. Now we can paint. Everyone that's involved can paint — everyone can put their two cents in and really get in here and make something special."
He adds: "To all the SLIPKNOT fans, this is going to be an amazing time. Thanks for being here. We're trying something new. Welcome to 'Nero Forte' — the dark force."
According to Clown, once filming is complete, he will spend three days editing the video before it is released to the public.
"Nero Forte" is taken from SLIPKNOT's latest album, "We Are Not Your Kind", which came out in August.
Guitarist Jim Root recently told Kerrang! magazine about "Nero Forte": "This is a Clown song, which is amazing. This one is going to be great live. It's very percussive, and reminiscent of 'Psychosocial' [from 2008's 'All Hope Is Gone'] — but maybe an evolution of 'Psychosocial'. Obviously, Clown is a drummer and percussionist, but he's also a songwriter — and he always has been. Now we're able to collaborate as songwriters, and this is what we end up with. When Corey [Taylor, vocals] came in and started diving into the vocals, he came up with this extra melody in the chorus line very late into the process. That really drew me into this song."
"We Are Not Your Kind" sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.