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Dana Dentata

2 Headed Monster

Posted on February 12, 2008

What do you know about “Vermilion” and “Vermilion Pt. 2” off Slipknot’s Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)? Your knowledge on the subject is about to expand… The song “Vermilion” begins the story of obsession, and “Vermilion Pt. 2” is a haunting continuation of the story. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making them integral pieces to the same complex puzzle. “The differences (between the 2 tracks) are subtle – Vermilion Pt. 1 is about the enrapturing, the buildup, the anticipation and the neurosis,” says Corey Taylor. “Part 2 is the aftermath, the pieces that have to be picked up later, and maybe the guilt of having lived through it.” A separate video was shot for each version of the track in Los Angeles in late-August. The clip for “Vermilion” was directed by Tony Petrossian and M. Shawn Crahan, co-directors of the “Duality” video. The video for “Vermilion Pt. 2” is being directed by Mark Klasfeld. Expect both videos to surface simultaneously soon, and expect to see another side of Slipknot you have never seen before. The concept of the “Vermilion” video follows a young woman whose life is completely out of phase with the rest of the world. For every day that goes by her, she grows further away from her imprint of time in this reality. All she can do is stand alone and contemplate her isolation. Throughout the video, the only things in balance are her visions of the members of Slipknot in her subconscious. “This is REAL,” says Clown. “We chose to go down an artistic wormhole, and give our fans a beginning look of what else lies within our thought process. Whereas “Duality” captured the real intimacy of what we share with our fans, with “Vermilion,” we finalize that chapter by grabbing a hold of our fans and taking them deeper into the experience of Slipknot. It’s all starting over again – THIS IS REAL!” until these videos surface, check out Slipknot’s PHOTO GALLERY for stills from the 1st “Vermilion” video


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