Corey Taylor Addresses Knotfest Meets Forcefest Catastrophe

In a story that Ghost Cult broke the news on worldwide, Corey Taylor of Slipknot has finally addressed the Knotfest Meets Forcefest debacle last fall. During the fests first day the barricade was smashed and the final bands (Slipknot and Evanescence) canceled without an announcement. Fans stormed the stage and destroyed gear while bands and crew felt unsafe. Luckily no one was seriously injured, but Slipknot has said very little since the incident that saw them not take the stage that weekend. Speaking to Rock Antenne before Slipknot’s  February 9 concert at Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany, Taylor said about the Mexico City debacle (see video below): “The barricades were compromised. And breaking in — there were so many people that it was an absolute security issue. And they tried to fix it — I can’t even talk about it without rolling my fucking eyes — they tried to fix it with, like, bike racks. It was fucking insane. They were, like, trying to wire bike racks to this thing. You go hold 25 thousand people back with some bike racks. Are you fucking shitting me? Our production manager, our security team took a look at it and said, ‘I cannot sign off on this’ — for the public’s safety.

“We still don’t know what happened,” Corey continued. “We still don’t know why it was compromised, because our security team walks that all day long to make sure everything is in place. And it was compromised in a way that someone had to have done it. But we don’t know who, so, obviously, we can’t point fingers or whatnot. But there was no way that we were gonna put our fans at risk, the security team at risk and EVANESCENCE at risk, because they were going on.”