In a story Ghost Cult broke and continues to follow Slipknot has tried to hid e the identity of percussionist Tortilla Man, even though there is tons of evidence that that character is none other than musician Michael Pfaff. Pfaff replaced Chris Fehn who was dismissed from the band for suing over his cut of the bands money and alleging corrupt financial dealings by management. Now the band has played their hand by offering Torrilla Man facemasks for sale at their UK . merchandise store on the Digital Stores web site, taking pre-orders for what it is calling the “Pfaff Neck Gaiter Face Cover”. Due to be released on September 25, this neck gaiter features the mask design worn by “Tortilla Man” and is made of elastic soft and breathable fabric. It is available in one size only.Continue reading
While Slipknot continues to avoid answering the question: Who is “Tortilla Man”, he can’t help show his face and leave other clues about his identity. When Slipknot visited Postojna Cave, the most extensive cave system in Slovenia naturally made of limestone, percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, drummer Jay Weinberg, and “Tortilla Man” appeared out of costume. Several photos from their visit can be seen below. Ghost Cult shared the news that a YouTuber broke the news last fall ahead of every other music site covering the band that “Tortilla Man.” is really multi-instrumentalist Michael Pfaff. Pfaff played keyboards with Crahan in the band Dirty Little Rabbits and is also a member of the Iowa-based duo The Snacks. Included in the image gallery is a picture of the page in the Postojna Cave, the unmasked photo of the band, and the visitors’ book signed by the three members of the band, with the middle signature appearing to contain the word “Pfaff”.Continue reading
As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily!Continue reading
When it comes to Slipknot, for the most part, Ghost Cult has stayed out of the “who is Tortilla man?” hijinks of the rest of the music journalism world. We were happy to cover Knotfest Roadshow at one of the first dates, share our early review of We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner) and keep the “what does Corey Taylor think”? Rumble to a dull roar, because we don’t post that nonsense here. However, a YouTuber we like, The House of Masks just cracked the code (he found out on Reddit), so we thought we’d share! Here is the big reveal!Continue reading
With everything Slipknot has been through in the last few years, you’d have thought they would have explored enough darkness and misery to last a lifetime, wanting to escape the cold expanse of unrelenting blackness with a renewed sense of optimism.