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Slipknot Bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella’s Identity Being Uncovered Online Was A ‘Mad Panic’ For Him


If you recall back in 2014, the mystery of the identity of then newly added Slipknot bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella didn’t last very long. Within hours of the band premiering their “The Devil In I” music video, Venturella was outed thanks to his hand tattoo. As it turns out, BBC Radio 1Rock Show‘ host Daniel P Carter was in the studio with Venturella at that exact moment and has since described the ‘mad panic’ that ensued.

Speaking on the new all Slipknot special of the ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘ that aired yesterday, February 09th, Carter, who was in a band called Krokodil at the time Venturella joined Slipknot, told the tale:

“So in 2013, obviously, founding member Joey Jordison had left the band. He was replaced by Jay Weinberg; and ‘VMan’ Venturella was playing bass at this point. And I actually remember very vividly being in the studio, because I actually played in a band called Krokodil with Vman at that point. And we were in the studio working on stuff and “The Devil In I” video went up online and all of us in the studio kinda sat there and watched it in on the computer and were high fiving him and stoked and everything.

At this point, no one knew who these new members were in the band. But I think within about a half an hour I think somebody had screengrabbed the picture towards the end of the video where Vman‘s playing bass and somehow, someone recognized the tattoos on his hand—they’re pretty distinctive I guess. And I remember him having this look of mad panic as his phone just started blowing up, like for the entire rest of the day—to the point where he was like ‘I just need to go. I just need to go now.’ It was amazing.”

You can hear the entire aforementioned all-Slipknot episode here. Meanwhile, live footage of two songs from an in-studio performance Slipknot recorded at Maida Vale Studios for the episode can be seen here. Slipknot‘s 2020 touring plans include the following shows:

With Behemoth:

02/11 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum (Tickets)
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (Tickets)
02/14 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle (Tickets)
02/16 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena (Tickets)
02/17 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Tickets)
02/18 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle (Tickets)
02/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena (Tickets)
02/21 Stockholm, SWE – Ericsson Globe (Tickets)
02/22 Oslo, NOR – Telenor Arena (Tickets)
02/24 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena (Tickets)


03/20-21 Tokyo, JAP – Kntofest Japan (Tickets)
03/24 Singapore, SNG – Singapore Rockfest (Tickets)
03/27 Jakarta, IND – Hammersonic Festival
03/29 Manila, PHL – Amoranto Stadium (Tickets)
05/16 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival (Tickets)
05/23 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

With A Day To Remember, Underoath & Code Orange:

05/30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (no A Day To Remember) (Tickets)
05/31 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (Tickets)
06/02 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (no Code Orange) (Tickets)
06/04 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron (Tickets)
06/05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell (Tickets)
06/06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (Tickets)
06/08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (Tickets)
06/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (Tickets)
06/12 Memphis, TN – FedExForum (Tickets)
06/14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center (Tickets)
06/15 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (Tickets)
06/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (Tickets)
06/18 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
06/20 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (Tickets)
06/22 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (Tickets)
06/23 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater (Tickets)
06/25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange) (Tickets)


06/27 Monterrey, MEX – Machaca Festival (Tickets)
07/17 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest (Tickets)
07/18 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA (Tickets)
07/26 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/27 Bucharest, ROM – Romexpo
07/29 Bratislava, SLO – Nepela Arena
07/31 Koln, GER – RheinEnergeStadion (Tickets)
08/01 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/07 Berlin, GER – Waldbuhne (Tickets)
08/10 Barcelona, SPA – Knotfest At Sea
08/15 Fuengirola, SPA – Metal Paradise Fest (Tickets)
08/22 Milton Keynes, UK – The National Bowl (‘Knotfest UK‘) (Tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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