Slipknot Drummer Eloy Casagrande Shares ‘Disasterpiece’ Drum-Cam Video

May 28, 2024

Slipknot‘s new drummer Eloy Casagrande is a beast. And he’s shared a drum-cam video on his Instagram account to prove it.

Watch “Disasterpiece” from one of the band’s recent festival appearances! 


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Slipknot guitarist Jim Root was recently a guest of Tone-Talk and how talked about how Casagrande joined the band and what his impact has been, “We didn’t even try anybody else. Eloy’s name came up. He contacted us, actually, about wanting to be a part of it and started sending a bunch of videos in. I think him and our bass player (Alessandro ‘Vman’ Venturella) might’ve had a little bit of a relationship before. I think they knew each other. They had mutual friends. And Vman’s really in tune with a lot of really great, proggy, heavy musicians that are passionate about their instruments. And it just seemed like a no-brainer. And he’s really respectful of the legacy of (SLIPKNOT’s original drummer, the late) Joey (Jordison), and Joey was a huge influence on him. And he’s so humble. The dude has so much humility. And you could tell he just lives and breathes his craft, to the point where I see his passion and it ignites my passion for my instrument. And Brazilians, South Americans in general, are so passionate about what they do. Our manager told me, he was out to dinner with four or five promoters from South America, and they were all really stoked. They’re all, like, ‘It’s so good you’ve got a Brazilian drummer in SLIPKNOT now. We kind of feel like we’ve won the World Cup.’ It’s a cool feeling. And God, he just fits in so well. I don’t know, man. I mean, there’s a lot of things I can say about it. I’m just glad it happened when it did. And we’re lucky to have him — we are really lucky to have that dude.”

If you’re following Slipknot, you know that they’re wearing their classic look, the ’99 red jumpsuits at their 2024 (so far) shows. The band is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

After Slipknot parting ways with Jay Weinberg last November, the band released a statement explaining that the split was a creative decision. Jay released his own statement, saying that he was “heartbroken and blindsided” by his firing.

Weinberg is doing fine, though. He’s now drumming with Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves.

Casagrande abruptly quit Sepultura three and a half months ago, right before they were rehearsing for the launch of their 40th-anniversary farewell tour.

Meanwhile, Slipknot recently announced the North American portion of the “Here Comes The Pain” tour. Dates here.


Written by Todd Hancock