Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn Crahan — a.k.a. Clown — put a lot of work into the band's video release, Voliminal: Inside the Nine . But, he says, please don't call it a DVD.
"I don't really like that term; I'm calling it more of a movie than I am a DVD," explains Crahan, who conceived and directed the two-disc set. "You're talking three-and-a-half years in the making. There were over 300 videotapes at 60 minutes apiece to analyze, and I watched every single one of them. There's, like, 325 edits in the thing, and each one of them are precisely put in for an exact reason.
"So at the end of that, I didn't turn in a DVD, y'know? I turned in a movie, period. A film."
Voliminal includes one disc of live footage, music videos and interviews with each of Slipknot's nine members. The centerpiece, however, is the 90-minute film on the first disc, a stream-of-consciousness style presentation that takes the viewer on a several hour journey into the world of Slipknot as the circles the globe in support of their multi-platinum album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) . Far from your usual tour film, Voliminal: Inside the Nine is more of an art piece - fans are taken in the studio, on stage, backstage, on the tour bus and everywhere in between as they experience the energy of a band literally living, breathing and fighting for the music they created, and none of it unfolds in ways you'd expect.
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