For what might be today's grossest news, Slipknot has announced that their festival later this month known as Knotfest will have its own smell - burning camel feces.
Let's allow the band to explain. "Knotfest has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over," a band press release states, Rolling Stone reports. "Personally picked by Slipknot themselves, the smell of Knotfest will permeate the festival grounds. Oil drums will be filled with camel sh*t... set aflame to last the entire festival."
According to the band's percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, this is the first time the band will be lighting camel dung on fire to release a pungent odor, but the masked rockers have used the animal waste before. "We did the camel dung on the first Knotfest. It was awesome; it was beautiful," he told RS. "[Fans] came into the museum and they had to be hit with camel sh*t. A very distinct smell. You can't huff it, but it's got this smell. And it's not necessarily the most comfortable thing, but its not necessarily the worst thing, it's just remembering thoughts - it's gonna be a reoccurring thing."
The flaming drums of poop will be on display from Oct. 24-26 for the festival, which will feature acts like Danzig, Black Label Society, Of Mice & Men, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax and two nights of the festival's namesake. Crahan went on to say that the idea is to give fans a collective memory for years to come. "So, I figure, since we're not a band anymore - we're a culture, everybody needs to get used to that real quick - that the culture has to have a smell," he said. "You have to be able to be somewhere in the world, maybe be in a little pain, and then all of a sudden smell that and feel good again."
Knotfest will take place at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif.