Slipknot - "Psychosocial" (film clip)
Slipknot Psycho Social Music video , "Psychosocial" is the second single and fourth track from Slipknot's fourth studio album, "All Hope Is Gone". It entered airplay on June 26, 2008 and was originally planned for release as a digital single on July 1 but was delayed and released on July 7. Despite being announced to be the first single from their album All Hope Is Gone it was actually their second single as the track "All Hope Is Gone" was released as a paid download on June 23. Slipknot performed "Psychosocial" live for the first time on July 9, 2008, at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington. The music video for "Psychosocial" was shot at Sound Farm studios in Jamaica, Iowa on June 30, 2008. The shoot was delayed due to an unrelated head injury sustained by turntablist Sid Wilson before the shoot, who was subsequently hospitalised. On July 18, 2008 the video premiered on MTV's "FNMTV" show. The video, which was directed by Paul Brown, was shot using high-end cameras which shoot 1,000 frames per second and are contrasted with traditional 35 mm hand crank camera equipment. Percussionist Shawn Crahan explains; "we have the most extreme on both ends, with nothing in the middle. That's what the video is, and nobody does that. There's an art form behind it." During an interview with Kerrang!, guitarist James Root revealed that the video features the burning of the purgatory masks adorned by the band members in the splash teaser photos shown on Slipknot's website, reportedly because the masks represent the band's ego.