Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Otto ... "have found the makeup an unfortunate marketing gimmick".
I'd call it a successful image designed to please their young fans.
I first heard of Slipknot when Iowa hit No1 on the UK album charts, (For a 'metal' act, a rare achievement in itself) after checking the Left Behind video, I knew they had hit the zeitgeist with regard to pre and young teens of the time.
Hawaiian shirts and bermuda shorts, or any on stage 'outfit', are a marketing gimmick aren't they?