Why is Snuff a heavy song for Corey Taylor?

“Snuff” is based on a true story According to Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, this is a very personal song. He said the person he’s singing to was someone very special to him who helped him survive a really dark episode of his life. He ended up falling for her and thought she had similar feelings for him.

Who wrote Snuff by Slipknot?

Corey TaylorSnuff / ComposerCorey Todd Taylor is an American singer, musician, songwriter and actor. He is known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Taylor co-founded Stone Sour with drummer Joel Ekman in 1992, playing in the Des Moines area, and working on a demo. Wikipedia

Who is the guy in the Slipknot Snuff video?

It was co-directed by Shawn “Clown” Crahan and P. R. Brown, and features Malcolm McDowell and Ashley Laurence of Hellraiser fame.

Does Slipknot play Snuff live?

Slipknot broke out their 2008 track “Snuff” live for the first time in nearly a decade at their March 16 show in Fargo, ND. Vocalist Corey Taylor said to the crowd that they haven’t played “Snuff” in 13 years, but according to Setlist.FM, Slipknot played the track a handful of times on their 2012 tour. Advertisement.

What is the meaning behind snuff?

intransitive verb. 1 : to inhale through the nose noisily and forcibly also : to sniff or smell inquiringly. 2 obsolete : to sniff loudly in or as if in disgust. 3 : to take snuff.

How many times has Slipknot played snuff live?

Slipknot have played Snuff less than 20 times in the 13 years since its release, though Corey Taylor has included in solo setlists as tribute to fallen bassist Paul Gray.

Who killed themselves in Slipknot?

Paul Gray (American musician)

Paul Gray
Died May 24, 2010 (aged 38) Johnston, Iowa, U.S.
Genres Heavy metal nu metal death metal
Occupation(s) Musician songwriter
Instruments Bass

How often does Slipknot Snuff?

But the real surprise was the emotional power-ballad, “Snuff,” which the band hadn’t busted out since 2012, and have only ever played a grand total of 17 times, according to Setlist.fm.

How many times has Slipknot played Snuff?

When was Snuff Slipknot released?

2008Snuff / Released