Eloy Casagrande Joins Slipknot: Metal Icons React to the Big News

The heavy metal world is buzzing with excitement as Eloy Casagrande steps into the drummer’s seat for Slipknot. Following his announcement on Instagram, fellow metal legends have flooded social media with messages of support and congratulations. Let’s dive into the reactions from some of the biggest names in the genre.

Eloy Casagrande, known for his tenure with Sepultura, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to join Slipknot, calling it an “exciting moment” and thanking the band and fans for their trust and support.

Among those congratulating Casagrande is Mario Duplantier of Gojira, who praised his unique blend of groove, precision, power, and humility. Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine and Dirk Verbeuren of Megadeth also sent their congratulations, highlighting Casagrande’s deserving nature and talent.

Jay Postones of Tesseract commended Casagrande’s unmatched groove and power, while Ray Luzier of Korn and Bran Dailor of Mastodon expressed their respect and excitement for his new journey. Adrian Erlandsson of At The Gates sent fiery emojis in support.

Even non-drummers couldn’t contain their excitement. Gary Holt of Slayer and Misha Mansoor of Periphery showered Casagrande with praise, with Mansoor noting that Slipknot is incredibly fortunate to have him. Matt Heafy of Trivium and Nita Strauss, former guitarist for Alice Cooper, also extended their congratulations, recognizing Casagrande’s well-deserved achievement.

Slipknot bassist Alessandro “V-Man” Venturella welcomed Casagrande with a fitting gif, signaling the band’s excitement about their newest member.

Fans had been speculating about Casagrande joining Slipknot since his departure from Sepultura, and his first performance with the band at a California club solidified the rumors. Slipknot officially confirmed Casagrande as their new drummer on April 30, and they’re gearing up for an extensive tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album.

With Casagrande behind the kit, Slipknot’s energy and intensity are sure to reach new heights, and fans around the world are eagerly anticipating what’s to come.

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