First thing I thought of was what had already been posted... the 9 points are the 9 band members.
* (#0) Sid Wilson - turntables (1996–present)
* (#1) Joey Jordison - drums (1995–present)
* (#2) Paul Gray - bass guitar, backing vocals (1995–present)
* (#3) Chris Fehn - custom percussion, backing vocals (1997–present)
* (#4) Jim Root - lead and rhythm guitars (1999–present)
* (#5) Craig "133" Jones - sampling, keyboards (1996–present)
* (#6) Shawn "Clown" Crahan - custom percussion, backing vocals (1995–present)
* (#7) Mick Thomson - lead and rhythm guitars (1996–present)
* (#8) Corey Taylor - lead vocals (1997–present)
I'd do something like this for our band, but a square is so boring!
Plus, we don't need to be thought of as occultish... we already have songs
about drugs and kids selling bombs at school and blowing their heads off with a shotgun (God's Really Pissed (Took Too Much) and Bombs at School).
3WGBS Shameless plug...
Honestly, the band's entire image is a marketing scheme. They are there for the fans, thus the image, which is fairly typical of metal. If you follow
their side projects, or actually main bands, you will see that is just image to capture the audience, much like the glitter and glamour of the pre-GnR
rock/metal era. There are many bands who do this, because it adds to the stage show. Ozzy, for example, used to bite the heads off of rubber rodents,
and alot of people went to the shows JUST FOR THAT (until he supposedly picked up a bat that WAS real on accident... we all remember that fiasco..)
Another person who does all this stuff is Marylin Manson. That guy was plain as a store clerk in maybury county before he updated his image and busted
out on the scene!
A lot of bands are into the 'image' just for the show. If you have a chance to see a bunch of longhairs playing good metal, or a decent metal show
where all the people wore halloween costumes and acted 'evil', most kiddies will go to the latter. I actually wrote a punk song about this (Monkeys)
lol... I gotta admit, I was into the whole metal scene back in the day... skater mullet, jean jacket with patches... the whole nine yards! Now I just
rock the plugs and buzz my head... no more metal shirts for me.
Want to see a truely disturbing (and absolutely hilarious in the sickest sense) show, go see GWAR. Best stage show I've EVER seen... only thing I can
think of that is as close to satyrical as GWAR would be Robot Chicken (Adult Swim TV Show).
EDIT: In my opinion, the music that has apparent symbology is quite benign in most cases, and fairly harmless... however, one does have to take into
consideration the industry as a whole may not be so. It's kinda like when they wrote the bible... pick what works and discredit the best, I mean the
[edit on 6-6-2008 by Earthscum]