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'The Conjuring' Star Vera Farmiga Crushes Slipknot's 'Duality'

20 April 2023 | 2:11 pm | Mary Varvaris
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Dedicating the performance to “All the eye-pushers...” before singing, “I push my fingers into my eyes…” Farmiga made the audience cheer with delight.

(Vera Farmiga via Instagram, Slipknot by Hayden Nixon)

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The Conjuring, Godzilla and The Departed star Vera Farmiga isn’t just an actor we love seeing in films, but a metalhead. 

Farmiga is a proud supporter of the Rock Academy, a music school in Woodstock, New York; she's taken the stage a few times to rock out with fellow musicians.

Last September, she took on the Iron Maiden classic, The Trooper (not an easy song to sing!) with Scott Ian of Anthrax fame on guitar.

She captioned that performance on Instagram, "Sometimes, Rock Academy lets the adults rock too. And sometimes, if you're really lucky, you get to rock out with Scott Ian."

She returned to the Rock Academy a few months later, ripping out Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, explaining before the performance that the song was about "the carnage of war and the greed of politicians,” particularly Vladimir Putin, who she labelled a “fucking war pig”. (Farmiga is of Ukrainian descent.) 

Geezer Butler commented on her video, "Sad that my lyrics still have meaning all of these years later. Great performance, though!"

Now, she’s smashed another metal banger: Duality by Slipknot. Dedicating the performance to “the chin-pressers. All the eye-pushers. The skit-scratchers. The teeth-grinders,” before singing, “I push my fingers into my eyes…” Farmiga made the audience cheer with delight.

Check out the performance below.

Kill Your Stereo’s review of Knotfest Brisbane concluded about the namesake band’s performance last month, “Slipknot, indeed, is the heirs-apparent to the Metal Throne as THE G.O.A.T. once Metallica calls it a day. 

“Blasting through tracks that spanned their entire career, this was an experience far more than simply a festival set. The maniacal bashing of beer kegs with flaming baseball bats, the slithering of members of the band over the separate levels of the set, the masks, the pyro, the theatricality of it, Corey Taylor’s purposeful hyping of the crowd that was so intent on the inclusion of everyone into the Slipknot family and more.” Read the full review here.