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Alessandro Venturella
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Venturella performing with Slipknot in 2019
Background information
Also known as
  • Alex
  • V-Man
Origin United Kingdom and Italy
  • Thrash metal
  • punk rock
  • shock rock
  • heavy metal
  • nu metal
  • alternative metal
  • metalcore
  • progressive metal
  • Musician
  • guitar tech
  • Bass
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active 1999–present

Alessandro "Alex" Venturella is an English musician who is the current bassist for American heavy metal band Slipknot. He previously has served as a lead guitarist for Krokodil and Cry for Silence. Earlier in his career, he was the touring guitar tech for Mastodon's Brent Hinds, Coheed and Cambria, Architects, and Fightstar.


On 7 October 2014, frontman Corey Taylor of Slipknot was surprised by the fact that Venturella had been identified playing bass in a Slipknot video for the song "The Devil in I". Venturella's unique left-hand tattoo had been reported by Metal Chapel News, despite all the musicians wearing masks in the video. Taylor said of Venturella and the video's drummer, "They're not official band members yet, but they are people who play with the band... Time will tell whether or not they're, like, full members." On 25 and 26 October, Venturella performed with the band live for the first time at Knotfest 2014.

On 3 December 2014, Slipknot's former drum tech posted a photograph of a personnel list of the band on tour, showing that bassist Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg were touring with the band. Venturella was eventually officially revealed to be the bassist by Jim Root in an interview with Ultimate-Guitar on 13 May 2015.

On 2 August 2015, Venturella had an unknown medical emergency for which he was rushed to the hospital during a show in Hartford, Connecticut. The following day, it was revealed that Venturella had suffered from dehydration during the show the previous night, and would be returning to the stage on 4 August 2015, in Mansfield, Massachusetts, where he performed back stage.

Personal life

Venturella married Lisa Graham on 13 July 2020.


with Cry for Silence
  • Through The Precious Words (2001)
  • The Longest Day (2004)
  • The Glorious Dead (2008)
with Krokodil
  • Shatter / Dead Man's Path Ltd. 7 (2014)
  • Nachash (2014)
with Slipknot
  • .5: The Gray Chapter (2014)
  • "All Out Life" (non album single) (2018)
  • We Are Not Your Kind (2019)
  • The End, So Far (2022)

See also

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