Corey Taylor Debuts New Mask At Slipknot’s First Show In Over A Year

This past Saturday (September 4) Slipknot played their first show in 18 months, performing a headline set at Rockholma festival, during which frontman Corey Taylor debuted his creepy new mask.

Taylor replaced his Tom Savini-designed mask he wore for the We Are Not Your Kind era with a skeletal-looking mask complete with round beady eyes and a stitched Chelsea grin mouth. Savvy horror fans may note the mask looks similar to Dr. Decker’s mask featured in 1990’s Nightbreed.  Check out the new mask for yourself below.

Taylor previously spoke about the new mask during an interview with radio station Lazer 103.3 saying “I can tell you that the mask I’m working on is very disturbing. It’s gonna be hard to look at. And it’ll probably be my favorite mask that I’ve ever put together. It’s little bits and pieces of things that have intrigued me, of masks that I’ve had in the past. And it’s gonna have a devil-may-care kind of terror to it, let’s put it that way.”

Slipknot’s Rocklahoma set was triumphant for Taylor, who recently recovered from a bout with COVID, having contracted the virus at the end of his summer solo tour. He called the battle “the worst I’ve ever been sick in my life.” Taylor believes he caught COVID from a “selfish” concertgoer.

Slipknot will play Inkcarceration, Riot Fest, and Knotfest Iowa before they kick off their headlining Knotfest Roadshow tour on September 28th. Check out all their dates here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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