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.
— Rocklahoma (@Rocklahoma) September 5, 2021