Corey Taylor Shares an Up-Close Photo of His New Slipknot Mask


With tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones now out of the way, we can return to The Second Most Important Thing ever to grace the internet’s hallowed pages: Slipknot masks!!!

I don’t really care much about new Slipknot masks beyond the initial curiosity of the overall aesthetic, but y’all can’t seem to get enough: “new Slipknot mask” content always does well, and as you all know, we here at Metal$ucks care only about the click$!

So, that headline above — when we said “up close,” we meant it: this photo is zoomed waaaaay the frig in. Corey posted it on Instagram earlier today.

Taylor shared another tease of his new mask back in December. Since then we’ve learned that the band partnered with Tom Savini, famed film special effects technician, on their latest round of masks. Corey also posted some behind-the-scenes photos showing the creation process of his new head garb a couple of months ago.

Slipknot’s new album, which still doesn’t have an official title, comes out August 9. Catch the band on tour in the U.S., Europe and Australia (with Metallica) later this year.

Alright, here ya go, the mask close-up:

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Like we said, super-exciting! Couldn’t tell you what we’re even looking at above… an eye? a stud of some kind? Corey’s belly button? But hey, who cares, NEW SLIPKNOT MASKS WOOOOOOOO!

Please feel free to download that image (this Instagram downloader tool is good), perform all sorts of Photoshop magic on it, then share it with all of us along with your best conspiracy theory. Go!

Slipknot on tour with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth: 

Fri Jul 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre [TICKETS]
Sat Jul 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater [TICKETS]
Thu Aug 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre [TICKETS]
Sat Aug 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [TICKETS]
Sun Aug 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [TICKETS]
Tue Aug 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center [TICKETS]
Thu Aug 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena [TICKETS]
Sat Aug 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds* [TICKETS]
Sun Aug 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [TICKETS]
Mon Aug 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [TICKETS]
Wed Aug 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater [TICKETS]
Fri Aug 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center [TICKETS]
Sat Aug 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater [TICKETS]
Sun Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [TICKETS]
Tue Aug 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [TICKETS]
Wed Aug 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center [TICKETS]
Fri Aug 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion [TICKETS]
Sat Aug 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain [TICKETS]
Sun Aug 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [TICKETS]
Tue Aug 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center [TICKETS]
Wed Aug 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [TICKETS]
Fri Aug 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [TICKETS]
Sat Aug 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [TICKETS]
Sun Sep 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [TICKETS]
Tue Sep 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [TICKETS]
Wed Sep 4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [TICKETS]
Fri Sep 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas [TICKETS]
Sat Sep 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [TICKETS]
Sun Sep 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [TICKETS]

*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

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