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Corey Taylor Says His New SLIPKNOT Mask Was Designed to “F*** with People”

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So, what’s the deal with Corey Taylor’s new Slipknot mask? He had horror FX guru Tom Savini at his disposal but emerged with nothing but a clear, silicone face cover that resembles a cosmetic, pore-cleansing mask. It seems almost like Taylor put no thought whatsoever into what he wanted, but it turns out the opposite is true.

Related Article: Corey Taylor on Evolving SLIPKNOT Persona: “I’ll Give You a F***ing Villain”

In a recent interview with Kerrang! the vocalist claimed that his new mask plays into the villain persona that’s been thrust upon him.

“I said, ‘Okay, if you want a villain, you’ll get a fucking villain,’” he says. “My vision was about trying to create something uncomfortable – not only for me to wear, but for people to look at. I wanted it to feel like it was something that was created in someone’s basement – something that was made specifically to fuck with people. It’s the representation of public opinion turning on a dime – they want to tear people down for the way they live, even if they don’t really know them. It’s been liberating to embrace that side and be like, ‘Fuck you. I really don’t give a shit what you think about me, so here’s this!’”

Slipknot has been thrust back into the limelight following a new video release (“Unsainted”, below), and a blistering performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week. The band is gearing up for a world tour with a new album, We Are Not Your Kind, slated to drop on August 9th.

Related Article: ICYMI: Check Out SLIPKNOT Performing “Unsainted” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Are you a Slipknot fan? What do you think of Corey Taylor’s new mask? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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