Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has once again taken to his social media to tease fans regarding the next Slipknot chapter. Taylor shared a photo to Instagram that appears to take the shape of his new mask.
The photo depicts a very bright, distorted image. While the post itself is hard to make out, commenters believe the image is of Taylor’s eye. Additionally, the caption reads, “Soon.”
That said, we are hoping for a full reveal to come in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out Taylor’s most recent tease below.
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According to Blabbermouth, Taylor has been working with special effects artist Tom Savini. Savini has worked on many classic horror films such as Friday The 13th and Dawn Of The Dead.
While the most recent teaser has fans all riled up, Taylor began teasing the new era a few months ago.
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Not long after that, Taylor revealed a photo of himself and his mask team behind-the-scenes. In the photo, Taylor’s mask appears to being cut and fitted.
“Since I can’t show you the mask yet, here’s what we go through to have them made,” the musician says in the Instagram post.
While we won’t know what the masks look like until Slipknot decide that they are fully ready for the world to see, Taylor recently explained that his masks are a part of his own personal growth.
“Like, a lot of the guys in the band are happy with theirs (masks), and they keep theirs. Maybe they’ll change them subtly, depending on who’s making the new ones for us. But for me, I like exploring who I am now. Nothing against the guys in the band, but for me — Especially with the lyrics. I’m not the same guy I was four years ago when we did .5, and before that when I did All Hope Is Gone. That guy is constantly changing, so who is that guy in this moment?”
vocals | 8.9.19 pic.twitter.com/co81vHnc9l
— Slipknot (@slipknot) March 27, 2019
Taylor has previously said the new album contains the band’s heaviest song yet.He also added that the band’s at their “most ambitious, our most experimental” on the forthcoming album.
The album still doesn’t have a name, but we do know it’s set to drop Aug. 9, and if the band continue teasers like this, we’ll be watching closely.
07/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/08 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds*
08/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
08/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot and Gojira only
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