According to Loudwire, Taylor’s photo appears to be a snippet of his new mask, which he will wear throughout the band’s forthcoming album cycle.
The caption of the Instagram post reads “Soon… #thenewface #2019 #wanyk.”
Fans’ comments on the picture hint that the photo is potentially just showing off the straps to the new mask. However, that is all the more reason to be excited for what Slipknot has in store. Check out the teaser below.
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Last November, Taylor announced that new Slipknot music is coming soon. The singer took to Twitter to confirm that he is entering the studio early next year. The forthcoming release is slated to release in the middle of 2019, which corresponds to the bands already announced tour dates.
“What I can tell you is I’ve known all the words all the time, so I’ve been able to paint the dream world and the nightmare in my mind,” Crahan says. “[It] breaks down to…good vs. evil, or in this sense, evil vs. good.”
“It’s about being a human being and experiencing what you have in correlating it to this world,” Crahan continues. “This world is ugly and it’s supposed to be, and it has to be in order for art to lead to grandness and beauty.”
Are you excited for the forthcoming era of Slipknot? What do you think Taylor’s mask will look like? Sound off in the comments below.