Slipknot are now selling their ‘We Are Not Your Kind’-era masks
Including a “new guy” mask for Tortilla Man
By Will Richards
17th October 2020
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. CREDIT: Gus Stewart/Redferns
The band’s sixth album came out last year.
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Ranging from $35 (£27.10) to $55 (£42.59), fans can buy masks worn by each Slipknot member including a “new guy” version – worn by Tortilla Man – a reference to the accidental unmasking of the new member with the unveiling of the band’s neck gaiter range earlier this year.
— Slipknot (@slipknot) October 16, 2020
Reviewing last year’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, NME wrote: “The ‘Knot’s sixth album is an astonishing record: a roaring, horrifying delve into the guts of the band’s revulsion, a primal scream of endlessly inventive extreme metal and searing misanthropy.
“20 years on from their debut proper – and from that chilling photo of them in the playground – Slipknot have somehow remained true to their core as everything around them (and even their line-up) has changed.”
Speaking to That Jamieson Show, the singer said: “I was just talking to Clown [percussionist M. Shawn Crahan] the other day about what we should… ‘Cause we’re obviously thinking about what the next album could be like.
“And he’s in this trippy place, dude, which is rad. I love it when he’s in this crazy mindset, because I know I’m gonna hear stuff that I’ve never heard before. He’s so goddamn creative, and that inspires Jim [Root, guitar]. And all the tumblers really start to fall. So it’s pretty rad. I can’t wait.”