After teasing the new mask for frontman Corey Taylor, Slipknot have announced that their new bassist and drummer will both be wearing the same masks.
These two new members to the band haven’t been officially named as of yet, and in a recent interview, Taylor had this to say about the masks:
“We wanted to make something that still looked unified but still stayed with the spirit of what the band is all about. Instead of trying to find something that was individualistic, we designed — well, Clown designed a mask that the drummer and the bass player will both wear. On one hand they get a mask but at the same time, it’s not the individual mask that we in the band use. We knew that any attempt to do anything like that might be taken as disrespectful, but at the same time it’s part of the way of moving, getting past the hardest steps, which is just moving on. So, we decided that we would come up with a mask that works for both the bassist and the drummer and that’s what they’ll wear on stage.”
Slipknot will be releasing their upcoming fifth full-length ‘.5: The Gray Chapter‘ in late October this year via Roadrunner Records.