Slipknot's Corey Taylor has been sporting a new mask which he debuted for fans during the band's performance at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma back in September. Taylor recently took part in a fan-oriented horror convention called Days of the Dead in Atlanta where he said that the new mask was actually created by a young Slipknot fan who “nailed it” from the beginning.
Blabbermouth.net reports Taylor said, “My new (mask is) pretty rad. I really sat down and tried to figure out . . . I worked with a guy named Conor Deless. He's a young kid; he's actually a fan. And I can remember laying out traits that I wanted to see and a lot of the stuff that inspired him. And when he sent me the preliminary sculpt — he didn't even sketch it out; he sent me a tiny sculpt — and it was so killer that I was, like, 'Yes. That's it.' I mean, he nailed it so quickly that I'd never . . . I've always had to go back and forth and do a bunch of tiny manipulations and changes and stuff, but he was so dialed in and he immediately got it that we were just, like, 'All right. Let's do this, man.' He drove in, did a mold of my head, and the rest is history.”
Taylory replied “no comment” when asked if there had been any masks over the years that he “absolutely hated” and “couldn't wait to get off.”