Slipknot’s Corey Taylor reveals how he designed his new mask



In a new appearance on Texas Frightmare Weekend, Noose leader Corey taylor spoke about his new mask and revealed how he designed it.

Corey taylor is the singer and frontman of the heavy metal band Noose. He is known to be No. 8 in the group and has been a member since 1997. Made his debut in 1999 with the eponymous group Noose, Corey taylor played in each of Slipknot’s albums.

Apart from Noose, Corey taylor released his first solo studio album CMFT on October 2, 2020. With 14 songs in total, the album ranked number 8 on ARIA, number 44 on US Billboard 200, number 6 on US Top Rock Albums of Billboard.

However, on September 4, 2021, at the Rocklahoma Festival, Corey Taylor made his very first public appearance with his brand new mask. In this mask, it looked like Corey was inspired by a skull. It was white and contained black spots around the eyes. Taylorthe mouth of was sewn with thread, just like some of his previous masks.

Recently the musician opened up about his new mask and how he decided to make it. At first, the 48-year-old musician began to design the mask. He also revealed a surprising fact and admitted that he was not too happy with his previous mask.

“I spent three months designing this specifically. Because the last one was – it was cool but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do.

“So this time around, I started early.

“I actually started to design this before the end of the [2019] “We’re not your type” cycle, just to make sure I was ahead of the game and could catch all the details and so on. “

Corey Taylor reveals how he came up with the idea for his new mask

Later then, Corey continued by revealing his inspiration for his new mask. According to him, a young friend of his named Connor deless helped him design the mask. He also mentioned what he called the mask and said it was the smiling skull mask for him.

“I did it with a young man named Connor Deless, who is super cool” Taylor keep on going. “And he flew away. I explained to him everything I wanted to put in it.

“And he got to laugh at something real quick, man.” And it really got to the essence of what I was trying to configure. It was almost immediate.

“And then, really, it was just a matter of waiting for him to build that damn thing… We made the mold. We built it right over my face, so it fits like a glove.

“And it’s hot as balls, but it’s so awesome on stage – it looks really, really cool. I call it the smiling skull mask.

Last August, Corey Taylor had explained what he wants to do in the future. To say he has a jazz style, Corey had said he wanted to make a jazz album.

“I really want to make a jazz album at some point” Taylor said. “I talked about it in a few different interviews and stuff.

“But I definitely have a certain style of jazz that I gravitate towards more – like a dirtier side of jazz, whiskey jazz is what they call…

“I always want to make a darker acoustic album. I don’t write stuff like this all the time, and the reason I don’t is because it’s so easy for me, I can write this shit in my sleep.

“I like to trip over all the genres that I grew up listening to and try to create an amalgam hybrid that is exciting and a little bit pop and brings people to what I was listening to.

“Other than that, I don’t know, man. I did everything.



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