Slipknot Debuts New Outfits At Washington Festival
Slipknot debuted a brand new look at its concert on Tuesday night (July 30th) at the Pain In The Grass festival in Auburn, Washington. Replacing the black jumpsuits that the band wore at the start of the 2019 touring cycle are now mostly white jumpsuits and slightly adjusted masks.
Singer Corey Taylor's outfit was the only one with a different design than Slipknot's eight other members, combining a bit of old with a bit of new with broad, pinstriped sleeves and a white stripe up the middle of the torso, splitting the two black halves.
Taylor worked on his new mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates back to the late 1970s, including such films as Friday The 13th, Dawn Of The Dead, From Dusk 'Til Dawn and many others.
Percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told us a while back that the band's masks and images will always evolve: "We're not a Kiss thing. I love Kiss, they're the reason I play music, so no, you know, there's no disrespect here, but I'm not gonna be left to have, you know, demon eyes for my whole career. I can't do it. I'm too over here, there, and everywhere to ever have to be that one thing forever. I'm not. We're an ongoing experiment that we play, and we change."
The new Slipknot LP, We Are Not Your Kind, is out August 9th. Slipknot's current North American tour, which features support from Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth, brings them to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday (August 3rd).