Corey Taylor is working with Dawn Of The Dead artist on new Slipknot mask

(Image credit: Steve Jennings/WireImage - Getty)

Slipknot are preparing to unleash their new studio album in the coming months.

We had the first taste of their new material in October last year, when the band launched the single All Out Life (opens in new tab).

Not only are fans eager to hear more material from the Iowa heavyweights, but they’re also desperate to see the new masks the band will wear once they hit the road this summer (opens in new tab) – especially after frontman Corey taylor teased his new creation just before Christmas.

Taylor has now shed a little more light on that aspect in an interview on the Let There Be Talk (opens in new tab) show.

The vocalist says: “We work with different people. We worked with Screaming Mad George for the longest time. He’s an effects guy from Japan. He did a lot of the special effects for Big Trouble In Little China – he did a lot of that stuff. He’s a maniac, he’s an amazing artist. 

“He did the masks for us, for IowaVolume 3, he did a little work with us on All Hope Is Gone.

“But then we worked with a bunch of other people. I had the privilege this time around, the new stuff that I’m working on, to work with Tom Savini. 

“He’s the godfather to me. Got to hang out with him, got to talk with him. Met him through a friend who actually works with him. And the three of us were kind of developing this new mask together so I’m kind of fucking chuffed on that.”

Taylor adds: "It’s really bare bones right now because it has to do with what I’m going to do underneath it as well, so I just gave a little sample and people were like, ‘What the fuck!’I loved it, it blew up so quick.”

Savini has a long history as a make-up artist and special effect technician and has worked on productions including Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Friday The 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Soon... #thenewface #2019 #wanyk Corey Taylor (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by @coreytaylor on Dec 23, 2018 at 11:07am PST

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.