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Jay Weinberg's dog isn't a fan of his new Slipknot mask

Slipknot pooch
(Image credit: Jay Weinberg)

Recently, at Los Angeles' Knotfest on November 5, Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg unveiled his new mask. If you haven't already seen it, the ghoulish face looks like something that you'd come across in a nightmare following an evening gouging on extra mature cheese. It's probably not surprising then, that Weinberg's dog Papaya, hasn't taken much of a liking to it either.

In an amusing and highly adorable new video, the Slipknot drummer shows his pet checking out the mysterious new object. By placing the mask on the floor, Weinberg lets his smooth coat Brussels Griffon have a good sniff, as she susses out what exactly the weird-looking item could be. On inspection, the pooch appears panicked, and begins barking while galloping around the mask, obviously prepping for any unexpected attacks. 

Picking up the mask, Weinberg hovers it around his pet, who suddenly becomes even more frantic while racing around the room. Honestly, if we were face to face with that thing, we'd probably have the same reaction too.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor – who debuted his own similarly spooky appearance not so long ago – said to Vice during an episode of The Therapist: "With Slipknot, at least for most of us in the band, the mask is part of the art – it's not just the visual and the shock; it's a representation of who I am in that album."

Check out the video below:

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.