Slipknot tease Thursday announcement in cryptic video clip


We thought we might have to wait until Slipknot (opens in new tab) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Friday to see their new masks.

But we could be seeing them sooner than that, judging by two new video clips released by the band.

The first is on Slipknot’s website (opens in new tab), which feature shots of the band from the past along with album artwork. It’s accompanied by a counter than quickly counts up to 0516 – May 16 – and ends with a figure with a covered head, who’s looks like it's about to reveal what’s underneath.

The second video has appeared on Twitter and shows the band’s masks from the past along with clips from old promo videos.

It also features the familiar caption: “We are not your kind” and points to the band’s website.

Frontman Corey Taylor teased fans with a cryptic picture of his new mask recently, while the band are gearing up to release their highly anticipated new studio album on August 9.

Slipknot will play several track on the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (opens in new tab) on Friday evening. The show will be broadcast on ABC at 11.35pm.

Here’s the ultimate timeline of Slipknot’s new studio album.

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Scott Munro
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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.