For fans who have ever wondered what rockers Slipknot do with their used stage masks once they've been retired, here's a little bit of inside-baseball for you.
Slipknot's man behind the turntables, Sid Wilson, has put his former false fleshy bits normally relegated to a trophy shelf to very good use as an animatronic moving nightmare that sits on stage with him and sings along to the band's setlist.
Even better... Wilson, who now wears a cyborg get-up while on tour, brought his We Are Not Your Kind-era mask to life in total secret from the rest of the Slipknot crew.
Check out a clip of him singing along to "The Chappeltown Rag" below!
Singer Corey Taylor told Kerrang!, "It’s incredible. He didn’t show us until [we made] the videos,” adding, “I don’t want to give too much away, but you’ve gotta ask him about the journey it took to get that fu**ing mask together, because he’ll talk to you about it for a good 20 minutes… It’s a f**king horror story!"
Fans are currently seeing a whole new set of spooky Slipknot masks overseas on their European tour, and the band will return to North America for a fall edition of their Knotfest Roadshow beginning in mid-September with guests Ice Nine Kills and Crown The Empire. Tickets & VIP options are on sale now.
Slipknot, Ice Nine Kills + Crown the Empire Fall 2022 U.S. Tour Dates
Sept. 20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 21 – Springfield, Mo. @ Great Southern Bank Arena
Sept. 23 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life *
Sept. 24 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Austin, Texas @ Germania Insurance Amp.
Sept. 28 – Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amp.
Oct. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 4 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amp.
Oct. 6 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock *
Oct. 7 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amp.
* Festival date
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