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Slipknot Subliminally Tease New Masks In Tour Promo

Slipknot may have just given fans their first glimpse at some of the band’s new masks in a teaser for their upcoming North American Prepare For Hell Tour. The clip prominently features frontman Corey Taylor obscured by plastic sheeting and donning what appears to be a grotesque, never-before-seen mask.

In addition to Taylor’s mask, which features a large, Joker-style Chelsea Grin cut across the mouth, short flashes in the video feature a stencil-style image of the mask traditionally belonging to guitarist Mick Thomson and what fans have speculated is percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan‘s new mask.

Readers can check out isolated screenshots of the three masks in the gallery below. The band have typically unveiled new masks with every album cycle, with their All Hope Is Gone-era masks praised as some of the band’s creepiest and most intricate yet, though not every mask was drastically changed.

Having recently unveiled the details of their long-awaited fifth album, .5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot are currently gearing up to hit the road with their new North American tour and a series of Knotfest dates, before they make their way Down Under to headline the 2015 instalment of Soundwave Festival.

Though .5: The Gray Chapter is slated for release Friday, 17th October, if Aussie fans are looking to hear it live, they’ll have to get tickets to Soundwave. Festival promoter AJ Maddah confirmed last month that Slipknot, fellow headliners Faith No More, and “a few others” will be exclusive to the festival.

Gallery: New Slipknot Masks Revealed?

Watch: Slipknot Prepare For Hell Tour 2014 Promo

Soundwave Festival 2015

General public tickets on sale 9am local time Friday, 29th August

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
Tickets: Soundwave

Lineup – Day One
Adelaide – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Melbourne – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Sydney – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Brisbane – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Faith No More
Soundgarden
Incubus
Lamb Of God
Ministry
Antemasque
Gerard Way
Mayhem
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
Atreyu
The Aquabats
Area 7
Godflesh
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
Fireworks
The Bennies
The Color Morale
Monuments
Nothing More
Deathstars
Ne Obliviscaris
The Treatment

Lineup – Day Two
Melbourne – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Adelaide – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Brisbane – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Sydney – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Slipknot
Slash
Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
Godsmack
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Apocalyptica
Lagwagon
Tonight Alive
Crossfaith
Butcher Babies
Confession
The Swellers
Conditions
Coldrain
King 810
Dayshell
This Wild Life

The Wonder Years

+ more to be announced!

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