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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Debuts Terrifying New Mask at Band's First Show in Over a Year

Corey Taylor of Slipknot
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Corey Taylor of Slipknot performs on stage during day 2 of Download festival 2019 at Donington Park on June 14, 2019 in Castle Donington, England.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor debuted a frightening new mask at Rocklahoma 2021 in Pryor, Okla., on Saturday (Sept. 4).

Slipknot's appearance at Rocklahoma marked the rock band's first live show since performing at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland, in February 2020.

"Good to be back. Thank you, @rocklahoma," Slipknot captioned a photo on Instagram showing the skeleton-like mask.

The annual three-day Rocklahoma launched Friday with other performances by Rob Zombie, HalestormMastodon, Steel Panther, Andrew W.K., Puddle of Mudd, and others.

In May, Taylor gave fans a teaser of what to expect from his latest creepy mask during an interview with Des Moines, Iowa's LAZER 103.3.

“The mask has been a part of us forever,” the singer told the radio station. “The mask is king. And for us, especially people like me and Clown and the guys in the band that really allow those masks to evolve, it’s important for it to be a reflection of who we are in that music. And I can tell you that the mask I’m working on is very disturbing."

He added, “It’s gonna be hard to look at. And it’ll probably be my favorite mask that I’ve ever put together. It’s little bits and pieces of things that have intrigued me, of masks that I’ve had in the past. And it’s gonna have a devil-may-care kind of terror to it, let’s put it that way.”

Last month, Taylor revealed he was battling COVID-19 even after being vaccinated. “I woke up today and tested positive and I’m very, very sick,” he said in a video posted Aug. 20 on Facebook.

Check out Taylor's scary new mask on Rocklahoma's Twitter account below.