Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Slipknot's Corey Taylor about wearing his mask: "It lets you kind of just go for it"


Slipknot's Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Spark TV, you can read some excerpts below.

About his stage mask, Corey said: "For me, the mask has always represented that person on the inside who doesn't have a face, who doesn't have a voice, who feels like he doesn't have a voice. So the music is the voice and the mask is the face. 'Cause we're all different people underneath, and this is just the guy who I need to let go crazy so I can feel like a human being again, you know."

He continued: "It lets you kind of just go for it. And I don't think it's because you're hiding behind it. I think it's because you're letting it out. That's what it's all about, letting it out, letting that person out, letting that person feel it, and just going for it as hard as you can. So the minute you put this mask on, first of all, it hurts; second of all, it's heavy; third of all, it's hard to breathe in. But then when you go on stage, you kind of forget that you're wearing it. It's pretty crazy."

About his current mask, he said: "There's a second piece to it. It goes over the top. It represents the fact that there are masks behind the mask, that there are faces behind the faces. So kind of showing the dimensions of trying to be a good person, a human and trying to do the right thing in your life, and sometimes having to show those layers to be able to get a good balance in your life."