The meaning of Siipknots masks

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Undoubtedly one of the most captivating things about the band Slipknot are their masks; each member has their own, In the following post I briefly tell you their meaning.

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GAS MASK
The band's DJ Sid Wilson originally wears a gas mask that over time and with each new album has undergone variations. Currently it has the shape of a skull but retains a certain resemblance to the original mask.

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PINOCCHIO MASK
Chris Fehn's mask has been virtually the same throughout the band's history. A mask with a 16 cm nose, reminiscent of the Pinocchio of children's fairy tales; and also, in a more twisted form, of the doctors during the black plague. The meaning of this mask is good humor. According to all Slipknot members, Fehn is always in a good mood.

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ASIAN JESTER MASK
The first time Root used a mask for Slipknot was that of his predecessor, guitarist Josh Brainard, a Bondage mask that he found uncomfortable. He decided on a white Asian Jester mask that he has been customizing, adding color, volume and even zippers. The only meaning Root gave to the mask is that of the union of a Mime with a jester.

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HELMET WITH SPIKES
Craig Jones has kept the simple and original idea of his mask: lots of nails. Over the years the size and number of nails has grown (133 have been counted). The mask, according to Jones, reflects his "Inner Self".

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CLOWN MASK
The mask that started it all. Craham thought it was fun to wear a mask inside the band, so he paid $49 dollars for one at a Halloween store and that's where the myth began. The mask has undergone variations, but the concept is always the same, a clown, or at least a clown nose. According to Crahan, the meaning is nothing more than his crazy way of being.

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HOCKEY MASK
MIck Thomson's one is a metal mask reminiscent of those worn by field hockey players. It has not undergone remarkable variations, and the meaning of it is Thomson's cold and inert temperament.

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DEFORMED MASK
Taylor's mask is changing and evolving with each new Slipknot album. With the first albums, Taylor wore a white mask with natural and artificial dreadlocks, then, he moved on to a dirty, sloppy, two-color mask, on the fourth album the mask was latex, tight-fitting, and with strange circular holes in the eyes. His current mask is the closest to the figure of a human being, it has stitches in the cheeks and certain facial imperfections. The meaning of Taylor's mask is change. According to him, no human being remains stable and unchangeable.

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