During a question-and-answer session at Texas Frightmare Weekend, he said it took him three months to create his final mask. debuted for the first time in early September.
“Because the last one was great, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do,” Taylor said.
“So this time I started early. I started designing it before the “We’re Not Your Kind” cycle was over, just to make sure I was ahead of the game and to make sure I could dial in all the details and more. “
Taylor worked with designer Conor Deles on a new mask, which he was able to quickly come up with an idea based on the look the singer described to him.
“He really understood the essence of what I was trying to set up, it happened almost immediately. And then, really, it was waiting for the curse to build,” Taylor continued.
“We made the mold. We built it right in front of my face, so it looks like a glove. And it’s hot as a ball, but very intense on stage. It looks pretty awesome. I call it the Smiley Skull Mask.
Taylor’s front mask developed by renowned special effects expert Tom Savini. When divided fans It debuted in the band’s “Unsainted” clip. In 2019.
Speaking of the impact of fan reactions, Taylor said at the time: “Actually, I got some ideas from some people, which led me to a completely different direction of people who grew up with burns, and it’s actually like a mask, like the new skin they wear when the skin is healing. Said Taylor. “And they said I didn’t want to say too much‘ freedom ’to see me in it, but it was. [it made them feel so not weird]. I liked it. “
He added: “I immediately removed it from the idea of that horrible book and immediately adapted it more with more metaphors and album words. Having something that affects people in some way It was great. I know people don’t like it, but I don’t care. “