During a conversation with Kerrang , Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan talked about the band's new masks for the upcoming album.
The musician said:
"I posted a photo on Instagram of my children, but they had garbage bags over their heads so you couldn't see them. They're doing good - they've had their hair sewn on now, and both hair is the same, which is interesting.
"My wife doesn't like the new masks - I'll just let the whole world know that. She's not feeling it at all. [Laughs] But when I sewed the hair on, she liked it better.
"My wife is like everybody else and likes the brilliant idea of 1998 Slipknot: in your face, fuck you, middle finger pressed up against your forehead, 'We are the 'Knot, we do what we want when we want.' She's stuck in that. I get it all day: ‘You gonna wear the red coveralls?' ‘I don't know, I have no idea!'"
Focusing on himself, Clown said:
“The old me would feel like you're trying to say that I've gone soft! But the new me is kinda like, ‘You can think what you want.' And I also know that now I prefer to be softer. There's a time and a place for everything.
"But no-one needs to feel the way I feel. I've been severely depressed with my anger, and my inability to feel and to not be able to process life's curveballs.
"It would really hurt me to think that there was a Clown 20 years ago that wasn't hoping for peace for himself.”