Slipknot is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with the “Here Comes The Pain” tour and nine new masks. The masks blend past inspirations with present realities, symbolizing the band’s growth and resilience. 

Founding member Shawn “Clown” Crahan discusses the significance of this milestone, reflecting on the band’s journey and evolution with PAPER Magazine — “There’s a lot going on right now in the world of Slipknot. I’m putting on exactly what I wore 25 years ago, I think it’d be insulting to who I was 25 years ago and for the people that knew that, and there is no way in this reality I can be that human being again.”

Crahan emphasizes that despite initial skepticism about their longevity, Slipknot’s music remains serious and unique. The anniversary underscores their perseverance and the enduring impact of their distinctive style, harkening back to when, “every magazine, every video interview everybody who was on the fence, for whatever reason wanted to believe that we weren’t going to last.”

Well here they are, sending fans into a frenzy 25 years later.

The tour will include stops at the Intuit Dome in Inglewood on Sept. 13 and 14.

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