Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg shares new mask designed for Knotfest Japan

Drummer Jay Weinberg has unveiled his specially-designed mask for Slipknot’s headline sets at Knotfest Japan over the weekend.

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg shares new mask designed for Knotfest Japan
Emily Carter
Alexandar Gay

Jay Weinberg has unveiled a series of close-up photos of a beautiful new mask, specially designed for the band’s performances at Knotfest Japan this past weekend.

The drummer teamed up with Japanese painter SOLID BLACKLINE to create a new look for Slipknot’s two headline sets on April 1 and 2, explaining that he wanted to share the band’s love for the country as well as supporting local talent.

“The organic, flowing shapes of his high-contrast designs evoke feelings of mysticism and beauty, balanced within the duality of chaos and order one feels as a visitor in this wondrous country,” Jay wrote of his mask.

“There’s truly no better way to further immerse ourselves within everything that Knotfest Japan stands for – to share our love for Japan, and its rich artistic culture – than to welcome local talent through collaboration with our own expression through this weekend’s performances.”

SOLID BLACKLINE later posted that, “It was truly a moving experience to see the world’s most influential artists wearing the mask, which is also their alter ego, and playing onstage in Makuhari with all their hearts. Thank you!”

Check out the pics below:

Catch Slipknot at the following dates this year:


18 Daytona Beach, Florida, USA – Welcome to Rockville


7 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
8 Hradec, Czechia – Rock For People
10 Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield
11 Derby, UK – Download Festival
13 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
14 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
16 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
17 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
20 Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
21 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena
25 Bologna, Italy – Knotfest
27 Nimes, France – Arena of Nimes
29 Lisbon, Portugal – Evil Live Festival
30 Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

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