Name: Corey Taylor (8) Vocals
Corey is the alarmingly hypnotic frontman. He worked in a porno shop in hometown of Des Moines before joining the band. He wears a truly disturbing 'leatherface' mask with dreads made from his real hair.
Corey is formerly the front man of Iowa band "Stone Sour", and prefers the first name "Faith".
"We aren't hiding behind these masks, we're actually revealing more to you than you might think. The mask I wear brings out all the s**t inside me that I hate. Plus it hurts like hell, which helps my intensity."
Name: Mick Thompson (7) Guitar
Mick is the giant, hockey mask clad guitarist. He is fully aware of similarity with Jason Vorhees from "Friday The 13th" films, and describes himself as "a night person".
Mick enjoys listening to Immolation, Morbid Angel, Jimi Hendrix, Deicide and The Beatles.
"I find all religions to be completely f*cking retarded."
Name: Sid Wilson (0) Turntables
A drily sarcastic DJ, Sid wears a gas mask, suffers from 'organic syndrome', and maintains a rivalry with clown-masked percussionist Shawn. Violence often insues.
Name: Shawn Crahan (6) Percussion
A jack-of-all-trades drummer and co-founder of Slipknot. Shawn was a welder before joining the band. He is an admirer of painters Cezanne and Picasso, and has a drum kit made from titanium, the same material as the Nasa Space Shuttle.
"I've wanted to be a clown because there's something pretty nice about me and something pretty twisted as well. If someone stares at me on my way to the stage, I don't get up until they look away first."
"Brutality balances you out. I'm coming to f*cking kill you."
Name: Paul Gray (2) Bass
Paul is the co-founder of Slipknot with Shawn. He says the pig face mask he wears relates to his indulgent personaility.
Name: Joey Jordison (1) Drums
A talkative, diminutive lead drummer, Joey has long black hair with vivid red-steaks, and wears a plain white, expressionaless Japanese kabuki mask.
"The blank expression suits me. Just don't call us a 'pro wrestling' band - I'm short and I can't wrestle!"
Lovingly refers to Slipknot fans as "maggots".
Joey says he chose Number 1 because : "Well it works for me because it's kind of a pivotal thing for being in the bands like have to lay all the drums and guitar work. I'm always the person that has to lay something down or be the cement of the band. That's where the 1 thing came from for me."
And on his mask .. "I didn't want to be just held down by one thing, I wanted to keep the whole thing like all options open. Like it's not something you can be held down to. It can be beautiful, it can be ugly, it can be disgusting, it can be all those things. Right now it's got like weird looking scars on it and shit. I'm marketing it up a lot different so it doesn't necessarily look the same. It's cool man I just want people to get out of it what they want."
Name: Chris Fehn (3) Percussion
Softly-spoken, Chris is the self confessed joker of the band, and wears a preposterous white Pinocchio mask. Chris was influenced by classic metal drummers like Igor Cavalera and Dave Lombardo. Chris also claims to have seen UFOs at Indigo Ranch.
"This mask reflects my comic personality. Plus I chose it for the bondage factor. When you put it on, it takes you to another place. It's very hot, it's very tight and it hurts - and that goes along with the aggression we create."
Name: James Root (4) Guitar
The new lunatic on the block. James joined Slipknot during recording of the record, and was forced by his bandmates to wear a stifling bondage hood. James claims that being a member of Slipknot has changed his attitude towards 'right' and 'wrong'.
Name: Craig Jones (5) Sampler
A sensitive sound-effects man. Craig originally joined the band as a guitarist, and is imprisoned inside a weighty diver's helmet crowned in nails. Craig often leaves concerts early to maintain his anonymity. He feels alienated and alone since noone comes near him when he's head banging.