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Slipknot’s Clown: busy bee

Slipknot‘s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has unveiled the first model of a new, limited-edition series of official Clown masks that’ll go on sale each year.

50 editions of the “Clown001″ are on sale at $500 each, with each one coming hand-painted and so featuring unique touches that essentially make it a one-of-a-kind.

“I decided that every year on my birthday I’m going to release a new clown mask,” explains the man himself. “As you know, I’ve tried to get some masks out to the public and it hasn’t quite yet added up to everything I wanted to be. Now I’m collaborating with a friend named Jason Kain and we are going to bring you the new way in clownology.

“I just put them up today. I’m going to put masks out every year with a new story. Clown001 is starting it all off. In the near future, you will receive the story behind clown001.”

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Clown confirmed to Metal Hammer earlier this year that we’ll be seeing a new Slipknot album in 2014, following the Des Moines legends’ show-stealing set at Download earlier this year. Brace yourselves.

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SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan the released the first in a limited-edition series of “clown” masks. Crahan said: “I feel being 44 years old today [September 24] is the beginning of a new era for myself for whatever reason.

“I decided that every year on my birthday I’m going to release a new clown mask.

“As you know, I’ve tried to get some masks out to the public and it hasn’t quite yet added up to everything I wanted to be. Now I’m collaborating with a friend named Jason Kain and we are going to bring you the new way in clownology.

“I just put them up today. I’m going to put masks out every year with a new story.

“Clown001 is starting it all off.

“In the near future, you will receive the story behind clown001.”

Only 50 Clown001 masks are available and are priced at $500 apiece. Each mask is hand-painted so there will be slight differences between masks and it takes anywhere from three to six hours to complete. It takes about 2-3 days to complete one of these and each one is made with care.

SLIPKNOT has performed live over the past two years but has not recorded a new album since 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone”.

Crahan spoke with Kerrang! magazine about the band’s continued delay in recording a new studio CD. The SLIPKNOT co-founder explained: “We haven’t written an album in five years because we wrote one, we toured it for two years, and Paul died, and it’s been three years. What do you want from me? Nothing. When I come back, when we come back, it will be time, you will understand, we will understand, and it will be right. We’ll be the first band that could be off for five years and come back like we never were gone. So that’s what it’s all about.”

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New York City progressive death metallers Open Denile have announced some major lineup shifts via their Facebook page.

Following the recent departure of rhythm guitarist Christian Andrè Cedeño, lead guitarist Craig Storer commented thusly: “We want to give a huge thanks for his contributions and time well spent in the band, and wish him good luck with his future endeavors and issues at hand.”

The band named one “Lil’” Rob DeSantis as Cedeño’s replacement on guitar. “This guy has the chops and riffs to add a new element to Open Denile,” Storer commented, “and we’re glad to have him aboard. The dude is nasty!”

Additionally, after extensive performing without a permanent bassist, the band has recruited the services of one Kareem “The Machine” Clarke. Remarked Storer: “Longtime friend and fill-in bassist for nearly four years is now finally a part of the Open Denile lineup! Kareem the Fucking Machine!”

DeSantis and Clarke both served in Queens, NY progressive death act Irony Of Chaos until its disbandment earlier this month.

Frontman/keyboardist Stephen Kain and drummer Bill Angelini remain alongside Storer as Open Denile mainstays. The band released debut full-length album “Visions Of The Next Dimension” (reviewed here) earlier this year.

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