Joey Jordison Announces New Band VIMIC
Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has been relatively quiet following his dismissal from Slipknot. With Scar The Martyr, his next musical venture, he released one album in 2013 before their singer exited. Now, the iconic drummer has returned with VIMIC, along with a new song off their “Open Your Omen” debut album.
Vimic consists of Jordison’s Scar the Martyr bandmates Jed Simon (guitar / vocals), Kyle Konkiel (bass / vocals) and Matt Tarach (keyboard). Kalen Chase will be behind the mic.
“I decided I wanted to start fresh,” Jordison told Sirius XM's Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin “I did not want to keep rehashing old ideas. If I am going to keep going, I really just wanted to break loose and wipe the slate clean. So I renamed the band, and I got a new singer and a new keyboard player [plus] three other members from the Scar the Martyr lineup. We went down into the basement and started demoing material and everything started clicking.”
The album, due on Roadrunner, does not have a release date scheduled yet, but Jordison insists rushing the album out is not the way to go, stating, “You can rush stuff, and just get out there to get out there, but I’d rather take the time and make sure everything is just perfectly lined up. We just want to make sure that we’re doing the right thing at the right time.”
Vimic – Simple Skeletons (from Open Your Omen)