Joey Jordison is most well known as one of the founding members of Slipknot. From 1995–2013 Joey was the bands man behind the kit showing off his powerful playing style every night and most often their sets included a drum solo by the man formerly known as #1. Joey spent some of his time between Slipknot and Murderdolls who has released 2 albums the last of which released in 2010. Following Joey Jordison’s split with Slipknot in late 2013, he opted to devote his time to his side project Scar the Martyr. The band released one album before disbanding but then was resurrected with a new vocalist and rebranded Vimic. Kalen Chase would become the new vocalist and the remainder of the band would remain essentially the same until guitarist Kriss Norris left the band and was replaced by Steve Marshall. Kalen Chase has actually toured with Korn in the past as a backup vocalist. The band has released 4 singles starting since their formation. With those singles Vimic has already showcased just how diverse they can be. The band’s last single that released “Fail Me (My Temple)” features Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. The band’s debut record ‘Open Your Omen’ is set to be released this year. In 2016 Joey has formed a heavier project Sinsaenum that consists of international artists based in America and France. The band features vocalists Sean Zatorsky (Dååth) and Attila Csihar (Sunn O))), Mayhem), guitarists Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce, George Lynch’s Souls of We) and Stéphane Buriez (Loudblast), bassist Heimoth. The band has released 3 EP’s, one studio album ‘Echoes of the Tortured’ in 2016 and is preparing to release their newest studio album ‘Repulsion for Humanity’ on August 10th via earMUSIC.
This week on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast host Joshua Toomey welcome legendary drummer Joey Jordison from Vimic and formerly of Slipknot and Murderdolls. Joey talks about his new supergroup Sinsaenum and that they recently recorded the album in France. He also talks about the demo process where the members write parts for the music and send them to one another since they live in different continents. Toomey and Jordison also talk about how important it is to get in a room together with your band mates and create music and chemistry together and just jam. Joey also talks about the likely hood of Murderdolls releasing more material and saying Wednesday 13 and himself have some material written but it’s all about getting together at the right time. In regards to his other project Vimic, Joey says they already have another album written. Joey also talks about his father making him work pouring concrete to make enough money to buy his first Pearl drum set and now he is sponsored by Pearl. With the recent passing of legendary drummer Vinnie Paul both Jordison and Toomey talk about the legendary Pantera/ Hellyeah drummer who Joey mentions is one of his favorite drummers of all time. Joey is also one of only a handful of drummers to perform with Metallica, and he talks in depth about James Hetfield asking him to fill in for Lars Ulrich who was unable to perform one night and Joey performed double duty finishing his set with Slipknot and then performing with Metallica. You can hear the entire conversation below: