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Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Unveils His New Project Scar The Martyr

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison‘s new project Scar The Martyr will release their debut album this fall on Roadrunner Records. Below you can find the official press release regarding the project along with a teaser clip:

Slipknot member Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new project, Scar The Martyr. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, IA, Scar The Martyr‘s as-yet-untitled debut album, was produced by Rhys Fulber whose production and mixing credits include Fear Factory, Rob Zombie, Mindless Self Indulgence, Front Line Assembly and more. The album is slated to arrive later this fall via Roadrunner Records.

Recognized globally as one of the best drummers in rock, Jordison is both a primary songwriter and the drummer for the Grammy Award winning Slipknot. The Scar The Martyr recording sessions saw him behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two songs. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek, and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), as well as guitarists Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

Scar The Martyr sees Jordison treading in new sonic territory and expanding upon his already remarkable abilities as songwriter and performer. A searing rock record that draws elements from post-punk and industrial music to create an immersive and modern attack, Scar The Martyr creates a menacing and enveloping palette of surging synthesizers layered under heavy guitars and Jordison‘s trademark precision drumming.

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative, and impressive in the history of modern American rock and metal. It is a career that really has been many careers – musician, songwriter, and producer – from small town beginnings to global stardom. Jordison’s journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, 11 platinum and 40 gold records, and a Grammy Award with Slipknot as well as numerous industry accolades for his top tier musicianship and, above all, an immeasurable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the world.”


Comments

  • Lifeseclipse

    Well, the other guys need something to keep busy while Corey is running around charging $10 a head to listen to him bitch about why he doesn’t like Scott Weiland.

  • LunyAlex

    Doesn’t sound bad at all. Vocals still don’t have me sold, but I’m liking the guitars.

  • TheMediaProphet

    Like ‘em or not, Slipknot is a very busy band. I respect them for being hard workers.

    • RUREADY2JIGGLE?

      Fuck yeah man! I mean two albums in over a decade. That’s a killer work ethic bro!

      In all seriousness, I’m happy for Joey. He’s one of the few genuinely talented members of Slipknot and Murderdolls was an absolute waste of time. I’ll reserve judgment ’til more music spills out, but hell, Chris Vrenna’s in the mix? I’d love Joey to tap into some of that NIN-sweetness. You know, make the album Draiman kept claiming he was going to make with Device.

  • ZMA

    The random bits of video sounded pretty awesome I guess lol. Looks like some great players. I’m lookin’ forward to it.

    • Afghanistam

      invader zim i love you. im looking forward to the day when you and gur finally get to conquer earth and enslave all HUMaNS!

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