Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison Says He Has A “Ton” Of Unreleased Slipknot Demos


When Joey Jordison forced out of Slipknot back in 2013, he did so with a collection of previously unreleased demos of material he had written for the group. Speaking in the new Slipknot-themed issue of the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine, he stated of that:

“I have a ton of Slipknot demos that I have at home. Maybe some day they’ll surface, maybe they’ll never be heard, but I don’t translate them to any other band, they still stay in the Slipknot safe. I won’t use them for anyone else besides Slipknot, if that ever happens again.”

He was then asked if he still occasionally writes material in the style of Slipknot, to which he replied:

“It depends. I play guitar all the time and I’m constantly thinking of songs.

I sleep music. I wake up and there’s a riff in my head, every step I take there’s a riff, a beat, or something. That’s the way a musician is. You’re isolated in a weird way because music is haunting you as much as it’s loving you. It’s non-stop.

Every time I pick up a guitar, I come up with different riffs, all different bands I’ve been in, sometimes there is a song or riff that could only belong with Slipknot and I just can’t use it for anything else, regardless of whatever happened.

It just stays in the bank and I can’t use it for anything else, I just won’t do it.”

More recently Jordison has been most active with Sinsaenum, an outfit which finds him paired with members of DragonForce, Mayhem and more.

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