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.”

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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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