Thursday, May 5, 2016
Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison reveals new band Vimic
Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison revealed the new band Vimic.
The band will release their debut album "Open Your Omen" later this year via Roadrunner Records.
Jordison tells Sirius XM: "I decided I wanted to start fresh – 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."
He said the band demoed around 40 tracks and approached Roadrunner once they had whittled that number down to 20: "We didn’t have too many big goals. There wasn’t too much pressure from the label. We just went in, like, 'Let’s just go back to getting into the studio, jamming as a band, getting together with our instruments and not having anything too formulated.' Just creating from the ground up. And one of the coolest things about creating this record was it was really old-school style. We’re totally proud of it."
He added: "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."
The band will tour in support of the record, with further details to be announced in due course.