Ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison on debut album: “One of the best memories of my life”

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 12: Joey Jordison, drummer of American heavy metal band Slipknot, photographed during a portrait shoot for Rhythm Magazine at the Brixton Academy, June 12, 2013. (Photo by Jesse Wild/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)

Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison recalled moments from the band’s debut album on the 21st anniversary of its release.

The debut album “Slipknot” was released on June 29, 1999, via Roadrunner Records and has been certified double platinum by RIAA.

Slipknot had previously worked on a demo album called “Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat” and released independently in 1996. This demo was recorded before Corey Taylor arrived in the band.

Jordison wrote on his Instagram: “It’s almost hard to believe how these years have flown by like blast beats. That album was & will always be some of the absolute best memories of my life. There’s nothing out there quite like it, and what it did for all of us & the Metal world. It made all of our dreams come true, and the overall reaction from the fans almost collapsed venues & stadiums worldwide. We didn’t expect it, but it absolutely exploded! We were so determined, hungry, and ready to take on the world and we did. We feared no one, and it showed when we took the stage. It was just ‘that’ time. Total mystery it was.

“Thank you to Monte Conner, Dave Rath, and all at Roadrunner Records… Sophia John, Ross ‘The King’ Robinson & Chuck Johnson. To the fans, you guys made this happen for all of us, and I dedicate this anniversary to YOU!!! Metal Forever. Thank you eternally! Joey Jordison no.1.”