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Former Slipknot drummer Joey Joridison insists he did not leave band voluntarily

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2nd January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Last month, Slipknot issued a statement that basically said renowned drummer Joey Jordison had departed from the band for personal reasons. However, the former Slipknot drummer insists that he didn’t leave the band voluntarily. THough he doesn’t explicitly say that he was fired, he does mention that he was blindsided by the shocking move, which means that Slipknot will go ahead with their first album since the death of Paul Gray in 2010 without co-founding member Joey. The following is a statement released by Joey regarding his departure from Slipknot:

To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumours and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot.

I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans.

This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you.

While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year.

Corey Taylor, Slipknot’s vocalist, tweeted the following last month regarding Joey’s departure from the band:

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Scar The Martyr release video for “Blood Host” and announce UK shows

Posted in News with tags , , , on 17th September 2013 by Pieni

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Slipknot‘s primary songwriter and drummer Joey Jordison has put together a new band with lead singer Henry Derek and the result of their combined writing will see the light of day on the 30th of September via Roadrunner Records. Scar The Martyr is their name, for which the album is also named after, and the line-up is completed by Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) on keyboards and Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) on guitars.

The first video, “Blood Host”, has been posted online today:

The album is available for pre-order at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/scarthemartyr)  and Amazon (http://amzn.to/1cz1Woy).

It was also announced today that Scar The Martyr will be supporting Alice In Chains on their UK tour this November, on the following dates:

Sat 9th Nov – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Sun 10th Nov – LEEDS O2 Academy
Mon 11th Nov – MANCHESTER Academy
Wed 13th Nov – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 14th Nov – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sat 16th Nov – NEWPORT Centre

http://scarthemartyr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ScarTheMartyr