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Slipknot drummer launches new band Scar The Martyr

Friday, June 21, 2013 7:30 AM PT / 8,670 views

Official press release: Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new project, Scar The Martyr. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, IA, Scar The Martyr's debut album was produced by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include Fear Factory, Rob Zombie, Mindless Self Indulgence, Front Line Assembly and more. The as-yet-untitled album is slated to arrive later this fall. Recognized globally as one of the best drummers in rock, Jordison is both a primary songwriter and the drummer for the Grammy Award-winning Slipknot. The Scar The Martyr recording sessions saw him behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek, and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), as well as guitarists Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album. Scar The Martyr sees Jordison treading in new sonic territory and expanding upon his already remarkable abilities as songwriter and performer. A searing rock record that draws elements from post-punk and industrial music to create an immersive and modern attack, the album creates a menacing and enveloping palette of surging synthesizers layered under heavy guitars and Jordison's trademark precision drumming. "With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song," says Jordison. "I wasn't worried about flash or persona...It's all about writing a good solid song. I'm writing music that people can grasp and hold on to...something that resonates. If you don't have that, then you have nothing."


malachi 6/21/2013 7:56:23 AM

nobody gives a fck

anonymous 6/21/2013 8:34:04 AM

seasoned musician starts verb the noun band *frrrrrrrrrt

anonymous 6/21/2013 8:34:32 AM

SO Pumped, fckin waiting for this for a long time fckin gays

anonymous 6/21/2013 9:11:37 AM

the whole thing I think is sick

anonymous 6/21/2013 9:21:16 AM

Bands need to stop putting "Martyr" in their names. It's getting old.

anonymous 6/21/2013 9:51:31 AM

2008 called and whats it's 3 word name back

anonymous 6/21/2013 9:56:28 AM


anonymous 6/21/2013 10:46:15 AM

Scar the foreskin is stoked

anonymous 6/21/2013 1:14:01 PM

joey jordison what a gaygy name. these guys are the white trash radio rock of iowa. loved by all the meth heads their songs suck and they are hallow people

anonymous 6/21/2013 1:15:51 PM

fart n harder

anonymous 6/21/2013 1:28:43 PM

The murderdolls are stoked

anonymous 6/21/2013 2:54:31 PM

Probably the most overrated drummer of all time

anonymous 6/21/2013 3:18:57 PM

Darkest hour will tour with Slipknot in 2014. on there US tour.

anonymous 6/21/2013 5:27:42 PM

I hope darkest hour does you fck stick!!! They need to be as slipknot. I want to smell your sisters ass and fck your dog while watching your mom cry I am joking every body

anonymous 6/21/2013 6:12:14 PM

That advice about songwriting at the end of the blurb is probably the wisest thing ever written on this site

anonymous 6/21/2013 9:35:21 PM

"joey jordison what a gaygy name. these guys are the white trash radio rock of iowa. loved by all the meth heads their songs suck and they are hallow people" Hallow people are stoked.

anonymous 6/21/2013 10:00:39 PM


anonymous 6/23/2013 10:20:58 AM

I ain't even mad at this.

MR_TIGGUMZ 6/23/2013 12:08:04 PM

Metronomes are not stoked

anonymous 6/23/2013 3:23:51 PM

Less than 8 band members = NO fckING CARE

anonymous 6/24/2013 7:26:58 AM

Sound Farm Studio is actually in Jamaica, Iowa WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT INFO FOR YOU TO KNOW

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