As October 1 release date of debut Scar the Martyr record steadily approaches, drummer Joey Jordison
took some time to discuss the latest state of affairs, praising band's vocalist Henry Derek
as one of the few fresh-sounding singers on today's music scene.
The stickman started off by discussing the musical aspects he's looking to explore with Scar the Martyr
that he never got to touch on with Slipknot
"I wanted to know and work on the different influences I've had from the post-punk movement, and meshing that with a lot of droning tones, as well, that I've never experimented with,"
he told Full Metal Jackie
). "I wanted it to be really hypnotic, but in a vocal sense I wanted it to have a lot of melody, especially chorus. I wanted to encompass all the heavy stuff too, but I wanted it sounding completely unique."
Jordison then focused on the singer, saying that everything clicked soon after sending Derek the first demo tapes. He also noted in a way that great vocalists are hard to find these days.
"When I first heard 'Dark Ages,' I think that was the first song that he sent; it was everything I was looking for,"
Joey said. "It was perfect. So, from then is when I think I started taking it really seriously, because sometimes vocalists are one of the harder things to find - especially someone who sounds fresh and exciting. After that, Henry and I started exchanging songs and working on everything, I went in the studio and started the record."
Scar the Martyr were officially announced earlier in June, featuring former members of Straping Young Lad
, Darkest Hour
and Nine Inch Nails
. After initially premiering "Blood Host
" single, the group recently unveiled another track titled "Soul Disintegration
." You can check out both tunes below.