After announcing his new project last month
stickman Joey Jordison
took some time to give further details regarding the latest studio work, describing it as "post-punk and industrial stuff"
featuring some "super heavy and brutal guitars."
During a recent interview with Metal Hammer
, the drummer said he's been working hard with the band featuring current and former members of Strapping Young Lad
, Darkest Hour
and Nine Inch Nails
, as well as what he described as "an unknown guy on vocals."
"I'd been working on new Slipknot material since the end of the 'All Hope is Gone' tour cycle but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,"
Jordison said. "The time wasn't right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction."
The drummer then gave a bit more specific details, saying, "I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I've always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That's how it started. It's taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I've ever been in the studio. I can't wait for everyone to hear this sh-t."
Finally, Jordison focused on the band lineup, saying that he specifically didn't want a singer from a well-established group in order to avoid the "supergroup thing."
"I've done the bulk of the work in the studio but now I've got Jed
, Strapping Young Lad] and Kris
, Darkest Hour] to play lead guitar on everything,"
he adds. "Chris
, Nine Inch Nails] is doing the keyboards and synths and all that stuff and I have an unknown guy on vocals. His name's Henry and he's super talented and a great vocalist. I didn't want someone from a known band singing in this band, because then it just becomes some supergroup thing and thats not what this is."
Seeing that Slipknot are planning a major comeback
in 2014, it seems like it's busy days ahead for Joey Jordison. In the words of frontman Corey Taylor
, the group is in better places of their lives now, and "it's just starting to feel like it's time."