Slipknot's Joey Jordison Talks New Band: 'I Can't Stay Put'
Drummer discusses formation of Scar the Martyr as the band prepares for October debut release.
Posted on Aug 15, 2013 02:53 pm
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison took some time to discuss his latest ongoing project Scar the Martyr as the band is preparing for October 1 debut record release.
During an Artisan News interview, Jordison explained that while on the road with Slipknot, he realized the band is looking to take "a little bit more time off."
He continued, "Knowing me, I can't just sit around or just stay put. So I started looking to put a band together."
Singer Henry Derek chipped in about the differences between Joey's writing style and his own work routine, admitting he was uncertain of whether it would work in the beginning.
"I didn't know how it was gonna work because our styles are very different," the vocalist said. "I'm a guitar player as well, but my songwriting style is more like melodic chords, where Joey's riffs are really bottom heavy. Obviously, it really logs in with the drums."I was a little nervous about that," Derek continued. "But I wanted to accept the challenge, I was definitely prepared for it. We just took the natural approach," he concluded.
Apart from Jordison and Derek, the band also features former Strapping Young Lad axeman Jed Simon, Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour) on second guitar, Kyle Konkiel on bass and Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) handling the keyboards.
The group's eponymous debut was previously announced with "Blood Host" single. As far as live shows are concerned, Scar the Martyr currently have a set of over 10 North American performances with Danzig ahead of them, keeping the band busy throughout August.