Joey Jordison Unveils Scar the Martyr as His New Project's Name
Slipknot drummer also announces fall release of the group's debut record.
Posted on Jun 24, 2013 03:41 pm
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has officially revealed Scar the Martyr as the name of his latest project, confirming that the group's still-unnamed debut record is due to drop during fall via Roadrunner Records.
As previously reported, the band Jordison gathered consist of former Strapping Young Lad axeman q, ex-Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Chris Vrenna, guitarist Kris Norris (formerly of the Darkest Hour) and singer Henry Derek, who the drummer has described as "an unknown guy on vocals."
As the official press release reads, the album was recorded at Iowa's Sound Farm Studios with Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Rob Zombie) at the helm of production. Apart from handling the drumming duties, Jordison also recorded all bass parts and most of the rhythm guitar sections.
Described as "post-punk and industrial stuff" with "super heavy and brutal guitars," the new songs were all written by Jordison and Derek.
"With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song," the drummer said. "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."
Jordison accompanied the official album announcement on his Facebook page with what might prove as the record's front cover. The band also posted a set of studio recording photos, you can check it out here.