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Joey Jordison Announces New Band Scar The Martyr

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Slipknot member Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new project, titled Scar The Martyr.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, IA, Scar The Martyr's as-yet-untitled 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 album is slated to arrive later this fall via Roadrunner Records. The label also comments:

"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 songs.

"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, Scar The Martyr creates a menacing and enveloping palette of surging synthesizers layered under heavy guitars and Jordison's trademark precision drumming.

"The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative, and impressive in the history of modern American rock and metal. It is a career that really has been many careers – musician, songwriter, and producer – from small town beginnings to global stardom. Jordison’s journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, 11 platinum and 40 gold records, and a Grammy Award with Slipknot as well as numerous industry accolades for his top tier musicianship and, above all, an immeasurable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the world."

"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."

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1. Borntomosh writes:

I'd rather have an update on new Slipknot material than see another side project pop-up. Nonetheless, I'll give this a listen when material is released. Even though he's not the brightest bulb in the box, the boy can wreck the skins.

# Jun 21, 2013 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ?Everything writes:

Next update on Slipknot will be.............._________.

# Jun 21, 2013 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ?Everything writes:

Bad a$$ that Kris Norris, Chris Vrenna and Jed Simon are on board, I always thought Norris and Jordison would be an awesome pairing just by themselves, kinda like Dino Cazares and Tim Yeung.

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4. WOLF7 writes:

Great that Jordison is keeping himself busy. Since Slipknot is over with, time to start focusing on new projects.

# Jun 22, 2013 @ 3:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrokenFace writes:

If its anything like murderdolls "his other side project" he want go f*** off.

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6. Supez Man writes:

For the people wondering about new Slipknot material. Corey mentioned that sometime in 2014 they will probably start getting together in the studio again.

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