Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Unveils New Project, Scar the Martyr

Photo by Neil Zaugg

Slipknot member Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new project, Scar the Martyr. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, 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.

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 Jordison 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 reportedly sees Jordison treading in new sonic territory, drawing elements from post-punk and industrial music.

“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.”

Photo by Neil Zaugg

 

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