Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON Joins Forces With DRAGONFORCE's FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ In SINSAENUM
May 20, 2016
Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has launched a brand new extreme metal supergroup called SINSAENUM. Joining him in the new project are MAYHEM and SUNN O)))'s Attila Csihar along with former DÅÅTH and CHIMAIRA vocalist Sean Zatorsky, DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq on guitar and SETH's Heimoth on bass.
SINSAENUM's debut album, "Echoes Of The Tortured", will be released on July 29 via Peccatum Records.
The band's video for the track "Army Of Chaos" can be seen below.
Leclercq tells Metal Hammer: "I've been a death metal fan ever since and wrote some of these songs already in 1998, so it's something I always wanted to do. There was never the right time though, nor did I find the proper people to pull it off.
"Joey sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death metal songs."
Regarding "Echoes Of The Tortured", Leclercq said: "I wish to take the listener on a journey. Everything is interconnected, so you may pick particular songs, but it's meant to be listened to as a whole.
"Today with iTunes and whatnot, people are choosy, whereas this is supposed to be an all-encompassing experience, forcing you to take it in as one piece of art, which is because I come from a time when you still put on a record and stuck to it until it was over."
Jordison's other band called VIMIC will release its debut album, "Open Your Omen", later in the year via Roadrunner Records. Joey is joined in that group by singer Kalen Chase Musmecci, who has toured with KORN as a backing vocalist and percussionist, and Joey's former SCAR THE MARTYR bandmates Jed Simon (guitar),Kyle Konkiel (bass) and Matthew Tarach (keyboards).
SLIPKNOT announced in December 2013 that it had parted ways with Jordison, one of the band's founding members and key songwriters. SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor told Metal Hammer that firing Jordison after 18 years was "one of the hardest decisions" the group ever made, adding that Jordison is "in a place in his life" which is "not where we are."
SLIPKNOT's new drummer is Jay Weinberg, son of longtime Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg.