Joey Jordison Lets More Info About His New Project Slip(knot)
Last month, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison unveiled that he was working on a new project with former Strapping Young Lad guitarist Jed Simon and former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris. Unfortunately, he didn’t really include much actual info on the project — really, he just said “I’m working on something” and posted this studio pic featuring Simon and Norris:
So while the players involved were obviously cool, we didn’t actually know anything about how the music might sound… until now. Jordison reveals in a new interview with Metal Hammer:
“I’d been working on new Slipknot material since the end of the All Hope Is Gone tour cycle but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explains. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”
“I’ve done the bulk of the work in the studio but now I’ve got Jed [Simon, Strapping Young Lad] and Kris [Norris, Darkest Hour] to play lead guitar on everything,” he adds. “Chris [Vrenna, Nine Inch Nails] is doing the keyboards and synths and all that stuff and I have an unknown guy on vocals. His name’s Henry and he’s super talented and a great vocalist. I didn’t want someone from a known band singing in this band, because then it just becomes some supergroup thing and that’s not what this is.”
Honestly, the words “post-punk” and “industrial” make me nervous — not because I have anything against those genres, but because the last time Jordison tried to branch out into other genres, we got the Murderdolls. That being said, Slipknot have obviously diversified their sound quite a bit over the course of the last two albums, and Jordison is known to be one of the band’s key songwriters. So that + Simon + Norris keeps me optimistic. (Vrenna is a bit of a wild card. Sure, he’s worked with Nine Inch Nails… but he’s also worked with Cold and Adema.) I guess we’ll see/hear whenever Jordison is ready to release some music.
[via Metal Injection]