Last month, Slipknot ’s Joey Jordison announced on his Facebook page that he’s “working on a new music project,” and posted a series of black-and-white photos of himself and a number of musicians recording in a studio. Now, the drummer says that the upcoming album was culled from a batch of songs he had originally written for Slipknot.
“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 tells the U.K.'s Metal Hammer . “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. 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.”
Jordison also revealed the lineup for his side project, which features a number of veterans of the heavy metal scene. “I’ve got [ Strapping Young Lad multi-instrumentalist] Jed [ Simon ] and [former Darkest Hour guitarist] Kris [ Norris ] to play lead guitar on everything,” he says. “[Former Marilyn Manson keyboardist/drummer] Chris [ Vrenna ] is doing the keyboards and synths and all that stuff and I have an unknown guy on vocals.”
A release date for the upcoming side project has yet to be announced.
While Slipknot is currently on a break from touring, the band is scheduled to perform at several European festivals this summer, including the U.K.’s Download Festival in June and Sweden’s Metal Town Festival in July.
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