Slipknot Announce Departure of Drummer Joey Jordinson

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It has been a rough 24 hours for longstanding band members leaving their bands. First, founding guitarist Steve Klein was dismissed from New Found Glory after 16 years. And now, Slipknot has announced they will move forward without drummer Joey Jordinson, who had been with the band since their inception in 1995.

The move is a surprising one as the band seemed poised to make some noise in 2014 with guitarist Jim Root opting to sit out the upcoming Stone Sour tour to concentrate on the new Slipknot album. It has been more than five years since the release of Slipknot’s last album, All Hope is Gone.

It seems Jordinson will now shift the entirety of his focus to his new band, Scar the Martyr, which was originally conceived as a side project. Scar the Martyr features guitarists Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) among their ranks and released their debut album earlier this year.. Click through for Slipknot’s official statement.

To our Maggots and fans around the world,

It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

Thank you, 
The ‘Knot

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  • Triston Valentine Welsh

    this makes me so sad :'(