Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award winner and Slipknot co-founding member, Joey Jordison has unveiled plans for his long-awaited return in the form of a new musical venture, VIMIC.
Often referred to as one the best drummers in the world by fans, musicians and media thanks to his unique style, sound and lightning fast technicality, Joey Jordison has, in addition to co-founding Slipknot, worked with some of the biggest selling acts in hard rock and heavy metal, including Metallica, Korn, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and many more. Before his departure from Slipknot in late 2013, Jordison had been quietly struggling with the career-threatening neurological condion acute transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord which damages nerve fibers, which ultimately led to Jordison losing the use of his legs. Never one to quit or back down from a fight, Joey overcame the impossible through months and months of rehabilitation, regaining the strength to walk again. He is feeling stronger than ever and is eager to show the world what is possible.
The new band consists of Jordison on drums, 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).
VIMIC has signed a management deal with Nashville powerhouse CTK Management and the band is readying the release of a new album for 2017, which will be released on Jordison’s joint venture record label, with the first video & single to be released in December.