SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke to U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine about his new project.
“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 explained. “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.”
He continued: “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 [Derek Bonner ofBLOOD PROMISE] 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.”
SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor has been ambivalent about working on new material following the death in May 2010 of the group’s bassist, Paul Gray, although percussionist Shawn Crahan and Jordison have been much more confident about the band recording again.
SLIPKNOT‘s last U.S. performances were its own Knotfest shows, which took place last August in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Somerset, Wisconsin.
Jordison said in 2011 that SLIPKNOT can carry on “with or without”Taylor.
MURDERDOLLS — the band consisting of Jordison and Wednesday 13— issued its sophomore album, “Women And Children Last”, in August 2010 via Roadrunner Records.