Joey Jordison has revealed his brand new band Vimic.
The drummer, formerly of Slipknot, decided to completely rename his previous band Scar The Martyr. Jordison will be joined in the band by vocalist Kalen Chase, bassist Kyle Konkiel, keyboardist Matt Tarach with both Jed Simon and Kris Norris taking on guitar duties.
They’ll be releasing their debut album Open Your Omen later on in the year through Roadrunner Records.
Speaking about the band, Jordison tells Sirius XM: “I decided I wanted to start fresh – I did not want to keep rehashing old ideas. If I am going to keep going, I really just wanted to break loose and wipe the slate clean. So I renamed the band, and I got a new singer and a new keyboard player, plus three other members from the Scar The Martyr lineup.
“We didn’t have too many big goals. There wasn’t too much pressure from the label. We just went in, like, ‘Let’s just go back to getting into the studio, jamming as a band, getting together with our instruments and not having anything too formulated.’ Just creating from the ground up.”