Slipknot Drummer Launches Scar The Martyr

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Admittedly, that’s a bad-ass band name. And Joey Jordison, from what some drummers tell me, can actually play.

Who knows? Maybe this could be good. I’m not convinced but…we shall see.

Scar The Martyr is the Slipknot drummer’s new side project.

The band recorded music at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, and Scar The Martyr’s as-yet-untitled debut album — which was produced by Rhys Fulber — will arrive in stores this fall on Roadrunner, of course.

The Scar The Martyr recording sessions saw Joey behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two songs.

The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek, and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna from Nine Inch Nails, as well as guitarists Jed Simon of Strapping Young Lad and Kris Norris from Darkest Hour, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

It’s a rock record, says Joey.

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

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