In one of the most shocking and unexpected metal news stories to come out of 2013, Joey Jordison and SLIPKNOT have parted ways. In a statement posted on the official SLIPKNOT website the band said:
“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.
Joey Jordison recently started his new project Scar The Martyr and has been touring and promoting their new self-titled debut album which released on October 1st through Roadrunner Records. It sold around 3300 copies in the first week of release, landing at #129 on the Billboard charts.
SLIPKNOT is set to enter the studio in the summer of 2014 to record their long-awaited fifth album. The first new album since 2008’s All Hope Is Gone, which was well-received by the critics and the first Slipknot album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the first since Paul Gray’s death.
We here at New Transcendence wish both SLIPKNOT and Joey Jordison the best in their futures.