During a recent interview with Pierre Gutiérrez of Rock Talks, Sinsaenum vocalist Sean Zatorsky offered an update on the band’s new album. The effort is currently expected to be released next year.
Zatorsky said the following:
“We have already written [a lot of the new record]. We still need to work on lyrics and we need to kind of piece the rest of the songs together. So we’re kind of still in that halfway point of having a tangible product and taking it to be mixed and then still needing to write a little bit and put the polishing touches on stuff.”
He continued when asked if the band have found a replacement for late drummer Joey Jordison:
“We do have a drummer. I can’t really say who — I’m not really allowed, unfortunately — but it is someone that we know… The guy we got’s great… He knows the band and [he’s] a friend, and it’ll just be a perfect combination, from what it sounds like. He’s known Fred [guitarist/bassist Frédéric Leclercq] for a long time, but I know him too. We became friends through mutual people. [He’s] not [in] a super-famous band, but he does in some [other] bands [as well].
It’s more about just finding someone who will vibe. You’re never gonna replace Joey, so looking for the next superstar isn’t necessarily the answer, I think, sometimes. But this guy, he definitely can do the job. I think it’ll be really cool.”
He also added the following when asked about release plans for the new record:
“Fred’s in KREATOR right now, so he’s busy just doing a lot of that. I think they just dropped an album. I’m sure they’ll tour. It’ll be, I think, next… We talked about next summer maybe getting together and me flying over to France and kind of staying there, maybe doing some vocals and finalizing parts… It’ll be next year — a year from now. ‘Cause he’s gotta finish his touring cycle and whatnot. That’s just kind of what we were roughly speaking, that I would fly there next summer maybe, or maybe April or May or March — sometime next year, early in the year, middle of the year — and I would go over and we’d finish lyrics and we’d finish vocals and put the finishing touches on stuff.”
He also confirmed that Jordison had yet to track any drums for the new material prior to his death.
“No. He started to piece together what would be what. We were messaging him July 14th [of 2021] about the drumming and we started sending him songs literally right then. I think the last time I spoke with Joey was the 20th [of July]. ‘Cause I was talking about some VENTED stuff and how I needed to hire him for an engineer gig. And he was, like, ‘I wanna do the SINSAENUM stuff first.’ So VENTED went to the backburner. And then it was only just a few days later he died. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a chance to do anything. But he did get to hear some of [the songs], so that kind of feels good. He liked what he heard. And it’s so cliché to say, but he definitely is one of those guys that would have been, like, ‘You guys should continue on.’ He bled, shit and slept metal. So if anybody understood, it was him.”
It goes without saying [the album will be dedicated to Jordison] He touched us all, man — especially me. Him and I got really close those last few months before he passed. So it was sad.”