Sinsaenum’s Frédéric Leclercq On The Late Joey Jordison: “He Was More Than A Musician. To Me, He Was First And Foremost A Friend”

During a recent interview with Impact, Frédéric Leclercq (Kreator, etc.) paid tribute to his late Sinsaenum bandmate Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.). He says the drummer “was more than a musician” and that to him “he was first and foremost a friend.”

Frédéric said the following when asked if he knew Jordison’s cause of death:

“That’s not my place to discuss. Of course I know. I’m just saying it’s not my position. The family asked for privacy at that time, and I respect that. It’s just very sad.”

He continued when asked about Jordison’s legacy:

“To me, he was more than a musician. To me, he was first and foremost a friend. So I lost a friend that was only 46 years old, and it hurts. He was an amazing musician, not only on drums but also he wrote amazing songs. And we were lucky enough to play together. It was great.

I created SINSAENUM. He contacted me. We were looking for a drummer. Everything just fell into place. He came up with the name [a combination of the words ‘sin’ and ‘insane’). The last shows he played were with us; that’s the last thing that he played.

I have a column in a Japanese magazine called Young Guitar, and I was doing yesterday, typing, and I just remembered the last song that he played ever was [SINSAENUM’s] ‘My Swan Song’, and I guess the title is… And that’s a song that he really loved. I remember he was just, like, ‘Yeah.’ He felt something about it. So it’s a little strange to think about it now. So I’ve been listening to the song again and again.

I’m still processing the fact that he’s gone.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Joey Jordison’s Sinsaenum Bandmates Issue New Statement On His Death: “We Did Everything In Our Power To Help And Couldn’t Get Through To Him”

Sinsaenum (Mayhem, Kreator, etc.) have issued a new statement regarding the passing of their bandmate Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot). A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but the group said that the drummer “had his demons, and nothing hurts more than knowing that [they] did everything in [their] power to help and couldn’t get through to him.”

Here’s Sinsaenum’s full statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and brother Joey Jordison.

He was of course one of the most influential drummers in the genre, completely rewriting the game of metal drumming, and it was truly an honor to share even just a small part of that with him.

He brought something to the table that no other musician could, and his love and passion for music was unmatched in a world of jaded artists.

For us Joey was family, and like family we argued and cried, but mostly laughed, and cared deeply for one another.

His public image had a serious tone, with an evil exterior, yet he had the biggest heart, and we were lucky to be able to see the softer side of him.

Joey also had his demons, and nothing hurts more than knowing that we did everything in our power to help and couldn’t get through to him.

He never felt he was better than anyone and would go out of this way to put everything, and everyone above his own needs.

Our hearts go out to Amanda, to his family, and to the true friends that were checking in on him.

And to all our fans and friends who reached out to us in this time of mourning, thank you.

Considering everything; moving on will be difficult at first, especially since we had already started writing the new album, but we will persevere, and will honor his legacy in everything we do moving forward. This next record will be dedicated to the memory of him, as that’s what Joey would have wanted.

Hails, and Horns as Joey would say. We miss you Jsaenum, and will love you forever.

–Sinsaenum.”

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Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Melvins’ “Hooch”

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have premiered a new video for their previously unreleased cover of Melvins‘ “Hooch.“ You can check that out below. The band’s latest album, “Repulsion For Humanity,“ was released in August.

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Premiere “I Stand Alone” Lyric Video

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their song “I Stand Alone.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Repulsion For Humanity.“

Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.): “I’m Completely, One Hundred Percent Back, Stronger Than I’ve Ever Been”

Back in 2016, Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum, Vimic) revealed that he was suffering from a nurological disorder, called transverse myelitis, around the time of his departure from Slipknot. Now, in the below interview with Metal Wani, the drummer said he is now “completely, one hundred percent back” and “stronger than [he has] ever been.”

Jordison said the following:

“I’m completely, one hundred percent back, stronger than I’ve ever been, and I’m not just saying that — that sounds like a cheesy fucking line; I understand. But it took me a long time, man, to recover and get my strength back, because I got hit with something that… I mean, I never felt anything like this.”

“We all know the flu, the common cold, all that type of stuff. This is nothing like that. I woke up one day and my back was completely on fire. Next thing, my legs were wobbly, next thing you know I collapsed — I lost my legs. It was the scariest fucking thing I’ve ever went through in my life, and I busted my ass, got the right trainers and I was not not gonna play drums again, because this is what I’m on earth for. I have a great lady that supported me and killer trainers.”

“Man, failure was not an option whatsoever, ’cause I’m here to play music — that’s what I’ve been put on earth for. I think, honestly, in a weird way, it was a life lesson more than anything, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I just was not gonna let this beat me.”

[via Metal Injection]

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Premiere “Nuit Noire” Music Video

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Nuit Noire.” This track is from the band’s new album “Repulsion For Humanity,“ which will be released August 10.

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Tease New Video

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have posted a teaser for an upcoming music video. You can check that out below. The band’s new album “Repulsion For Humanity” will be released on August 10, via earMUSIC.

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Sacred Martyr” Feat. Lauren Hart (Once Human)

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Sacred Martyr.” This track features guest vocals from Lauren Hart (Once Human) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Repulsion For Humanity,“ which is set to be released August 10.

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Premiere “Final Resolve” Music Video

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Final Resolve.” This track is from the band’s new album “Repulsion For Humanity,“ which will be released August 10.

Frederic Leclercq (DragonForce) commented:

“It is still death metal, it’s undeniable. But we found it interesting to mix it with other elements that we all like. This is only one aspect of the album and what Sinsaenum is about – ‘Final Resolve’ is just an obvious first single due to its catchiness. Because yes, it is possible to play death metal and be catchy [laughs].”

Leclercq also added the following about Attila Csihar (Mayhem) who’s role has been limited this time around:

“Attila is still a member of Sinsaenum. He contributed to some backing vocals and lyrics but basically had to step out of this album/tour cycle. Nevertheless, he is still one of us. We have his full ‘blessings’ on the new recordings — we were in constant communication during the recording of Repulsion… and Sean did an amazing job on vocals.”

Csihar himself added:

“Ave Sin-Bloods! Because of my duties with my other bands, I could not take part as much as I wanted in the latest Sinsaenum recordings. But that does not mean that I stopped playing with the band — it is just temporary. Check out our new album because it will shave your goosebumps, it’s a frightmare!! We will never stop to open the depths of hell in your souls. Stay tuned and raise your demons!”

“Repulsion For Humanity” Track Listing:

01. “Repulsion For Humanity”
02. “Final Resolve”
03. “Sworn To Hell”
04. “I Stand Alone”
05. “Rise Of The Light Bearer”
06. “Manifestation Of Ignorance”
07. “Sacred Martyr”
08. “My Swan Song”
09. “Nuit Noire”
10. “Insects”
11. “Forsaken”

Tour Dates:

09/28 St. Brieuc, FRA – La Citrouille
09/29 Paris, FRA – TBA
09/30 Reims, FRA – La Cartonnerie
10/01 Esch Sur Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/03 Hamburg, GER – Knust
10/04 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
10/05 Berlin, GER – L ido
10/06 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/07 Prague, CZE – Futurm
10/09 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
10/10 Budapest, GER – Durer Kert
10/11 Wien, AUT – Szene
10/12 Zug, SWI – Galvanik
10/13 Milan, ITA – Legend
10/14 St. Etienne, FRA – Le Fil
10/16 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
10/17 Stuttgart, GER – ClubCANN
10/18 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
10/19 London, UK – The Dome
10/20 Amstelveen, NET – P60
10/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) To Release New Album “Repulsion For Humanity” In August

Sinsaenum (DragonForce, ex-Slipknot, etc.) have announced that their new album “Repulsion For Humanity” will be released on August 10, via earMUSIC. The group are currently planning a September European tour in support of the effort.

Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce) said the following:

“It’s radical, it’s violent, it’s angry — angrier. The new album is a continuation of Ashes. In terms of sound and style, we’ve added more influences to the mix. This album is 100% us — not aimed to please the masses, not following formulas, and not made to fit radio criteria. From the artwork to the lyrics, to the music itself, there isn’t an ounce of commercial compromise.”

Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot, etc.) added:

“In a way Repulsion… almost feels like this is our first album, because I had the opportunity to record my drum tracks in France with the band present this time. Them giving me ideas, and being able to construct the tracks together as a band, made for a killer foundation for the rest to build upon. This album is lethal, and the songwriting has evolved immensely.”

Sean Zatorsky (Dååth, ex-Chimaira) also commented:

“This is by far the heaviest, brutal, most amazing album I’ve ever been a part of. The riffs are so fucking sick that they inspired me to vocally do things I have never been able to do but always wanted to — literally. I held nothing back because the music held nothing back.”