Kalen Chase On Unreleased VIMIC Album “Open Your Omen”: “I Hope That The Record Comes Out One Day”

During a recent interview with Gabriel Gignac, vocalist Kalen Chase talked a bit about “Open Your Omen,” the album he recorded with ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison for their VIMIC project. That effort was supposed to be released several years ago, but it never ended up seeing the light of day.

Chase said the following when asked why the record was never released:

“I would love to answer that. We’re all still friends. There is a lot of issues with our business. We started on Roadrunner, and we left on good terms with them. A lot of us had other projects, and it just never worked out with the time. And there’s a lot of things that just kind of went down to make the scheduling really difficult.

I hope that the record comes out one day, and that’s always a possibility. I just don’t know. It’s out of my hands, because I’m not in charge of the music and there’s a whole label situation, and stuff like that. If it ever happens, great. I would love for you guys to hear the other songs, ’cause they’re awesome. But as of now, that’s all I can on it, unfortunately. I’m just really glad that at least we have those songs to share with people so you guys at least got a taste of what we were doing.”

He also added:

“Getting to be the frontman of VIMIC with one of my closest friends, Joey, that was such a pleasure. I love all those guys, and to be able to actually be up front on stage and not behind somebody else… We got to play in South America in front of thousands of people, and all over the U.S. And those shows were so much fun… And I’m so glad I got to do that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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]

Vimic Release New Song “Fail Me (My Temple)” Feat. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

Vimic (ex-Slipknot, etc.) have released a new song titled “Fail Me (My Temple),” feat. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. The track will appear in the band’s upcoming album “Open Your Omen.“ Mustaine commented:

“This album wails! Joey Jordison and VIMIC are incredible. High-octane drumming and heavy, melodic songs make this band something you definitely need to check out! I dig them so much I laid a solo down on one of their songs, ‘Fail Me (My Temple)‘.”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Joins Vimic In The Studio

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine was recently in the the studio with Joey Jordison’s (ex-Slipknot, etc.) band Vimic. You can see posts shared by both below. It is unknown why Mustaine was there, but many are speculating that he may be a special guest on the band’s new album.

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Vimic (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Postpone European/UK Tour

Vimic (ex-Slipknot, etc.) have postponed their European/UK tour to give them more time to finish their new album “Open Your Omen.” Joey Jordison said the following:

“The band and I feel horrible but I want to give fans the best experience possible and we felt completing the album before the tour makes the most sense. I promise we are going to visit Europe towards the end of 2017.”


Vimic (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Welcome New Guitarist/Announce 2017 European/UK Tour

Vimic, the band featuring Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), Kalen Chase (ex-Korn touring member), Matt Tarach, and former Scar The Martyr members Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), and Kyle Konkiel, have officially welcomed guitarist Steve Marshall to the band. He will be taking over for Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour/Scar The Martyr), who exited the group. In other news, the band have also announced a European/UK tour.


Tour Dates:

03/07 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Strand
03/08 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
03/10 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
03/12 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
03/13 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
03/14 Tilburg, NET – 013
03/15 Cologne, GER – Luxor
03/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
03/19 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
03/20 Milan, ITA – Legend
03/23 Madrid, SPA – Sala Arena
03/24 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
03/26 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
03/28 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
03/29 Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
03/30 Manchester, UK – Academy 2

HELLYEAH Announced End Of The Year Texas Shows With Vimic & 100 Proof Hatred

HELLYEAH have announced some end of the year Texas shows with Vimic (ex-Slipknot, etc.) and 100 Proof Hatred. Check out the dates below:

12/30 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre (with The Heroine)
12/31 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues (with JIBE)

Vimic (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Perform “I Fear The Worst” & “Simple Skeletons” Live On Facebook

Vimic, the band featuring Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), Kalen Chase (ex-Korn touring member), Matt Tarach, and former Scar The Martyr members Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), and Kyle Konkiel, performed “I Fear The Worst” and “Simple Skeletons” live on Facebook earlier today. Check out the footage of that below:

Vimic (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Announce U.S. Shows

Vimic, the band featuring Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), Kalen Chase (ex-Korn touring member), Matt Tarach, and former Scar The Martyr members Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), and Kyle Konkiel, have announced some December U.S. dates. The band also revealed that they have a European/UK tour planned for February as well. A new song from the group will also premiere in December, and their debut album “Open Your Omen” will be released next year. Here’s the shows they have booked so far:

12/26 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/27 Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
12/28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge


Vimic Premiere “My Fate” Music Video

Vimic, the band featuring Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), Kalen Chase (ex-Korn touring member), Matt Tarach, and former Scar The Martyr members Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), and Kyle Konkiel, have premiered a new video for their new song “My Fate.” This track is from the band’s debut album, “Open Your Omen,” which will be released later this year.