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]

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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.”

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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.

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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: