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.”