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]

Sepultura To Release “SepulQuarta” Album In August

Sepultura will be releasing a new compilation album titled “SepulQuarta” on August 13. The effort will feature various quarantine performances that were recorded for their series of the same name. Andreas Kisser commented:

“‘SepulQuarta‘ was born at the very beginning of the pandemic when everything was halted. We had a new album out, but we couldn’t tour for it. Therefore, we created this recurring event where we could talk with our fans around the world, play our music and exchange ideas, it was a blast! SepulQuarta kept us alive and strong throughout one of the most difficult times in human history.”

“SepulQuarta” Track Listing:

01. “Territory” (feat. ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson)
02. “Cut-Throat” (feat. Anthrax’s Scott Ian)
03. “Sepulnation” (feat. Danko Jones)
04. “Inner Self” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
05. “Hatred Aside” (feat. Hatefulmurder’s Angélica Burns, Torture Squad’s Mayara Puertas & Crypta’s Fernanda Lira)
06. “Mask” (feat. Devin Townsend)
07. “Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering” (feat. Far From Alaska’s Emmily Barreto)
08. “Vandals Nest” (feat. Testament’s Alex Skolnick)
09. “Slave New World” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
10. “Ratamahatta” (feat. Os Paralamas do Sucesso’s Joao Barone & ex-Titãs drummer Charles Gavin)
11. “Apes Of God” (feat. Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany)
12. “Phantom Self” (feat. Periphery’s Mark Holcomb)
13. “Slaves Of Pain” (feat. Kreator’s Fred Leclercq & Korzus’ Marcello Pompeu)
14. “Kaiowas” (feat. Angra’s Rafael Bittencourt)
15. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover) (feat. Motörhead’s Phil Campbell)

Ex-DragonForce Bassist Frédéric Leclercq Joins Kreator

Kreator have recruited Frédéric Leclercq (ex-DragonForce) as their new bassist. He will be replacing Christian “Speesy” Giesler in the group.

Leclercq commented:

“Joining Kreator is an honour as well as a huge step up in my musical journey. I’ve been friends with Mille for over 15 years and a lifelong Kreator fan; I have to pinch myself every day to believe that I’m now a part of one of the best and most influential bands in the genre. I look forward to the many adventures ahead and getting well acquainted with the legendary Kreator Hordes!”

Mille Petrozza added:

“Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Speesy for his time in Kreator over the last 25 years – we have accomplished so much, and I sincerely wish him the best in his future! A new chapter for Kreator beckons; Bienvenue Frederic Leclercq! Fred represents a new focus and hunger within Kreator and we’re extremely excited to have him a part of the Kreator family – not only is he an exceptional musician but a great human being which made the decision to have him join the band very easy! We begin in Chile and continue on to some explosive years ahead!”

Bassist Frédéric Leclercq To Exit DragonForce

DragonForce have announced that bassist Frédéric Leclercq will be leaving the band following their August 17 performance at the Elbriot Festival in Hamburg, Germany. After that show, the group will move forward with YouTuber Steve “Stevie T” Terreberry as a fill-in.

DragonForce said the following about Leclercq:

“We are sad to announce that Frédéric Leclercq is leaving DragonForce to pursue other projects. We want to thank Fred for all the musical contributions and good times over the years.

Fred says, ‘I had an amazing opportunity that will be announced soon. There is no bad blood and I wish the band all the best. I want to thank the fans for their support throughout the years.’

Herman Li said, ‘As sad as we are to lose him, we are excited that he is going to continue playing the music he loves. He will always be a friend and a member of the DragonForce family.” Fred’s last show with DragonForce will be this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. We are going to have a massive celebration for Fred, please come out and send him off!’”

The band also added the following about fill-in bassist Stevie T, who is also set to play the triangle at their upcoming shows:

“DragonForce announced on Wednesday that musician and YouTube personality Stevie T (Steve Terreberry) will join the band for the US leg of its upcoming world tour. DragonForce guitarist Herman Li jokingly invited Stevie T to join the band this summer, asking him to play the triangle. Stevie T responded with a video on his YouTube channel, accepting Li’s offer and playing an extended triangle solo to DragonForce’s hit “Through the Fire and Flames.” Stevie T’s ground-breaking triangle solo can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3jXO1gbhY8

Li said ‘I was deeply moved when I saw Stevie T’s technical precision and finesse on the triangle and immediately invited him to join the tour. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest triangle player ever to grace this earth.’

Stevie T will also step in to play bass for the band, after the departure of bassist Frédéric Leclercq, which was also announced on the band’s website on Wednesday. Leclercq’s last show with DragonForce will be this weekend at Elb-Riot in Hamburg, Germany. Li said, “We want to thank Fred for all the musical contributions and good times over the years. As sad as we are to lose him, we are excited that he is going to continue playing the music he loves. He will always be a friend and a member of the DragonForce family.”

As previously reported, DragonForce’s new album “Extreme Power Metal” will be released on September 27.

Sinsaenum Premiere “Anfang Des Albtraumes” Lyric Video

Sinsaenum, the band featuring Joey Jordison (Vimic, Ex-Slipknot), Attila Csihar (Mayhem/Sunn O)))), Frederic Leclercq (DragonForce), Sean Zatorsky (Daath, ex-Chimaira), and Seth Heimoth, have premiered a new lyric video for their song “Anfang Des Albtraumes.” This song is from the band’s debut album, “Echoes Of The Tortured,” which is available now.

Sinsaenum Premiere “Splendor And Agony” Music Video

Sinsaenum, the band featuring Joey Jordison (Vimic, Ex-Slipknot), Attila Csihar (Mayhem/Sunn O)))), Frederic Leclercq (DragonForce), Sean Zatorsky (Daath, ex-Chimaira), and Seth Heimoth, have premiered a new video for their new song “Splendor And Agony,” via Loudwire. The band’s debut album, “Echoes Of The Tortured,” will be released on July 29.

Sinsaenum (Ex-Slipknot, Mayhem, Etc.) To Release New EP This Month

Sinsaenum, the new band featuring Joey Jordison (Vimic, Ex-Slipknot), Attila Csihar (Mayhem/Sunn O)))), Frederic Leclercq (DragonForce), Sean Zatorsky (Daath, ex-Chimaira), and Seth Heimoth have announced that they will be releasing a new EP on June 6. With this news. the band have also revealed that their debut album, “Echoes Of The Tortured,” will now be released on August 5. If you missed it, you can check out their video for “Army Of Chaos” below:

Ex-Slipknot, Mayhem, DragonForce, Etc. Members Join Forces In Sinsaenum, Premiere “Army Of Chaos” Music Video

Joey Jordison (Vimic, Ex-Slipknot), Attila Csihar (Mayhem/Sunn O)))), Frederic Leclercq (DragonForce), Sean Zatorsky (Daath, ex-Chimaira), and Seth Heimoth have joined forces in a new band called Sinsaenum, and have premiered a new video for their new song “Army Of Chaos,” via Metal Hammer. The band’s debut album, “Echoes Of The Tortured,” will be released on July 29.