Sean Zatorsky Offers Update On New Sinsaenum Album

During a recent interview with Pierre Gutiérrez of Rock Talks, Sinsaenum vocalist Sean Zatorsky offered an update on the band’s new album. The effort is currently expected to be released next year.

Zatorsky said the following:

“We have already written [a lot of the new record]. We still need to work on lyrics and we need to kind of piece the rest of the songs together. So we’re kind of still in that halfway point of having a tangible product and taking it to be mixed and then still needing to write a little bit and put the polishing touches on stuff.”

He continued when asked if the band have found a replacement for late drummer Joey Jordison:

“We do have a drummer. I can’t really say who — I’m not really allowed, unfortunately — but it is someone that we know… The guy we got’s great… He knows the band and [he’s] a friend, and it’ll just be a perfect combination, from what it sounds like. He’s known Fred [guitarist/bassist Frédéric Leclercq] for a long time, but I know him too. We became friends through mutual people. [He’s] not [in] a super-famous band, but he does in some [other] bands [as well].

It’s more about just finding someone who will vibe. You’re never gonna replace Joey, so looking for the next superstar isn’t necessarily the answer, I think, sometimes. But this guy, he definitely can do the job. I think it’ll be really cool.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans for the new record:

“Fred’s in KREATOR right now, so he’s busy just doing a lot of that. I think they just dropped an album. I’m sure they’ll tour. It’ll be, I think, next… We talked about next summer maybe getting together and me flying over to France and kind of staying there, maybe doing some vocals and finalizing parts… It’ll be next year — a year from now. ‘Cause he’s gotta finish his touring cycle and whatnot. That’s just kind of what we were roughly speaking, that I would fly there next summer maybe, or maybe April or May or March — sometime next year, early in the year, middle of the year — and I would go over and we’d finish lyrics and we’d finish vocals and put the finishing touches on stuff.”

He also confirmed that Jordison had yet to track any drums for the new material prior to his death.

“No. He started to piece together what would be what. We were messaging him July 14th [of 2021] about the drumming and we started sending him songs literally right then. I think the last time I spoke with Joey was the 20th [of July]. ‘Cause I was talking about some VENTED stuff and how I needed to hire him for an engineer gig. And he was, like, ‘I wanna do the SINSAENUM stuff first.’ So VENTED went to the backburner. And then it was only just a few days later he died. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a chance to do anything. But he did get to hear some of [the songs], so that kind of feels good. He liked what he heard. And it’s so cliché to say, but he definitely is one of those guys that would have been, like, ‘You guys should continue on.’ He bled, shit and slept metal. So if anybody understood, it was him.”

It goes without saying [the album will be dedicated to Jordison] He touched us all, man — especially me. Him and I got really close those last few months before he passed. So it was sad.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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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Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot, Etc.) Is Working On A Book

Joey Jordison has revealed that he is working on his first book. He told the Impact metal channel the following:

“I’ve had a couple of offers from book companies and stuff like that, and I’ve been so busy, of course, with new music projects and recording and touring that I haven’t really gotten down to it. I can’t do it on the road, because everything else takes all my time as far as — you’ve got travel, you’ve got all these things that you have to do, and, of course, soundchecks and then you’ve got the show, and then you’ve got meet-and-greets, and then you’ve gotta meet the fans, of course, after the show. That takes all of your time. But as far as the book is concerned, I already started it, to be completely honest, and it will just take some time to make sure it’s absolutely detailed. Because I can’t complete it without completing the SINSAENUM tour [laughs], ’cause it wouldn’t make any sense.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.