Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has announced his return with new outfit Vimic. Unveiling the video for 'Simple Skeletons,' the track is the first to be lifted from debut album, 'Open Your Omen' which is set to land later this year via Roadrunner Records.
Rounded out by vocalist Kalen Chase, guitarist Jed Simon, bassist Kyle Konkiel and Matt Tarach on keyboards, Vimic recorded 'Open Your Omen' at Sound Farm Studios in Jamaica, Iowa, with producer Kato Khandwala who has previously worked with the likes of My Chemical Romance, Blondie, and Paramore. In addition to releasing the video for 'Simple Skeletions', which can be viewed below, the track is available today at iTunes, Amazon and all DSPs.
Speaking to Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal host José Mangin about forming Vimic and the significance of the band’s forthcoming album, Jordison said: “I decided that I really wanted to start fresh. I did not want to keep rehashing some old ideas, if I’m going to keep going I really want to break loose, wipe the slate clean and start fresh.”
He continued: “We went into the studio with Kato Khandwala and started hashing it out, kind of old school. We went in and said, ‘let’s just go back to being in the studio, jamming as a band, getting together with our instruments, and just creating from the ground up'. That was one of the coolest things about creating this record.”
The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative and impressive in the history of modern metal. Veering from musician to songwriter and producer, from small town beginnings to global prominence, Jordison’s journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, resulting in eleven platinum and forty gold records.