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Joey Jordison On Next Slipknot Album: ‘We’ve All Got A Shit load Of Riffs’

Joey Jordison - SlipknotArtistDirect recently conducted an interview with Joey Jordison, in which #1 of Slipknot talked about Scar The Martyr, “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” and the future of Slipknot. You can read a few excerpts from the interview below.

ArtistDirect: What’s your favorite memory of Paul Gray from “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)”? He’s all over that record…

Joey Jordison: Oh yeah, he is. Man, what is not a good memory of Paul? You know? They’re all great. His room was directly underneath mine. I remember one night we were sitting up late and listening to rough tracks of the record. I remember Paul looking around the room and saying, “This is the best work we’ve ever done!” I was like, “You know what? It is!” He was like, “This is the best we’ve done to date, man”. I said, “Absolutely.” We were sitting in his room playing guitar until late at night. It was one of those nights where we just connected about music and were reflecting on all the songs. If you see those pictures that Shawn took on the inside of the record sleeve, one of those was the doorway to Paul’s room. That’s where we hung a lot and connected on music and tracks we were doing at the time. It was a special time when we made that record in the Houdini Mansion.

ArtistDirect: Where are you in terms of writing for Slipknot?

Joey Jordison: Whenever I pick up a guitar and I’m not doing anything, I’m always writing riffs. That’s all we’re doing. We’ve all got a shit load of riffs. We’re always writing. Even though we haven’t gotten together, there’s plenty of material there. We talk to each other all the time on our cell phones and all of that when we’re on tour in different spots of the world. We’re all working. It hasn’t found its time yet. We’re continuing to write though. We’re always writing. We’re going to have so much shit it might have to be a double record [Laughs].


Source: Blabbermouth

Corey Taylor Talks About Slipknot’s Next Album

Corey Taylor - recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor about Stone Sour and Slipknot.

MediaMikes: Can you give us an update on the status of Slipknot?

Corey Taylor: We have two shows scheduled for October in South America. Other than that I have the rest of the year off which is awesome. The plan right now is that early next year we will get together and start throwing new music at each other. It feels like it’s time so right now everyone is putting demos together and starting to get ideas in our heads. We all have stuff going on outside of Slipknot and are very busy so there is no time table other than sometime next year. I think we are all in the position now to where we are looking forward to it. In your position as a singer do you wait until you hear demos before writing or do you write on your own before hearing anything else?

Corey Taylor: It’s kind of both. I definitely get excited when I hear new music from those guys but at the same time my skills at writing and my proficiency on guitar has gotten better over the years. Now not only do I get excited when I hear other people’s ideas but I am also starting to write more and more Slipknot stuff. That’s something that I didn’t have the confidence to do before but now I am starting to feel really confident in my abilities. I love being able to write stuff for Slipknot but still enjoy hearing and writing to the other guys material. Being Slipknot is a very intense and demanding project how soon do you start preparing both mentally and physically for your work in the group?

Corey Taylor: We do try to really get our heads ready for things as there is really no other preparation that can be done. We try to go into things with the mind set of excitement as we are going to be hearing something that no one has ever heard before. We are going to write something that hopefully people haven’t heard before. That’s what drives us. The excitement and new ground is what we love. We try to go into things very open and that I think helps us capture the energy we need for Slipknot music.


Source: Blabbermouth

Corey Taylor: ‘I’ll Never Lose The Anger, I’ll Never Lose That Fighting Hate’

Envision Radio Networks’ “Hangar 19″ recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor. In his two-part interview with host Cutter, #8 of Slipknot spoke about his recent robbery, how he handles his anger and his new book.

Here’s what he said about channeling his anger.

Corey Taylor: “15 years ago I was really much closer to the guy in Slipknot than I am [to] the guy today, obviously. I mean, I had a lot of anger issues, had a lot of deep-seated, like, crazy issues that, luckily, because of the things that I have been able to do with Slipknot and some of the stuff I have been able to do with Stone Sour and whatnot, I’ve been able to kind of let go of and channel into to more positive aspects of my life. Today I am a lot closer to just kind of being a family man. If anything I’ve kind of turned that aggression towards other things in life that make more sense to me now. I’ll never lose the anger. I’ll never lose that fighting hate. As long as I can control it and use it to my advantage, I’ll be okay.”

Source: Blabbermouth

Corey Taylor On Slipknot: ‘We’re starting to feel like a family again, which is huge for us’

Corey Taylor - recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor (#8 of Slipknot, Stone Sour) about his new book and the future of Slipknot. You can read an excerpt from the interview below. What is the current status of Slipknot and is there talk of doing a new studio album?

Corey Taylor: We’ve been slowly but surely starting to kind of bandy that about. We’re doing a handful of shows this year in Europe, and maybe a couple at the end of the year – possibly in South America. And then next year, we’re kind of starting to get the machine together, to see what can happen. It’s finally starting to feel like it’s time. Not just for me, but for a bunch of guys in the band. We’ve all come a long way in the last couple of years. We’ve all started to get our own shit together, and we’re starting to feel like a family again, which is huge for us. As dysfunctional as this band has been in the past, we’ve always been there for each other. And we’re really starting to reflect that now. So I think since we’re all on the same page, it’s going to make it a little easier to think about going into a studio and making new music without Paul [Gray]. And that was one of the biggest things – just not wanting to really face it. But I think it’s really starting to get close to being the right time. I think next year is finally going to be time to do that.


Scar The Martyr – Joey Jordison’s New Project

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new project, Scar The Martyr. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, IA, Scar The Martyr‘s debut album was produced by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include Fear Factory, Rob Zombie, Mindless Self Indulgence, Front Line Assembly and more. The as-yet-untitled album is slated to arrive later this fall.

Recognized globally as one of the best drummers in rock, Jordison is both a primary songwriter and the drummer for the Grammy Award-winning Slipknot. The Scar The Martyr recording sessions saw him behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek, and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), as well as guitarists Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

Scar The Martyr sees Jordison treading in new sonic territory and expanding upon his already remarkable abilities as songwriter and performer. A searing rock record that draws elements from post-punk and industrial music to create an immersive and modern attack, the album creates a menacing and enveloping palette of surging synthesizers layered under heavy guitars and Jordison‘s trademark precision drumming.

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona…It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

Scar The Martyr

Scar The Martyr

Henry Derek – vocals
Joey Jordison – drums, bass, rhythm guitar
Kris Norris – guitars
Jed Simon – guitars
Chris Vrenna – keyboards

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