Drummer Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT, SCAR THE MARTYR) is featured in a new interview with Alec Chillingworth at Stereoboard.com. Following is an excerpt from the discussion:
Q: Scar The Martyr is a side project. You’re renowned for being busy, whether it’s recording new material or filling in for other bands. What is it that drives you to keep busy when Slipknot are dormant?
Jordison: “My love of music, man. That’s really it. It’s a passion of mine, and y’know, I’ve just been sitting here in the back lounge humming riffs to new songs. My phone is filled with riffs. Y’know, I listen to all this stuff and go back to it. I sound like a moron, just listening to myself humming all these riffs, but it’s just so I don’t forget ‘em! Then I sit there and I translate them onto guitar. I’ve got so much material, like it feels as if every day I’m coming up with so many riffs. And even if it doesn’t end up working, I can still use it for something else or save it for something else. I’m constantly writing music and keeping myself busy somehow.“
Q: When you were playing with Slipknot at Download Festival earlier this year, Corey (vocals) alluded to us seeing the band back our shores sooner than expected. What can you tell us about that?
Jordsion: “What I can say is that there is Slipknot material. We’re writing right now, and we’re all in talks. I got Scar The Martyr going on now and I’m making sure it’s gonna get the attention it deserves, but at the same time, I’m always ready for Slipknot too. I’ve got so much Slipknot material, I started writing this a long time ago. Y’know, when the time is right. Everyone works at their own pace and I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me, I just kinda put myself in the mindset where I’m writing for a certain project. I kinda just take myself to that place, get in that mindset. When the time is right. I think he (Corey) was referring to that old saying: time flies. If you don’t stop and look around then you’re gonna miss it.”
Go to this location for the complete interview.
Scar The Martyr was recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, IA and produced by Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE). The Scar The Martyr recording sessions saw Jordison behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two songs. 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 tracklisting:
‘Sign Of The Omeneye’
‘Anatomy Of Erinyes’
‘Prayer For Prey’
‘White Nights In A Day Room’
‘Never Forgive Never Forget’
‘Last Night On Earth’
‘Flatline & Fracture’
‘Digging For Truth’
‘Coat Of Arms’
‘Blood Host’ video:
A sample of the track ‘Dark Ages’ is streaming here, while a preview of the track ‘My Retribution’ is streaming at this location. The band previously posted for streaming, the track ‘Soul Disintegration’, available at this location.
More on Scar The Martyr at Facebook.