SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison‘s side project, SCAR THE MARTYR, will release their self-titled debut album on October 1st via Roadrunner. He recently spoke with Barbara Caserta at Italy’s Linearock about the forthcoming debut:
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.
SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke with Italy’s SpazioRock about his side project, SCAR THE MARTYR. Check out the interview below:
The Scar The Martyr recording sessions sees 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 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, Scar The Martyr 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.”
According to Roadrunner Records, SCAR THE MARTYR have posted their new single, “Soul Disintegration” on their website—click to hear it now!
SCAR THE MARTYR is SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison‘s new band, featuring vocalist Henry Derek and guitarists Kris Norris (Darkest Hour) and Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), bassist Kyle Konkiel and keyboardist Joey Blush. The band’s self-titled album, produced by Rhys Fulber and featuring Chris Vrenna on keyboards, will be available everywhere October 1. If you pre-order the album on the band’s current tour with Danzig and Huntress, you’ll get access to a signing session after the show! (Find a show near you!)