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As one of the four ‘team captains’ for this titanic task, Joey wrote and produced five tracks for this all-star, ludicrously expansive album for Roadrunner Records’ 25th birthday, entitled The All-Star Sessions. The fact that he relished the chance to do Annihilation By The Hands Of God with Deicide’s Glen Benton, Enemy Of The State with the late Pete Steele and No Way Out with Glassjaw’s Daryl Palumbo just shows the breadth of Joey’s love and knowledge of heavy music. Plus, who wouldn’t want to work with Pete Steele? The sessions spawned a live gig as well, in which Jordison sat behind the kit for the majority of the tracks.
Check out the official video for ‘My Fate’ by Joey’s latest project VIMIC below!
Recognized globally as one of the most prolific drummers in metal, Joey Jordison and his new band VIMIC – Kalen Chase [Vocals], Jed Simon [Guitar/Vocals], Kyle Konkiel [Bass/Vocals] and Matt Tarach [Keyboards] – have revealed “My Fate.” The latest track to be released off VIMIC’s forthcoming debut LP OPEN YOUR OMEN, “My Fate” is streaming now accompanied by an official music video directed by Max Moore at VIMICmusic.com and available today at all DSPs.
“My Fate,” which follows VIMIC’s previously released tracks “She Sees Everything” and “Simple Skeletons,” made its official debut yesterday on SiriusXM’s Octane. All three tracks are taken from VIMIC’s debut LP OPEN YOUR OMEN which is set to arrive later this year on Roadrunner Records.
Earlier this month, Jordison spoke with Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal host José Mangin about forming VIMIC and the significance of the band’s forthcoming album. “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,” Jordison stated. “We went into the studio with (producer) 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.’”
Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Jamaica, Iowa, OPEN YOUR OMEN was produced, mixed and mastered by Kato Khandwala whose production and engineering credits include My Chemical Romance, Blondie, Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, The Pretty Reckless and more.
The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative, and impressive in the history of modern American metal. It is a career that really has been many careers – musician, songwriter, and producer – from small town beginnings to global prominence. Jordison’s journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, 11 platinum and 40 gold records, and a Grammy Award as well as numerous industry accolades for his top tier musicianship and, above all, an immeasurable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the world.
Joey Jordison’s new band VIMIC have today released an official video for the song ‘She Sees Everything’. The song is now available on iTunes too!