Drummer Joey Jordison leaves Slipknot

The drummer appeared on four of the band’s albums

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has left the band he co-founded in Iowa in 1995. The band cites Jordison’s departure as “personal reasons” on their website.

“To our Maggots and fans around the world,

It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.

Thank you,
The ‘Knot”

Jordison has recorded drums for four Slipknot studio albums as well as produced the band’s live album 9.0: Live.  Jordison is currently working with Scar the Martyr, and is also known for his session work for a variety of heavy metal artists.

Slipknot released its last studio album, All Hope Is Gone, is 2008 before the death of bassist Paul Gray in May 2010 from an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl and signs of “significant heart disease.” The band dropped hints earlier this year that they will be working on new material in the near future, although they have never publicly announced they will record another LP.

No statement has been made by Jordison as of press time.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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