Former Slipknot drummer and Des Moines native Joey Jordison unveiled his new band, VIMIC, Thursday via an interview with Sirius XM.
Along with confirming plans for a debut record, titled "Open Your Omen," Sirius XM premiered the group's hard-hitting new single, "Simple Skeletons," on Thursday. The album is set to be released via Roadrunner Records later this year.
Jordison told Sirius XM that the band demoed about 40 songs, using 20 of the tracks to shop to record labels. The article also revealed the group has teamed up with producer Kato Khandwala for the new material. Khandwala's worked with the likes of Blondie, Paramore and Breaking Benjamin in the past.
“You can rush stuff, and just get out there to get out there, but I’d rather take the time and make sure everything is just perfectly lined up,” Jordison said in the interview. “We just want to make sure that we’re doing the right thing at the right time.”
Jordison and Des Moines-born metal group Slipknot parted ways in December 2013 after nearly two decades of recording and touring together. A world-renowned drummer, Jordison is also known for his work in the groups Scar The Martyr and Murderdolls.
The VIMIC lineup is rounded out by Kalen Chase on vocals, Jed Simon on guitar and vocals, Kris Norris on guitar and vocals, Kyle Konkiel on bass and vocals, and Matt Tarach on keyboards.
The article said Jordison promises a forthcoming tour from VIMIC in support of the new release. Listen to the new song, "Simple Skeletons," via Sirius XM now.