Globally recognised as as one of rock & metal’s most respected drummers, Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new band, VIMIC.
Rounded out by Kalen Chase [vocals], Jed Simon [guitar/vocals], Kyle Konkiel [bass/vocals] and Matt Tarach [keyboards], VIMIC has debuted ‘Simple Skeletons,’ the first single from their debut album, ‘Open Your Omen’ which is set to land later this year via Roadrunner Records. ‘Simple Skeletons’ is streaming now on VIMIC’s official YouTube channel – and is available today at iTunes, Amazon and all DSPs.
Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Jamaica, Iowa, ‘Open Your Omen’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Kato Khandwala (My Chemical Romance, Blondie, Paramore).
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.’”
The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative and impressive in the history of modern 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.