In a brief statement on the band’s official website, Slipknot has announced that they have parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison. There is no mention on whether the band has a new drummer for their upcoming studio album, which guitarist Jim Root will be working on over the next few months.
Jordison has been working on several side projects, including his most recent band Scar The Martyr, who released their debut album this October.
Head below for the full statement.
“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.