Drummer Joey Jordison and Slipknot have parted ways. The suprising news was released via a statement from Slipknot on the band’s official website Thursday evening. The statement said: “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”. No word was given as to a reason for the departure or a replacement, as Slipknot continues work on it's next studio album, due out at some point next year. Slipknot's long-awaited fifth album will be its first since 2008 and first since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray.
Jordison has spent the past few months touring with his new project “Scar The Martyr” More
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