Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison’s new band, Sinsaneum, says the late musician had been dealing with “demons” before his passing
Ever since founding Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison passed away last week, friends and family have been sending out messages of grief and support. Now, Jordison’s most recent band, Sinsaenum, has released a statement about their late bandmate, and while the members show their grief, they also bring up that Jordison was dealing with “demons” and that they “did everything” in their “power to help.” It’s the first statement to address these “demons” since Jordison’s passing.
Jordison passed away in his sleep at age 46, and so far, no cause of death has been revealed. A few days following his death, Slipknot released a statement paying tribute to the drummer’s impact on the band, stating partly, “Joey’s impact on Slipknot, on our lives, and on the music that he loved, is incalculable. Without him there would be no us.”
Sinsaneum, an extreme metal band, has released two full-length albums and three EPs with Jordison. Jordison founded the band and was a part of the group until his death.
Sinsaenum took to Facebook to share the following, lengthy statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and brother Joey Jordison. He was of course one of the most influential drummers in the genre, completely rewriting the game of metal drumming, and it was truly an honor to share even just a small part of that with him. He brought something to the table that no other musician could, and his love and passion for music was unmatched in a world of jaded artists. For us Joey was family, and like family we argued and cried, but mostly laughed, and cared deeply for one another. His public image had a serious tone, with an evil exterior, yet he had the biggest heart, and we were lucky to be able to see the softer side of him.
Joey also had his demons, and nothing hurts more than knowing that we did everything in our power to help and couldn’t get through to him. He never felt he was better than anyone and would go out of this way to put everything, and everyone above his own needs. Our hearts go out to Amanda, to his family, and to the true friends that were checking in on him. And to all our fans and friends who reached out to us in this time of mourning, thank you.
Considering everything; moving on will be difficult at first, especially since we had already started writing the new album, but we will persevere, and will honor his legacy in everything we do moving forward. This next record will be dedicated to the memory of him, as that’s what Joey would have wanted. Hails, and Horns as Joey would say. We miss you Jsaenum, and will love you forever.”
Of great note in the statement is that Sinsaenum plan to keeping working on the new album they had begun working on with Jordison.
According to an official statement from Jordison’s family, the musician “died peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021.” The family of Jordison is also asking for privacy during this sad time.