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The self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, is available for streaming in its entirety at relics.scarthemartyr.com. The CD will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s album was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The CD was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR was recently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also included performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wrapped up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour featured singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” said Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

SCAR THE MARTYR will support ALICE IN CHAINS on their U.K. tour in November.

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.



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Journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Italy’s Linearock recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and SCAR THE MARTYR drummer Joey Jordison. You can now watch the chat below.

SCAR THE MARTYR‘s self-titled debut album will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, the CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The effort was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR was recently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also included performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wrapped up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour featured singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” said Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

SCAR THE MARTYR will support ALICE IN CHAINS on their U.K. tour in November.

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.



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The official trailer for the self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s album was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The CD was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR was recently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also included performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wrapped up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour featured singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” said Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

SCAR THE MARTYR will support ALICE IN CHAINS on their U.K. tour in November.

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.



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The official video for the song “Blood Host” from SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, can be seen below. The track comes off SCAR THE MARTYR‘s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR was recently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also included performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wrapped up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour featured singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” said Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

SCAR THE MARTYR will support ALICE IN CHAINS on their U.K. tour in November.

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.



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Italy’s SpazioRock recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison about his SCAR THE MARTYR project. You can now watch the chat below.

The self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR was recently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also included performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wrapped up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour featured singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” said Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.



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SLIPKNOT and SCAR THE MARTYR drummer Joey Jordison was interviewed on the August 30 – September 1 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com.

Full Metal Jackie: You’re constantly playing in different bands and musical projects. Is it simply passion, or does compulsive-obsession better describe your 24-7 immersion in music?

Joey: I think both do. It is passion and it is an addiction. The thing about doing [SCAR THE MARTYR] is, with SLIPKNOT‘s time off, I was compiling so many songs that I had so much material. I just wanted to see what else I can do, and I just stayed in the studio. So, I just started compiling a bunch of songs that didn’t really have a home, until I decided to start thinking about who I’d like to have play and perform on the stuff, and that’s when I started thinking about making it a full-time thing.

Full Metal Jackie: Joey, as the songs developed, what became most important for you to do with SCAR THE MARTYR that you haven’t done with any other band or project?

Joey: That’s a good question. I wanted to know and work on the different influences I’ve had from the post-punk movement, and meshing that with a lot of droning tones as well that I’ve never experimented with. I wanted it to be really hypnotic, but in a vocal sense, I wanted it to have a lot of melody, especially chorus. I wanted to encompass all the heavy stuff too, but I wanted it sounding completely unique. So, when I was looking for vocalists, a friend of mine recommended Henry Derek, and I sent him “Blood Host”, “Dark Ages”, “Soul Disintegration”, “Never Forgive Never Forget”, “Last Night On Earth” — those are a few of the titles from the record — and he instantly got them back to me. When I first heard “Dark Ages”, I think that was the first song that he sent; it was everything I was looking for. It was perfect. So, from then is when I think I started taking it really seriously, because sometimes vocalists are one of the harder things to find — especially someone who sounds fresh and exciting. After that, Henry and I started exchanging songs and working on everything, I went in the studio and started the record.

Full Metal Jackie: Joey, [SCAR THE MARTYR is] going to be doing this tour through the end of August with DANZIG and HUNTRESS. Are you a Danzig fan?

Joey: I’m a big Danzig fan, yes.

Full Metal Jackie: Have you ever toured with him before?

Joey: Never have, no. We had one show in now, but we’re glad to be a part of the tour. It’s special because it’s 25 years; [former MISFITS guitarist] Doyle is also playing with him. It’s the perfect tour for us. We couldn’t ask or anything better. They’re treating us very well so far. It’s been a great tour to be on. We’re so lucky and grateful to have the opportunity to get our music out to Danzig fans. Hopefully fans of all our other projects will dig it too, from all the other guys’ bands that we play in. It’s a great opportunity. We’re having a great time so far.

Full Metal Jackie: Rhys Fulber is highly regarded for his work with FEAR FACTORY and FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY. What do you hear in his work that made it so important that he should produce SCAR THE MARTYR?

Joey: It was a weird thing. I had a bunch of producers I was looking at. I had my choice of a lot of people. First of all, I wanted to work with someone I had never worked with before. Also, I wanted to work with someone I think would capture the sound I’m looking for. Of course I’m a FEAR FACTORY fan; I love his work. Also, he’s doing the new MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE record too, so he crosses a lot of barriers. He’s very good a honing in on the drum sound I want, keeping the guitars super heavy and tight. Even with the low tuning, he really captured it perfectly. He really pushed Henry and got a great vocal performance from him. I couldn’t be happier with him. Rhys did an amazing job.

Full Metal Jackie: The album won’t be out until October but again; you’ll be spending [August] on tour supporting DANZIG. Is there exhilaration or a rush to performing new music for an audience completely unfamiliar with it?

Joey: Yeah, it is cool. It almost pushes you harder a little bit. Right now, they’re deer in headlights. What’s this sound? Who are all these people? This guys from this band, it’s an overload to people right now. Plus not having the record out, there’s not a lot to latch on to besides “Blood Host”. It was cool, after we finished the first few songs; we run a lot of songs back to back. When we had some breaks the other night, in between songs the crowd was really receptive. That’s a good starting point. We’re working and we’re here for the long haul. So, we’re proud of the record and can’t wait to get it out to as many people as possible.

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SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, will film its first-ever music video today (Wednesday, September 4) in Calabasas, California.

If you would like to appear in the clip as a featured extra, fill out the form at this location.

The self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, the CD CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

“Blood Host” can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

SCAR THE MARTYR has just completed a North American tour as the support act for DANZIG. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and wrapped on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour features singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”




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Scar The Martyr – the new band formed by Slipknot’s Joey Jordison – have previewed another new track from their self-titled debut album, out September 30.

Check out Cruel Ocean here

Slipknot drummer Jordison wrote all the songs along with vocalist Henry Derek Bonner of Blood Promise. They were joined in the studio by keyboardist Chriss Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) and guitarists Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour). The touring version of the band also features In This Moment bassist Kyle Konkiel.

Jordison recently said of the album: “I’d been working on new Slipknot material but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it – the time wasn’t right.

“I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy, and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved. That’s how it started.

“It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

Scar The Martyr tracklist

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth
Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

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An audio snippet of the song “My Retribution” from SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, can be streamed at ScarTheMartyr.com.

The self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR filmed a music video to accompany the CD’s lead single, “Blood Host”, which can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

SCAR THE MARTYR is currently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also includes performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will wrap up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour features singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.





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Metal Injection recently conducted an interview with SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. You can now watch the chat below.

The self-titled debut album from SCAR THE MARTYR will be released on October 1 via Roadrunner Records.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

“Scar The Martyr” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Blood Host
03. My Retribution
04. Soul Disintegration
05. Cruel Ocean
06. Dark Ages
07. Sign Of The Omeneye
08. Anatomy Of Erinyes
09. Prayer For Prey
10. White Nights In A Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind’s Eye
14. Last Night On Earth

Bonus tracks:

01. Flatline & Fracture
02. Digging For Truth
03. Coat Of Arms
04. Complications

SCAR THE MARTYR filmed a music video to accompany the CD’s lead single, “Blood Host”, which can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

SCAR THE MARTYR is currently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also includes performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will wrap up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour features singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

For a complete list of dates, visit ScarTheMartyr.com.





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