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U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine recently got the chance to chat to SLIPKNOT and SCAR THE MARTYR drummer Joey Jordison and asked him for his thoughts on some of metal’s big-hitters that have been grabbing headlines this year. Here’s what he had to say.

On AVENGED SEVENFOLD:

Jordison: “Honestly, I don’t own any AVENGED SEVENFOLD records and I’ve not heard the new record. I’ve read about comparisons to METALLICA on the new record, and I guess there’s a certain controversy around that, but I’ve not paid that much attention to it. Nothing against them, I’m not knocking them, but I was just never a fan: not that they’re bad, they’re just one of those bands that kinda bypassed me.”

On METALLICA:

Jordison: “That’s the fucking band. Without METALLICA, I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing. I have every METALLICA record, of course, and I would spend hours on drums in my parents’ basement, with the stereo behind me, cranking those records and learning Lars‘ [Ulrich] drum beats, beat by beat. And nowadays, for me, METALLICA can do whatever the fuck they want. I’m not sure that ‘Lulu’ is something I’d be getting into, but METALLICA have a free pass from me to do anything, I can’t really knock anything they do. I mean [LED] ZEPPELIN and THE WHO passed the torch to METALLICA; they’re that band for our generation. Everything they do now is going to be met with a little bit of a backlash just because they’re so big, but without METALLICA, there would be no heavy bands, hardly. People have a hard time saying that, and obviously there’s a ton of other great bands, but there’s a reason that they’re huge and have been able to expand their audience to millions and millions and millions of people. I have nothing but praise for them.”

On BLACK SABBATH:

Jordison: “Proper SABBATH is SABBATH with Bill Ward. I’m sorry, it just is. Bill Ward is one of the most underrated drummers ever — the dude is fucking unreal, such a great, great player. And I just can’t bring myself to see SABBATH without Bill Ward, because he was such an integral part of that band. He’s like John Bonham or Keith Moon, one of those drummers who made the drum parts of those classic songs just as special as the guitar riffs or the vocals. I respect those guys doing what they’re doing, but sorry, count me out.”

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Our Joey in Murderdolls mode

We got the chance to chat to Slipknot legend and Scar The Martyr mainman Joey Jordison recently, so we thought we’d ask him for his thoughts on some of metal’s big-hitters that have been grabbing headlines this year. Here’s what he had to say…

On Avenged Sevenfold…

“Honestly I don’t own any Avenged Sevenfold records and I’ve not heard the new record. I’ve read about comparisons to Metallica on the new record, and I guess there’s a certain controversy around that, but I’ve not paid that much attention to it. Nothing against them, I’m not knocking them, but I was just never a fan: not that they’re bad, they’re just one of those bands that kinda bypassed me.”

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Joey (far right) with new band Scar The Martyr, who release their debut on Monday

On Metallica…

“That’s the fucking band. Without Metallica I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing. I have every Metallica record of course, and I would spend hours on drums in my parents’ basement, with the stereo behind me, cranking those records and learning Lars’ drum beats, beat by beat. And nowadays, for me, Metallica can do whatever the fuck they want. I’m not sure that Lulu is something I’d be getting into, but Metallica have a free pass from me to do anything, I can’t really knock anything they do. I mean Zeppelin and The Who passed the torch to Metallica, they’re that band for our generation. Everything they do now is going to be met with a little bit of a backlash just because they’re so big, but without Metallica there would be no heavy bands, hardly. People have a hard time saying that, and obviously there’s a ton of other great bands, but there’s a reason that they’re huge and have been able to expand their audience to millions and millions and millions of people. I have nothing but praise for them.”

On Black Sabbath…

“Proper Sabbath is Sabbath with Bill Ward. I’m sorry, it just is. Bill Ward is one of the most underrated drummers ever, the dude is fucking unreal, such a great, great player. And I just can’t bring myself to see Sabbath without Bill Ward because he was such an integral part of that band. He’s like John Bonham or Keith Moon, one of those drummers who made the drum parts of those classic songs just as special as the guitar riffs or the vocals. I respect those guys doing what they’re doing, but sorry, count me out.”

Big words indeed. 

Scar The Martyr‘s debut album lands this Monday (September 30) via Roadrunner. Scar The Martyr play the following dates this winter with Alice In Chains and Ghost:

 

11/09 London, UK – London Alexandra Palace
11/10 Leeds, UK – Leeds O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/13 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham O2 Academy
11/14 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow O2 Academy
11/15 Newport, UK – Newport Centre

Tickets are on sale now from www.kililive.comwww.seetickets.com and 0844 871 8803.

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Former GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle will fill in for UNEARTH bassist John “Slo” Maggard on the Massachusetts band’s upcoming U.S. “Tsunami Of Metal Tour” with SEPULTURA.

Says Coyle: “I have to say it is a complete and total honor that the boys in UNEARTH have considered me for the position.

UNEARTH and GOD FORBID came up together in the mid/late-’90s hardcore scene slogging it out in the same VFW halls, basements, and rec centers. They are truly dear, old friends, and I can’t wait to spend a month together smelling their farts. I am especially psyched to hit the road since it’s been almost been a year since I’ve toured. Let’s see if my headbangin’ neck stick works.”

Also appearing on the bill will be KATAKLYSM and DARK SERMON, with SCAR THE MARTYR and ANCIIENTS featured on select dates.

Coyle quit GOD FORBID last month, explaining in a statement that “there are elements of disorganization and unprofessionalism within the group that have made it impossible to be an effectively active band. I don’t feel like I’m being treated in a way that meets my standards, so I have to remove myself from the equation.”

UNEARTH recently signed a North American record deal with eOne Music and European deal with Century Media.

The band’s latest album, “Darkness In The Light”, sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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We've had some interesting supergroups this year like Palms and Scar the Martyr, but Teenage Time Killer is an entirely new breed… mainly because there are guest appearances from a slew of legendary musicians and only two core members. All I'm saying is that picture of Randall Blythe with Corrosion of Conformity comes into play …

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Alright, Scar the Martyr have been getting some mixed press at best about their debuting new songs… but I can't stop with this EP. I really can't. Who says no to good, free music? Scar the Martyr teamed up with Revolver Magazine to bring you a free EP of their music, which all you have …

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James Hetfield of Metallica

Papa Het: still learning

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has looked back on 2000′s infamous Napster debacle in a new interview, offering some insight into how the episode – in which the band attempted to sue the file-sharing company – and how it changed the metal icons’ attitudes to sharing music.

“In our lives, as you get older, you’re able to get past certain roadblocks mentally and friendship-wise, like things with Megadeth, people from our past,” Papa Het explains. “They become a little less potent. They become less of a source of hatred or whatever. They affect you less and at the end of the day you’re just kind of realising that everyone is looking out for the best interest, hopefully, for the world.

“[Lars Ulrich] was wanting to do something. He had a vision and had no idea what the consequences would be. At the end of the day, we’re all adults and you sit down and you talk and you go, ‘Hey, when I did this, that happened.’ We did the same and let’s move on from there. I think we’ve learned a lot, like from obviously the Some Kind Of Monster movie and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Seeing all these bands that can’t even show up and play together because they’re arguing about something that happened 20 years ago and they can’t celebrate a great moment, or create a new moment in history. Life’s too short for stuff like that.”

Read the full interview here.

We chat to Metallica in our immense new issue, out right now and also packing interviews with Volbeat, Satyricon, The Devil Wears Prada and many more, plus free Metallica posters and stickers, a free Metallica: Through The Never film guide, a free CD, a free Scar The Martyr EP from certain shops and much, much more. Bargain, basically. Get it now!

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From the band's self-titled debut, out  Oct. 1st on Roadrunner Records. Directed by Mark Eshleman

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Scar The Martyr make their UK bow later this year

Scar The Martyr – the new project from Slipknot‘s Joey Jordison – have released their first official video! Blood Host is taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, due out September 30 via Roadrunner.

Bang your head to Blood Host below:

Order Scar The Martyr via iTunes or Amazon.

Catch the band – which also features Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), Kris Norris (Darkest Hour), Henry Derek and Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) – on the following dates with Alice In Chains and Ghost:

11/09 London, UK – London Alexandra Palace
11/10 Leeds, UK – Leeds O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/13 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham O2 Academy
11/14 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow O2 Academy
11/15 Newport, UK – Newport Centre

Tickets are on sale now from www.kililive.comwww.seetickets.com and 0844 871 8803.

We’re also giving away a FREE Scar The Martyr EP with select copies of our brand new issue! Click here to find out where you can get your hands on one.

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Scar The Martyr, the new project from Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, will make their UK debut supporting grunge legends Alice In Chains and occult rock masters, Ghost!

Catch the band – which also features Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad), Kris Norris (Darkest Hour), Henry Derek and Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) – on the following dates:

11/09 London, UK – London Alexandra Palace
11/10 Leeds, UK – Leeds O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/13 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham O2 Academy
11/14 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow O2 Academy
11/15 Newport, UK – Newport Centre

Tickets are on sale now from www.kililive.comwww.seetickets.com and 0844 871 8803.

We’re giving away a FREE Scar The Martyr EP with select copies of our brand new issue! Click here to find out where you can get your hands on one.

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Joey Jordison: Slipknot icon

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has reaffirmed that the Iowa legends are all still planning to release a new album next year, with plenty of material already in the can.

“Whenever I pick up a guitar and I’m not doing anything, I’m always writing riffs,” he tells ArtistDirect. “That’s all we’re doing. We’ve all got a shitload of riffs. We’re always writing. Even though we haven’t gotten together, there’s plenty of material there. We talk to each other all the time on our cell phones and all of that when we’re on tour in different spots of the world. We’re all working. It hasn’t found its time yet. We’re continuing to write though. We’re always writing. We’re going to have so much shit, it might have to be a double record. [laughs].”

Meanwhile, you can check out Joey’s current project thanks to the FREE Scar The Martyr EP that we’re giving away with our brand new issue! Click here to find out how you can get your mitts on it.

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