Slipknot's Joey Jordison Leaves The Band

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Founding member, songwriter, and drummer of Slipknot Joey Jordison is parting ways with the band. They posted a brief statement on their website that read:

"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.

Thank you,
The ’Knot"

Jordison has been occupied with with his new metal band, Scar the Martyr, who released its debut album this October.

Earlier in the fall, Jordison told The Register’s Joe Lawler that Slipknot would “accumulate as much material as possible for when the time comes.”

“Before you know it, we’ll be back at it,” he said at that time. “We’re already well ahead of where we’ve been when we’ve gone into the studio before.”