Joey Jordison says he’s sitting on a wealth of unreleased Slipknot material in the new issue of Metal Hammer, the former drummer for the iconic masked metalheads teasing unheard demos and expressing a muted desire to return to the band while celebrating the 10th anniversary of the group’s fourth album, All Hope Is Gone.
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“I have a ton of Slipknot demos that I have at home,” explains the drummer of his secret stash. “Maybe some day they’ll surface, maybe they’ll never be heard. But I don’t translate them to any other band, they still stay in the Slipknot safe.”
And while the musician hasn’t performed in the band for the last five years, eventually being replaced by drummer Jay Weinberg in 2014, it seems Jordison is hedging his bets on an eventual reunion with the act that he helped cultivate.
“I won’t use them for anyone else besides Slipknot. If that ever happens again,” he explains, saying he’s continually working on tunes. “I play guitar all the time and I’m constantly thinking of songs. … Sometimes there is a song or riff that could only belong with Slipknot and I just can’t use it for anything else, regardless of whatever happened.”
The ‘knot released their first new song in four years, “All Out Life,” just last week, following the reveal of new tour dates. And the 10th-anniversary edition of All Hope Is Gone is due soon from the band. Watch the “All Out Life” video below:
Are you interested in hearing Joey Jordison’s previously unreleased demos? What do you think of Slipknot’s new song, “All Out Life”? Sound off in the comments section, below, and let us know your thoughts on the new and unheard tunes!