Tragic news has poured in overnight that former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has died peacefully in his sleep. He was 46 years old. His family shared the sad news in a statement:
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46.
Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.
To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.
The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time.
The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”
While Jordison was one of the founding members of Slipknot, he parted ways with the band in 2013 and formed new band Scar the Martyr, who later disbanded in 2016. He was also profilic in Murderdolls as their guitarist and backing vocalist from 2002-2004 and 2010-2011. At the time of his passing, Jordison was the drummer for blackened death metal act, Sinsaenum as well as Vimic alongside Bad Wolves bassist Kyle Konkiel.
We last spoke with Joey in November 2018 on the Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall podcast as he prepared to head down under for the first time with Sinsaenum. We covered the band’s debut Sydney show on November 8, 2018 which was hailed by our reviewer as “a flawless performance” and “an all-round great night, by a bunch of world-class performers”.
Our thoughts are with Joey’s family, friends, bandmates, peers and fans during this difficult time.