News of Joey Jordison’s departure as drummer from Slipknot was striking the Internet late last night, soon after the band released the following statement.
Now, 24 hours after the announcement, fans of the heavy metal rockers out of Iowa, are still seeking answers as to why?
The band’s announcement left much to be desired for details. The 38-year-old drummer, and co-song writer, has been with the band since their inception in 1995.
In August 2010 Jordison was voted the best drummer of the past 25 years by readers of Rhythm Magazine. He was selected over a field of drummesr that included Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Phil Collins, and Dave Grohl. Jordison was humbled in his response.
“I’m at a loss for words,” he had said. “This is beyond unbelievable. Something like this reminds me every day why I continue to do this.”
The band had promised to release more details at a later time. But, for now, fans are left to speculate as to the reason behind the split; not to mention what kind of future remains in store for the band.
Slipknot last released an album with All Hope Is Gone in 2008. Their last tour was the 2012 Knotfest, a two-day event that launched out of Iowa and finished in Wisconsin. It was intended to be an annual event, but no such show took place this past year.
In addition to announcing Jordison’s departure, Slipknot stated plans to release new material sometime in 2014.