It has almost been a whole year since we lost Joey Jordison of Slipknot fame. Many of his friends and colleagues, such as that of Korn drummer Ray Luzier, remember him fondly. In his time as a musician, Jordison lived a remarkable career, providing his talents to such acts as The Murderdolls, Scar The Martyr, Vimic, and Sinsaenum, Joey Jordison lived and breathed music, and now in a previously unreleased video interview, Jordison opens up and talks about the work that goes into performing.
As reported by MetalSucks, the video comes from the YouTube channel Metal A Day, who just published their video with Joey Jordison as of this weekend. The interview with Jordison takes place back in 2018 and was recorded at the VEGA music venue in Copenhagen, where he was about to perform with Sinsaenum. Part of the interview involves Jordison talking about his work with the band, with the drummer sharing the following:
“What we want to achieve to just keep growing it, make it bigger and bigger. Now, with three releases, we’re playing selections from all three albums. We just want to keep touring and get out to as many people as possible, and just keep growing Sinsaenum every day.
“When things come along, and there’s an opportunity…there’s a responsibility when you’re releasing records. This being our third record…you gotta go where the work is. And you’ve gotta be there, ready to play. Other than that, just glad to be anywhere. Glad to be here, playing tonight, and we’re looking forward to it.
“We don’t have to play. We could be home with our families. But the thing is, with a true musician, you do, even if you don’t want to or don’t feel like it some days — 30 seconds onstage, and you’re glad that you’re there. And you’re thankful for it.”
You can watch the full video interview with Jordison below:
Joey Jordison played drums in Sinsaenum starting in 2016, taking part in creating three EPs and two studio albums. Jordison passed away on July 26th, 2021. He was 46 years old.
Words by: Michael Pementel