It might be the end of the week, but the hits keep coming because another band has just announced that they are down a member.
Last night, Slipknot revealed that the band had parted ways with their longtime drummer, Joey Jordison. On their official website, the band released a statement explaining to fans just what led to the decision for the parting of ways.
In the letter, it is revealed that Jordison’s abrupt exit had to do with “personal reasons” even though no other explanation is given. They go on to claim that they do intend to give more information out about what caused the departure in the near future, to stick around for that.
This news comes as a shock since Jordison was one of the original member of the Iowa-based band. Back in June, the band were dropping hints that they would be heading back into the studio to record some new material during their performance on opening at the Download Festival.
The band’s last album was 2008’s All Hope is Gone, which was released before the death of longtime bassist, Paul Gray who died in 2010 due to an accidental overdose.
Read the full statement below:
“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.