Joey Jordison founded Scar The Martyr while still in Slipknot. But the same year, '13, that Scar The Martyr released their self-title debut Jordison left Slipknot.
The group, in a low key manner, stated that Jordison had left Slipknot for "personal reasons."
The drummer's response was more animated. "I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans."
Months later, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor stated that firing Jordison was "one of the hardest decisions" the band ever had to make. But they (the group and Jordison) were in "different places." Jay Weinberg, son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max, stepped in.
If Slipknot was over for Jordison, so was Scar The Martyr which eventually morphed into Vimic.
"I did not want to keep rehashing old ideas," stated Jordison. "So I renamed the band, and I got a new singer (Kalen Chase Musmecci) and a new keyboard player (Matt Tarach), plus three other members from the Scar The Martyr lineup (guitarist Kris Norris, guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Kyle Konkiel)."
"We went down into the basement and started demoing material and everything started clicking," explained Jordison. The result was Vimic's debut album "Open Your Omen."
2016 Open Your Omen