VIMIC, the band founded by Grammy Award-winning SLIPKNOT co-founder Joey Jordison, has signed a global deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and T-Boy Records, UMe's label partnership with rock manager Andy Gould.
VIMIC's debut album, "Open Your Omen", is expected to arrive in early 2018 and signals the biggest triumph of Jordison's illustrious career to date, coming into existence as he faced his life's most difficult challenge. The album was produced by Jordison and Kato Khandwala (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, THE PRETTY RECKLESS), with mixing and mastering assistance from MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, who guests on "Open Your Omen"'s first single, "Fail Me (My Temple)", which is out today.
Diagnosed in 2012 with the often-permanently debilitating neurological condition, acute transverse myelitis, Jordison, who was then SLIPKNOT's drummer, spent three months in hospital and subsequently underwent intensive physical rehabilitation to not only achieve a full recovery, but to reach a new level of proficiency with his instrument. After emerging from this battle and returning to the stage for a string of festival appearances, SLIPKNOT parted ways with him.
Finding new strength via support from close friends and family, Jordison resolved to get back to doing what he does best. Enter VIMIC: Jordison (drums), Kalen Chase (vocals), Jed Simon (guitar), Kyle Konkiel [bass), Matt Tarach (keyboards) and Steve Marshall (guitar).
VIMIC is also set to support MEGADETH on several South American tour dates starting October 29 in Santiago, Chile, before heading to Europe to headline a string of selected tour dates in November.
"This album wails!" says Mustaine. "Joey Jordison and VIMIC are incredible. High-octane drumming and heavy, melodic songs make this band something you definitely need to check out! I dig them so much I laid a solo down on one of their songs, 'Fail Me (My Temple)'. From there, we decided to take them on tour with us down to South America where MEGADETH is massive."
"The riffs, lyrics, and drums of 'Open Your Omen' will tell you a lot," Jordison says. "We started this record when I was coming out of the acute transverse myelitis condition. It's literally what saved me and helped me get back to where I'm healthier than ever. These guys and this album pushed me to not only relearn how to walk, but how to play the drums again. 'Open Your Omen' is the rebirth of the rest of my life."