Scene News: Slipknot Co-Founder Joey Jordison Unleashes New Band, Vimic

VIMIC’s Debut Album, ‘Open Your Omen,’ Slated for Early 2018; First Single Released

VIMIC, the acclaimed heavy rock band founded by GRAMMY AwardR-winning
Slipknot co-founder and heavy music luminary Joey Jordison, has signed a
global deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and T-Boy Records, UMe’s
label partnership (Via Caroline Australia) with veteran rock manager Andy

VIMIC’s full-length debut, Open Your Omen, is slated for release in early
2018 by T-Boy/UMe. Produced by Jordison and Kato Khandwala [My Chemical
Romance, The Pretty Reckless], with mixing and mastering assistance from
Megadeth’s GRAMMYR-winning Dave Mustaine, the album signals the biggest
triumph of Jordison’s illustrious career to date, coming to life as he faced
his life’s most difficult challenge.

Open Your Omen’s first single, “Fail Me (My Temple)” ft. Dave Mustaine, is
out today:

Diagnosed in 2012 with the often-permanent neurological affliction Acute
Transverse Myelitis, Jordison, who was then Slipknot’s drummer, spent three
months in the hospital and underwent intensive physical rehabilitation and
training 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 a new strength with 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’s T-Boy/UMe labelmate and Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine joined forces
with the band for Open Your Omen, lending his multi-Platinum ear and
expertise to help with the album’s mixing and mastering processes and
contributing a blistering guitar performance on the album’s lead single.
Jordison and Mustaine will both attended the
Loudwire Music Awards on October 24 in Los Angeles, where Jordison presented
one of the night’s top awards. VIMIC will support Megadeth on several South
American tour dates starting October 29 in Santiago, Chile, before
headlining select European tour dates in November.

“This album wails!” says Dave 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,” Joey
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.”

About T-Boy Records

T-Boy Records, headed by Andy Gould, serves as an umbrella label releasing
new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands with major
followings. T-Boy Records gives the bands they sign their own labels, and
serves as the parent company, coordinating promotion, marketing, social
media, licensing and publicity through UMe. T-Boy Records has enjoyed
previous Top 10 chart success with Megadeth’s return to take the No. 3 spot
on the Billboard 200 chart alongside Adele and Justin Bieber with their
GRAMMYR-winning release Dystopia
(UMe/Tradecraft/T-Boy Records), and the No. 6 debut of Megadeth’s Super
Collider in 2013. Rob Zombie’s 2013 album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
(Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe), debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. EODM’s
acclaimed Zipper Down album was released by T-Boy/UMe in 2015.

About Universal Music Enterprises

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), a division of Universal Music Group, is
the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for the company
Universal Music Group (UMG). Working closely in concert with all of UMG’s
record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a
concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing
initiatives and opportunities in new technologies. Outside North America,
the Universal Strategic Marketing division of Universal Music Group
International works to maximize the profile and value of UMG’s catalogue in
international markets. It acts as a service center adding value through
marketing initiatives and coordination of commercial issues through local
and international markets.

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