SLIPKNOT CO-FOUNDER JOEY JORDISON UNLEASHES NEW BAND, VIMIC
VIMIC SIGNS GLOBAL DEAL WITH T-BOY/UMe
VIMIC’s Debut Album, ‘Open Your Omen,’ Slated for Early 2018;
Los Angeles – October 23, 2017 – VIMIC, the acclaimed heavy rock band founded by GRAMMY Award®-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 with veteran rock manager Andy Gould.
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 GRAMMY®-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: https://UMe.lnk.to/VIMICFailMe
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 attend the Loudwire Music Awards on October 24 in Los Angeles, where Jordison will present 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 GRAMMY®-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.