A few months back, ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison announced his new band Vimic which was formed out of the ashes of his previous Scar the Martyr. The band has been revealing big plans of releasing a new album at some point next year, and even a world tour which includes a European run that will kick off at the end of February through the month of March and into April with dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Zurich, Tilburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Olso and more. VIMIC will also tour Asia, South America, and Australia.
But a onetime member of the band, veteran guitarist Kris Norris popped up online today to claim the terms of his departure weren’t too amicable. Norris resurfaced on Facebook and didn’t hesitate to call out “a certain someone” which we can only assume is Jordison, by saying:
“When i decided to quit vimic i did it on my own terms…for various reasons I will not reveal here. I left everything there. My guitars, my clothes, my life. Due to legal obligation because a certain someone feels that after I wrote and recorded his whole cd and on top of that 31 songs plus….I am not entitled to what is mine….guess what tonight i got one of my guitars back……come after me …I am only in this for my son come after me when you sent me a text that said fuck your son you lost me and I will find a band and move on. I am over you and I cannot wait until the rest of the world knows. I told you i would not hesitate to say my piece. You cannot hide behind money. Money is not the be all end all. Truth, family. That is and for the fact you called me family ….. fuck you”
There hasn’t been a word from Vimic’s camp about this, but we’re sure they’ll respond at some point. In the meantime, if you want to see the band play one of the few North American dates they have confirmed next month, here’s where you’ll be able to do so:
Dec. 26 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Dec. 27 – Janesville, WI @ The Back Bar
Dec. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge