Digital Tour Bus very recently published the latest episode in its online series Gear Masters, episode 86, in which Vimic (and former Slipknot) drummer Joey Jordison presents a video tour of the drum rig he used during Vimic’s run of U.S. shows in December 2016. This video was shot following Vimic’s sound check at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge on December 28.
In the 7-minute video, Jordison shows and discusses his Pearl drums, Paiste cymbals, Remo drumheads, and Promark drumsticks.
Joining Jordison in Vimic’s lineup are Kalen Chase (vocals), Jed Simon (guitar), Steve Marshall (guitar), Kyle Konkiel (bass), and Matt Tarach (keyboards). Vimic’s full-length debut, Open Your Omen, is scheduled for release sometime in 2017. The band plans to tour Europe following the album’s release. They recently announced a postponement of tour dates in Europe that had been previously announced for March 2017.
As stated on Vimic’s website: “Vimic has decided to reschedule its March European tour for November/December 2017 due to circumstances beyond the band’s control relating to the commercial release of new music. However, Vimic will be playing festivals this summer in North America and Europe.”
“The band and I feel horrible but I want to give fans what they deserve, which is new music in conjunction with a world tour,” Jordison says.
“The riffs, lyrics, and drums of Open Your Omen will tell you a lot,” Jordison earlier said of the album. “I did 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.
“There was a common goal,” Jordison continues. “With this record, it was complete honesty. It wasn’t trying to impress anyone or break down any doors. What we were trying to do was be true to our hearts and talent and give something back to the music that gave so much to us while we were growing up. It was about getting into the basement, grinding it out, being friends, and creating music.”
Jordison co-produced Open Your Omen alongside Kato Khandwala (My Chemical Romance, The Pretty Reckless).
“We really pushed each other in the best way possible,” Jordison says. “Kato’s a killer producer and a great guy. He has a fantastic sense of humor, making the atmosphere really fun.”