Dave Mustaine has thrown his weight behind Joey Jordison’s new VIMIC album after revealing the band will join Megadeth on tour across South America.
Mustaine features on the brand new VIMIC single Fail Me (My Temple) – out today.
And the former Metallica man said: “This album wails! 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.”
VIMIC were founded by Grammy Award®-winning Slipknot co-founder Jordison, and the band 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 was produced by Jordison and Kato Khandwala [My Chemical Romance, The Pretty Reckless], with mixing and mastering assistance from Mustaine.
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 the drummer.
Finding new strength via support from close friends and family, Jordison got back to doing what he does best and VIMIC was bron featuring Jordison [drums], Kalen Chase [vocals], Jed Simon [guitar], Kyle Konkiel [bass], Matt Tarach [keyboards], and Steve Marshall [guitar].
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 are 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.
“The riffs, lyrics, and drums of Open Your Omen will tell you a lot,” said Jordison. “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.”
VIMIC’s November 2017 European dates are as follows:
15 – LONDON (UK) – 100 Club
18 – PARIS (FR) – Le Petit Bain
19 – HAARLEM (NL) – Patronaat
21 – KOLN (GE) – Jungle Club
23 – HAMBURG (GE) – Headcrash