Sinsaenum are a force to be reckoned with. The Supergroup with severe star power is proving that it doesn’t matter what genre you come from, that when death metal is done right its going to draw an interest – something which the band is hoping to further prove with their second album Repulsion for Humanity. Metal Wani‘s Jake Patton was fortunate enough to spend some time recently with Sinsaenum drummer Joey Jordison to discuss the album and the bands upcoming touring plans.
The recording process for Repulsion For Humanity was very different to Sinsaenum’s earlier Album and EP with Jordison spending some time with bandmates Frédéric Leclercq and Stéphane Buriez in France to record drums – something which he commented invigorated him “I had to really step up because I had this energy with me, this Sinaenum energy with me – I wasn’t on my own’.
For Sinsaenum, Repulsion for Humanity is more than just a song or album title, something which Jordison was very keen to talk about “I love life, I’m very fortunate to have accomplished what I have and I didn’t come up with the title but I agree there’s a lot of things that are disgusting and can not be ignored – and we all know that. And when we are looking at these things, and you know we are watching the news and you’re fed this stuff constantly and daily, it just seems like what the fuck is going on and why is this stuff happening”.
The conversation shifts to the bands upcoming tour – with dates already confirmed across Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand – and the logistics required in organising this sort of tour when band members are already managing competing priorities with their other projects. When asked on whether or not he was excited to get out onto the road to perform in front of the fans, Jordison “I don’t care if there’s only five people at a show, it’s all about showcasing what we are doing and you’ve got to strike while the iron is hot… We’re looking very forward to getting out and showcasing the old and new. It’s going to be a cool tour”.
They then talk about Jordison’s health, reflecting back on his battle with transverse myelitis and exploring his journey so far. “I wasn’t not going to play drums again, because this is what I’m on earth for” Jordison offers when discussing his outlook on his road to recovery, and his rehabilitation, before outlining the steps it took for him to reclaim his rightful place behind the drum kit.
The closing moments of the conversation explores Jordison’s work with his other band Vimic and the status of their album, and also whether or not he thinks a Murderdolls reunion might happen.