Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison is commemorating the anniversary of Slipknot’s self-titled album, which released on June 29, 1999. Jordison, who departed the band in 2013, says the years have flown by like blast beats since the iconic record was released.
Slipknot’s self-titled album put the band on the map, with their breakout single ‘Wait and Bleed’ catapulting them into public view. Fans were fascinated by their unique masks, mystery, and their extraordinary sound.
Jordison wrote: “It’s almost hard to believe how these years have flown by like blast beats. That album was & will always be some of the absolute best memories of my life. There’s nothing out there quite like it, and what it did for all of us & the Metal world.
“It made all of our dreams come true, and the overall reaction from the fans almost collapsed venues & stadiums worldwide. We didn’t expect it, but it absolutely exploded! We were so determined, hungry, and ready to take on the world and we did.
“We feared no one, and it showed when we took the stage. It was just ‘that’ time. Total mystery it was. Thank you to Monte Conner, Dave Rath, and all at Roadrunner Records… Sophia John, Ross ‘“The King” Robinson & Chuck Johnson. To the fans, you guys made this happen for all of us, and I dedicate this anniversary to YOU!!! Metal Forever. Thank you eternally!Joey Jordison no.1. 🤘🏼”
Jordison has maintained his support for the band in the years since his departure, and said he would be open to a return to the group if the opportunity presented itself.