Scar the Martyr

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Scar the Martyr
Origin United States
Genres Industrial metal, heavy metal
Years active 2013–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Slipknot, Blood Promise, Darkest Hour, Strapping Young Lad, Blush Response
Members Joey Jordison
Kris Norris
Jed Simon
Kyle Konkiel
Matthew Tarach
Past members Henry Derek

Scar the Martyr is an American heavy metal band consisting of Joey Jordison, Kris Norris, Jed Simon, Kyle Konkiel and Matthew Tarach.


The band was formed in 2013 as a side project for former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. The group was announced in April 2013 by Jordison and was shown to feature former Strapping Young Lad guitarist Jed Simon and former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris.[1] In June 2013 the group announced its name and full lineup, which included former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna on keyboards, who only stayed in the band as a session member for the bands début album,[2] and relatively unknown vocalist Henry Derek Bonner.[3] Their first album was released on October 1, 2013.[4]

On the 19th of September 2013 A free online only EP was released for download exclusively through Revolver Magazine's website requiring a password that can be found on Roadrunner Record's website. The EP contained 4 tracks 2 of which were the album tracks "Blood Host" and "Soul Disintegration". The other 2 were exclusive to the EP and not available anywhere else entitled "After The Fall" and "Trinity Of Lies".[5]

Prior to Jordison leaving Slipknot, this was considered a side project, however after he left Slipknot, he stated that his primary focus is now Scar the Martyr, effectively making it his primary project.[6] During touring, bassist Kyle Kokiel (formerly of In This Moment) and keyboardist Joey Blush (from Blush Response) joined the band as permanent members.[7]

On April 10, 2014, it was announced that vocalist Henry Derek had departed from the band due to personal differences, artistic direction and business decisions.[8] The same day, the rest of the band announced that Derek was fired from the band, and that they are searching for a new vocalist.[9] The band has also stated that they have opened submissions to the public before they make their final decision.

The band is working on a new album, while not in the studio they are writing and plan to have material soon.[10]

Band members[edit]


Scar the Martyr discography
Studio albums 1
EPs 2
Music videos 2

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Details
2013 Scar the Martyr


Year Details
2013 Revolver EP[5]
Metal Hammer EP[11]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director Type Link
2013 "Blood Host" Scar the Martyr Mark Eshleman[12] Performance [1]
"Soul Disintegration" Vlad Tolstov[13] Narrative [2]


  1. ^ Joey Jordison and Jed Simon are Working on a New Project Together MetalSucks April 24, 2013
  2. ^ "Scar the Martyrs lineup in the studio for Début album". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Joey Jordison’s New Band Has a Name Now MetalSucks June 21, 2013
  4. ^ Drummer's SCAR THE MARTYR To Release Debut Album In October July 24, 2013
  5. ^ a b "Free Scar The Martyr EP". BlabberMouth. 
  6. ^ "Drummer Joey Jordison leaves Slipknot". NME. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "SCAR THE MARTYR Featuring Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: Manchester Footage Available". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ JOEY JORDISON's SCAR THE MARTYR Says Singer HENRY DEREK BONNER Was Fired From Band April 10, 2014
  10. ^ "Submissions open to public". Facebook. Scar the Martyr. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Scar The Martyr – Metal Hammer Ep". 
  12. ^ Chad Childers (17 September 2013). "SCAR THE MARTYR, ‘BLOOD HOST’ – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE" (News post). Loudwire. Retrieved 25 December 2013. "Director Mark Eshleman let the cameras roll in the band’s Des Moines..." 
  13. ^ "Scar The Martyr - Soul Disintegration [Official Music Video] HD". Vlad Tolstov Productions. Retrieved 25 December 2013.