Scar the Martyr

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Scar the Martyr
OriginUnited States
Years active2013–2016
Past members

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


The band was announced in April 2013 by drummer Joey Jordison, who was still playing with Slipknot at the time, 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 band's debut album,[2] and former Lilitu and Blood Promise vocalist Henry Derek Bonner.[3] Their first album was released on October 1, 2013.[4]

On September 19, 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 four tracks, two of which were the album tracks "Blood Host" and "Soul Disintegration". The other 2 were exclusive to the EP and not available anywhere else; they were entitled "After the Fall" and "Trinity of Lies".[5]

Scar the Martyr became Jordison's primary focus when he and Slipknot parted ways in December 2013.[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 were searching for a new vocalist.[9] The band has also stated that they had opened submissions to the public before they made their final decision. Since his departure from Scar the Martyr, Henry Derek has joined the band Thrown Into Exile and formed the heavy metal super-group, Act of Defiance, with Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, both formerly of Megadeth, and Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall.

Since January 12, 2015, the band has posted new pictures from their recording sessions weekly on their official Facebook page.[10] Though the recording of their second album has started, the identity of the new vocalist was still kept secret.[citation needed]

On May 5, 2016, it was announced that Joey Jordison had ended the band and formed a new band called Vimic.[11]

Band members[edit]



Scar the Martyr discography
Studio albums1
Music videos2

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Details
2013 Scar the Martyr


Year Details
2013 Revolver EP[5]
Metal Hammer EP[12]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director Type Link
2013 "Blood Host" Scar the Martyr Mark Eshleman[13] Performance [1]
"Soul Disintegration" Vlad Tolstov[14] 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 January 3, 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 January 3, 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 February 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "Joey Jordison Kills SCAR THE MARTYR, Unveils New Band, VIMIC – Hear Their First Single". Metal Injection. May 5, 2016.
  12. ^ "Scar The Martyr – Metal Hammer Ep".
  13. ^ 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...
  14. ^ "Scar The Martyr - Soul Disintegration [Official Music Video] HD". Vlad Tolstov Productions. Retrieved 25 December 2013.