Scar the Martyr

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For the album, see Scar the Martyr (album).
Scar the Martyr
Origin United States
Genres Industrial metal, alternative metal
Years active 2013–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Slipknot, Blood Promise, Darkest Hour, Strapping Young Lad, Blush Response, Act of Defiance, Thrown into Exile, World Under Blood, In This Moment, Nine Inch Nails
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 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 went from being a side project for Jordison to his 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 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. 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 is still kept secret.[citation needed]

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 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. ^ "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.