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Vocalist Attila Csihar performing in 2011
Vocalist Attila Csihar performing in 2011
Background information
OriginFrance / United States / Hungary
GenresBlackened death metal[1][1]
Years active2016 (2016)–present

Sinsaenum is a multinational blackened death metal supergroup, formed in 2016. The band features French guitarists Frédéric Leclercq (ex-DragonForce) and Stéphane Buriez, American drummer Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), American vocalist Sean Zatorsky (of Dååth) in a co-lead role with Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar (of Mayhem), and French bassist Heimoth (of Seth). Sinsaenum released their debut album Echoes of the Tortured in July 2016.


The conception of Sinsaenum can be traced as far back as 1998, when Frédéric Leclercq (best known as the longest-serving bassist of English power metal band DragonForce) began writing a number of death metal songs.[2] After recruiting fellow guitarist Stéphane Buriez of Loudblast for the project, Leclercq was contacted by drummer Joey Jordison (known for his work with Slipknot, then a member of Scar the Martyr and later of VIMIC) with the intention of working together, who later became involved in the project.[3] Jordison proposed the band name Sinsaenum, which are a modified portmanteau of the words "sin" and "insane".[3] The trio later added Attila Csihar of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and Sean Zatorsky of American death metal group Dååth as dual lead vocalists, in addition to Seth guitarist Heimoth on the bass to complete the lineup.[3] The formation of the band was officially announced on May 20, 2016.[2]

Sinsaenum released its self-titled debut extended play on June 6, 2016, featuring the exclusive track "Death Is the Beginning" and album track "The Forgotten One".[4] After a music video for the song "Splendor and Agony",[5] the band's debut full-length album Echoes of the Tortured was released by earMUSIC on July 29, 2016.[3] A lyric video was later released for "Anfang des Albtraumes" in August.[6]

In early 2017, the band entered the studio again to begin the process of writing and recording what they dubbed as "Sinsaenum II". It was later announced in summer that year that the band would release a new EP. The EP, entitled Ashes, was scheduled for release on November 10, featuring new music, previously Japan exclusive bonus tracks, and an alternate mix of the track "Dead Souls" from Echoes of the Tortured, remixed by Frédéric Duquesne of French industrial metal group Mass Hysteria. The title track was released with a music video on 29 September 2017.[7] On October 27, they released the Duquesne mix of "Dead Souls" with a lyric video.[8]

Band members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Sinsaenum (2016)
  • A Taste of Sin (2016)
  • Ashes (2017)


  • "Ashes" (2017)
  • "Dead Souls" (Frédéric Duquesne Mix) (2017)
  • "Final Resolve" (2018)
  • "Hooch" (2018)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Army of Chaos" (2016)
  • "Splendor and Agony" (2016)
  • "Ashes" (2017)
  • "Final Resolve" (2018)
  • "Nuit Noire" (2018)
  • "Hooch" (2018)


  1. ^ a b "Track by track review: Sinsaenum – Echoes Of The Tortured". 6 June 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b O'Neill, Christina (May 20, 2016). "Joey Jordison introduces supergroup Sinsaenum". Metal Hammer. TeamRock. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ex-Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison And DragonForce's Frédéric Leclercq Announce More Sinsaenum Album Details". May 26, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sinsaenum Feat. Ex-Slipknot Drummer, DragonForce Bassist: Two-Song EP Due Next Week". June 2, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  5. ^ DiVita, Joe (July 12, 2016). "Sinsaenum, 'Splender and Agony' – Exclusive Video Premiere". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  6. ^ DiVita, Joe (August 20, 2016). "Sinsaenum Release 'Anfang des Albtraumes' Lyric Video". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Joey Jordison's SINSAENUM Unveil Evil New Music Video for "Ashes" - Metal Injection". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  8. ^ "SINSAENUM Feat. Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer, DRAGONFORCE Bassist: Lyric Video For 'Dead Souls (Frederic Duquesne Remix)'". 27 October 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
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