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Joey Jordison fighting fit, Slipknot hit the road


are back on the road following a break to allow drummer

Joey Jordison

time to heal after a broken ankle that forced the band to cancel a number of European festival appearances. The band are now in Japan. They hit the UK in December with

Machine Head


Children of Bodom


The band issued this statement today:

"After numerous flights we arrived in Nagoya, Japan two days ago. Joey [Jordison, drums] is on fire and we had a killer rehearsal with the full band. Tonight is the first — it's on! We just shot a video for 'Dead Memories' that we'll be unleashing to the world in the next couple weeks. This one is psychological — you're in for a journey. We're just starting a world tour — so we hope to see all of you."

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce/Deals Editor, I play drums (and guitar, badly) and I've worked in the music gear industry for 16 years. I manage all buyer's guides on the site and it's my sole purpose to help musicians find the right gear and the best prices.