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 Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.