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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine in studio with Joey Jordison’s Vimic

Dave Mustaine and Joey Jordison in the studio
Dave Mustaine and Joey Jordison in the studio

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is in the studio with Joey Jordison’s Vimic.

Vimic have been working on their debut album Open Your Omen, which is expected to be released sometime this year.

And while it’s not clear what the Megadeth leader’s involvement is, he posted a picture of himself and Jordison together with the caption: “In the studio, Nashville.”

Vimic later released their own image and caption, which reads: “A few final touches.”

Vimic rose from the ashes of Scar The Martyr in May 2016, with former Slipknot drummer Jordison changing their name as he wanted to “wipe the slate clean” and start afresh.

He’s joined in the lineup by vocalist Kalen Chase, guitarist Jed Simon, bassist Kyle Konkiel and keyboardist Matt Tarach. Second guitarist Kris Norris quit the band last November.

Jordison said of the band’s material: “The riffs, lyrics, and drums of Open Your Omen will tell you a lot.

“I started this record when I was coming out of the Acute Transverse Myelitis condition. It’s literally what saved me and helped me get back to where I’m healthier than ever.

“These guys and this album pushed me to not only relearn how to walk, but how to play the drums again. Open Your Omen is the rebirth of the rest of my life.”

Vimic were due to play 16 dates across Europe in March, but those dates were postponed “due to circumstances beyond the band’s control relating to the commercial release of new music.”

Those dates are due to be played in November and December, although the new shows have yet to be announced.

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