Though no specific reason for given for his exit, the band did cite “personal reasons” and said, “We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.” The band also said that they plan on moving forward with their plans for releasing new material in 2014.
Read the full statement from the band.
“To our Maggots and fans around the world,
It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.