Band includes DragonForce's Frederic Leclerq and former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison
Whenever several musicians who gained fame in other bands happen to fall together into a new one, they’re inevitably tagged with the “supergroup” label. So it goes for Sinsaenum, the death-metal act featuring DragonForce bassist Frederic Leclerq, Loudblast guitarist Stephane Buriez, Daath vocalist Sean Zatorsky, Mayhem singer Attila Csihar, Seth guitarist Heimoth and former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. And like other supergroups, Sinsaenum’s formation has nothing to do with its members thinking they could easily cash in on one another’s name recognition.
“I wanted to work with them because they are great musicians, but also because they are my friends,” says Leclerq of his Sinsaenum bandmates. “I wasn’t trying to make a supergroup, pulling strings and contacting people I never met but have big names. It was all about gut feelings. Same with the other people who are involved.”
Leclerq notes that as soon as the completed lineup entered rehearsal to shoot two videos in Hungary — Heimoth was not involved until after Sinsaenum’s debut album, Echoes of the Tortured, had been recorded — “we played and we looked at each other and felt something strong, something unique.”