Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison announced the formation of Vimic earlier this year, and the band is finishing out 2016 with a handful of shows before what promises to be a much bigger 2017.

The group just inked a management deal with CTK Management and they're starting to get things in order for a more visible presence in 2017. Jordison comprised Vimic with his former Scar the Martyr bandmates Jed Simon, Kyle Konkiel and Matthew Tarach, with singer Kalen Chasen Musmecci rounding out the band.

The group has been in the studio working on new music, with a 2017 release expected. The first song and video from the album is expected to arrive in December. Plus, the group will play three U.S. shows in late December to finish out the year.

Jordison says, "The band members have just arrived to my home in Des Moines, and the energy and vibe is absolutely magnetic. We are ready to bring back our music, showcase our new live shows to the masses, and show our appreciation to the fans who got us here and supported us in the first place. That's what matters, the fans!!! It's been a struggle, but we've overcome it and are ready to unleash. Thank you to all who have believed in us, have patiently waited, and continue to stand by our side. We'll see you soon! Get ready."

The mini-tour starts Dec. 26 in Jordison's hometown of Des Moines, Iowa at Wooly's, with shows on Dec. 27 in Janesville, Wis. and Dec. 28 in Chicago. After the three U.S. shows, the group will embark on a world tour, starting in the U.K. and Europe that will run from late February through April. Dates in Asia, South America and Australia are also in the mix for 2017, so stay tuned to Vimic's website for more details.

Vimic 2016 U.S. Tour Dates

12/26 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Wooly's
12/27 -- Janesville, Wis. -- The Back Bar
12/28 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Bottom Lounge

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