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Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has left the band, it has been confirmed.

A statement on the band's website confirms Jordison's departure, citing "personal reasons" for his decision to leave the group. The band claim they will let fans know more about Jordison's exit in the near future.

The statement reads: "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 continues: "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."

In June, Slipknot dropped hints that they will be returning with new material in the near future as they headlined the opening night of Download Festival. The band's last album 'All Hope Is Gone' was released in 2008 before Gray's death, and they have never confirmed that they will be recording another LP.

Earlier this year, musical equipment worth $36,000 (£24,000) was been stolen from the Iowa home of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. The singer told police that two guitars that had belonged to the band's bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010, were among the items stolen.

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