Album review written by Lauren Rae
Ah, Korn. One of the integral factors to the soundtrack of my angsty youth. What’s been surprising to me is how much staying power these guys have had over the years, with lineup changes, controversy and personal troubles amongst all the band members galore. There have been a few occasions where upon learning that Korn was set to drop a new album, my first words were, “They’re still around?”
Granted, I’ve grown up quite a bit since my days as 16-year-old little gothybopper. But there’s always a place in my heart for those who leant a hand to shaping my current musical landscape. I still have some of their albums and a few songs have made their way onto my iPod. It had been a long while since I had listened to any new material by the quintet out of the cow fields and nothingness that is Bakersfield, California. (They really weren’t exaggerating about that.) So when I was given the opportunity to give The Paradigm Shift a go, I took it, curious to see if they had grown along with me.
To which, it’s a yes and also a very huge no. READ MORE
Courtesy of Rolling Stone, nu metal band Korn have released an official video for “Love And Meth”, which comes from their newly released album The Paradigm Shift. The video shows the band performing as though they were marionette puppets as the puppetmaster slowly crumbles apart due to, you guessed it, overuse of meth. There are some eerie images and it does have a bit of inspiration from Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem For A Dream. Check it out below. READ MORE
Horror rapper mastermind Tech N9ne has announced that he will be releasing a new EP entitled Therapy on November 5th. The 11-track EP will be produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and will feature Limp Bizkit‘s Wes Borland and Glassjaw‘s Sammy Siegler. You can hear “Hiccup”, the first single from the EP, below.
N9ne talks about “Hiccup”, stating, “The beat has a punkish feel. There are certain things I wanted to touch on with that song like Charles Ramsey. It’s about evil people in the world who think they’re going to get away with bad things, but there’s always a hiccup in their plans because evil shall not prevail over angels. These ideas were on my mind—whether it’s the horrible stories you hear or things as strange as Twitter beefs. I’m proud of it.”
Pre-order Therapy on iTunes. READ MORE
It’s just been announced that nu-metal band Korn will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with shock master Rob Zombie for a limited US tour this November. Korn will be touring in support of their new album The Paradigm Shift (which comes out October 8th via Prospect Records) while Zombie will be touring in support of this year’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. The full touring schedule can be seen below and tickets can be purchased this Friday here.
Make sure to check out our exclusive clip from Korn’s upcoming documentary Reconciliation here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from the upcoming Korn documentary Reconciliation, which will be a part of the deluxe copy of the band’s upcoming album The Paradigm Shift (out October 8th via Prospect Records). The clip, entitled “Writing Sessions”, shows the band discussing the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and the positive impact he had not only on the record but on the band atmosphere. The clip features sound clips from many of the tracks from the upcoming album. Head on below to check out this exclusive look into the studio world of Korn!
The Paradigm Shift is the follow up to 2011′s The Path Of Totality, which fused the band’s signature metal sound with dubstep and saw guest appearances from prominent electronic musicians Skrillex, Downlink, Noisia, and more. READ MORE
Nu-metal band Korn has released an official music video for “Never, Never”, their single from their upcoming album The Paradigm Shift, which comes out October 1st. The video shows the band fighting the clock (HA!) in a heavily CGI environment. Honestly, it’s cool seeing Brian ‘Head’ Welch back in the band after his 10-year absence but the video itself is pretty damn boring. READ MORE
Nu-metal band Korn has already issued a stream of a new song “Never Never”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album The Paradigm Shift (out October 8th). Now the band has released in the form HeAd’s KoRner, a monthly column that guitarist Brian “Head” Welch contributes to Loudwire. In this month’s edition Welch posted a video interview with guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and singer Jonathan Davis. In that interview, Welch also included clips from a new Korn song called “Love & Meth”. You can check it all out below. READ MORE
Nu-metal band Korn have made their new single “Never Never” available for purchase on Amazon MP3. The track is the first single from the band’s upcoming album The Paradigm Shift, which comes out October 8th. You can watch a lyric video for the song below.
I don’t know what it is but this song sounds nothing like Korn to me. It’s boring, it’s uninspired, and it doesn’t have any “oomph”. I was never the biggest Korn fan but this is just a bad song regardless of who recorded it. Am I wrong? Share your thoughts below. READ MORE
Nu-metal giants Korn are the latest rock/metal group to get a lullaby treatment courtesy of Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company that takes a band’s greatest hits and converts them into gentle, sleep-inducing lullabies. Below you can hear their version of “Coming Undone”, which comes from the band’s 7th studio album See You On The Other Side.
The album, which comes out August 13th, can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Revolver has exclusively premiered the artwork (created by artist Roboto) and track listing for Korn‘s upcoming 11th studio album The Paradigm Shift. The album will be released October 1st via Prospect Park and is the follow up to 2011′s The Path Of Totality.
A single and tour dates will be announced in the next several weeks. READ MORE
Drummer Ray Luzier may have inadvertently revealed the release date for Korn‘s upcoming album through an Instagram post during a press junket. In the post, he stated, “Korn press Konference in France, we played them parts of 2 new songs off our SIC new record coming out Sept 24th. #korntour2013 #kornfans #korn #korn2013 #fieldy #brianheadwelch #munky #jdevil.” The picture can be seen below.
So there you have it, a new Korn record coming out September 24th, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
This record will be special to many Korn fans as it marks the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, who left the band in 2005 after finding religion and not being able to reconcile his beliefs with the band’s attitude and presentation.
The new album will be the follow up to 2011′s The Path Of Totality, which saw the band mixing their nu-metal flairs with the currently popular EDM stylings. READ MORE
In this episode of Bloody-Disgusting’s Aural Pleasures, host Jonny talks with Ann Arbor filmmaker Matt Grevenstuk and their mutual love of horror. The guys chat about favorite horror films, great music in horror, favorite bands, and more. Head on in and enjoy the episode!
Also below is Matt’s über low budget short horror film Death Hour. Matt states that he wanted to make a film where, “…there were more deaths than minutes in the film.” Check it out! READ MORE
Hard rockers Motionless In White have released a lyric video for “America”, which comes off their Infamous album. A full music video will be released next month and was directed by Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. The video can be seen below.
The band has also announced that The Witch Was Right drummer Brandon Richter has joined their ranks. The band is currently on a tour with Asking Alexandria and will also be appearing on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Ah, YouTube. A place where people can find fantastic instructional and educational videos, music clips, original videos, and much more. Oh, and it’s also a place for parents to shove their kids down my throat even more than necessary. But once in a while there comes a kid that is pretty awesome.
Such is the case with YouTube user XxSassahmaxX‘s 3-year old Lukas, who is all about the brutal metal. Below you can watch a video of charming Lukas lip syncing to Korn‘s “Falling Away From Me”. And if you click on the username, there are a few other videos of Lukas tearing it up some more, including a video of him going at it with some Sepultura.
All I have to say is that if my kids don’t turn out liking and lip syncing to metal, I’m pretending I’m an Aztec, sacrificing them to Quetzalcoatl, and starting over. READ MORE
The line up for the 2013 edition of Rock On The Range has been announced and it’s basically full of bands that I would punch a few puppies to see. Headlining the 3-day event are Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins while amazing bands such as Bush, Stone Sour, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, In Flames, Ghost, Heaven’s Basement, and more are also slated to perform. A nearly complete list of bands performing can be seen below.
The 3-day event begins Friday, Mar. 17th and ends Sunday night, Mar. 19th.
Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell states, “We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!”
Korn’s Jonathan Davis adds, “Head is back!! Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
Gavin Rossdale of Bush comments, “Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands. We look forward to seeing you all out there.” READ MORE
Audio mashup maestro Isosine has put together another mashup that shouldn’t work in the slightest and yet does (for example, Taylor Swift vs. Korn). Up now is the music from the Teletubbies with the vocals from Drowning Pool‘s smash hit “Bodies”. There is a free download link in the YouTube description but it’s not working for me. Once it’s up and running I’ll update with the download link (y’know, in case you want this song for your morning jog or something). Check out the video below. READ MORE
Let’s kick off 2013 with something fun, catchy, and grotesque, shall we? This week’s Twisted Video Of The Week is Korn‘s “Right Now”, which comes off their sixth studio album Take A Look In The Mirror. Check it out below!
Make sure to leave a comment with your suggestion for next week’s edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week! READ MORE
Love And Death, the band formed by ex-Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, will be hitting the road with Thousand Foot Krutch on the 15-city “War Of Change” tour. You can see the full touring schedule below.
The band will be touring in support of their debut album Between Here And Lost, which will be released Jan. 22nd, 2013 via Tooth & Nail Records. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot), and Jim Monti (Korn). READ MORE
Update: A video for the mash-up and a final download link can be found below.
Mash up maestro Isosine is back at it again, this time mixing Korn‘s “Coming Undone” with Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. On paper, that sounds so ludicrous and absurd that it can’t possibly work, can it? As a matter of fact, it works disturbingly well. You can stream/download the work in progress for free here.
Head on below to hear the original songs for reference. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer (Korn) about his side project Fear And The Nervous System. We discuss how the band came together, how director David Lynch influenced the music, what made this music different from Korn, and much more. We also got word of when Korn is entering the studio to record their next album! Check it all out below! READ MORE
Love And Death, the band with former Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch, will be releasing their debut album Between Here And Lost on Nov. 20th via Tooth & Nail Records. The album will feature 11 tracks that were mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Disturbed), and Jim Monti (Korn) and produced by Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin). Though no tour dates have been announced, it is said that the band will be touring extensively throughout 2013 to support this effort.
Welch states, “This record was birthed from trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, and drama. However, we came out on top and the end result is a very real, raw & honest record. We are so stoked for people to hear it! From our opening song ‘The Abandoning’, to our cover of Devo’s ‘Whip it’, to our collaboration with Mattie Montgomery from For Today on ‘I W8 4 U’, It’s an exciting piece of art and the listener will feel the different range of emotions with the lyrics & melodies of each song.”
You can check out the full track list below as well as their video for the song “Chemicals”. Also, make sure to check out “What To Do If Being Chased By My Top 10 Horror Characters” here. READ MORE
It’s Friday which means it’s time for another Twisted Music Video Of The Week to kick off your weekend. Today I bring you “Choking Victim” from Fear And The Nervous System. Featuring Munky from Korn, Billy Gould of Faith No More, and Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion, and more, this is definitely a band worth checking out. Their debut album was also just released this past week, so make sure to pick up a copy on iTunes.
The video has influences of Rob Zombie‘s Halloween (only done well) and is certainly made for the horror fan. Check it out below!
As always, leave a comment with your suggestion for next week’s edition! READ MORE
I was hemming and hawing over what kind of descriptor I should use in the headline. Should it be an LOL? Nah, because some of them aren’t funny. Should it be a Random Cool? Ehhhh….maybe? I settled on OMFG because that was pretty much my reaction looking at each photo.
You see, below you’ll find an image that features 18 yearbook photos from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. You’ve got “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Eddie Van Halen, Gene Simmons, Tom Araya, and many more. It’ll definitely get a chuckle or two! Check it out below, READ MORE
Ultragore Records CEO and EDM DJ Sluggo will be hitting the road on a headlining tour starting this Saturday in New York. Joining alongside will be fellow Ultragore Records artists Helicopter Showdown, Nerd Rage, J Rabbit, Getter, and The Juggernaut. All tour dates can be seen below.
Talking about the tour, Sluggo states, “This tour is going to be a f*cking blast, We’re hitting some amazing cities with some of my good friends and favorite DJ’s out there. All I can say we’re ready to get GOREY.”
Sluggo is also 1/3 of the DJ group Killbot, which features Korn singer Jonathan Davis as his DJ alter ego J-Devil. READ MORE