Korn Announces Title And Release Date of New Album
Korn announced couple weeks ago that they were back in the studio working on a new album with original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, and they told us we could expect the album late September. Well that wasn't the complete truth. Yeah, the band is back with Welch and working on the new album but in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Korn announced that their latest album, which will be called The Paradigm Shift, will be hitting stores October 1, a week later than the date that was announced earlier.
This is the first time since 2003's Take A Look In The Mirror that Welch has been a part of the group and when asked what it was like to be back with the band recording a new album, he said, "You know, all this stuff came in the perfect time and I knew it was meant to be because it was so smooth, everything fell into place, and then when we started writing, everything started falling into place better. So it was just so awesome, dude, and even from when we started writing to this day right now, there's been nothing, no negative anything at all."
Vocalist Jonathan Davis said that having Welch back in the band was "really good for morale. It was just fun being in the studio with his goofy ass again."
Welch left the group in 2005 after converting to Christianity, but says "Everything changed with these guys -- everything is more positive." He also added that the newest album has "the old Korn vibe, but with a new twist . . . The end product is a really good mix of old Korn mixed with some new elements. It's got a fresh new Korn 2013 sound."
The surprises keep on coming though. Davis came out and said that due to personal issues he didn't get into the studio until later, explaining "My boy got diabetes and I had come off medication for my depression, and that f***ed me up . . . I'd been on it for three years and the doctor told me you gotta get off this, it's bad for you."
Davis did all he could to get off his medication saying, "I went to this county rehab. I was like, 'I don't want to do this s*** ever again.' So I went into the most ghetto, f***ed-up place I could find and I'm barely coming out of it now."
Luckily, everything worked out and the band is planning a worldwide tour in support of their latest album, The Paradigm Shift, although no dates have been announced yet. Korn's next gig will be at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 19. You can check out a couple interviews with Welch and James "Munkey" Shaffer below.