KORN - Share New Album Title And Release Date2013-07-14
Korn have set The Paradigm Shift as the title of their upcoming 11th studio album and successor to The Path Of Totality. We now also know that it will be released on October 1st. The album was produced by Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park) and more importantly finds guitarist Brian "Head" Welch returning to the fold after an eight-year absence.
Welch told Rolling Stone about the album: "I'm a metalhead. I love rock music, and I came here just wanting to do the old Korn vibe, but with a new twist. Me and Munky [James Shaffer] haven't been playing guitar together for eight years, so we came in just wanting to jam out with the bass player Fieldy [Reginald Arvizu] and Ray [Luzier], our drummer... 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. And the melodies, the lyrics and the choruses on these songs are at a new level. It's my favorite album by Korn."
Frontman Jonathan Davis stated: "Originally, him and Munky, what was interesting about the band and what we did was that twin guitar thing. So I think it brought unity back between those two. To have our brother back was really good for morale. It was just fun being in the studio with his goofy ass again."
About the writing of the album, Davis says: "Writing the record was really weird. They started writing, I think, in August, and I didn't get into the studio until March, because I was going through all kinds of crazy shit. My boy got diabetes and I had come off medication for my depression, and that fucked me up. I was in a straight haze. I detoxed off that medication - it was an anti-depressant, the anxiety and stuff. I'd been on it for three years and the doctor told me you gotta get off this, it's bad for you."
So, you can expect a mix of old Korn with new elements.