It seems that the newest Korn album, The Paradigm Shift, is not going to be released on 24th September as they first announced. According to Rolling Stone, the band is going to officially release the album on October 1st (is not such a big deal, a few days later). I should remind you that this album is the first in 10 years that is going to include Brian Welch, or Head, the band’s former guitarist.
Talking to Rolling Stone, Head said that:
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.
I don’t know what to say about this, I only hope that this is going to be my favorite Korn album as well, and I really want them the way they were before Head left the band.
Jonathan Davis, the band’s frontman, talked about Head’s comeback:
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.
Jonathan also said that the writing process it was magic:
The whole writing process I was on autopilot,” he says. “It was weird – I moved into the studio. I stayed there for four months, I only came home on weekends. I moved my boys in with me, so I had my kids with me the whole time. It was an interesting creative space,” he says. “It was stream-of-consciousness – so many songs I don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about. I didn’t really have to try to write, it just came out.
It was really kind of magic. I don’t know how the hell I did it. I was so fucked up from coming off all that medicine, and I feel so good about the record. When I look back now, I’m like, ‘Wow, how did I come up with this shit?
I’m so glad that they are so happy about getting back together and recording a new album and all about this new Korn vibe. I am little bit concerned about all of this happiness and I hope that this small thing won’t affect the lyrics and the message of the old Korn band.