Interview: Korn — "You have to hear this from front to back"
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:07:25
"It was like a wild animal," Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer says of his band's ninth offering, Korn III — Remember Who You Are (Due out 7/13/2010 via Roadrunner Records). "You let it out of the gate and everyone hold on!"
There's actually no more fitting description of the record than that.
Korn III — Remember Who You Are is Korn at their most intense. Tracks like "Pop a Pill" and "The Past" pulsate pummelingly from Shaffer's powerful and precise riffing. Meanwhile, the raw tapestry of destruction, album closer "Holding All These Lies," remains the band's most epic cut to date. It segues from a seesaw of guitar violence into a screeching lead that comes to life in cinematic fashion. You can feel Jonathan Davis's pain as the final strains close around Fieldy's throbbing funk bass and Ray Luzier's brilliant drumming.
Korn let it all out, and the results are the record of their career thus far.
Before taking the stage to decimate Bakersfield at a hometown Ballroom Blitz gig, Korn axe-slinger James "Munky" Shaffer spoke to ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for an exclusive video interview about Korn III — Remember Who You Are, unleashing the beast within and his side project Fear and the Nervous System.
Check out the video here and below and be sure to enter our Mayhem Fest contest here for your chance to win a pair of free tickets to see Korn and Rob Zombie in your town and signed CDs!
Have you heard Korn's new song "Oildale" yet? What do you think?