Roxy Myzal of HardDrive Radio recently conducted an interview with KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about KORN's upcoming album, Welch said: "I would definitely describe the new KORN music as intense. I was telling someone earlier that we wrote this record thinking about what KORN was when we first started.
"I think we've learned how to write songs; we can write good songs a lot. But what is KORN?
"We started this band thinking of the live shows and what the crowd would do with us. How can we connect with the crowd? And we would write songs thinking like that. So this new record, it was all about, what's gonna happen when we play this song? What's gonna happen when we play this riff? And that's the new record. It's just intense and it's all… Every song, I think, is a live song. And so it's gonna be hard to choose which ones we play live, because that's how the whole record's written. And Jonathan [Davis, KORN singer] just… He always digs deep and shares painful stuff, but I feel like he grabbed his soul and ripped it open for this record again, like he used to do, and people are gonna feel that."
KORN's twelfth studio album is tentatively due out later this year.
Welch said in another interview that the material KORN has written for its next LP is "heavier than anyone's heard KORN in a long time."
KORN recently announced details for the "Nocturnal Underground Tour" where they will share co-headlining duties with BREAKING BENJAMIN and will be joined by special guests MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and SILVER SNAKES.
The "Nocturnal Underground" arena tour will kick off on September 24 at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota, taking KORN deep into the heart of America through late October. On this trek, the band will pass through such markets as Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Biloxi, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tulsa and beyond. In between, KORN will appear at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky on October 2.