KORN Getting Its Own 'Essential' Collection

According to The Pulse Of Radio, KORN will join the ranks of other world-famous Sony Music artists when "The Essential Korn" is released on May 10. The two-disc, 29-song collection will feature classics from the band such as "Blind", "Shoots & Ladders", "Got The Life", "Freak On A Leash", "Falling Away From Me", "Here To Stay", "Alone I Break", "Did My Time" and many more, including the recent "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" from the band's latest effort, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are".

KORN has actually not been with Sony Music for its last three albums. It signed with Sony in 1994 and issued its last record through the company, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in 2003.

Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that 17 years into its career, KORN still finds new fans by bringing its music all over the world. "Last year we went to South America and we did some shows, and did some countries that — never played before," he said. "Peru and Ecuador, I mean, great, great people — some of the best fans in the world. There was 300 people at the Lima, Peru airport. Man, there were police holding them back! We're like, 'What? Who is it? Oh, it's us? They're here for us?' But seriously, like, you've got to go to them."

Shaffer said last week that KORN is already prepping the follow-up to last year's "Korn III", with the new album possibly out by next spring.

KORN is currently off the road, but will appear at Pointfest in St. Louis on May 15 and Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio on May 21 before hitting the European festival circuit.

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