KORN Guitarist Sings DROID's Praises

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has issued the following update:

"So the Family Values tour is winding down now, and this is our last week. We finish up the tour Sunday in Irvine, but we'll be back on the road at the end of September playing a bunch of places we missed. Also my boys in DROID will be back again for the ride!

"Now, DROID has been fucking killing it every night of this tour. They started off opening up the main stage, but now they're headlining the second stage. It's been awesome for them, because there's so much energy, and their songs just set the crowd off. Their so raw, and the kids just go nuts with some crazy pits!

"DROID is one of the reasons that I started this [record] label [Emotional Syphon, to which DROID is signed]. Me and Jamie from DROID have been friends for a long time. Back when KORN was living in Long Beach before we got signed, I met Jamie. He was just a kid back then, but we instantly clicked. I started giving him guitar lessons, and we became really tight. Back then we'd cruise around Long Beach, hit up local spots and just kick it. I helped him learn guitar early on, and he's become such an awesome player. He's also been with me and KORN since the beginning. He was there as a friend and supporter from before we were signed up until now. So it's awesome to be touring with him like this.

"Once Jamie played me the DROID demos for this new record, I was floored. He helped inspire me to move forward with Emotional Syphon. The day I got the paperwork to start this label, I saw DROID at the Whisky in L.A., and right after we all hit the Rainbow, and I told the band that I wanted to sign them. They were so good live, and I knew that I had to do this. I helped executive produce the album at the KORN studio in Hollywood, and we got our homey Chino from DEFTONES to sing on 'Vengeance is Mine'. The album came out fucking killer! It's one of the most honest, real and brutal metal albums that I've heard in a long time. They've stepped up with a record that I think heavy music needs right now.

"So be sure to check out DROID's debut, and don't miss them on the road with KORN all fall."


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