An audio recording of KORN performing a brand new song, "Oildale", on March 26, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska can be streamed below.
KORN frontman Jonathan Davis confirmed in an interview with a Boise, Idaho radio station that the band has signed with Roadrunner Records, home of acts like NICKELBACK, SLIPKNOT and ROB ZOMBIE. Davis called the label "a good home" for KORN, adding that the band opted for Roadrunner over a larger major label because "they're one of the last real, respected labels left . . . We looked at all the other options and didn't want to go down that road again."
Following the end of their two-album deal with EMI Music, Davis said the band considered releasing its music on its own before deciding to team with Roadrunner. "We could do it on our own, but it's so complicated with all the business aspects and marketing and all that other stuff that I'm never really into . . . for us we really do need a label to back us and help us and do what they do, and they're really good at that," he said.
Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer let the news slip during an online chat with fans last week.
The new KORN album, "Korn III - Remember Who You Are", is due out this summer. The CD marks the return of producer Ross Robinson, who worked on the band's first two releases, 1994's "Korn" and 1996's "Life Is Peachy".
Davis explained that the title also represented a fresh start for the group. "We feel like it's the third old-school style record, like after 'Life Is Peachy' would be," he said. "Everybody was just sitting around smiling when we were listening to the songs. And 'Remember Who You Are' — it's just like it's taking us back to remembering what we did back when we were kids. This album is that."
The band begins the Canadian leg of its "Ballroom Blitz" tour on Monday (March 29). The U.S. portion — which is doubling as this year's Jägermeister Music Tour — kicks off on May 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
KORN will also headline the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour this summer with ROB ZOMBIE.