Jack Antonio recently conducted an interview with KORN bassist and STILLWELL guitarist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu for the "Do You Know Jack?" radio show (Facebook page). You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below.
Speaking about KORN's upcoming follow-up to 2013's "The Paradigm Shift" album, Fieldy said: "It's definitely bringing it back to the integrity of KORN. It's everything that you would think we would sound like."
Fieldy also talked about the KORN songwriting process. He said: "Honestly, we write very old school. Like, we're all in the studio right now, and each guys plays his own parts. So we sit as a band and we write together. And then Jon [singer Jonathan Davis] does his vocals. So everybody just plays their own parts; they create their own parts. Like the way bands used to do it back in the day — where they stand in a room and jam out as a band. That's how we do it."
A producer has already been selected to helm KORN's new CD, but KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently said that the band "is gonna wait a couple more weeks before we announce that."
KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch said in a recent interview on "Do You Know Jack?" that the material the band is writing for its twelfth album is “heavier than anyone's heard KORN in a long time." He added, "We're really pleased with what's going on. We just want everyone to be happy with the album. We want everybody to be smiling at the end of the process, so we do have other things to consider. But, yeah, we're gonna come out heavier than anyone's heard KORN in a long time, I think. And just the beginning stages are proof of that to me."
Welch was asked if some recent performances of KORN's 1994 self-titled debut in its entirety had led the band back to a heavier sound. He replied, "I think it's helped being on the SLIPKNOT tour last year and seeing the crowd and just seeing Jonathan [Davis, singer] lead the arena in all the arenas we played. I think it sparked and reminded everybody in the band what KORN started out to be."
KORN earlier in the month launched a North American tour on which the band is performing its debut album in its entirety at every stop. The trek kicked off on October 1 in Chicago, winding down a month later on October 30 in Oakland.