On August 13, Metal Sickness conducted an interview with KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below.
KORN's 11th album, "The Paradign Shift", is due out on October 8. The follow-up to 2011's "The Path Of Totality" features the return of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. His last album with the band was 2003's "Take A Look In The Mirror".
With a single, "Never Never", released last month, singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio what the experience was like having Welch back in the studio, making this record extra special.
"'Untouchables' used to be my favorite, but this one's mine now," he said. "You know, it's just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys. And having Head back bringing, you know, that old chemistry back with him with Munky on the rock side and I was on the electronic side. It was good having the compromise on both sides. It was just good for the creative process, I think."
Other songs on the new set, which was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, LACUNA COIL) at Buck Owens' studio in KORN's original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles's famed NRG Recording Studios, "Prey For Me", "Spike In My Veins", "Mass Hysteria", "Paranoid And Aroused" and "Victimized".
The deluxe version of "The Paradigm Shift" will contain two bonus tracks and a 60-minute documentary chronicling Head's return to the band produced by the band's behind-the-scenes "filmographer," Sebastien Paquet.
In 2014, KORN will celebrate its 20th anniversary as recording artists.
Davis also revealed that he is doing just fine after discontinuing the use of anti-anxiety medicine he had been taking for many years.