Contact Us
Korn

Korn

Korn

Perhaps more so than any other band, Korn is inextricably linked to the nu-metal movement of the late 1990s; a movement they helped spearhead and sonically define, whether they like that to be their legacy, or not. Originating in Bakersfield, California, circa 1993, Korn was born when vocalist Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch joined forces with guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer, bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu and drummer David Silveira, all three of whom had played in a defunct funk metal band named L.A.P.D. With the help of producer Ross Robinson, the quintet unknowingly codified the building blocks of nu-metal on their hugely influential self-titled debut from 1994 (its dissonant, down-tuned guitars, angst-ridden vocals, and intensely rhythmic approach — everything but the DJ and turntables, in fact) and its even more successful follow-up, ‘Life is Peachy’ (1996). But it was ’98’s Billboard Chart-topping ‘Follow the Leader’ that took Korn stratospheric (on the strength of an estimated 14 million copies and counting) paving the way to the band’s own Family Values festival, a pair of Grammy awards, and no end to media attention over the ensuing years, shored up by additional studio albums like 1999’s ‘Issues’ and increasingly experimental ‘Untouchables’ (2002) and ‘Take a Look in the Mirror’ (2003). Then, in the early weeks of 2005, guitarist Head shockingly announced his retirement from Korn after finding religion — just as the group’s deal with Sony Music was expiring and internal relationships were at their most strained, casting some doubt upon the band’s future. But by the end of the year, Korn had rebounded as a quartet with their first of two releases for Virgin Records, ‘See You on the Other Side’ and an untitled 2007 album recorded without drummer Silveira, who himself had recently departed. Ray Luzier was eventually recruited to replace him and debuted on 2010’s back-to basics, Ross Robinson-produced ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are,’ which was itself followed by another radical musical departure via 2011’s dub step-influenced ‘The Path of Totality.’ No matter where they took their sound though — backwards or forwards — Korn was now firmly entrenched as one of the heavy metal scene’s cornerstone bands. Their sheer sales figures and popularity may no longer match the heady days of the late 1990s, but the group plowed ahead in 2013 with their eleventh studio album, ‘The Paradigm Shift,’ and even welcomed back guitarist Head after a decade removed from the group — suggesting everything really does come full-circle, in the end.

   
Korn 1998
Immortal / Epic

17 Years Ago: Korn Take Nu-Metal to the Masses With ‘Follow the Leader’

On Aug. 18, 1998, Korn catapulted to massive fame with the release of 'Follow the Leader.'

Read More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Heavy Montreal 2015 – Day 1: Korn, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy + More [Recap + Gallery]

One of the largest rock and metal festivals in North America took place over the past weekend in Canada.

Read More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Brian ‘Head’ Welch Calls New Material ‘Heavier Than Anyone’s Heard Korn in a Long Time’

Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch spoke all about new tracks in an interview, calling the fresh cuts "heavier than anyone's heard Korn in a long time."

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Rock Tags: ,
Korn's Jonathan Davis
Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Korn Frontman Jonathan Davis Sued By Lawyers Over Serial Killer Museum Payment

The legal team who helped settle Jonathan Davis' serial killer museum lawsuits are seeking payment from the singer.

Read More

Category: Metal, News, Rock Tags:
Animated Metal Album Covers
Loudwire

18 Greatest Animated Metal Album Covers

Your favorite metal album covers have come to life!

Read More

Munky Korn
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Korn To Play Self-Titled Debut Album in Its Entirety During Fall 2015 U.S. Tour

Korn began commemorating the 20th anniversary of their 1994 self-titled album with shows in 2014.

Read More

Korn Rihanna
Theo Wargo / Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Korn Remix Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

Korn bring the heavy to a remix of Rihanna's 'Bitch Better Have My Money.'

Read More

Category: News, Rock, Songs Tags:
Korn vs. System of a Down
Theo Wargo / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Korn vs. System of a Down – Best Live Band, Round 1

Vote for Korn or System of a Down in this Best Live Band competition.

Read More

Slipknot Judas Priest Korn
Daniel Boczarski / Ethan Miller (2), Getty Images

Slipknot, Judas Priest, Korn + More Lead 2015 Knotfest Lineup

Slipknot, Judas Priest and Korn will head up the 2015 Knotfest lineup. See the full bill here.

Read More

Eric Andre, Jay Barachel

Watch: Actors Jay Baruchel & Eric Andre Do Impersonations of Korn’s Jonathan Davis

Here’s something you may not have known about actors Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre: The guys do a pretty good Jonathan Davis impersonation.

Read More

Category: Funny, Metal, News, Rock, Videos, WTF Tags:

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!