The mighty Korn return with “Never Never,” the first track from their forthcoming album The Paradigm Shift. This is their first album to feature returned co-founding guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch since 2003’s Take A Look In The Mirror, and “Never Never” seems to offer a very interesting glimpse into where the band is at now: there are distant hints of previous Korn albums like Untouchables and Take A Look In The Mirror but much more prominent is an altogether more mordern and unique sound. Kinda nice to see that they’re interested in moving forward rather than just retracing the past. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. Check out the “Never Never” lyric video below, and then the press release for the new album.
KORN RETURN WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘THE PARADIGM SHIFT’
LEAD TRACK ‘NEVER NEVER’ STREAMING NOW!
Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators KORN have revealed that their 11th studio album, will be released on October 4. Titled ‘The Paradigm Shift’, it marks the emotional return of much-revered co-founding guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch for his first album with Korn since 2003’s ‘Take a Look in the Mirror’. This record serves as the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2011 dubsteb-metal hybrid ‘The Path of Totality’, which entered the Top 10 in the US Billboard chart and was hailed by Revolver Magazine as their ‘Album Of The Year’.
‘The Paradigm Shift’ is Korn’s first time working with super-producer Don Gilmore, whose legacy also includes producing Linkin Park’s legendary ‘Hybrid Theory’ album. Gilmore recorded the album at Buck Owens’ studio in their original hometown Bakersfield, and at Los Angeles’ famed NRG Recording Studios. Korn initially announced Head’s return via a captivating clip onrollingstone.com, and went on to discuss the reunion in this in-depth interview withartistdirect.com, to much excitement from the band’s dedicated fan base and the music community.
‘The Paradigm Shift’ holds special significance for the members of Korn as musicians. Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer explains, “It’s a term encompassing different perspectives. You can view a piece of art from one angle and it takes on a certain image. If you look from another angle, it’s a completely different image. We liken that to Korn in 2013. With Head back in the fold, all of the elements fans have loved since day one are there, but we’re interpreting them from a new perspective. It’s a bigger, brighter, and bolder Korn.”
These rock luminaries recently embarked on their reunion live run stateside, headlining the SOLD OUT Rock on the Range Festival, which drew over 40,000 fans to Columbus, Ohio. Having just completed a festival run across Europe playing coveted main stage spots at Download, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park festivals, Australian fans are no doubt gagging for the live return of Korn to our shores following their monumental 2010 visit.
Listen to the new track ‘Never Never’ over at the band’s Facebook page and get ready for another staggering, seismic offering from the legendary KORN!