'It's so Special': Korn guitarist gives update on new album

Korn 16/05/2019

Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has given us a progression update of the band's new album, and early indications sound positive.

We first heard the band had started tracking in August last year with producer Nick Raskulinecz (he produced their last album, 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering," and has worked with the likes of Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters and Rise Against) and know the new album will feaure songwriting collaborations with John Feldmann from American punk band Goldfinger.

But talking with SiriusXM, Welch revealed what vocalist Jonathan Davis has been up to. "I've never seen Jonathan work so hard on a record since 'Untouchables' (2002)," he said.

He's always involved — don't get me wrong — but he has a different passion, because he went through a lot last year. He has time, he has energy, he has pain, and he just grabbed the record. It's so special.

When asked about a release date, Welch said:

"We are kind of in a little argument with the label about the date, so we're trying to keep it all peaceful — things happen. But it's coming out."

Late last year Welch descirbed the upcoming album as "a combination of maybe both 'The Serenity Of Suffering' and 'The Paradigm Shift'. We'll try some new stuff though, but we're gonna definitely focus on guitars again."

Korn are lined up to tour with Alice in Chains in the USA, but here's hoping they sus their argument with the label and release some new Korn soon.