KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer spoke to the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine at the Rock am Ring festival, which took place June 3-5, 2011 in Nürburgring, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, KORN has decided to cancel the release of an EP it was due to release on June 14 and expand the project into a full album. The EP was an experimental recording on which the band was collaborating with a number of dub step producers/DJ, including Kill The Noise, Excision, Skrillex and 12th Planet.
There’s no word on when the new KORN album, which will be the band’s tenth, will arrive. It will follow up 2010’s “Korn III – Remember Who You Are”.
Bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu told NME.com about the new project, “We’ve collaborated with six or seven producers on the new record. I’ve done my parts and I think Jonathan [Davis, vocals] has a couple of vocal takes still to do, but it’s almost done. It’s important to stay current and keep on top of what’s going on.”
Drummer Ray Lazier told Download that he thought the move toward dub step meant he might be replaced by a drum machine. He explained, “Normally it would drive me crazy because I think drum machines are soulless. But [Davis] said, ‘No, we’re going to experiment with triggers,’ which I’ve never done before. So we actually triggered the sounds Skrillex made with my kit — I’m actually playing them live. I was excited by that.”