KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer was interviewed earlier this month by Lloyd Hocutt, the host of the nationally-syndicated radio program called “LA Lloyd’s Rock 30”. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of Korn Central).
According to KORN fan site Kornspace.com, KORN‘s experimental recording on which the band is collaborating with a number of dub step producers/DJs, including Kill The Noise, Excision, Skrillex and 12th Planet, will carry the title of “The Path To Totality” and will be made available on November 15. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include “Burn The Obedient”, “Illuminati”, “Kill Mercy Within”, “Narcissistic Cannibal”, “Chaos Lives In Everything” and “Get Up!”.
KORN singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio earlier in the year that the band was excited by the possibilities of working with some of the aforementioned artists. “I thought it would be fun to experiment again and see what we come up with, and maybe come up with something like this that we’re really, really excited about,” he said. “We like to experiment and try things and we’re not gonna put out something that we don’t all like. So I think me and [Munky, guitar] and [Fieldy, bass] and Ray [Luzier, drums] are really, really excited about this.”
KORN‘s new album, which will be the band’s tenth, 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 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.”