Korn seem to be making good progress on their next record, with guitarist Brian “Head” Welch describing the forthcoming release as “so special”.
This October, we’ll pass the three-year anniversary of the release of Korn’s latest album, The Serenity Of Suffering. One of the group’s best-performing records in years, it makes sense that fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up ever since.
Speaking back in December, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch explained that the band were making good progress with the new album, even working with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on a couple of demos.
“What we have is really encouraging,” Head explained. “We have been writing and we have tracked most of the drums. But we’ll probably write a couple more songs — that always happens.”
“At the beginning of the year, we’re going to really focus and get it done. ”
“We’re [recording] it all over,” he continued. “We’ve been to Nashville a few times, we’ve done a lot in L.A. We actually wrote with John Feldmann, too, for the demos. Travis Barker laid the temporary drums for some, and that was cool.”
Now, Brian “Head” Welch has given us another update as to how the record is shaping up, describing it as “so special” in a new interview.
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Speaking to SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin recently (via Blabbermouth), the guitarist explained that the band are still hard at work on the new album, which is being produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
“I’ve never seen Jonathan [Davis, vocals] work so hard on a record since [2002’s] Untouchables,” Head began. “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.”
At this stage though, there’s no set date as to when the new record will be released, with some label politics being cited as the reason for the delay.
“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,” Head explained. “But it’s coming out.”
In related news, Loud Krazy Love is set to make its theatrical premiere this Wednesday, with the feature-length documentary focusing on Brian “Head” Welch’s journey from rockstar to born-again Christian.
“Far beyond a rock documentary, this fearless coming-of-age story grapples with teenage depression, the quest for identity, and the hope of a father willing to do anything for the one he loves,” the film’s synopsis explains.