Bakersfield nu metal survivors Korn needed to do something big to top the attention-grabbing, dubstep-laden, genre-merging enormity of 2011’s The Path of Totality. And what they did took just about everybody by surprise: They picked up the phone and brought original guitarist Head back from exile.
Head, who found Jesus, left Korn and launched a solo career (roughly in that order) in 2005, immediately breathed new life into the band – ironically, in doing so, taking them away from their brave new sound and back to their signature early days feel.
The result is the new album The Paradigm Shift. We tracked down guitarist Munky, bassist Fieldy and drummer Ray Luzier to get the lowdown on how it all came together.