KORN GUITARIST: ‘GO HEAVY’ ON NEXT ALBUM
Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch spoke to PureGrainAudio.com and said they’re already looking ahead to the recording of its 12th studio album, which follows up 2013’s The Paradigm Shift. Welch said, “We’re talking at the moment about taking a couple of months off and going in straight away as it will probably take the rest of the year for us to do the album.”
Welch said that there wasn’t any new music written yet for the new album, but added, “I wanna go heavy though. I hope I get my wish.” He later continued, “I was telling Jonathan (Davis, Korn singer) that I wanted to do some more faster-tempo stuff again . . . Korn used to always think, ‘What would the crowd be like if we played this?’ and so I want to do that on this new record. I don’t want to go out there and play songs over and over that are boring.”
Although he wants to make a “heavier, more uptempo” record, Welch admitted that he does not want to tour as heavily as Korn has done in the past. He explained, “My kid is grown up now, (and) the (other) guys in the band have kids. It’s not about touring so heavily anymore.”
Korn plays on Tuesday (March 17th) at the Pot Of Gold Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona. The band’s current tour features performances of its 1994 debut album from start to finish at selected dates.