Korn’s New Album: ‘It’s The Heaviest Stuff’ We’ve Done ‘In Years’

April 7, 2024

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch was recently on WSOU 89.5 FM radio station and talked about the band’s songwriting sessions to follow-up ’22 “Requiem” album!

Welch said, “Well, I’ll just say, yes, we are passionately and intensely working on new music. We’re a little bit behind. We’ve been really digging deep into sounds and tones and miking techniques and just really focusing on every aspect of just the miking and the sonic levels of everything because… I love the last few records we’ve done in the last 10 years, but I think — I just have something in me that thinks we could beat the tones. I love the songs that we’ve done, but tone-wise I feel like we can beat it. So we’re spending a lot more time on this new music, we’re spending a lot more money, and we don’t have any record label involved, so it’s all coming from us. And we really want to dissect our sound and remember where we came from and how we did it back then. And having a vintage KORN feel with a modern twist — sonically, I’m talking about. So it’s very intense. The songs are amazing. I’m very proud of it. I feel like we are closer than we’ve ever been in the studio. And Jonathan (Davis, KORN singer) has been there every day.”

As for what you can expect as a musical direction, “I think it’s the best and heaviest Korn stuff in years. And I think it’s gonna be raw and just kind of more basic, as far as sound and recording and everything. I don’t wanna give it all away, but we’re just very, very pleased with where we’re at right now.”

Welch rejoined Korn over a decade ago, after leaving the band, quitting drugs and becoming a born-again Christian.

Meanwhile, Korn recently announced a 25-city North American fall tour, with support from Gojira and Spiritbox. The tour starts on September 12 in Tampa, Florida and wraps up on October 27 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Korn’s last album, “Requiem”, entered Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart at #1 and also got to #2 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts. On the all-format Billboard 200, it debuted at #14.

Do you think Korn’s new album will also debut #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart?


Written by Todd Hancock