Korn

kornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band’s current lineup includes five members: Jonathan Davis, Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizu, James „Munky“ Shaffer, Brian „Head“ Welch, and Ray Luzier. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the band L.A.P.D. During the post-grunge era they came up with the brand new music style later described as nu-metal.

They have collaborated with musicians such as Chino Moreno from Deftones, Fred Durst from nu metal band Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Tre Hardson from The Pharcyde, Skrillex and Nas. Their newest release is called „The Paradigm Shift“ and marks the return of guitarist Brian „Head“ Welch to the band.

 

>> Genre: Nu Metal, Alternative Metal

>> Country: USA

>> Active: 1993-present

 

History

Korn released their first demo album, Neidermayer’s Mind, in 1993. The band later went on to release their self-titled debut album in 1994, followed by Life Is Peachy in 1996. The band experienced mainstream success with Follow the Leader (1998) and Issues (1999), both of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The band’s mainstream success continued with Untouchables (2002) and Take a Look in the Mirror (2003). A compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, was released in 2004, spanning a decade of singles and concluding the band’s recording contract with Immortal Records and Epic Records. They signed to Virgin Records, releasing See You on the Other Side in 2005, and an untitled album in 2007. Korn’s latest albums, Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010) and The Path of Totality (2011), were released via Roadrunner Records.

Korn has sold around 35 million copies worldwide. Eleven of the band’s official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, eight of which have peaked in the top five. Eight official releases are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and one is certified Gold. Korn has released seven video albums and thirty-nine music videos. The band has released forty-one singles, twenty-eight of which have charted. Korn has earned two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations. The band has received two MTV Video Music Awards from eleven nominations.

 

Band members 

Jonathan Davis – lead vocals, bagpipes (1993–present)

Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizu – bass (1993–present)

James „Munky“ Shaffer  – guitars, backing vocals (1993–present)

Brian „Head“ Welch – guitars, backing vocals (1993–2005, 2013–present)

Ray Luzier – drums, percussion (2007–present)

 

Music

  • Korn“ (1994)
  • „Life Is Peachy“ (1996)
  • „Follow the Leader“ (1998)
  • „Issues“ (1999)
  • „Untouchables“ (2002)
  • „Take a Look in the Mirror“ (2003)
  • „See You on the Other Side“ (2005)
  • „Untitled album“ (2007)
  • Korn III: Remember Who You Are“ (2010)
  • „The Path of Totality“ (2011)
  • „The Paradigm Shift“ (2013)

Famous for:  Freak on a Leash, Got the Life, Word Up!, Falling Away From Me, Coming Undone, Love&Meth

 

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Influenced by

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Sources:

http://korn.com/ – official website

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/ – Record Label

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korn – Wiki

http://www.last.fm/music/Korn – Last.fm