Old-school Korn fans will be stoked to hear that for the band’s next album they will be once again joined in the studio by Brian ‘Head’ Welch. This will be the first time in 10 years that Head’s guitar stylings will be heard on new Korn material. Recently, the band reconciled with their former colleague and it would appear that the hatchet is well and truly buried.
An album teaser video posted by the band makes a clear point of showing Head jamming with fellow band members Jonathan Davis, James ‘Munky’ Shaffer and Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu. You can check out the video below, which flashes a whole bunch of Korn-esque words such as “depression”, “fame” and “separation” over the top of some dark and gloomy background music, climaxing with a shot of the band hard at it in the studio.
Head spoke to Rolling Stone about the reunion, explaining that everything came together smoothly:
“We knew we would have a blast playing together, because we love each other so much, but we really wanted to make sure the music felt right before we committed to making a whole album together… But since we got in the studio, everything just started pouring out, now I can’t wait until our fans hear this stuff!”
The new album is said to drop some time this year and will be the first with Head in the fold since 2003’s Take A Look In The Mirror, though for Korn as a whole it will be the follow up to 2011’s The Path of Totality.
Watch: Korn – New Album teaser video