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Background information
Origin Bakersfield, California, United States
Genres Nu metal,[1][2] alternative metal[2]
Years active 1993–present
Prospect Park Caroline[3][4] Roadrunner Virgin Epic Immortal
Associated acts
L.A.P.D. Sexart Jonathan Davis and the SFA StillWell Fear and the Nervous System Army of Anyone Love and Death Fieldy's Dreams Killbot JDevil Ice Cube Slipknot
Website www.korn.com
Jonathan Davis
James "Munky" Shaffer
Brian "Head" Welch
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu
Ray Luzier
Past members
David Silveria
Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993.[2][5][6] The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis (vocals, bagpipes), James "Munky" Shaffer (guitar), Brian "Head" Welch (guitar, backing vocals), and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass), with the addition of Ray Luzier (drums), who replaced the band's original member, David Silveria in 2007. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the band L.A.P.D.

Korn released their first demo album, Neidermayer's Mind, in 1993.[7] 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.[8] The band's mainstream success continued with Untouchables (2002), Take a Look in the Mirror (2003) and See You on the Other Side (2005).

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 other recent albums, Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2010) and The Path of Totality (2011), were released via Roadrunner Records, with the latest album The Paradigm Shift (2013) being released via Prospect Park and Caroline Records.

As of 2012, Korn had sold around 35 million copies worldwide.[9] Twelve 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.[8] Eight official releases are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and one is certified Gold.[10] Korn has released seven video albums and thirty-nine music videos. The band has released forty-one singles, twenty-eight of which have charted.[11][12][13][14][15] Korn has earned two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations[16][17] and two MTV Video Music Awards out of eleven nominations.[18]

Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Early years and formation (1989–1993)
1.2 Korn (1994–1996)
1.3 Life Is Peachy (1996–1997)
1.4 Follow the Leader (1998–1999)
1.5 Issues (1999–2001)
1.6 Untouchables (2002–2003)
1.7 Take a Look in the Mirror (2003–2005)
1.8 See You on the Other Side (2005–2007)
1.9 Untitled album (2007–2008)
1.10 Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2009–2011)
1.11 The Path of Totality (2011–2012)
1.12 The Paradigm Shift (2012–present)
2 Style, influences and legacy
3 Controversy
4 Awards and nominations
5 Band members
6 Discography
7 See also
8 References
9 Further reading
10 External links
Early years and formation (1989–1993)

Korn's original logo.
Before Korn was formed, three of the original members of the band were associated with the band L.A.P.D. – James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, and David Silveria.[19][20][21] Originally consisting of Richard Morrill, James Shaffer, and Reginald Arvizu, David Silveria joined when he was 16.[20] When the band moved from Bakersfield, California to Los Angeles, Silveria dropped out of high school and Shaffer stayed in Bakersfield.[22] When Shaffer reunited with the band, they found a manager and released an EP entitled Love and Peace Dude in 1989 through Triple X Records.[23][24] L.A.P.D. released their first full-length studio album on May 3, 1991 which consisted of eleven tracks. The album was entitled Who's Laughing Now.[25] After releasing two albums, L.A.P.D. broke up. They were also briefly known as Creep, recording a demo with a singer named Corey until Shaffer, Arvizu, and Silveria enlisted Brian Welch and Jonathan Davis to form the band that went on to become Korn.[26]

"Predictable" (1993)
30-second sample of the song "Predictable" which the band would eventually re-record for their debut album. Neidermayer's Mind featured the first captured, recorded sound of Korn in the form of four tracks.[7]
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When thinking of a band name, someone suggested "corn", but the band rejected that name, so Shaffer had the idea to spell the name with both a "K" instead of a "C", and a backwards "R", so the band's name would appear as "KoЯn".[26] The logo was designed by vocalist Jonathan Davis.[7] Silveria explained, "the music makes the name, because Korn's a dumb name. But once we get established, it makes the name cool."[27]

Korn rented a studio from Jeff Creath, called Underground Chicken Sound, in Huntington Beach, California. While they were recording at Underground Chicken Sound, a crowd had been loitering outside the studio.[28] The band began playing a prelude to a later song, "Clown", resulting in a larger crowd gathering. Arvizu said the crowd gathered because it sounded so "different."[29] Korn started performing at gigs in the summer of 1993, with members saying that touring was a "pain-in-the-ass." While in Huntington Beach, the band was spotted by Epic Records A&R employee Paul Pontius. Pontius would describe Korn's sound as "the new genre of rock." In 1993, Korn released their first demo album, Neidermayer's Mind. The album had very limited printing, and was not well received by critics or the public.[7] It was released to record companies and to people who filled out a flyer given out at gigs they played for free with Biohazard and House of Pain.[27] With this demo, Korn pioneered the nu metal sound.[30][31]

Korn (1994–1996)
By May 1994, Korn began recording their debut album with Ross Robinson.[32] It was finished recording by the end of June 1994.[33] On October 11, 1994, Korn released a self–titled album through Immortal Records, an Epic imprint label,[34] which peaked at number one on the Heatseekers Albums chart,[35] and would eventually reach number seventy-two on the Billboard 200 in February 1996.[8] The album received positive reviews by critics, and it is said to have established the new wave of metal.[36][37] As well as sparking the nu metal genre, the album also started record producer Ross Robinson's music career.[36] It also influenced other bands, such as Slipknot, Coal Chamber, and Limp Bizkit.[36][37]

After Korn finished recording the album, they began touring with Biohazard and House of Pain. Their record company gave them enough money for their own tour bus. Korn's first gig was in Atlanta.[38] About halfway through the tour, the tour bus that their record company gave them stopped working, and Korn had to find a new one.[39] Their first tour was not very successful in promoting the album.[40] The band went on tour with Sick of It All in January 1995.[41] Later that year, Korn was chosen, alongside Deftones, as direct support for Ozzy Osbourne.[42] The self-titled album went gold in the midst of the tour.[42] It was eventually certified two-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[10] Aside from touring, Korn released four singles. "Blind" was released on August 1, 1994, and "Shoots and Ladders" was released on October 31, 1995. The latter received a Grammy nomination in 1997 for Best Metal Performance.[43] "Need To" was also released in 1995, on April 8. The fourth and final single, "Clown", was released on February 2, 1996. "Blind" was the only single to chart, peaking at number fifteen on the Canadian RPM Alternative 30.[44]

Life Is Peachy (1996–1997)
After the success of their debut, Korn decided to enter the studio again for a second album.[45] By then, the band had created a large fan base, and the expectations for their follow-up album were high.[45][46] They went back into the studio in early April 1996 at Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, California.[45]

…We went in really fresh, and we wanted to get it done quickly to capture that energy. So it was probably about 60% knowing what I was going to play and 40% just playing whatever came to mind at that moment… It ended up really good, and it has a kind of energy I probably wouldn't have gotten if I'd worked everything out before hand.

David Silveria on Life Is Peachy's drum quality.[47]
The album was released October 15, 1996,[48] and despite minimal radio airplay and television attention, Life Is Peachy debuted at number three on the Billboard 200,[8][45][47] and peaked at number one in New Zealand.[49] The album sold 106,000 copies in its first week.[50] Jon Pareles from The New York Times said that the band was "Mad at everybody, including themselves." The album was certified double platinum in the United States, platinum in Australia, and gold in Canada.[10][51][52]

The first single, "No Place to Hide", spawned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.[53] "A.D.I.D.A.S." was released as the second single on March 4, 1997. It became the band's first charting single on Billboard, peaking at number thirteen on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[54] The third single, "Good God", was released on July 14, 1997. The band gained more popularity after co-headlining the Lollapalooza music festival in 1997 with Tool. However, Korn was forced to stop touring after Shaffer was diagnosed with viral meningitis.[55] A promotional disc was released in 1997 to promote both the band and the Life Is Peachy Tour featuring Incubus and The Urge, and included three live tracks.[56]

Follow the Leader (1998–1999)

"Freak on a Leash" (1998)
Both "Freak on a Leash" and "Got the Life" are considered to be among the first music videos retired from MTV's Total Request Live.[57] The song was described as a "rolling exorcism."[58]
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Prior to the release of the band's third album, Korn produced a weekly online TV show, KornTV,[59][60] which documented the making of the record and featured special guests such as porn star Ron Jeremy, Limp Bizkit, and 311.[60] The project also gave fans the chance to call in and ask the band questions, an approach that represented one of the first times a band utilized the Internet in such a way.[61] Korn released their third album, Follow the Leader, on August 18, 1998,[62] which featured a number of guest vocalists such as Ice Cube, Pharcyde member Tre Hardson, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, and actor Cheech Marin on the hidden track "Earache My Eye" (written by Marin himself).[61]

Korn launched a political campaign-style tour to promote the release of Follow the Leader.[63][64] The tour took the group, on a chartered jet, all over North America to help promote Follow the Leader.[63] They talked to fans and answered questions during special "fan conferences", which were organized at every stop along the tour route, and signed autographs. Jim Rose of the Jim Rose Circus hosted the entire "Kampaign" tour.[63][65]

The album was considered by band members a complete success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 with at least 268,000 copies sold in its first week of release,[66][67] and, among other singles, spawning two of their biggest singles: "Got the Life" and "Freak on a Leash".[63] They both exposed Korn to a wider, mainstream audience, with the music videos being mainstays on MTV's Total Request Live. "Got the Life" was the show's very first "retired" video,[57][68][69] with "Freak on a Leash" also reaching retirement several months later.[57][70][71]

"Freak on a Leash" won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form, and received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.[72] The video also earned nine MTV Video Music Awards nominations for Video of the Year, Best Rock Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Viewer's Choice.[73] It eventually won two awards, one being for Best Rock Video and the other for Best Editing.[57][74][75] "Freak on a Leash" failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100, although it did manage to peak at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[54] Follow the Leader is considered by members of Korn to be the band's most commercially–successful album,[57][76] being certified five-times Platinum by the RIAA,[10] and having sold almost ten million copies worldwide.[77]

Issues (1999–2001)
The band's fourth album, Issues, produced by Brendan O'Brien, was released on November 16, 1999,[78] featuring cover art designed by Alfredo Carlos, who won a contest held for the fans by MTV.[79] Issues was released during a week of many highly anticipated records. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with more at least 573,000 copies sold,[80] keeping Dr. Dre's second album 2001 and All the Way... A Decade of Song by Céline Dion from hitting number one.[80]

To celebrate the album's release, the band performed the record in its entirety in front of a live audience at New York's historic Apollo Theater and broadcast the concert simultaneously across many radio stations.[81] This performance marked the first performance by a rock band since Buddy Holly in the late 1950s.[82] This special event featured the New York Police Department marching drum and bagpipe band conducted by Richard Gibbs as well as a group of back-up singers to enhance the more melodic choruses Davis used on the album.[82] A snippet of "Falling Away from Me" was featured on RealVideo with a brief interpretive dance by bassist Reginald Arvizu,[83] and also featured on their official website as an MP3 file, although its release was against the advice of its attorneys and corporate establishment.[84] The album was also promoted by the band's highly successful Sick and Twisted Tour.

A little before Korn's album Issues was released, the band appeared on an episode of South Park, titled "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery", in which the first single from Issues, "Falling Away from Me", was premiered.[85][86] The single became Korn's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number ninety-nine.[11] "Make Me Bad" was released as the album's second single in February 2000, peaking at number fourteen on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[54] A third single, "Somebody Someone", followed with more moderate success. Music videos were filmed for all three singles, with long-time friend Fred Durst directing "Falling Away from Me", and Martin Weisz directing a concept video for "Make Me Bad", as well as a performance-based video for "Somebody Someone", which featured the use of CGI effects. Every video was a staple on Total Request Live, two of which made it to retirement.[70] Issues was described by Stephen Thomas Erlewine to be less hip hop-oriented than Follow the Leader.[78] It was certified three-times Platinum,[10] following up the success of Follow the Leader.

Untouchables (2002–2003)

"Here to Stay" (2002)
"Here to Stay", the first single from Untouchables, went on to win Korn a Grammy in 2003. Jon Wiederhorn said "Although 'Here to Stay' is clearly a scathing commentary on contemporary America, Davis stressed that it's merely a wake-up call, not a cry for action."[87]
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On June 11, 2002,[88] Korn re-emerged into the media with their fifth album, Untouchables. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 434,000 in sales.[89] The band has blamed music piracy for the drop in sales, as an unmastered version of the album had leaked three months prior to its official release date.[90][91] On April 2, 2002, the Opie and Anthony Show began airing songs from Untouchables.[91] After playing a few songs, the broadcasters received a cease-and-desist letter from Sony Music Entertainment. Opie and Anthony said "The reason for the premature premiere was to infuriate a rival New York station, which disallows their in-studio guests to appear on 'The Opie and Anthony Show.'"[91] The release of this album was preceded by a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, a day prior to the album's release, broadcast digitally throughout movie theatres in the United States.[92]

The album contained experiments and styles never previously attempted by Korn. AllMusic related: "The band is far more experimental this time out, delivering Helmet-like ringing guitars that melt and morph into each other, a mix of Metallica-esque blastbeats and tight funk drumming from the constantly improving David Silveria, and memorable riffs that take the shape of dark sound structures and offer more than just a collection of chords."[93] The first two music videos from Untouchables, "Here to Stay" and "Thoughtless", were directed by the Hughes Brothers.[94] "Here to Stay" earned Korn a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.[95] "Here to Stay" peaked at number seventy-two on the Billboard Hot 100.[11]

Take a Look in the Mirror (2003–2005)
Due to the album Untouchables leaking onto the Internet, Take a Look in the Mirror was released on a Friday, November 21, 2003 – four days earlier than its original release date.[96] The album therefore received a weekend's worth of sales, which resulted in a poor showing on the Billboard 200.[97] During its first full week, Take a Look in the Mirror soared ten places from number nineteen to number nine, increasing the album's total sales to 179,000.[97] It is the first album self-produced by Korn. The band explained that they wanted fans to hear the music as it should be.[96] The album presented different styles and themes compared to previous albums. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis related: "The whole album is about love, hate and my hate of people and just losing my mind. The previous albums I did, I think the last three, I was coming from a place of hurt. And I just finally got to the point where I'm done hurting and I'm just pissed off about it now. It's turned back to just sheer hate and anger. And it definitely comes across on the album." MTV News said that Davis convinced his fans that they "will be shocked, particularly with the album's second track, 'Break Some Off,' which he called 'brutal'."[98] Korn released the single "Did My Time" on July 22, 2003,[99] which was used to promote the film but did not appear on the soundtrack to Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life due to unspecified legal issues.[100] The single debuted and peaked at number thirty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Korn's first and only top-forty hit in the United States.[11] "Did My Time" gave Korn another Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category.[101]

Korn released their greatest hits album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, on October 5, 2004.[102] The album debuted at number four on Billboard, selling more than 129,000 copies.[103] This album assembles choice tracks from six Korn studio albums released between 1994 and 2003. The first single was a cover of the song "Word Up!", originally composed by Cameo.[104] The single peaked at number twenty-three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[54] Special editions of Greatest Hits Vol. 1 included a DVD titled Korn: Live at CBGB featuring seven select songs from their November 24, 2003 show at CBGB.[105]

In early 2005, Brian Welch announced that he would be quitting the band. In front of a crowd of 10,000, in three services at Valley Bible Fellowship in Bakersfield, California, said "I was addicted to methamphetamines and tried everything ... rehab, stuff on the Internet, but nothing helped me kick it. I was trying on my own to quit and couldn't do it. I wanted to die. No one knew what I was going through. I could not quit. Church was my last shot. I would sit in church high [on drugs]. I would wonder why people would go up to the front after the service. But one day it was for me. I said [to God], 'Show me how to quit.'"[5][106] In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, Head described his final moments in the band as very tense; "the last year I was in the band, we were gonna kick out the bass player, Fieldy, and this guy's girlfriend couldn't be on this side of the stage because there were fights with another wife in the band. And obviously the drugs – it's no secret I was into the drugs, so crazy stuff, like having to finish our blow right before we got to the border because they were gonna come check to see if we had anything."[107] Following his departure from Korn, Welch released two autobiographies, a solo album, and formed a band, Love and Death, who released a debut album in 2013.[108][109]

See You on the Other Side (2005–2007)

Korn in 2006.
Upon completing their record deal with Sony, Korn partnered with EMI and signed to Virgin Records. As part of this innovative arrangement, Virgin paid Korn $25 million upfront in exchange for a share in the profits of their next two studio albums, including tours and merchandising. Virgin also received a 30 percent stake in the band's licensing, ticket sales and other revenue sources.[110][111]

It's taking Korn into another dimension for the listener, I think, that takes you to another world. I think it's really emotional, as far as it's not so anger-based. You know, I think it's a more well-rounded emotional journey it kinda takes you on, the listener.

James "Munky" Shaffer on See You on the Other Side.[112]
The band's first album for Virgin, See You on the Other Side, was released on December 6, 2005,[113] and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200,[8] scanning close to 221,000 copies.[114] The album managed to stay in the top half of the Billboard 200 for thirty-four consecutive weeks.[8] The first single from the album, "Twisted Transistor", was accompanied by a music video directed by Dave Meyers in which hip hop artists Xzibit, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, and David Banner portray Korn.[115] "Twisted Transistor" peaked at number sixty-four on the Billboard Hot 100.[11] The second single, "Coming Undone", was released in February 2006, peaking at number seventy-nine on the Billboard Hot 100.[11] The music video was directed by Little X.[116] See You on the Other Side was certified Platinum in the United States,[10] and by mid-2007, the album had sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide.[117]

Korn held a press conference at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on January 13, 2006, announcing the See You on the Other Side Tour.[118] 10 Years and Mudvayne were selected to open all dates of the trek, which kicked off in their hometown of Bakersfield, on what Mayor Harvey Hall officially declared as "Korn Day", February 24.[119] The resurrection of their Family Values Tour was announced on April 18, 2006, which featured co-headliners Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, and the Japanese metal group Dir En Grey on the main stage.[120] Korn and Evanescence co-headlined the 2007 edition, with Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium rounding out the main stage.[121]

While promoting See You on the Other Side in Europe, Jonathan Davis was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a blood platelet disorder that hospitalized him for the weekend and prevented him from performing at the renowned Download Festival.[122] Despite the illness, the band still performed, with guest singers including Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame, Trivium's Matt Heafy, Skindred's Benji Webbe and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows. This led to Korn canceling the rest of their European bill for 2006,[123] including the Hellfest Summer Open Air. It was originally unknown to the public what his ailment was, but the singer revealed in a letter to fans that he was "dangerously low on blood platelets and at a high risk of death from a hemorrhage if the problem was not treated".[124]

In early December 2006 it was announced that founding drummer David Silveria would be taking an indefinite "temporary hiatus" from the band.[125][126] Korn then performed at the MTV studios in Times Square on December 9, 2006, for the MTV Unplugged series, which was broadcast on February 23, 2007, through MTV.com and on March 2, 2007, across North American, South American, European and Asian MTV stations.[127] Korn played a 14-song acoustic set complete with guest appearances by The Cure and Amy Lee of Evanescence.[128] The performance was eventually cut down to 11 songs for the album, two of which did not air on MTV. Sales of nearly 51,000 brought MTV Unplugged: Korn to number nine in its first week out.[129]

Untitled album (2007–2008)
Korn's untitled album was released on July 31, 2007, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 with 123,000 copies sold in its first week.[130] The album was certified gold by the RIAA.[10] It concluded Korn's deal with Virgin Records,[131] and features touring keyboardist Zac Baird.[132] Drumming duties were left up to Terry Bozzio, and Bad Religion's Brooks Wackerman, as David Silveria went on a hiatus.[133] Joey Jordison from Slipknot played drums during Korn's live shows until the permanent addition of Ray Luzier (Army of Anyone, David Lee Roth). This confirmed David's departure.[134][135][136] "Evolution" and "Hold On" were released as singles to promote the untitled album. The former peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[54] A third single, "Kiss", had a limited release in April 2008.[137] Korn covered the song "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" in 2008, which was originally performed by Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, and Danny Elfman. It was released on Nightmare Revisited.[138]

Ubisoft reported in October 2008 that Korn had "written and recorded an original song inspired by Ubisoft's Haze video game, simply entitled "Haze",[139] which was released on April 22, 2008.[140] Korn also released a live DVD, Live at Montreux 2004, one of their performances with former guitarist Brian Welch on May 12, 2008.[141]

Korn III: Remember Who You Are (2009–2011)

"Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" (2010)
Roadrunner Records said that "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" "buzzes with an eerie clean guitar that slowly gives way to a steamrolling bass and riff assault."[142]
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In a YouTube video, bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu affirmed that a charity song titled "A Song for Chi" would be released, featuring Slipknot guitarist Jim Root, Clint Lowery of Sevendust, drummer Dave McClain of Machine Head and former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, among many other musicians.[143] The song was intended to raise money for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who fell into a comatose state following a car accident in November 2008.[144]

...Korn III: Remember Who You Are isn't a numbering device, it signifies an opening of another phase in Korn's career. Somehow, the band has bypassed a Korn II altogether in their discography, but it's commonly acknowledged that the tail-end of the 2000s found the group floundering a bit, going so far as to flirt with the Matrix in an attempt to figure out which direction to go now that they've hit middle age.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine on Korn III: Remember Who You Are[145]
Along with the announcement of the Ballroom Blitz Tour in March 2010, the title for the new album was revealed as Korn III: Remember Who You Are.[146][147] Later that month, Munky announced that Korn has officially signed to Roadrunner Records.[131] Jonathan Davis later confirmed the record deal: "We're going to go to Roadrunner. [It is] real exciting for us, too, because they're one of the last record companies to let you do what you want to do." Davis continued, "All the great bands around are on that label and everything seems to just work out right and it seems like a good home for us right now."[131] The lead single, "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)", was made available for streaming in May 2010.[148] "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" was simultaneously released to radio stations, and became a top-ten hit on the Billboard Active Rock and Mainstream Rock airplay charts.[13][149] A music video, directed by Phil Mucci, received an exclusive premiere on MTV2.[150]

Korn III: Remember Who You Are was released on July 13, 2010.[145] It debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 purchases reported.[8][151] A second single, "Let the Guilt Go", was released that same month, and managed to peak in the top twenty on the Billboard Active Rock chart.[149] "Pop a Pill" was scheduled to be the third single from Korn III: Remember Who You Are, but plans were scrapped by Roadrunner Records due to unsatisfactory results with previous singles.[152] Korn co-headlined the Music as a Weapon V tour with Disturbed in late 2010 and early 2011.[153] The tour also featured supporting acts Sevendust and In This Moment.[153]

The Path of Totality (2011–2012)

Korn performing live at the Metaltown Festival in June 2011
Korn's tenth studio album, The Path of Totality, was released on December 6, 2011.[154] It was the second and final studio album for Roadrunner Records. The album features contributions from Skrillex, 12th Planet, Excision, Downlink, Kill the Noise, Noisia, and various other EDM artists. The Path of Totality debuted and peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 with 55,000 copies scanned.[8][155] "Get Up!" was premiered as the lead single via Spin in April 2011.[156] The single managed to peak at number eight on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[54] 150,000 digital copies of "Get Up!" have been purchased in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[154] The second single, "Narcissistic Cannibal", was released in October 2011,[137] with its music video being directed and produced by Alexander Bulkley of ShadowMachine Films.[157] "Narcissistic Cannibal" peaked at number seventeen on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[54]

After a stint of festival appearances, Korn promoted The Path of Totality during a headlining tour of the same name. Korn split their show into three sections. The band kicked off by playing "rare" songs from their first two albums, including the b-side "Proud", which was previously included on the soundtrack to the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer.[158] They followed with a different stage set up, playing several of their new songs. The setlist ended with hit singles and an encore. Other appearances came from Dope D.O.D., Datsik and Downlink. A special album release performance filmed and recorded at the Hollywood Palladium was issued in various formats through Shout! Factory in September 2012.[159] The Path of Totality won Album of the Year at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. This was Korn's first victory at the Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony that celebrates the best in hard rock and heavy metal music.[160] Korn was also inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame during the 2011 Kerrang! Awards.[161]

The Paradigm Shift (2012–present)
On July 18, 2012, Jonathan Davis told Billboard.com that Korn was getting ready to start recording their eleventh studio album that would be released independently.[162] It was also announced that their next album would not contain any dubstep influences like The Path of Totality.[163] Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer stated in an interview with the Phoenix New Times that the new album would be heavier, with more aggressive "in-your-face" guitars and vocals. He went on to say that he would be using new recording techniques in the studio to give his riffs a fresh approach.[164]

In November 2012, Mudvayne bassist Ryan Martinie toured Korn as a temporary replacement for Reginald Arvizu, who stayed at home during his wife's pregnancy.[165]

In January 2013, guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was confirmed to return to the band to play a number of festival shows, including Rock on the Range, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park and the Download Festival.[166] His status in the band was initially thought to be temporary and for touring purposes only. Ray Luzier later announced at the Sabian show during NAMM that Welch would be joining Korn for the whole tour.[167] Later in that month, techno artist Beta Traxx confirmed he was working on a new Korn song for their upcoming album, which he commented would sound "like the past and the future at the same time." It was also confirmed by Ray Luzier that Don Gilmore would be producing the upcoming album.[168] On February 12, 2013, The BK Entertainment Group updated their clients list and confirmed that Korn has signed to their management's independent label; Prospect Park Productions.[3][4] Later, On June 1, 2013 Caroline Records added Korn to their roster confirming that the band have been signed on to a contract with the label; they are partnered with Korn's management Prospect Park.[169] On February 18, 2013, Korn posted a photo showing Head as part of the line up, which escalated rumors that he was in the process to rejoin Korn permanently. This was confirmed by Head himself in May, when it was also confirmed that he had been recording as part of the band for their upcoming album.[170]

Korn performing live at the Rock 'n' Heim Rock Festival in August 2014.
Fieldy has said of the album "Right now, I will tell you this ... we've done something we've never done before. Normally if we do a new Korn record, we'll normally put 12 or 13 songs and that's how many we make. This time we've made 20-plus songs, and we'll put the best of what we have on there, whatever the numbers end up being. We have so many to choose from, I think it's going to be a little extra special this time."[171][172] Munky later confirmed this by saying that the band completed 25 songs and 15 of them would be put on the album. Head later elaborated that musically this was Korn's best album.[173]

Korn's eleventh studio album, The Paradigm Shift, was released on October 8, 2013.[174][175] Their first single, "Never Never" was set to be released August 12, 2013.[176] The band recorded an episode of Guitar Center Sessions for DirecTV on September 11, 2013 which is scheduled to premiere November 1, 2013 on DirecTV Audience Channel.[177][178] Korn will also be the latest act to be inducted into the world-famous Hollywood Rockwalk on October 8, 2013.[179] The band brought back their Family Values Tour as a one-day festival, on October 5, 2013.[180] The venue and line up were revealed on September 3, 2013.[181] The music video for "Spike In My Veins" was released on February 6, 2014.[182] The band performed the entirety of their self-titled debut album on several occasions during 2015.[183] They are in the process of writing new songs for a twelfth studio album. Guitarist Head has described the music on the new album as "heavier than anyone's heard us in a long time".[184]

Style, influences and legacy
The band has stated that their primary influences include Metallica, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Sepultura, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Duran Duran, Fear Factory, Cathedral, Living Color, Helmet, Rage Against the Machine, Slayer, Pink Floyd, Primus, Tool, Ministry, Mr. Bungle, Biohazard, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, N.W.A, Anthrax, and Jane's Addiction.[2][20][185] Much of their work has been inspired by hip hop music, as suggested in the cover song of Ice Cube's "Wicked", and "All in the Family".[186][187][188]

They are identified as early pioneers of nu metal, a form of alternative metal music which began in the mid-1990s.[189][190] While generally considered an alternative metal and nu metal band, the band has also been labeled as heavy metal, grunge metal, hard rock, rap metal, funk metal, groove metal and industrial metal.[2][191][192][193][194][195] Their debut album mixed metal, hard rock, hip-hop, groove, and dissonance. Their lyrics focus on pain and personal alienation rather than traditional heavy metal themes.[196][197] In Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk, Korn was marked as the third biggest nu metal band in the world.[198]

There have been controversies and arguments over the band being heavy metal or not. In 2015, lead singer Jonathan Davis commented, "Yeah, we’re heavy and downtuned, but metal, to me, is like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, that’s metal man. I always thought of us as a funk band."[199]

The band's debut album warranted a Parental Advisory label because of the album's lyrics. Many of Korn's first works are based on early experiences. The song "Daddy" was described by lead singer Jonathan Davis: "When I was a kid, I was being abused by somebody else and I went to my parents and told them about it, and they thought I was lying and joking around. They never did shit about it. They didn't believe it was happening to their son.... I don't really like to talk about that song. This is as much as I've ever talked about it..."[37][200][201] "Kill You" was written about Davis's experiences as a child with his step mother.[202] Follow the Leader marked the first album where the majority of the lyrics did not have origins relating to early occurrences, with songs like "Justin" and "Pretty" written about incidents occurring during adulthood.[187]

Bassist Reginald Arvizu plays his instrument using both the techniques of fingerstyle and slapping. Jonathan Davis was said by Doug Small to be "the eye of the storm around which the music of Korn rages."[203] Small described the band as "a basket-case full of contradictions."[203] Although the band virtually had no support by television or by radio broadcasting in its first four years, Korn would go on to influence Pleymo,[204] Adema, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Evanescence, P.O.D., Cold, Machine Head, Staind, Seether, One Minute Silence, Flyleaf, Kittie, Endo, Taproot, Crazy Town, Otep, Hoobastank, Five Pointe O, Deftones, Lacuna Coil, Chris Volz, Videodrone, Theory of a Deadman, Thousand Foot Krutch, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Nonpoint, Saliva, Drowning Pool, Spineshank, Trust Company, Ill Nino, Shinedown, Coal Chamber, Three Days Grace, Flymore, Trapt, Molotov, Hollywood Undead and other bands.[citation needed][2][37] Korn also created a fan-base described by both Doug Small and Eaton Entertainment as extremely loyal.[46]

Korn's debut album is said to have established the nu metal genre. Bands such as Coal Chamber and Limp Bizkit were inspired by the album's "churning rage, emphasising similar grooves and song structures" and "the sound's hip–hop elements."[205] Slipknot, Machine Head, and Sepultura were also inspired by Korn's debut album.[205] The album launched the career of record producer Ross Robinson,[206] who later produced albums such as Three Dollar Bill, Yall by Limp Bizkit, Sepultura's Roots and Slipknot's first two albums.[207][208][209][210]

Prior to the release of 1998's Follow the Leader, Gretchen Plewes, a Zeeland, Michigan high school assistant principal, said in an interview for a Michigan newspaper that Korn's music is "indecent, vulgar, obscene and intends to be insulting" after giving a student, Eric VanHoven, a one-day suspension for wearing a shirt with the Korn logo on it.[211] WKLQ was filmed giving away hundreds of free Korn T-shirts, which were donated by the band, outside the school. Ottawa County policemen helped hand out shirts as well.[212][213] Korn filed a cease and desist order against Plewes and the school district for their comments. They also threatened a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, but both actions were dropped due to the band members' personal lives.[214]

Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Korn
Band members
Main article: List of Korn band members
Current members
Jonathan Davis – lead vocals, bagpipes (1993–present)
James "Munky" Shaffer – guitars (1993–present), backing vocals (2005–present)
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bass (1993–present)
Brian "Head" Welch – guitars, backing vocals (1993–2005, 2013–present)
Ray Luzier – drums, percussion (2007–present)
Current touring members
Zac Baird – keyboards, piano, backing vocals (2006–present)
Former members
David Silveria – drums, percussion (1993–2006)
For a more comprehensive list, see Korn discography.
Studio albums
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)

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Korn Albums

Studio album by Korn
Released October 11, 1994
Recorded May–June 1994
Studio Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California, United States
Genre Nu metal
Length 65:51
Immortal Epic
Producer Ross Robinson
Korn chronology
Neidermayer's Mind
(1993) Korn
(1994) Life Is Peachy
Singles from Korn
Released: August 1, 1994
"Need To"
Released: April 8, 1995
"Shoots and Ladders"
Released: October 31, 1995
Released: February 2, 1996
Korn (printed as KoЯn) is the eponymous debut studio album by the American nu metal band Korn. It was released on October 11, 1994, through Immortal/Epic Records. Before recording the album, the band was approached by Immortal/Epic Records after a performance at Huntington Beach, California. The band signed to their label because they didn't want to "sign away all of their creative freedom."[1] The band would record at Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California with producer Ross Robinson, who also produced their 1993 demo Neidermayer's Mind. The recording took place from May to June 1994. After the recordings, Korn toured with Biohazard and House of Pain.

The album's themes include child abuse, drug abuse and bullying. The album cover depicts a young girl being approached by a large man who is holding what appears to be a horseshoe or, more presumably, blades; furthermore, the girl's shadow gives the appearance that her body is being hanged due to the position of the band's logo. Photography was done by Stephen Stickler, and the design was directed by Jay Papke and Dante Ariola. The first single "Blind" charted at number 15 on the Canadian Alternative 30, the album peaked at number ten in New Zealand as well as number seventy-two on the Billboard 200. The debut album has sold over 4 million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan as of January 4, 2013. The album has now sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and is considered to have started the nu metal genre.

Contents [hide]
1 Background
2 Recording and production
3 Marketing and promotion
4 Composition and lyrics
5 Reception and success
6 Legacy
7 Track listing
8 Chart positions
9 Credits
10 References
Before Korn developed a name, they had moved into a small house together in Huntington Beach, California, south of Los Angeles, where they began working on songs.[2] Soon after moving, they rented Underground Chicken Sounds, a recording studio, from Jeff Creath, who had previously allowed lead singer Jonathan Davis to live in his garage. While they were recording at the studio, they attracted a crowd of people when performing the prelude to "Clown".[2] The band's bass guitarist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, said that the crowd gathered because the band's style sounded so "different".[3]

Korn began playing gigs in the summer of 1993. While performing at Huntington Beach, the band was spotted by Immortal/Epic A&R Paul Pontius. He approached the band offering to record an album through their company. Although the group had offers from several other labels, Korn went with Immortal/Epic because they did not want to "sign away all of their creative freedom. "[1]

Recording and production[edit]
"Once we started playing, there was a complete sense of concentration among all of us. It was truly the only time we were all focused. I think that the synchronicity comes through in the sound. Once we were ready to record, we'd go into the studio where [James Shaffer] and [Brian Welch] would come up with a heavy guitar riff while I'd lay down a bass line over it, and before we knew it, a song would start. "

Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu[3]
While Korn was looking for a place to record their debut album, they asked producer Ross Robinson to produce their album. After accepting the offer, Robinson suggested they record at Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California. The band would record the majority of the album there, while additional recording took place at Bakersfield's Fat Tracks.[1][4] Korn recorded most of the album with all members playing simultaneously, as opposed to recording instruments separately. The "distinctive" sound and quality of music was given off by their instruments, rather than the production.[4] The bagpipes on "Shoots and Ladders" are often thought to have been recorded on a mountain-top. However, they were actually recorded with a microphone set up at the back door of the studio while Jonathan Davis walked past outside playing. As he walked further from the microphone, this led to the sound naturally fading quieter. [5] Korn finished recording their self-titled album by the end of June 1994.[3]

Since Robinson produced the album, his career was launched by its success, as it "taught Robinson how to produce. " In an interview with the heavy metal magazine Metal Hammer, Davis touted Robinson's behavior, saying: "Ross is a very pure and clean-spirited person, and you feel it when you're with him. He's the kind of person that can draw that out of you. I felt very safe with Ross. "[1] The album was released on October 11, 1994 through Immortal and Epic Records.[6] During the recording of Korn, there were four outtakes: "Christmas Song", "Sean Olson", "Layla", and "This Broken Soul". "Sean Olson" was put in the single "Shoots and Ladders".

Marketing and promotion[edit]

A screenshot from the music video for Shoots and Ladders, showing the band playing in front of a fake castle like building.
Stephen Stickler acted as the band's photographer, and Jay Papke and Dante Ariola directed the album's cover art and booklet. The cover depicts a little girl in a purple dress with a matching bow in her blonde hair, bringing her swing to a stop to squint in the sun at the man standing before her. The man is only seen as a dark shadow on the ground, and is holding what appears to be a horse shoe or, more presumably, blades. The band's logo, a childlike drawing of the band's name created by lead singer Jonathan Davis,[1] is seen on the sandy ground by Dark Shadow; the way it's positioned next to the girls' shadow makes it appear the latter is being hanged.

After Korn finished recording the album, they began touring with Biohazard and House of Pain at free gigs. Korn personally passed out flyers at their performances. Their record company gave them enough money for their own tour bus. Korn's first gig was in Atlanta, Georgia.[1][7] About half way through the tour, the tour bus that their record company gave them stopped working, forcing the band to find a new one.[8] This first tour proved very unsuccessful in promoting the album.[9] Aside from them touring, Korn released four singles. "Blind" was the lead single, released in 1994,[10] followed by "Need To",[11] "Shoots and Ladders",[12] and "Clown".[13]

Composition and lyrics[edit]
Korn begins with "Blind", starting with the dueling riffs of James Shaffer and Brian Welch. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis' first line is "Are you ready?!", which is now one of the band's trademarks.[14] Davis told Metal Hammer that on the album's second track, "Ball Tongue", he "didn't sing a goddamn word in that song. I couldn't describe what I wanted to do, so that's how it came out. It's a really heavy sound. "[1] "Shoots and Ladders" is about Davis' disgust with the society. The song explores the concept of nursery rhymes. Davis relates: "'Shoots and Ladders' uncovers the hidden messages in nursery rhymes, the first songs many of us ever hear. 'Shoots and Ladders', to set the record straight, calls out nursery rhymes for what they really are. I choose each rhyme for a different reason—'Baa Baa Black Sheep' has racist overtones. 'London Bridge' talks of all the people of London dying (from the Black Plague, as does 'Ring Around the Roses'). Then there's 'Little Red Riding Hood'—one story tells of the wolf raping Red Riding Hood and killing her."[15]

"Clown"'s concept deals with an incident that happened in San Diego, California. A skinhead that told Davis to "go back to Bakersfield" attempted to hit Davis but he dodged and the band's road manager, Jeff, knocked the skinhead out.[15] "Helmet in the Bush" was about Davis' drug abuse, and the fear that gripped him at the height of his drug problem. He pleaded for a divine intervention to deliver him from his nightmare, as if he cannot help himself. Davis explained: "I'd wake up in the morning and do a line to get out of bed. Speed in the morning, I'd have it all lined up for breakfast so when I'd lay down and go to sleep, I'd wake up and just snort and it's like 'Yeah, okay, I'm up. ' It was bad. It's like, you do one line and stay up all night, but then you have shit to do the next day so you have to do another line to be able keep staying up to get that shit done. Eventually you start spinning-out from sleep deprivation. You get hallucinations and shit like that. "[15]

"Faget"'s lyrical themes are about lead vocalist Jonathan Davis' time in high school where he was relentlessly bullied primarily by jocks for wearing eyeliner, listening to new wave and enjoying arts. He constantly was called names like "fag" or "faggot".[16][17][18][19] Jonathan Davis talked about the song in an interview saying,

"There's a big rumor about me being a homosexual. Does it really matter? I have lots of gay friends. It shouldn't matter. I was in the New Romantic scene [in high school] with Duran Duran [as his favorite band], wearing makeup. I got called a fag by the jocks. Couldn't walk through the halls without hearing that or being picked on."

"Daddy", the album's longest track saw, Jonathan Davis "descending very real tears. " Davis said that the song's concept deals with his childhood, saying "People think 'Daddy' was written because my father abused me, but that's not what the song's about. When I was a kid, I was being abused by someone else. I don't really like to talk about that song. "[20] Some 14 minutes into "Daddy"—well after the song has ended—a tape that Ross Robinson found in an abandoned house begins to play. The tape depicts an argument between a man and his wife over a Dodge Dart exhaust manifold.

Reception and success[edit]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[21]
The Village Voice C–[22]
On January 29, 1996, Korn went Gold in the United States (US),[23] and on February 10, 1996, the album charted at number seventy-two.[24] The album spent 30 weeks on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand charts, entering on June 23, 1996 and peaking at number ten. The album left the chart on May 18, 1997.[25] It went Platinum in the US on January 8, 1997,[23] and entered the ARIA Charts on March 28, 1999 at number forty-nine. It maintained a position on the chart for five weeks, and peaked at number forty-six.[26] It peaked at number five on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart on April 24, 1999.[24] On July 17, 1999, it entered the MegaCharts at its peak position of fifty-six. After three weeks, Korn left the chart.[27] On November 10, 1999, it was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[23] The album peaked at number one-hundred-eighty-one on the UK Albums Chart on February 10, 2001.[28] It has been certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association.[29]

Korn was well received by music critics. Arnopp stated that the group "positively encouraged America's formerly introverted, apathetic misfits to thrust a livid middle finger in the face of high–school jocks who would traditionally bundle them into a locker and brand them 'faggots' for sporting hair longer than any Army buzz–cut."[30]

In their original 1994 review, the Los Angeles Times wrote "Kindred to such bands as Tool, Rollins Band and Rage Against the Machine, Korn and its singer-lyricist, Jonathan Davis, make their core ethic fairly explicit in songs like "Predictable," "Lies" and "Fake": the world is a torment-filled morass that leaves us seething with deep, internalized fears; virtue lies in confronting those painful truths unflinchingly and screaming them to the world."[31]

In July 2014, Guitar World ranked Korn at number 27 in their "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994" list.[32]

Korn's debut album is said to have established nu metal. As said by Joel McIver, Korn "was almost solely responsible for the tidal wave of change that subsequently swept the metal scene."[33] Bands like Coal Chamber and Limp Bizkit were inspired by the album's "churning rage, emphasising similar grooves and song structures," and "the sound's hip–hop elements."[30] Slipknot, Machine Head, and Sepultura were also inspired by the album.[30] The album launched the career of record producer Ross Robinson,[34] who later produced albums such as Roots by Sepultura, Three Dollar Bill, Yall by Limp Bizkit, and the Slipknot albums Slipknot and Iowa.[35][36][37][38] In 2014, Rolling Stone described the album as "the most important metal record of the last 20 years".[39]

Track listing[edit]
No. Title Length
1. "Blind" 4:19
2. "Ball Tongue" 4:29
3. "Need To" 4:01
4. "Clown" 4:37
5. "Divine" 2:51
6. "Faget" 5:49
7. "Shoots and Ladders" 5:22
8. "Predictable" 4:32
9. "Fake" 4:50
10. "Lies" 3:20
11. "Helmet in the Bush" 4:02
12. "Daddy" (a hidden track "Michael & Geri" starts at 14:06, after 4 minutes and 32 seconds of silence.) 17:31
Total length:
Chart positions[edit]
Chart (1995–2001) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 46[26]
Netherlands (MegaCharts) 56[27]
New Zealand (RIANZ) 10[25]
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company) 181[28]
US Billboard 200 72[24]
US Top Pop Catalog Albums 5[24]
Song Chart (1995) Peak
"Blind" Canada (RPM Alternative 30) 15[40]
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Book: Korn
Jonathan Davis – vocals, bagpipes,
James "Munky" Shaffer – guitar
Fieldy – bass
Brian "Head" Welch – guitar, vocals, backing vocals on Ball Tongue
David Silveria – drums
Judith Kiener – vocals on the lullaby at the end of "Daddy"
Richard Kaplan – engineer
Chuck Johnson – engineer, mixing
Ross Robinson – producer, engineer, mixing
Eddy Schreyer – mastering
Stephen Stickler – photography
Jay Papke/Dante Ariola – art direction and design
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Studio album by Korn
Released October 15, 1996
Recorded April–July 1996, Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, California[1]
Genre Nu metal
Length 48:14
Label Immortal/Epic
Producer Ross Robinson
Korn chronology
(1994) Life Is Peachy
(1996) Follow the Leader
Singles from Life Is Peachy
"No Place to Hide"
Released: September 14, 1996
Released: March 4, 1997
"Good God"
Released: November 7, 1997
Life Is Peachy is the second studio album by the American nu metal band Korn, released on October 15, 1996 through Immortal Records and Epic Records. Life is Peachy earned gold on January 8, 1997 and later certified platinum on December 9, 1997. Following the success of their 1994 self-titled debut, Korn earned a second double platinum for the album in the United States, certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on November 10, 1999.[2] The album debuted and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200[3] and peaked at number one in New Zealand.[4]

The album has 14 tracks, not including the hidden track after "Kill You". Korn released three singles from the album and each charted on the UK Singles Chart.[5] For the first time, Korn released covers of the songs "Lowrider" by War and "Wicked" by Ice Cube. The album features such themes as social encounters, sex and revenge. The album cover was designed by Martin Riedl and its name is credited to Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Life Is Peachy received mixed reviews from critics.

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1 Writing and recording
2 Booklet
3 Touring and promotion
4 Music and lyrical themes
5 Reception
6 Track listing
7 Chart positions
8 Personnel
9 See also
10 References
Writing and recording[edit]
Writing for the band's second album started immediately after touring their self-titled debut. Guitarist Munky described the writing process as, "we didn't write nothin' for two years then we had creativity build up, like blue balls of creativity." Doug Small, author of The Story of Korn (ISBN 0825618045), said that "the band's songwriting method — a sort of collective building process wherein four instrumentalists, with the input of Jonathan [Davis], develop each other's ideas until they've created a monster — is truly a group effort." The album's lyrics — for the most part — were primarily written by lead singer Jonathan Davis. Drummer David Silveria told Modern Drummer, "somebody will start playing something and the rest of us will work around it and see where it goes."

After playing at a few gigs with Deftones in California, United States, Korn went back to the studio to start recording Life Is Peachy in April 1996. Korn asked Ross Robinson to produce, and wanted to begin recording at Indigo Ranch,[1] mostly because their first album had been recorded there and was a success.[6][7] The quick process was accompanied by drinking and partying. When Davis recorded, he preferred several other people be in the recording studio with him.

Jason Arnopp, author of Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks (ISBN 0091879337), along with Doug Small, insisted the album was rushed when it was put together. Silveria explained, "We went in really fresh, and we wanted to get it done quickly to capture that moment. So it was probably about sixty percent knowing what I was going to play and forty percent just playing whatever came to mind at that moment, It ended up really good, and it has a kind of energy I probably wouldn't have gotten if I'd worked everything out beforehand." Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu said, "We wanted that same energy and inspiration we found up in the Malibu Hills."[6]

Jonathan Davis said regarding the writing of the album "Right after we got done touring with Ozzy Osbourne, Ross [Robinson] hooked up with us. We went into a rehearsal studio and started writing. It was faster and thrashier. It was us reacting the vibe that we had to hurry up and get this done. We thought, "Let's do something great, but let's not take a year on it." While James "Munky" Shaffer collaborated "Some of the songs and riffs from the first record had been lingering around for years. When it was time to write Life Is Peachy, we went back into the rehearsal studio and we wanted to take the elements that the fans liked and we liked about Korn and elaborate on some of those like Jonathan freaking out. "Twist" came to life. There was that dissonant guitar playing. There was more of a punk rock feel and attitude that the band had. I think a lot of that came from touring so much and the energy of the crowds. We wanted to create a really angry album."[8]

A square, white paper, with black words asking several questions.
Card in Life Is Peachy
Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu came up with the title Life Is Peachy. The name came from Fieldy's Pee Chee folder. Fieldy often put "Life Is" in front of the brand name, which would humor him.[9] Fieldy said, "I used to doodle all over it [the file folder]. I drew long hair on the character and put guitars in their hands. I used to sketch stuff all the time. I eventually knew my scribbles might someday pay off. I thought that visual would make a really cool album cover."[9] Korn contacted the Pee Chee file folder company and asked for permission to use the file folder's image for an album cover, offering twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), resulting in the company turning the offer down. The name Life Is Peachy was agreed by band members to be a "great" name for the album, and kept the name but didn't add Fieldy's file folder cover.[9]

The front cover of Life Is Peachy depicts a boy looking in the mirror, seeing a much larger person behind him. The photo was taken by Martin Riedl. The design and concept were by Scott Leberacht. Other pictures in the booklet were taken by Stephen Stickler.[10] Doug Small said that it "continued the threatened child theme as depicted on Korn's artwork." The cover is mostly black and white, with a little boy, hair combed, straightening his tie in a gilt mirror; behind him looms a larger, shadowed presence." Life Is Peachy is, to date, the only album by Korn to feature their name spelled in a different font.

The booklet, along with every other album by Korn, does not feature printed lyrics to the songs. The band has explained that the reason the booklets do not feature this is because he believes fans should not rely on printed lyrics because it limits the experience in listening to the music. As Davis told MTV's Serena Altschul, "I think music is something that every individual has their own meaning to the song. They can come up with whatever the hell I'm saying and that's the beauty of it and that's what I wanna keep there."[11]

Touring and promotion[edit]
Korn began touring in the Sick of It All Tour, beginning on January 21, 1995, and ending in March 1995.[12] Following the Sick of It All Tour, Korn joined the Danzig 4 Tour, including Danzig and Marilyn Manson. The tour lasted 3 months[12] and was preceded with the group touring with Megadeth, where they played to crowds of thirty-five-hundred to five thousand.[13] They toured with Megadeth, Fear Factory, and Flotsam and Jetsam. All of this happened in the summer of 1995. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis introduced the bagpipes while performing live (however many people there did not like this).[13]

Life Is Peachy Tour Sampler
Korn began touring in Europe during September 1995. One of Korn's first concert dates was in Nottingham. After the performance, there was conflict between Korn's bassist Fieldy and someone from "tech," resulting in the airport prohibiting them from boarding the plane.[14] From 1995 to 1997, Korn toured with Ozzy Osbourne, Sugar Ray, Cradle of Thorns, Incubus, Life of Agony, Metallica, and others.[15] Korn released a promotional disc in 1997 called Life Is Peachy Tour Sampler, with Incubus and The Urge. The album featured 3 tracks, "Chi" (live) by Korn, "All Washed Up" (live) by The Urge, and "Hilikus" (live) by Incubus. The promo was released after Life Is Peachy, and lasts for twelve minutes and seventeen seconds.[16] Korn toured solo in 1997, and headlined at often sold out shows.[15] Limp Bizkit also toured with Korn to promote Life Is Peachy.[17] In 1997, Korn toured in the Lollapalooza summer tour. They toured with Tool, Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Prodigy, and others.[18]

On July 18, not even a month into the tour, the group was forced to cancel the remainder of their Lollapalooza appearances due to guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recent diagnosis with viral meningitis. Jonathan Davis issued a written statement about Shaffer's illness saying, "We love our fans. This is the last thing we want to do, but it's the only decision to make at this time. It just doesn't feel right without [Shaffer]."[19] The statement also acknowledged fans that "there is no suitable replacement for [Shaffer] during his recuperation."[19]

Aside from touring, Korn also released three singles following the album's release. "No Place to Hide" was the album's first single. The single features the song "Proud", a song that was previously unreleased.[20] Other versions include both original and remixed versions of songs featured on Korn.[21] The song "A.D.I.D.A.S." was released as a single on March 4, 1997.[22] The song's music video was directed by Joseph Kahn.[9] Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu said that "It was one of the hardest videos we ever made because we all had to lie still on cold metal slabs for hours, pretending to be dead. We wore dirty blue contacts in our eyes that made us partially blind while they were in."[9]

Music and lyrical themes[edit]

"Good God"

A sample of "Good God", the third single from Life Is Peachy. The song peaked at number twenty-five on the UK Singles Chart.[1]
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Life Is Peachy opens with the forty-nine second prelude "Twist", which is made up of improvised scat singing done by Jonathan. Doug Small described the singing as "spitting out the twisted rantings of a madman", and said that it was fit for the album's introduction.[23] An a cappella version of "Twist" is included as a hidden track after "Kill You". "A.D.I.D.A.S." is an Acronym for "All Day I Dream About Sex".[24] "Kill You" is about Jonathan Davis' ex-stepmother.[25]

The eighth track, a cover of Ice Cube's "Wicked," features Deftones frontman Chino Moreno on vocals, which is the first time Moreno had made a guest appearance.
Considered nu metal,[26] the album features hip hop elements with James "Munky" Shaffer recalling "We were listening to a lot of hip hop, I was probably listening to a lot of Mr. Bungle, hip hop like early Outkast and The Pharcyde, Sepultura records, and Rage Against the Machine, just to name a few."[8] The band would further explore hip hop on their next album Follow the Leader.

Q Magazine said that the album was both harsh and hard, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said that the album's rhythms were "straight out of underground black metal," while also noting that it "enhanced their metallic influences." With the same band-line up as their previous album, the band created an album considered to be darker than their debut album. Entertainment Weekly considered the album to be of interest to "mental-health professionals." Jon Pareles stated that the album's themes characterize Korn being "Mad at Everybody, Including Themselves". iTunes said Life Is Peachy was "a barrage of throttling, detuned guitar aggression that erupts from the bottom like molten lava."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[27]
Entertainment Weekly C−[28]
The New York Times (favorable)[29]
Q 3/5 stars (03/01/2002, p.137)
Life Is Peachy received mixed reviews from critics. Q Magazine said the album is "Harsher and harder than their groundbreaking debut."[1] AllMusic said "Korn add enough elements of alternative rock song structure to make the music accessible to the masses, and their songwriting has continued to improve."[27] iTunes commented that "Regardless of the musical textures, Life Is Peachy is unified in its focus."[30] Entertainment Weekly said that the album left the "impression that frontman Jonathan Davis is turning his well-publicized childhood traumas into a cheap marketing device". They gave it a C- and said that it "may be of interest to mental-health professionals."[28]

"No Place to Hide" earned the band a second Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category in 1998. The single peaked at number twenty-six on the UK Singles Chart.[5] The album's second single, "A.D.I.D.A.S.", peaked at number twenty-two on the UK Singles Chart,[5] while also making an appearance at number forty-five in Australia.[31] "Good God", the album's third and final single, peaked at number twenty-five on UK Singles Chart,[5] and number eighty-one on the ARIA Charts.[31] The album peaked at number one in New Zealand.[4] The album also peaked at number three on the Billboard 200,[3] and number thirty-two on the UK Albums Chart.[5] Herzebeth from Metal Storm Webzine said that Life Is Peachy is Korn's best album.[32] At the 1997 Kerrang! Awards Life Is Peachy won the "Best Album" award.[33] Life Is Peachy and Korn's self-titled album have been labelled as "landmarks" in alternative metal music.[34]

Track listing[edit]
All songs written and composed by Korn unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Twist" 0:49
2. "Chi" 3:54
3. "Lost" 2:55
4. "Swallow" 3:38
5. "Porno Creep" (instrumental) 2:01
6. "Good God" 3:20
7. "Mr. Rogers" 5:10
8. "K@#Ø%!" 3:02
9. "No Place to Hide" 3:31
10. "Wicked" (featuring Chino Moreno; Ice Cube cover) 4:00
11. "A.D.I.D.A.S." 2:32
12. "Lowrider" (War cover) 0:58
13. "Ass Itch" 3:39
14. "Kill You" 8:37
Total length:
[show]Tour sampler
The song "Kill You" ends at 5:02. After two minutes and 33 seconds of silence a brief reprisal of "Twist" in a capella form called "Twist A Capella", starts.
Chart positions[edit]
Chart (1996) Peak
Billboard 200[3] 3
Australian Albums Chart[31] 26
Austrian Albums Chart[35] 21
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[36] 36
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[37] 25
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 32
Finland Albums Chart[38] 24
German Albums Chart[39] 85
Dutch Albums Chart[40] 87
New Zealand Charts[4] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[41] 24
Swedish Albums Chart[42] 36
UK Albums Chart[5] 32
Year Song
[31] UK
1996 "No Place to Hide" — 26
1997 "A.D.I.D.A.S." 45 22
"Good God" 81 25
Jonathan Davis – vocals, guitar, bagpipes
Brian "Head" Welch – guitar, vocals on "Lowrider"
James "Munky" Shaffer – guitar
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bass guitar
David Silveria – drums
Production and other credits
Ross Robinson – production
Richard Kaplan – engineer[43]
Chino Moreno – vocals on "Wicked"
Chuck Johnson – cowbell on "Low Rider", mixing
Baby Nathan – additional vocals on "A.D.I.D.A.S."
Production continued
Sugar & Earl – guest appearance on "Swallow"
Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
Eddy Schreyer – mastering
Scott Leberecht – artwork
Martin Riedl & Stephen Stickler – photography
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Studio album by Korn
Released August 18, 1998
Recorded March–May 1998 at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles[1]
Genre Nu metal,[2] alternative metal[3]
Length 70:08
Label Immortal/Epic
Producer Steve Thompson, Toby Wright
Korn chronology
Life Is Peachy
(1996) Follow the Leader
(1998) Issues
Singles from Follow the Leader
"All in the Family"
Released: July 18, 1998
"Got the Life"
Released: November 23, 1998
"Children of the Korn"
Released: 1998
Released: 1998
"Freak on a Leash"
Released: May 25, 1999
Follow the Leader is the third studio album by the American nu metal band Korn. The album was released on August 18, 1998, through Immortal/Epic. This was their first album not produced by Ross Robinson. Instead, it was produced by Steve Thompson and Toby Wright.

The album peaked at number one on four charts, including the Billboard 200 with 268,000 units sold in its first week of release,[4] and is often credited with bringing alternative metal to the mainstream. The album received a 5× Platinum certification in the United States on March 15, 2002[5] as well as a 3× Platinum in Australia and Canada.[6][7] Its singles "Got the Life", and "Freak on a Leash", both charted on more than three charts, and their music videos are considered to be the first music videos retired from MTV, most notably the MTV show "Total Request Live".[8] The album generally received positive reviews by critics. Korn was praised by AllMusic saying the album is "an effective follow-up to their first two alt-metal landmarks."[3]

The Family Values Tour promoted the album, along with its five singles. The song "Freak on a Leash" was nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, and won for the Best Rock Video award, as well as Best Editing.[8] The music video for "Freak on a Leash" won Best Short Form Music Video at the 2000 Grammy Awards.[9] Follow the Leader has sold over 7 million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan as of January 4, 2013 and over 14 million copies worldwide, making it Korn's most successful album.[8]

Contents [hide]
1 Recording and production
1.1 Photography and illustration
2 Promotion
3 Composition
4 Critical reception
5 Track listing
6 Credits
7 Charts
8 References
8.1 Bibliography
Recording and production[edit]
By early 1998, Korn returned to the studio to record Follow the Leader. Even though Korn was impressed by the work Ross Robinson had done on their previous albums, they decided to work with Steve Thompson and Toby Wright. Robinson did however work with Davis as a vocal coach for the album. Korn was shown making the video on KornTV. The reason they exposed themselves making the album was because they wanted to let their fans see what they were doing in the studio and behind the scenes.[10]

Follow the Leader features numerous guest vocalists, including Ice Cube on "Children of the Korn", Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde on "Cameltosis" and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst on "All in the Family".[11][12]

In a 2013 interview, the band revealed that they partied heavily during the production of Follow the Leader, with massive amounts of alcohol, drugs, and women in the studio. Jonathan Davis explained further, saying that while recording the vocals for "It's On", there were "people getting blowjobs right behind me, there was girls banging each other in front of me, people getting boned in the closet right behind me, it was the craziest shit I've ever seen in my life and I sang that song." According to Davis, he only agreed to begin tracking vocals when producer Toby Wright met his demands for an eight-ball (cocaine).[13]

The hidden track "Earache My Eye" features comedian Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong.

All in the Family guest rapper Fred Durst.
Photography and illustration[edit]
Artists Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane designed the cover artwork for Follow the Leader, who later designed the artwork for other albums such as Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed.[14][15] They also drew the image which surfaced as the back cover of Follow the Leader. The cover art depicts a child hopscotching off a cliff and a gathering of kids waiting to follow.[16] The album cover is featured in the "Freak on a Leash" music video.[17]

Rapper Ice Cube is featured on the track "Children of the Korn."
Follow the Leader is recognized as Korn's mainstream breakthrough, and the album that launched nu metal into the mainstream.[2] Follow the Leader was released August 18, 1998,[18] and was awarded multi-platinum certification for shipments in excess of five million copies, by the RIAA on March 15, 2002.[19] In fall of 1998, Korn started the Family Values Tour. It was called this because, as bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu says, "so many of their friends who were like family to us played in bands".[20] The tour started on September 22, 1998, ending on October 31, 1998. The tour grossed over 6.4 million (6,400,000). Korn maintained a generally low ticket price, usually no more than thirty dollars. Korn toured with the band Limp Bizkit, as well as Ice Cube, Orgy, Incubus, and Rammstein.[20] The tour was considered to be a major success, and promoted Follow the Leader to sales that were considered to have "skyrocketed".[21]

The album was also promoted through Concrete Marketing's Concrete Corner program. The promotion saw 100,000 copies of a compilation CD featuring tracks of breakthrough artists approved by Korn, as well as a previously unreleased Korn track, being shrink-wrapped to the album at participating stores and given away for free with each purchase of the album. Band artists (at the time) featured on this CD included Kid Rock, Orgy, Powerman 5000 and Limp Bizkit.[22] The album had five singles issued: "All in the Family", "Got the Life", "Freak on a Leash", "Children of the Korn", and "B.B.K."[23]

Follow the Leader is seventy minutes and eight seconds long. AllMusic said, "They write songs, but those wind up not being nearly as memorable as their lurching metallic hip-hop grind."[3] Entertainment Weekly commented that Follow the Leader was Korn's "gimmick", while saying the album had "steely riffs" and "stomping beats".[24] Tower Records said the album "combines streamlined metal with ominous industrial touches and an undercurrent of hip-hop rhythm," and also said it was an "urban nightmare".[1] The album is considered to be nu metal, but also spans other genres such as alternative metal and heavy metal.[3][25]

"Freak on a Leash"
Both "Freak on a Leash" and "Got the Life" are among the first music videos to be retired from MTV's Total Request Live.[8] The song was a "boiling straw."[26]
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The album features 25 tracks, 12 of which last five seconds of silence, making the first 60 seconds of the album all silent.[1] Journal Now said that Korn "shaped rap, metal and punk into a sonic maelstrom that is brutal, aggressive - and reasonably musical".[27] The Daily News said that "the band shovels chunky beats into an already complex sound..."[26] Michael Mehle of Rocky Mountain News said, "For the uninitiated, the classic Korn sound comes rumbling out of the speakers on the first cut: It's On! grinds fuzzy guitars, thunderous beats and shouts of gut-wrenching rage into an anthem for the alienated", and gave other positive remarks.[28] The Charlotte Observer said the album was dark, but humble.[29] A Zeeland high school assistant principal said in an interview for a Michigan newspaper that the music is "indecent, vulgar, obscene and intends to be insulting". She said this after giving a student a one-day suspension for wearing a shirt with Korn on it.[16]

Critical reception[edit]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Billboard (favorable)[30]
Robert Christgau (C)[31]
Entertainment Weekly B−[24]
The New York Times (mixed)[32]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[33]
Spin (7/10)[34]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[35]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)
Follow the Leader received generally positive reviews. Stephan Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, saying that it "is an effective follow-up to their first two alt-metal landmarks." Erlewine also said that the songs were "vehicles for the metal grind".[3] Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B–. Reviewer Jim Farber said that the lyrics "provide a new blend of metal and remnants of alt-rock."[24] Jon Pareles from The New York Times said the album was "choppy", and also said that lead singer Jonathan Davis was "wrestling with self-hatred, violent impulses, parental execration, and a confused sexual identity..."[32] Robert Christgau of The Village Voice said that, although Korn "deny they're metal", they "nevertheless demonstrate that the essence of metal ... is self-obliterating volume and self-aggrandizing display."[31] Rolling Stone gave the album four out of five stars, while saying that Korn "have an ideal record for those long, black days when all you can do is say 'What the Fuck! What the Fuck! What the Fuck!' at bloody murder volume".[33] The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[36]

The album peaked at number one on four charts, including the Billboard 200.[37] Follow the Leader peaked at number five in the United Kingdom.[38] The album received a 5× Platinum certification in the United States,[5] as well as a triple platinum in Australia and Canada.[6][7] Follow the Leader also received a gold certification in the Netherlands.[39] The album's first charting single, "Got the Life", released on July 24, 1998, peaked at number fifteen on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart,[40] and received a gold certification in Australia.[41] The album's next charting single, "Freak on a Leash", released in February 1999, peaked at number six on the Alternative Songs chart, as well as number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100,[37] and like "Got the Life", received a gold certification in Australia.[41] "Freak on a Leash" was nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, and won for the Best Rock Video award, as well as Best Editing.[8]

Track listing[edit]
All songs credited to Korn. All guest appearances feature an extra writing credit by the guest.

No. Title Length
1. "It's On!" 4:28
2. "Freak on a Leash" 4:15
3. "Got the Life" 3:45
4. "Dead Bodies Everywhere" 4:44
5. "Children of the Korn" (featuring Ice Cube) 3:52
6. "B.B.K." 3:56
7. "Pretty" 4:12
8. "All in the Family" (featuring Fred Durst) 4:48
9. "Reclaim My Place" 4:32
10. "Justin" 4:17
11. "Seed" 5:54
12. "Cameltosis" (featuring Tre Hardson) 4:38
13. "My Gift to You" (contains the hidden track Earache My Eye - a Cheech & Chong cover) 15:42
Total length:
The original physical release features 25 tracks. The music begins on track 13 and ends on track 25, Starting the album with 12 hidden tracks consisting of five seconds of silence each, totaling 1 minute of silence out of respect for a deceased fan, who also had track 10 (Justin) named after him.[42] Later prints move the silent tracks after the music. In interviews Jon Davis also mentioned he was very superstitious and did not want to end an album on track 13.
"My Gift to You" stops at 7:12 and is followed by two minutes of silence. At 9:12, a hidden track titled "Earache My Eye" starts playing after an anecdote from Fieldy during the studio session.
Korn Additional musicians Production Ref
Jonathan Davis – vocals, bagpipes
Head – guitar
Munky – guitar
Fieldy – bass guitar
David Silveria – drums
Fred Durst – vocals
Tre Hardson – vocals
Ice Cube – vocals
Cheech Marin - vocals
Todd McFarlane – artwork
Greg Capullo – artwork
Joseph Cultice – photography
Tommy D. Daugherty – programming
John Ewing, Jr. – engineer, assistant engineer
Stephen Marcussen – mastering
Brendan O'Brien – mixing
Steve Thompson – producer
Don C. Tyler – digital editing
Justin Z. Walden – drums, programming
Toby Wright – producer, engineer
Chart (1998) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[43] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[44] 7
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[45] 13
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[45] 30
Canada (CANOE)[37] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[46] 4
France (SNEP)[47] 5
Germany (Media Control AG)[48] 12
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[49] 7
New Zealand (RIANZ)[50] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[51] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[52] 24
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company)[38] 5
US Billboard 200[37] 1
Year Song Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles US
[37] US
[40] AUS
[43] CAN
[53] GER
[48] NLD
[49] NZL
[50] UK
1998 "Got the Life" – 17 15 26 1 — — — 22
1999 "Freak on a Leash" 6 6 10 22 25 58 23 43 24
Preceded by
Da Game Is to Be Sold Not to Be Told
by Snoop Dogg Billboard 200 number-one album
September 5–12, 1998 Succeeded by
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
by Lauryn Hill
Preceded by
Left of the Middle by Natalie Imbruglia Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
August 30–September 6, 1998 Succeeded by
Internationalist by Powderfinger
Preceded by
Armageddon (soundtrack) by various artists Canadian Albums Chart number-one album
September 5–12, 1998 Succeeded by
Armageddon (soundtrack) by various artists
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Studio album by KoЯn
Released November 16, 1999
Recorded July–September 1999 at A&M Studios in West Hollywood, California & Atlanta, Georgia
Nu metal[1] alternative metal[2]
Length 53:16
Label Immortal, Epic
Producer Brendan O'Brien
KoЯn chronology
Follow the Leader
(1998) Issues
(1999) Untouchables
Singles from Issues
"Falling Away from Me"
Released: December 6, 1999
"Make Me Bad"
Released: February 2000
"Somebody Someone"
Released: July 3, 2000
2nd Place Cover Design

3rd Place Cover Design

4th Place Cover Design

Issues is the fourth studio album by American nu metal band Korn, released on November 16, 1999 through Immortal Records. Since its release, the album has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. The album was promoted throughout 2000 by the band's highly successful Sick and Twisted Tour.

Contents [hide]
1 Recording and production
2 Reception
3 Commercial performance
4 Track listing
5 All Mixed Up (EP)
5.1 Track listing
6 Personnel
7 Chart positions
8 See also
9 References
Recording and production[edit]
During one of the band's recording sessions, journalist Chris Connelly asked about how the recording was coming along, to which drummer David Silveria responded that it "Sounds like the music is a little more simplified and heavier. Kind of heavier grooves, more than the last couple. So kind of more similar to the beginning, except Jon is a much better singer now, so it's all coming together."[3]

In October 1999, Korn posted "Falling Away from Me" on their website as a free MP3 download, although it was against the advice of its attorneys. A statement on the band's site relates: "We're so psyched about [the new album] that we wanted to give all you guys, the true Korn fans — a gift from us." Also at this time, the band attempted to start an online chain email, by posting the letter online and asking fans to email the letter to 10 other people and to then sign the "I Downloaded the Korn Single For Free" guestbook on the band's site. For each person who signed, Korn donated 25 cents to the charities Childhelp USA and Children Of The Night. It raised over $250,000.[4]

On November 15, 1999, Korn played at the Apollo Theater in New York City where they played Issues in its entirety. They performed with a choir as well as the pipes and drums of the New York City Police Department. The crowd was mainly radio contest winners. The band claimed that there was a limited number of tickets sold for the concert.[5]

The album featured four different covers each designed by Korn fans as part of an MTV contest (the winning cover was designed by Alfredo Carlos; another album cover for special limited edition of the album features a cartoonish half-caricature for the band). There was also a fifth cover selected for the limited tour edition of the album.[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard (positive)[7]
CDNOW 4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[9]
Robert Christgau (dud)[10]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
New York Daily News (positive)[11]
The New York Times (mixed)[12]
NME 6/10 stars[13]
PopMatters 3/10 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[15]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[16]
The album received mixed to positive reviews. According to the band in the booklet that comes with Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 album, they did not want to be part of a popular trend and wanted to do their own thing. The band admits that with Brendan O'Brien working alongside them, he kept them more focused during recording so far as to not letting them just fool around and party, and that there was a lot less drinking this time around.

Commercial performance[edit]
Issues was a commercial success, debuting at the top spot on the Billboard 200, with 575,000 units sold in its first week of release.[17] On December 22, 1999 Issues was certified 3x Platinum in the U.S. with 3,450,000 copies sold.[18]

Track listing[edit]
No. Title Length
1. "Dead" 1:12
2. "Falling Away from Me" 4:29
3. "Trash" 3:27
4. "4 U" 1:42
5. "Beg for Me" 3:53
6. "Make Me Bad" 3:55
7. "It's Gonna Go Away" 1:29
8. "Wake Up" 4:07
9. "Am I Going Crazy" 1:00
10. "Hey Daddy" 3:44
11. "Somebody Someone" 3:47
12. "No Way" 4:07
13. "Let's Get This Party Started" 3:41
14. "Wish You Could Be Me" 1:07
15. "Counting" 3:37
16. "Dirty" 7:50
Total length:
The song "Dirty" ends at 3:43 and is followed up by 4 minutes and 7 seconds of static.
In the advance version, this song ends at 3:46 without the static, followed by an alternative version of Am I Going Crazy, this version does not contain the reversed channel and has a different mix in the drums and the bass.[verification needed]
All Mixed Up (EP)[edit]
All Mixed Up
All mixed up.png
EP by Korn
Released November 6, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal
Length 21:38
Label Immortal/Epic
Korn chronology
(1999) All Mixed Up
(2001) Untouchables
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[19]
All Mixed Up is a Korn EP released as a bonus disc alongside the album Issues featuring previously unreleased mixes and a previously unreleased song. This EP was made available for purchase separately in 2001.

Track listing[edit]
No. Title Length
1. "A.D.I.D.A.S." (Radio Mix) 2:34
2. "Good God" (Dub Pistols Mix) 6:20
3. "Got the Life" (Josh Abraham Mix) 4:01
4. "Twist"/"Chi" (Live at Woodstock 1999) 5:16
5. "Jingle Balls" 3:27
Total length:
Chart (2002) Peak
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company)[20] 99
Jonathan Davis - vocals, bagpipes, drums, programming
Fieldy - bass, programming
Munky - guitars
Head - guitars
David Silveria - drums
Production and other credits
Brendan O'Brien - producer
Chart positions[edit]
Chart (1999) Peak
The Billboard 200[21] 1
Australian Albums Chart[22] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[23] 13
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[24] 28
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[25] 44
Canadian Albums Chart[21] 2
Dutch Albums Chart[26] 13
Finnish Albums Chart[27] 4
French Albums Chart[28] 12
German Albums Chart[29] 9
New Zealand Albums Chart[30] 2
Norwegian Albums Chart[31] 10
Swedish Albums Chart[32] 42
Swiss Albums Chart[33] 86
UK Albums Chart[34] 37
Year Song US
[35] US
[36] US
[35] BEL
[24] DUT
[26] GER
[37] UK
1999 "Falling Away from Me" 99 7 7 17 77 86 24
2000 "Make Me Bad" — 9 7 — — — 25
"Somebody Someone" — 23 23 — — — —
Preceded by
Breathe by Faith Hill Billboard 200 number-one album
December 4–10, 1999 Succeeded by
All The Way... a Decade of Song
by Celine Dion
Preceded by
Affirmation by Savage Garden Australian Albums Chart number-one album
November 22–28, 1999 Succeeded by
S&M by Metallica
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Studio album by Korn
Released June 11, 2002
Recorded April–November 2001 at NRG Recording Studios Hollywood, California and Metalworks Studios Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Southern Recording Studios Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Nu metal
Length 65:00
Label Immortal, Epic
Producer Korn, Michael Beinhorn
Korn chronology
(1999) Untouchables
(2002) Take a Look in the Mirror
Alternative cover

Limited edition with bonus DVD
Singles from this album
"Here to Stay"
Released: June 11, 2002
Released: October 15, 2002
"Alone I Break"
Released: November 11, 2002
Untouchables is the fifth studio album by American nu metal band Korn. The album was officially released on June 11, 2002 and featured the Grammy-winning single "Here to Stay". Untouchables debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 434,000 copies sold during its first week, second only to Eminem's The Eminem Show.[1] The album received positive reviews from music critics.[2] Untouchables was certified platinum on July 11, 2002.[3] Untouchables has sold over 2.4 million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan as of January 4, 2013 and over 5 million copies worldwide.

Contents [hide]
1 Conception
2 Reception
3 Track listing
3.1 Bonus DVD
4 Chart positions
5 Personnel
6 See also
7 Notes
8 References
Korn commenced writing Untouchables in early 2001.[4] Tension between band members grew and, in an effort to lessen their tensions and distractions, they continued writing in Scottsdale, Arizona, in hope that the new landscape would inspire them in writing songs. They finished writing the album then went back to Los Angeles, California to begin recording. Hostility between band members was still there.[5] During the tour, band members began to consider firing bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu due to his drug abuse problem, but decided against it.[6]

Untouchables was recorded at Conway Studio, in Hollywood, California and The Village, in Los Angeles, California. The album was produced by Michael Beinhorn and recorded by Frank Filipetti.[7] The album featured the same member line-up as their previous four studio albums. It was mixed by Andy Wallace and mastered by Howie Weinberg.[7] On the album's release date, June 11, 2002, a single, "Here to Stay" was released by Sony Music Distribution.[8] The album was re-released on November 12, 2002, as a last-ditch effort to rejuvenate album sales, which had fallen shortly after the album's first week on the Billboard 200. This limited edition features different artwork, and a bonus DVD, containing a live version of "Here to Stay", performance versions of the "Here to Stay" and "Thoughtless" music videos, and a live recording of "Got the Life".[9]

In a 2013 interview with Scuzz, the band revealed that the total recording costs of Untouchables were estimated at $750,000 due to living expenses and keeping their 15-person crew on retainer for the nearly two years it took to finish the album.[10] Others have claimed that the album cost over 3 million dollars, which would make it one of the most expensive albums ever made.[11]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[9]
Amazon.com 4.5/5 stars[12]
Billboard Favorable[13]
Entertainment Weekly C[14]
New York Daily News Favorable[15]
The New York Times Favorable[16]
NME (8/10)[17]
Playlouder 4.5/5 stars[18]
Q 4/5 stars[19]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[20]
Untouchables sold over 434,000 copies in its first week, but did not surpass the sales from The Eminem Show by Eminem and came at number two on Billboard. Korn's lead vocalist blamed Internet piracy for the drop in sales compared to previous albums, since the album had leaked onto file-sharing websites more than two months prior to its official release date.[21]

Untouchables received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, the album received a score of 80/100 based on 11 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]
Full version track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Here to Stay" 4:31
2. "Make Believe" 4:37
3. "Blame" 3:51
4. "Hollow Life" 4:09
5. "Bottled Up Inside" 4:00
6. "Thoughtless" 4:32
7. "Hating" 5:10
8. "One More Time" 4:39
9. "Alone I Break" 4:16
10. "Embrace" 4:27
11. "Beat It Upright" 4:15
12. "Wake Up Hate" 3:12
13. "I'm Hiding" 3:57
14. "No One's There" (includes hidden track "Here to Stay (T-Ray mix)", starts at 5:06, after 6 seconds of silence) 9:24
Total length:
Edited version track listing
No. Title Length
1. "Here to Stay" 4:31
2. "Make Believe" 4:37
3. "Blame" 3:51
4. "Hollow Life" 4:09
5. "Bottled Up Inside" 4:00
6. "Thoughtless" 4:32
7. "Hating" 5:10
8. "One More Time" 4:39
9. "Alone I Break" 4:16
10. "Embrace" 4:27
11. "Wake Up Hate" 3:12
12. "I'm Hiding" 3:57
13. "No One's There" (includes hidden track "Here to Stay (T-Ray mix)", starts at 5:06, after 6 seconds of silence) 9:24
Total length:
"Here to Stay" (T Ray's Mix) is a hidden track on the limited edition, beginning at 5:06 after "No One's There". On some non-limited edition pressings, it is a full track.
"Beat It Upright" was not included on the edited version of the album.
Bonus DVD[edit]
"Here to Stay" (live at Hammerstein)
"Here to Stay" (performance version)
"Thoughtless" (performance version)
"Got the Life" (live at Hammerstein)
Chart positions[edit]
Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[22] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[23] 2
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[24] 3
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[25] 5
Canada (Jam! CANOE)[26] 3
Denmark (Tracklisten)[27] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[28] 3
France (SNEP)[29] 6
Germany (Media Control AG)[30] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[31] 2
Italy (FIMI)[32] 3
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[33] 13
New Zealand (RIANZ)[34] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[35] 8
Polish Albums Chart[36] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[37] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[38] 5
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company)[39] 4
US Billboard 200[26] 2
US Internet Albums (Billboard)[40] 2
Year Song US
[41] US
[42] US
[41] AUS
[22] AUT
[23] CAN
[41] FIN
[28] GER
[43] IRL
[31] ITA
[44] NLD
[33] NOR
[35] SWI
[38] UK
2002 "Here to Stay" 72 4 4 12 44 21 7 35 15 12 58 18 34 12
"Thoughtless" — 11 6 — — 10 — 74 39 — — — 82 37
"Alone I Break" — 34 19 — — — — — — — — — — —
Jonathan Davis - vocals
Munky - guitar
Head - guitar
Fieldy - bass
David Silveria - drums
Production and other credits
Michael Beinhorn - producer
Andy Wallace - mixing
Howie Weinberg - mastering

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Studio album by Korn
Released November 21, 2003
Recorded April–June 2003, August 2003
Studio Jonathan Davis's home studio in Los Angeles
Genre Nu metal
Length 56:43
Label Epic/Immortal
Producer Jonathan Davis, Frank Filipetti
Korn chronology
(2002) Take a Look in the Mirror
(2003) See You on the Other Side
Singles from this album
"Did My Time"
Released: July 22, 2003
"Right Now"
Released: October 7, 2003
"Y'All Want a Single"
Released: March 9, 2004
"Everything I've Known"
Released: April 13, 2004 (promo only)
Take a Look in the Mirror is the sixth studio album by American nu metal band Korn, and is the last studio album to feature their full original lineup, with Brian "Head" Welch departing from the band soon afterwards (however, Brian rejoined the band a decade later, in 2013, with the release of The Paradigm Shift). It was also the last studio album by Korn under Epic/Immortal.

Contents [hide]
1 Album information
2 Composition and music
3 Reception
4 Track listing
5 Personnel
6 Charts
7 Certifications
8 Extras
9 See also
10 References
Album information[edit]
The album continued Korn's lowering in sales, debuting at number 19 and peaked at number 9 with first-week record sales of about 179,000, due to the release date of the album being pushed up to a Friday, with fewer sales than if it was released on the standard Tuesday. The track "Did My Time" was previously released as a CD single for the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and the track "Right Now" was accompanied by a provocative cartoon video animated by Spike and Mike. The ending track "When Will This End" is followed by a long silence before a live cover of Metallica's "One" starts playing. The album was also released in a "clean" version which utilized backmasking as well as growling in place of profanity. The band has admitted in interviews to writing this album at somewhat of a rushed pace, due to the sales of Untouchables not reaching the heights they were expecting, and having to write with the time restraint of being on that summer's Ozzfest tour. Take a Look in the Mirror has sold over 1.2 million copies in the US and over 2 million copies outside of the US according to Nielsen SoundScan as of January 4, 2013 and was certified platinum on December 16, 2003.[1] It has been claimed that the album was rushed,[2] due to the lower than expected sales of Untouchables which had left the band in debt.[2]

Composition and music[edit]

Critically acclaimed rapper Nas is featured on the album.
Take a Look in the Mirror marks Korn's attempt to return to a more aggressive sound as featured on their earlier albums, with guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer mostly utilizing thick, heavy distortion and the occasional clean tones for contrast.[3] The album features strong elements of nu metal and has the aggressive sounds featured on their early work,[4][5][6][7][8] as well as a reworked and re-recorded version of the track "Alive", which had previously only been released on the band's first demo, Neidermayer's Mind. Also of note is the song "Play Me" which features rapper Nas,[9] making Take a Look in the Mirror the first Korn album since Follow the Leader to feature such a collaboration. Furthermore, Davis plays bagpipes on "Let's Do This Now", marking the return of a tradition that has, to date, only been absent on Untouchables. Regarding the making of the album, guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recalled "We weren't in the best space. The songs weren't flowing and the creativity was a bit muted from these personal dramas each of us had."[10] He also claimed the album was a forced effort.[10] Jonathan Davis of Korn said “[This album] is about us as a band, taking a look in the mirror and remembering where we came from, remembering our roots, going back to basics,” Davis said. “We reflect and look back why we really got into this band to begin with and why we started it. It’s to make aggressive, heavy music. Over the years … we were just experimenting. It always was Korn, but it was different spins on what we were doing. So this time we wanted to make an aggressive, heavy album and just kill it. And that’s why we’ve produced it ourselves. Nobody knows Korn better than ourselves.”.[11]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 49/100[12]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[13]
CDNow 4.5/5 stars
Billboard (positive)[14]
Blender 2/5 stars[15]
Entertainment Weekly (D)[16]
IGN 5.5/10 stars[17]
Metal Storm 8.5/10 stars[18]
musicOMH.com (positive)[19]
The New York Times (mixed)[20]
NME 3/10 stars[21]
Q 2/5 stars[22]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[23]
Take a Look in the Mirror has received mixed reviews from professional critics but acclaim from fans. Metacritic scores the album 49 based on 9 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews", while the user's average score is 8.2/10.[12] AllMusic's Jason Birchmeier states the album is "a little paradoxical, but that's precisely what makes Take a Look in the Mirror so interesting, especially for longtime fans" and goes on to say that "because of the emphasis on brevity and variety (and especially quality), the album's over before you know it and you're left feeling hungry for more Korn."[24] On the contrary, Entertainment Weekly scored the album a D, saying "Korn remain[s] technically proficient, but Take a Look in the Mirror serves only to make the case that the genre has officially screamed itself into caricature."[16] NME gave the album a negative review, criticizing it for being a "self-parody", they wrote "this is an exercise in sterile studio-rock. Meticulously Pro-Tooled, and built almost entirely around bassist Fieldy’s relentless, sludgy mid-range, it’s an approach that demonstrates little craft and even less actual feeling."[21] In 2005, the album was ranked number 384 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[25]

In a 2013 interview, guitarist Head cited Take a Look in the Mirror as "the worst record we did."[26]

Track listing[edit]
No. Title Length
1. "Right Now" 3:10
2. "Break Some Off" 2:35
3. "Counting on Me" 4:49
4. "Here It Comes Again" 3:33
5. "Deep Inside" 2:46
6. "Did My Time" 4:04
7. "Everything I've Known" 3:34
8. "Play Me" (featuring Nas) 3:21
9. "Alive" 4:29
10. "Let's Do This Now" 3:18
11. "I'm Done" 3:23
12. "Y'All Want a Single" 3:17
13. "When Will This End" 14:24
Total length:
"When Will This End" concludes at 3:39; a live cover of Metallica's "One" (performed on MTV Icon: Metallica) starts at 9:52.
An unofficial Russian edition includes 6 bonus tracks from Untouchables.[27]
[show]Deluxe Edition DVD
Jonathan Davis - vocals, bagpipes, production
Head - guitars
Munky - guitars
Fieldy - bass
David Silvera - drums
Production and other credits
Frank Filipetti - production, engineering, mixing
Nasir "Nas" Jones - vocals on "Play Me"
Jim "Bud" Monti - production, engineering
Tim Harkins - engineering
Cailan McCarthy - artist coordination
Doug Erb - art direction
Brandy Flower - art direction
Gayle Boulware - art consultant
Darren Frank - assistant
Jesse Gorman - assistant
Production continued
Peter Katsis - A&R
Kaz Utsunomiya - A&R
Rob Hill - editing
Fred Maher - editing
Louie Teran - digital editing
Stephen Marcussen - mastering
Polarbear - programming on "I'm Done"
Mitch Ikeda - photography
Marina Chavez - photography
Chart Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[28] 37
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[29] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[30] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[31] 11
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[32] 21
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[33] 21
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[34] 10
French Albums (SNEP)[35] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[36] 8
Irish Albums (IRMA)[37] 25
Italian Albums (FIMI)[38] 16
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[39] 19
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[40] 27
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[41] 15
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[42] 17
Scottish Albums (OCC)[43] 46
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[44] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[45] 53
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[46] 2
US Billboard 200[47] 9
Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[48] Gold 35,000^
Germany (BVMI)[49] Gold 150,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[50] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[51] Platinum 1,000,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

The album contains a scrapbook of photos from the band's personal collection, titled "SkЯapbook", instead of a front cover booklet, however, some copies do not feature a booklet, instead, it was released with a normal front and inside cover. The limited edition version contains a bonus DVD.
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Studio album by KoЯn
Released December 6, 2005
Recorded June 2005–November 2005 at Jonathan Davis' Home Studio in Los Angeles, California
Industrial rock[1][2] nu metal[3]
Length 61:01
Label EMI, Virgin
Producer Jonathan Davis, Atticus Ross, The Matrix
KoЯn chronology
Take a Look in the Mirror
(2003) See You on the Other Side
(2005) Untitled Korn album
Singles from See You on the Other Side
"Twisted Transistor"
Released: September 27, 2005
"Coming Undone"
Released: February 21, 2006
Released: August 29, 2006
See You on the Other Side is the seventh studio album by Korn. It was released on December 6, 2005, by Virgin Records. It is their first album without long-time guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and the last album with original drummer David Silveria. The album was first certified gold in the United States on January 12, 2006; a subsequent platinum record certification was awarded on March 16, 2006.[4] The album is best known for the involvement of renowned production team 'The Matrix', best known for coproduction on works by Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, and Shakira, who managed to give Korn's music a different sound.[5]

Contents [hide]
1 Production
2 Promotion
3 Music
4 Critical reception
5 Commercial performance
6 Track listing
7 Personnel
8 Chart positions
9 See also
10 References
After completing their record deal with Sony in 2004, Korn partnered with EMI and signed to Virgin Records. As part of this innovative arrangement, Virgin paid Korn $25 million upfront in exchange for a share in the profits of See You on the Other Side and the band's next album, including tours and merchandising. Virgin also received a 30 percent stake in the band's licensing, ticket sales and other revenue sources.[6][7] The album was recorded in Jonathan Davis' home studio which was used for the previous album, Take a Look in the Mirror, as well as the Queen of the Damned soundtrack and score.

This is the band's final studio album with founding drummer David Silveria.
The lead single, "Twisted Transistor", premiered on KDGE 102.1 FM The Edge in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, and was officially released to radio on September 27, 2005. Brent Decker e-mailed the disc jockey of the night, Ayo, with a request to play the rumored single. The band also did a See You on the Other Side world tour to heavily promote the album, which included a special performance of "Here to Stay" on a plane from London to New York City.

A screenshot of the music video for Korn's song "Liar", which has computer animation.
The album incorporates industrial rock,[2] pop rock[8] and gothic elements.[2] It has been labeled as a "significant departure" from Korn's earlier sound.[2]

With regards to the album's musical direction, Jonathan Davis commented,

“ It's funky, it's heavy, it's dark, and sometimes, industrial-tinged. Working with so many different people and everything, it's made it out to be a really well-rounded album of a lot of different things. It's definitely Korn, it's definitely groove-oriented. But it's our most experimental album to date. We're very excited. We're all sitting around, when we listen to it, looking at each other going, 'I can't believe that's us.' I think people are really going to dig it. ”
Critical reception[edit]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[9]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[10]
Blender 3/5 stars[11]
Entertainment Weekly B+[12]
The Gauntlet 5/5 stars[13]
IGN (7.7/10)[14]
New York Daily News Favorable[15]
The New York Times 7/10 stars[16]
NME 5/10 stars[17]
Q 3.5/5 stars[18]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[19]
On average, See You on the Other Side generally received much warmer critical reception than the previous studio album, Take a Look in the Mirror, scoring a Metacritic average of 64.[9] Reviewers appreciated the band's desire to experiment and noted that the album combined well their signature sound with the freshness that producers The Matrix and Atticus Ross added to the band's sound.[14]

Commercial performance[edit]
See You on the Other Side sold more than 220,000 copies in its first week, debuting and peaking at number three on the Billboard 200.[20] The album managed to stay in the top half of the chart for thirty-four consecutive weeks.[21] It has accumulated 1,451,458 copies sold in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[22] The album was ranked second in Ultimate Guitar Archive's Top 10 albums of 2005 poll.[23]

Track listing[edit]
This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

The album contains 14 to 16 tracks depending on the version purchased; a special edition of the album contains 20 or 22 total tracks plus two live performance videos.
No. Title Length
1. "Twisted Transistor" 4:12
2. "Politics" 3:16
3. "Hypocrites" 3:49
4. "Souvenir" 3:50
5. "10 or a 2-Way" 4:41
6. "Throw Me Away" 4:41
7. "Love Song" 4:18
8. "Open Up" 6:15
9. "Coming Undone" 3:19
10. "Getting Off" 3:25
11. "Liar" 4:14
12. "For No One" 3:37
13. "Seen It All" 6:19
14. "Tearjerker" 5:05
15. "Inside Out" (iTunes Bonus Track) 3:26
Total length:
Later prints of the album had the song "Twisted Transistor" at a length of 3:08; the 1:04 that was removed was in the pre-gap.
Special edition
No. Title Length
1. "It's Me Again" 3:35
2. "Eaten Up Inside" 3:18
3. "Last Legal Drug (Le Petit Mort)" 5:15
4. "Twisted Transistor" (Dante Ross Mix) 3:29
5. "Twisted Transistor" (Dummies Club Mix) 7:53
Total length:
Multimedia tracks: "Twisted Transistor" and "Hypocrites" (Live, recorded in Luzhniki Arena in Moscow, Russia on September 22, 2005)
No. Title Length
1. "Too Late I'm Dead" 3:27
2. "Appears" 3:00
3. "I'm The One" 2:52
"Too Late I'm Dead" and "Appears" are available on some international releases of the British and Austrian editions of the "Twisted Transistor" single. "Inside Out" is an iTunes bonus track.
Jonathan Davis - vocals, bagpipes
James "Munky" Shaffer - guitars
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu - bass
David Silveria - drums
Production and other credits
Atticus Ross - production, songwriting, keyboards, strings
The Matrix - production, songwriting
Terry Date - mixing
Chart positions[edit]
Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[24] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[25] 7
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[26] 49
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[27] 61
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[28] 18
France (SNEP)[29] 24
Germany (Media Control AG)[30] 12
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[31] 37
New Zealand (RIANZ)[32] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[33] 37
Polish Albums Chart[34] 46
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[35] 82
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[36] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[37] 11
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company)[38] 71
US Billboard 200[39] 3
Year Song US
[40] US
[41] US
[40] US
[40] US
[40] AUS
[24] AUT
[25] FIN
[28] GER
[42] IRL
[43] ITA
[44] NLD
[31] NZL
[32] SWI
[37] UK
2005 "Twisted Transistor" 64 9 3 63 24
[A] 24 37 6 63 24 14 27 — 60 27
2006 "Coming Undone" 79 14 4 73 29
[A] 54 — — 86 49 36 — 16 — 63
"Politics" — — 18 — 20 — — — — — — — — — —

A.^ Various remixes of "Twisted Transistor" and a remix of "Coming Undone", titled: "Coming Undone (RVH Club Mix)", charted on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart.
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Studio album by KoЯn
Released July 31, 2007
Recorded October 2006–March 2007
Genre Nu metal,[1] alternative metal[2]
Length 48:47
Label EMI, Virgin
Producer Atticus Ross
KoЯn chronology
See You on the Other Side
(2005) Untitled Korn album
(2007) Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Singles from this album
Released: May 17, 2007
"Hold On"
Released: October 8, 2007
Released: April 7, 2008
Released: April 22, 2008
The untitled eighth studio album by the American nu metal band Korn, often known as Untitled or Korn II, was released on July 31, 2007, through Virgin Records and is the first album without longtime drummer David Silveria. The standard edition holds thirteen tracks, whereas the deluxe edition holds fourteen. The album was intentionally released without a title, as vocalist Jonathan Davis reasoned, "Why not just let our fans call it whatever they wanna call it?"[3] The album was certified Gold in the United States on October 30, 2007.[4]

Contents [hide]
1 Background information
1.1 Terry Bozzio's contributions
1.2 The Matrix's departure
2 Musical style
3 Release
3.1 Release history
4 Critical reception
5 Track listing
6 Personnel
7 Chart positions
8 See also
9 References
Background information[edit]
This album was the first without former drummer David Silveria, instead, Korn enlisted the help of Terry Bozzio, Brooks Wackerman, as well as Jonathan Davis for drumming. Also, the band recruited Zac Baird as keyboardist on this album. An MTV article published on May 17, 2007 includes an interview with Munky as he details the process of the new studio album, while also revealing several song titles. On May 28, vocalist Jonathan Davis joined Dutch radio station 3FM immediately after his performance at the Pinkpop Festival. He commented on the band's upcoming album, stating it "will not be titled." He elaborated, "We had the world's greatest drummer Terry Bozzio in and Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion in and I played drums on some songs too. I'm so proud of it, we just can't wait to show people what we've done." Davis went on to say "We didn't want to label this album. It has no boundaries. It has no limits and why not just let our fans call it whatever they wanna call it?" It is the first and only Korn album to ever be recorded by the band as a three piece.

Terry Bozzio's contributions[edit]
After successfully recording six tracks with Bozzio, Zac Baird announced that Bozzio would not be touring with the band on the Family Values Tour 2007. Jonathan Davis claims "things just got weird [with Bozzio]." Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion was brought in to record some tracks, and even Jonathan Davis himself contributed, something not done since 1999's Issues. Munky stated in an interview that Bozzio had imposed himself on the band. He mentioned that among other things, Bozzio had demanded to be a full member of the band while receiving 25% interest; the band felt that this was "offensive", therefore, Korn decided not to tour with Bozzio. Joey Jordison of Slipknot would tour with Korn on the Family Values Tour, along with the Bitch We Have a Problem Tour.

This album features drummer Terry Bozzio, formerly of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa.
The Matrix's departure[edit]
When premiering the single "Evolution" on KROQ on May 16, 2007, guitarist Munky noted that the band re-recorded much of The Matrix's tracks with Atticus Ross because of the band being dissatisfied with how the material had turned out. This was later confirmed in a Reuters/Billboard article:

“ This time around, amid some changes—founding drummer David Silveria is on hiatus to become a restaurateur, and The Matrix left the project early in the recording process—the band has crafted perhaps its most musically serious work since 2002's Untouchables. On the album's 13 tracks, Korn balances every chorus with murky keyboard atmospheres and toying arrangements, with songs that deeply explore a mood before exploding into a frenzy. ”
Musical style[edit]
"We always wanted the atmospheres, and to really go deep," guitarist Munky told Billboard. "It wasn't until this record that we really felt comfortable to do that. As records progress, the urge to do that becomes greater. We feel like we've finally solidified ourselves in the rock world, and wanted to take this one a little deeper into that direction. It's less pop, and it's more experimental." Jonathan Davis said of the songs, "I don't want to say that it's heavy, because that pisses the other band members off. It's still the Korn sound, but it's also very atmospheric."[citation needed]

The album was released through EMI/Virgin in various territories, starting on July 27, 2007. The band ventured on the trio's Family Values Tour 2007 several days prior to the release and toured in support of the new record. The deluxe edition contains the bonus track "Sing Sorrow" (which precedes the thirteenth track, "I Will Protect You"), a bonus DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage, hundreds of never-before seen photos of the band. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, a personal best since Untouchables. Though debuting at number two like Untouchables, the untitled album sold less than one quarter of the units in its first week. It also fell off the charts within twelve weeks, accumulating twenty weeks altogether.

Release history[edit]
July 27, 2007 – Germany
July 30, 2007 – United Kingdom, Mexico
July 31, 2007 – United States, Canada
August 8, 2007 – Japan
October 14, 2007 – Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore
December 18, 2007 – United Arab Emirates
Critical reception[edit]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 51/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[6]
Blender 3/5 stars[7]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[8]
IGN 8/10 stars[9]
New York Daily News (Mixed)[10]
The New York Times 7/10 stars[11]
NME 5/10 stars[12]
Q 3/5 stars[13]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[14]
Critical response to the album has been mixed, Metacritic scoring the album 51, while the user's average score is 7.4/10.[15]
The most positive reviews coming from IGN, The Gauntlet, and Billboard. IGN noted that "There's an overall cohesion from start to finish, and repeated listens continue to reveal new and intriguing elements at every turn, which bodes well for the future",[9] while The Gauntlet wrote " 'Untitled' is the most articulate recording the band has delivered to date."[16] Entertainment Weekly also praised the album as being the band's best release "since 1999's 'Issues' ".[15]

On the contrary, Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that the band is going through a "middle-age slump" and that the album "doesn't break them out of it."[6] Rolling Stone asserted that Korn sounds "wounded and diminished",[14] while PopMatters agreed, calling it "tired, bland and dated... merely going through the motions rather than creating honest music."[1]

Track listing[edit]
No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:57
2. "Starting Over" 4:02
3. "Bitch We Got a Problem" 3:22
4. "Evolution" 3:37
5. "Hold On" 3:06
6. "Kiss" 4:10
7. "Do What They Say" 4:17
8. "Ever Be" 4:48
9. "Love and Luxury" 3:00
10. "Innocent Bystander" 3:28
11. "Killing" 3:36
12. "Hushabye" 3:52
13. "I Will Protect You" 5:29
Total length:
[show]Deluxe Edition
[show]Enhanced Edition
[show]Japanese Edition
[show]Japanese Special Edition
[show]Australian Tour Edition
Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD
Making-of documentary
Korn photo slideshow
Jonathan Davis – vocals, bagpipes, drums (on tracks 3,9), additional percussion (on tracks 6,12)
James "Munky" Shaffer – guitar, lap steel guitar
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bass
Production and other credits
Terry Bozzio – drums (on tracks 1,2,6,7,8,11,13,14)
Brooks Wackerman – drums (on tracks 4,5,10,12)
Zac Baird – keyboards, organ, synthesizer
Atticus Ross – producer, mixing
Jim Monti – recording, engineer
Frank Filipetti – recording, engineer
Doug Trantow – engineering, mixing
Production continued
Terry Date – mixing
Alan Moulder – mixing
Stephen Marcussen – mastering
Stewart Whitmore – digital editing
Leopold Ross – production assistant
Jeff Kwatinetz – executive producer
Richard Kirk – artwork
Chapman Bachler – photography
Chart positions[edit]
Chart (2007) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[17] 11
Austrian Albums Chart[18] 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[19] 28
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[20] 17
Canadian Albums Chart[21] 5
Danish Albums Chart[22] 20
Dutch Albums Chart[23] 32
Finnish Albums Chart[24] 2
French Albums Chart[25] 8
German Albums Chart[26] 3
Irish Albums Chart[27] 31
Italian Albums Chart[28] 19
Mexican Albums Chart[29] 11
New Zealand Albums Chart[30] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[31] 24
Polish Albums Chart[32] 23
Spanish Albums Chart[33] 55
Swedish Albums Chart[34] 17
Swiss Albums Chart[35] 9
UK Albums Chart[36] 15
US Billboard 200[21] 2
US Billboard Top Rock Albums[21] 1
Year Song US
[37] US
Main. US
[38] UK
2007 "Evolution" 20 4 18 114
"Hold On" 35 9 — —
2008 "Kiss" — — — —
"Haze" — — — —
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Studio album by KoЯn
Released July 13, 2010
Recorded April 2009–November 2009, in Los Angeles, California
Genre Nu metal[1][2][3]
Length 44:40
Label Roadrunner
Producer Ross Robinson
KoЯn chronology
Untitled Korn album
(2007) Korn III: Remember Who You Are
(2010) The Path of Totality
Special Edition

Special Edition with DVD
Singles from this album
"Oildale (Leave Me Alone)"
Released: May 4, 2010
"Let the Guilt Go"
Released: July 26, 2010
Korn III: Remember Who You Are is the ninth studio album by the American nu metal band Korn, released on July 13, 2010.[4][5] Unlike Korn's following albums, the album was recorded as a four-piece band and using no Pro Tools or editing.[6][7] Vocalist Jonathan Davis stated that the album is "simple" due to the absence of the multi-layered effect present in the band's other albums; Davis added that, the album is "about the vibe."[8][9] The album features a return to their roots.[3] The band hired producer Ross Robinson, who had produced Korn's first two albums, while drummer Ray Luzier was appointed a permanent member of the band (Luzier was formerly a "fill-in" drummer).[10]

Contents [hide]
1 Background
2 Writing and recording
3 Composition and themes
4 Title, artwork and packaging
5 Promotion
6 Release and critical reception
7 Track listing
8 Personnel
9 Sales and certifications
10 See also
11 References
Following the release of its untitled eighth album (July 2007) with Virgin Records, Korn embarked upon a ten-month hiatus, allowing band members to focus on solo projects.

Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer's side-project, Fear and the Nervous System, began recording a debut album.[11] In July, Shaffer reported on the band's MySpace page that the album would not be released August 8, 2008 as previously mentioned. Bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu recorded guitars for StillWell's debut album Dirtbag. Davis recorded his first solo album along with his back-up band the SFA's who also backed Davis on his Alone I Play tour.[citation needed] StillWell's debut, Dirtbag, was released on May 10, 2011, while the remaining two solo albums were expected to be released sometime in 2011.

When getting back into the studio for the recording of the band's ninth studio album, Korn again hired Robinson, whom the band had previously worked with on Korn and Life Is Peachy, to act as producer. They also hired Luzier, whom they had previously toured with, to replace former drummer David Silveria. This was Luzier's first appearance on a Korn album.[10] During this time the band was unsigned and funded the recording of the album and the Escape From the Studio Tour themselves.[12]

Writing and recording[edit]
In the early stages of production, Luzier, Arvizu, and Shaffer wrote material for the album in Arvizu's garage. During this time, Davis had purposely avoided hearing the band's new material, stating that he would work on lyrics after the music was recorded.[13][14] The band reported that it had written about fifteen or sixteen tracks of original material.[13] According to Arvizu, the band had planned to play new material on tour, but abandoned the idea due to the amount of material that had emerged during the recording sessions.[15]

After the conclusion of the band's Escape From the Studio Tour in late 2009 the band returned to the studio with Robinson to begin recording.[12] While the band's previous album had been more experimental and contained keyboards performed by touring member Zac Baird to give their music more atmosphere,[6][16] the album was recorded as a four-piece band with guitars and lap steel.[10][17][18] Unlike the band's more recent albums, the music was recorded with an analog 24-track tape machine and without the use of Pro Tools, similar to the band's first albums.[8] In addition to the songs already written by Shaffer, Arvizu and Luzier, Davis wrote eleven songs in less than five days. He recorded demos of his songs, playing guitar and bass himself over a programmed drum beat.[19] He presented the demos to the rest of the band, who played the material live, to "add their own flavor to the songs", according to Davis.[19] Shaffer later revealed that "The Past" and "Never Around" were based on re-written riffs from Davis's demos.[20] While the band had access to a large recording studio, Robinson insisted that the album was recorded in a small 8' x 8' cubicle nicknamed "the catbox"[17] originally intended for recording guitars.[21]

Composition and themes[edit]
In April 2009, Davis revealed that he was planning to make the album a concept album, that was to lyrically revolve around the concept of five symbols that Davis identified as the "downfall of man".[7][18] One of these symbols was organized religion, something that Davis felt were responsible for a lot of things that have gone wrong in the world today.[7][10] The other symbols were drugs, power, money and time.[7][18] In September 2009, Davis said that his idea for a concept album was not turning out as he had intended. He proposed that, instead, he was just going to sing however he felt at that moment. Davis also communicated the album would combine the "raw catharsis of early Korn records" with the "storytelling [of recent records]".

“ I wanted it to start out as a concept album but now there are other things coming up that I want to talk about. I don't know necessarily if the concept's going to stick or not ... It's weird. I've been humming my lyrics along with the band as they play. I haven't done that in forever. We'd usually do our parts separately, and then I'd do my thing over the music after the song was done. We've been writing altogether as a band this time. I've been freestyling all of these lyrics that aren't necessarily about the five things I initially came up with for the album's concept. It's total freestyling—complete stream-of-consciousness. I'm really digging it. I might just go with what's coming out of my body at that moment..."[22] ”
— Jonathan Davis

Korn III: Remember Who You Are was the band's first album recorded with drummer Ray Luzier, who joined the band in 2007.
Davis also proposed that the album would recall their early albums, using a vibe that didn't sound over-produced.[19] He elaborated, "We're not trying to do Korn II, or Life Is Peachy II, but it's just to have that vibe back where it's not too over-produced. Just slamming people's faces, like we did back, in '94, '95, and '96." Davis concluded that the album would be simple, rather than complicated as he suggested their previous few albums were.[8] In April 2010 Davis revealed that topics for songs were "about me living my life for others when I shouldn't, people-pleasing all of the time, stress, guilt and all kinds of emotions we live with everyday that destroy us and tear us down. I write about all of the fake people around us and how I always try to fix other people's problems. I write what I feel, and it comes out naturally. I've got a lot of shit built up inside me; that doesn't go away."[23]

During the recording of the album Shaffer used several vintage guitars, echos, long delays, effect pedals and reverbs as well as employing fingerpicking during certain instrumental passages.[23] Shaffer commented, "When we did the first two records, we broke the music down to a completely emotional beast. Through the years, we started to experiment with vocal harmonies and more orchestrated pieces. Recording this album, we brought that knowledge into the raw emotion of what we already knew. You hear the melodies and layers, but it still comes from a very primitive Korn."[23] Luzier's drum parts were recorded without the use of a click track[24] allowing the band to change tempo as a song progressed. Robinson heavily involved himself in drum recording and composition, often deliberately interrupting Luzier mid-take. Shaffer commented that this was done to make Luzier understand the obstacles Korn had to overcome.[17] Luzier commented "The first week or so, I was having a hard time with it. I wanted to strangle the guy. He was punching cymbals, kicking stands, screaming. On a couple of tracks on the record, you can actually hear him yelling. He would come up and push my arm on a fill. It was intense."[25] Luzier also earned the nickname "Dr. Octopus" during the recording process because many of his drum takes demanded that he cross his arms to reach different drums and cymbals.[21] Luzier commented that his playing was different from his previous work, particularly the album's first single – "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" – which Luzier described, saying "[that] groove is so weird and odd for me to play, so I would come up with my own ideas but Ross would alter them. Some of them he would try to take in another direction, or if I was hitting the kick on the down, he would say, 'What if you put all the kicks on the upbeats and hit the downbeat with the floor tom instead?' The "Oildale" song is just that. The main groove of it is me hitting the floor tom and all the kicks are on the upbeats"[21] Davis also remarked that he "didn't stack four or five vocal parts like" he usually does. He's "singing one part for every song, which was scary." It's just him "and the microphone, and you can really hear the emotion".[24]

Title, artwork and packaging[edit]
During the recording process the band referred to the album as Korn III – a reference to the band's early material[17] – later the title of the album was extended to Korn III – Remember Who You Are. Davis explained that meaning of the album's title with: "It comes down to one question: 'Who the fuck am I?' It's about remembering where we came from. The title sums up everything I'm talking about lyrically."[23] Shaffer commented, "You can lose focus of why you wanted to start playing music in the beginning because you can get caught up in the money and the fame and the traveling. It's kind of like, 'OK, let’s hit the reset button'."[26] Drummer Ray Luzier related in an interview with Altsounds:

“ Well, it's exactly what it reads as — it's "Korn III" because it's our third album with [producer] Ross Robinson. It's not like we're trying to start a new generation of Korn or anything, but I'm a permanent member now it feels like a mini fresh start. "Remember Who You Are"? Well, we're not in the giant comfy recording studio that we're used to, we tried not to be too overproduced and really tried to capture our passion. That's pretty much what this whole record's about. There was nothing like, "Let's try and play our instruments perfectly." It was much more, "Let's just rock this," and we played what we felt like at the time. It's all about the passion. I kind of miss that. You hear so many records nowadays that just sound perfect, and when you see the band live they're very untidy. You're just left with this feeling of, "Why? That sucks!" [laughs] When we play our songs live, they sound just like the album, except with an added energy of the live scenario. We're kind of proud of that. ”
— Ray Luzier, "The Lowdown: Ray Luzier of Korn"
On May 14, the artwork for the album was revealed on Roadrunner Records official website. The front photo was shot in Oildale, California, described by Roadrunner Records as a "gripping image".[27] Jay DiNitto from Noisecreep awarded it "album cover of the week". DiNitto compared the cover to Korn's earlier album's Life Is Peachy and their debut album Korn, saying that the album's cover "... is less elaborate, embracing a minimalism with a simple photo and hearkening back to the album art seen on their self-titled debut and their follow-up, Life Is Peachy."[28] Doug Small, the author of the book Korn (ISBN 0-8256-1688-3), wrote that the band's debut album cover depicted "a little girl, all prettied up in a purple dress with a matching bow in her blonde hair, brings her swing to a stop in the playground to squint in the sun at the man standing before her."[29] Small also described the Life Is Peachy cover as "a little boy, hair combed, straightening his tie in a gilt mirror; behind him looms a larger, shadowed presence.[30] All three, according to DiNitto, depict a child abuse theme.[28]


James Shaffer performing in São Paulo, Brasil in 2010.
In August 2009, Korn announced plans to release a three-track EP featuring an instrumental demo from the upcoming album.[31] The EP was released digitally exclusively to premium-paying members of Korn's website on September 28, 2009.[32] The band allowed premium members to view live studio production sessions via webcam.[33] Shaffer revealed in an interview that the band intended to embark on an eighteen-month world tour to promote the album, starting in February.[34] In January 2010 Kevin Lyman revealed that Korn would headline the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour, throughout North America along with Rob Zombie, Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch.[35] Davis later revealed plans for the Ballroom Blitz Tour, a concert tour featuring 2Cents, held in smaller venues similar to the band's first tours.[36] On May 27, Roadrunner Records released a free MP3 download for the song "Are You Ready to Live?" but only for a 24-hour period.[37] On March 26, 2010 Korn performed the first single from the album, entitled "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)", at their show in Anchorage, Alaska.[38] On July 1, 2010 the band were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they performed "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" and "Let the Guilt Go".[39]

In July a number of viral videos were released by the band, the first two videos included amateur footage of crop circles and Unidentified flying object, while the second two videos included news footage of the phenomenons identifying its location as Kern County.[39] The Korn logo could also be seen in one of the crop circles.[40] On July 7 the band announced Korn Live: The Encounter, A Concert for Korn III: Remember Who You Are, a live concert filmed on June 24 at the crop circles.[41] The concert premiered via HDNet on July 11, and the day after via MySpace.[41] The unusual setting for the concert was inspired by Pink Floyd's 1972 Live at Pompeii concert. The 80-minute concert included several songs from the upcoming album, as well as older songs and fan favorites.[40] Davis noted that "the setting and the mood took us into a totally new direction musically. We took the opportunity to stretch out and experiment with the performance" while Shaffer described it as "a new frontier musically for Korn".[40]

Release and critical reception[edit]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 57/100[42]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[43]
Billboard (favorable)[44]
Heavy Blog Is Heavy 2.5/5 stars[45]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[46]
Metal Hammer 9/10 stars[47]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[1]
SPIN 3.5/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 2/5 stars[48]
In an interview in October 2009 Shaffer revealed that the band had discussed options for releasing the album, with or without a record label. Shaffer mentioned releasing the songs three at a time on the internet, on a USB key or on CD, or possibly all three options.[34] While no official release date had been set Shaffer hinted at February 2010.[34] In December 2009 Davis revealed that the recording of the album was complete and that the album was targeted for a June 2010 release.[49] In January 2010 a video of the band recording the song "Are You Ready to Live?" (under the demo title "My Time") was leaked,[50] uploaded copies of the song and video, which were described as "old school Korn".[50]

On March 15, in the announcement of the Ballroom Blitz Tour, the album title was also revealed to be "Korn III: Remember Who You Are".[9] In March 2010 Shaffer revealed via an online chat with fans that Korn had chosen to sign with Roadrunner Records,[51] this was later confirmed by Davis who called the label "a good home [for Korn]" and added that "they're one of the last real, respected labels left... We looked at all the other options and didn't want to go down that road again."[38] Davis also explained that the band ultimately decided to abandon the idea of releasing the album independently, "We could do it on our own, but it's so complicated with all the business aspects and marketing and all that other stuff that I'm never really into..."[52]

The album was released on July 6, 2010 in Japan, and Australia and Germany three days later. The album was to be released on July 13 in the United Kingdom, the same day where it was shipped in North America and New Zealand, but this date was pushed back to July 12. The album was released on July 20 in Mexico.[citation needed]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 57, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews."[42] Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine, who gave a very poor review of 2007's untitled album, noted that "They’ve gone back to the coiled, furious sputter of their debut but there’s no disguising that Korn is an older band, substituting precision for frenzy without diluting their power" and gave the album a 4 out of 5 rating.[43] Giles Moorhouse of Rock Sound gave the album an 8 out of 10 rating and noted that "Let the Guilt Go" is an absolute monster and will easily go toe-to-toe against mosh anthems like Slipknot’s 'Duality' and Drowning Pool’s 'Bodies' without breaking a sweat".[2] The BBC's Louis Pattison had a different take on the band's back-to-basics approach, though, writing: "Remember Who You Are is the sound of a band not so much rediscovering their past as recycling it."[53]

Track listing[edit]
All songs written and composed by Korn[54][55].

Standard album
No. Title Length
1. "Uber-Time" 1:28
2. "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" 6:12
3. "Pop a Pill" 4:00
4. "Fear Is a Place to Live" 3:09
5. "Move On" 3:48
6. "Lead the Parade" 4:24
7. "Let the Guilt Go" 3:56
8. "The Past" 5:06
9. "Never Around" 5:29
10. "Are You Ready to Live?" 3:59
11. "Holding All These Lies" 4:37
Total length:
[show]Japanese bonus track[56]
[show]Special edition / iTunes special edition bonus tracks
Special edition bonus DVD includes studio footage from the first 11 tracks. The footage was shot by Sébastian Paquet, who was also responsible for the concept, creation, photography, and authoring of the bonus DVD included with the special edition of Korn's untitled eighth album.[57]

Jonathan Davis – vocals[58]
James "Munky" Shaffer – guitar, lap steel[17]
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bass
Ray Luzier – drums
Production and other credits
Ross Robinson – Production, additional music
Jim Monti - Engineering and mixing
Ted Jensen - Mastering
Joseph Cultice - Photography
Matthew Goldman - Art direction and design
Recorded and mixed at Korn Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC
DVD Content (Special edition only)
Sébastien Paquet - DVD content direction, filming and editing
Tom Hutton - DVD coordinator
Sean Donnelly - DVD design
Carol Ann Macahilig - DVD authoring
Sales and certifications[edit]
Korn III: Remember Who You Are sold 63,000 copies during its first week in the US, landing at number two on the Billboard 200.[59]

Chart (2010) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[60] 8
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[61] 3
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[62] 27
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[63] 18
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[64] 4
Denmark (Tracklisten)[65] 37
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[66] 14
Germany (Media Control AG)[67] 4
Greece (IFPI)[68] 17
Hungary (MAHASZ)[69] 38
Ireland (IRMA)[70] 40
Italy (FIMI)[71] 19
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[72] 20
New Zealand (RIANZ)[73] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[74] 34
Polish Albums Chart[75] 30
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[76] 56
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[77] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[78] 8
UK Albums (The Official Charts Company)[79] 23
US Billboard 200[64] 2
US Rock Albums (Billboard)[64] 1
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[64] 1
US Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[64] 1
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