I went to my first drum lesson holding Korn’s first album cause I wanted to be able to play “Ball Tongue”. They were a major inspiration for me to move half-way across the world to follow my dreams of becoming a drummer, and will always have a special place in my heart!
Album: The Paradigm Shift
Released: October 8, 2013
Labels: Prospect Park • Caroline • Universal
Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band’s current lineup includes founding members James “Munky” Shaffer (rhythm guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), Brian “Head” Welch (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Jonathan Davis (lead vocals, bagpipes), 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.
Follow the Leader is the band’s eleventh studio album. Korn’s Singer Jonathan Davis explained the song’s meaning: “It’s about relationships,” he said. “You go through that shit and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, ‘It’s not worth it anymore. I’m not going to fucking love again.’ You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work.”
In 2007, after original drummer David Silveria had left, Korn hired many touring drummers including Joey Jordison of Slipknot. Jordison left due to preparation for the recording of Slipknot’s new album All Hope Is Gone. Consequently, Korn was then looking for a new drummer; and Luzier reportedly flew to Seattle to audition for Korn with James “Munky” Shaffer and Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu. When told to learn only five of their songs, Luzier learned 30. After an amazing audition, Luzier was immediately invited to join Korn.
Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Aug 22, 2013