Korn Biography

Korn (stylized as Ko?n) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. 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 who replaced the band's original drummer, David Silveria. 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. The band later went on to release their self-titled debut album in 1994, followed by Life Is Peachy in 1996. The band experienced mainstream success with Follow the Leader (1998) and Issues (1999), both of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The band's mainstream success continued with Untouchables (2002) and Take a Look in the Mirror (2003).

A compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, was released in 2004, spanning a decade of singles and concluding the band's recording contract with Immortal Records and Epic Records. They signed to Virgin Records, releasing See You on the Other Side in 2005, and an untitled album in 2007. Korn's 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.

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

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Korn News

Sometime Korn guitarist Shane Gibson dies at age 35

His Stork bandmates say his 'virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit'

  • Apr 17, 2014

Korn's Jonathan Davis accuses Barack Obama of using Miley Cyrus as media distraction

Singer spouts conspiracy theory involving US President and 'Bangerz' singer

  • Feb 21, 2014

Korn announce only UK show of 2014 - ticket details

They will play London's O2 Academy Brixton on May 2

  • Jan 15, 2014

Korn announce full tracklisting for new album 'The Paradigm Shift'

Album marks the return of original guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch after eight years away

  • Jul 28, 2013

Korn reunite with guitarist 'Head' on new album 'The Paradigm Shift'

US rock band will release their 11th album in September

  • Jul 12, 2013

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Korn Music Videos

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Korn Reviews

Album Review: Korn - 'The Path Of Totality'

Album Review: Korn - 'The Path Of Totality'

Not quite a car crash, but a near miss

  • Dec 2, 2011

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  • Aug 6, 2007

Korn : Take A Look In The Mirror

Nu-metal’s founding fathers go back to their roots, scrape the bottom of the barrel

  • Dec 6, 2003

Korn : Glasgow SECC

They've come to rescue us from the fires of Limply Bizkited damnation. While wearing skirts

  • Sep 19, 2002

Korn : Thoughtless

...five grown men masturbating over self-deprecation and angst...

  • Sep 6, 2002

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