Korn give dubstep album update at Download

Plus band cover Queen and Metallica during festival set

Korn are to set release a new ‘dubstep’ studio album later this year – and have talked about how it’s coming along at the Download Festival today (June 10).

Speaking to NME earlier today at the UK metal bash, bassist Fieldy said that the band were almost finished with the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are’ and that their new record is a collaboration with “six or seven dubstep producers”. The first fruit of the sessions was ‘Get Up’, which was released online last month and is produced by DJ Skrillex.

Fieldy said: “We’ve collaborated with six, maybe seven dubstep producers on the new record. I’ve done my parts, I think Jonathan [Davis, singer] has a couple of vocal takes still to do, but it’s almost done.”

The bassist also said that Davis had inspired the new direction, adding: “Jonathan loved it [dubstep] and he just got us into it.” Fieldy added that the band felt it “was important to stay current and keep on top of what’s going on.”

Korn played a well-attended greatest hits set on the festival’s second stage this evening, with ‘Get Up’ the only material that hasn’t featured on a studio album from them thus far.

Opening with debut single ‘Blind’, the set included covers of Metallica‘s ‘One’ and Queen‘s ‘We Will Rock You’ as well as a seven-song medley of their classic material. Davis, clad in his trademark kilt, played bagpipes during the band’s version of their 1995 single ‘Shoots And Ladders’.

Korn played:

‘Here To Stay’
‘Pop A Pill’
‘Freak On A Leash’
‘Shoots And Ladders/One’
‘4 U’
‘Got The Life’
‘Alone I Break’
‘Oildale (Leave Me Alone)’
‘Throw Me Away’
‘Get Up’
‘Falling Away From Me’
‘Coming Undone’/’We Will Rock You’/’Twisted Transistor’/’Make Me Bad’/’Thoughtless’/’Clown’/’Did My Time’
‘Y’All Want A Single’

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