Korn have given an update on their upcoming new album via guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch.
In a new interview with Consequence of Sound whilst discussing his new documentary, Loud Krazy Love, Welch said “fans are going to be pleasantly surprised by the album” and added that the band have “some amazing tricks up our sleeves.”
Speaking about the last year, Welch said: “We all have our lives, our personal lives, and some of these guys have young children, so we decided to just take a year off, and just kind of take our time. Everyone is really enjoying time at home with their kids, so we work and then we take a break, and we work, and take a break.”
When speaking about when fans can expect to hear the album, Welch joked: “No later than 2022”. He went on to say that he hoped the album would be released next year.
“We’d love to get it out before the end of next year. I know there’s a lot of good bands coming out with music next year. It’s gonna be exciting.”
Recently, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has said he thought the time of “big, real rock bands” has “come and gone” when discussing his views on whether the rock scenes current names could replicate he and his peers’ achievements.
Appearing on The Jasta Show podcast, Davis was asked whether the big bands around now could impact on a smaller act’s career by giving them a cosign as much as they could in the past. “No, not to the same calibre as we could,” he replied.
Responding to these comments, Welch said: “What Jonathan meant was that it was the era of MTV, and everybody was watching TRL and everythin…That’s all gone now. It’s all just YouTube and the Internet right now, so it’s just never going to be like that again, where it’s all just lumped into one thing. Everything is separated now.
“So, I agree in that respect. Obviously, there are bands who are huge — Metallica, System of a Down, others — so there are huge rock bands, but what he meant was having everything thrown together and having all eyes on it. All eyes aren’t going to be on one TV channel anymore. That’s gone.”