Korn Announce New Album with Brian “Head” Welch
It didn’t take a crystal ball to see this chain of events coming: first guitarist/Jesus freak Brian “Head” Welch re-joined Korn for some shows in Europe, and then they announced he’d be doing a tour with them in the U.S., too, and now, Rolling Stone reports, he’s back in the band for the making of their new album:
“Welch last played with Korn on their 2003 album Take a Look in the Mirror, but the guitarist felt an instant reconnection with his bandmates. ‘We knew we would have a blast playing together, because we love each other so much, but we really wanted to make sure the music felt right before we committed to making a whole album together,’ Welch tells Rolling Stone. ‘But since we got in the studio, everything just started pouring out, now I can’t wait until our fans hear this stuff!'”
Not that it really matters who’s in this band; if they ever had any mojo at all, they lost it long ago (their last few albums couldn’t muster anything even approximating a “Blind” or “Falling Away from Me”). And I find it hard to believe that Head was the missing ingredient, given that his own post-Korn output was also totally abysmal. The same Rolling Stone article features a video of a new song the band is working on, and it sounds, well, amateurish — like something you’d hear kids at a music school jamming on in the halls as they wait for their lesson to begin. It also sounds to me like the band may be chasing the djent trend, although I guess we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
Whatever. As sure as the sun will rise, this album will suck sweaty cheese nuts.
[via Heavy Blog is Heavy]