BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH says KORN are working on their heaviest music in years | Revolver

BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH says KORN are working on their heaviest music in years

"A vintage Korn feel with a modern twist"
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While Korn are set to celebrate their 30th anniversary on an upcoming tour with Gojira and Spiritbox, it sounds like the nu-metal favorites might even take some new tunes out on the road, too. According to a recent interview with founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, the music the band are currently working on is "the best and heaviest Korn stuff in years."

Welch was speaking with South Orange, New Jersey, college radio station WSOU 89.5 FM when he broke the news (as transcribed by Blabbermouth), explaining that Korn are "are passionately and intensely working on new music." He confessed that the band are "a little behind" in the process, noting they've been working on-and-off in the studio for months, but added that things are picking up, "because we wanna put new music out."

Head also said that the band are currently working without a label, and while song specifics were slim, Head hinted at the tracks being pure, primal Korn.

"We really want to dissect our sound and remember where we came from and how we did it back then," he explained. "And having a vintage Korn feel with a modern twist — sonically, I'm talking about. So it's very intense. The songs are amazing. I'm very proud of it. I feel like we are closer than we've ever been in the studio. And Jonathan [Davis] has been there every day."

He added: "I think it's gonna be raw and just kind of more basic, as far as sound and recording and everything. I don't wanna give it all away, but we're just very, very pleased with where we're at right now."

Korn's last full-length release was 2022's Requiem.

As previously reported, Korn are toasting the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut this fall with Gojira and Spiritbox, with an L.A. date also featuring guest performances from Evanescence, Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, and Vended.