Korn

Korn

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Korn (stylised as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The current band line up includes four members: Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, and Ray Luzier. The band was formed as an expansion of L.A.P.D. They have collaborated with musicians such as Chino Moreno from Deftones, Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Tre Hardson from The Pharcyde, Skrillex and Nas. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Follow the Leader
    Follow the Leader
  • Issues
    Issues
  • See You on the Other Side
    See You on the Other Side
  • Korn
    Korn
  • Take a Look in the Mirror
    Take a Look in the Mirror
  • Life Is Peachy
    Life Is Peachy
  • Untouchables
    Untouchables
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
    Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
  • Untitled
    Untitled
  • Playlist: The Very Best Of Korn
    Playlist: The Very Best Of Korn
  • Twisted Transistor (Album Version)
    Twisted Transistor (Album Version)
  • The Essential Korn
    The Essential Korn
  • MTV Unplugged
    MTV Unplugged
  • Coming Undone
    Coming Undone
  • Best Of
    Best Of
  • Live & Rare
    Live & Rare
  • Collected
    Collected
  • Original Album Classics
    Original Album Classics
  • Evolution
    Evolution
  • See You on the Other Side (bonus disc)
    See You on the Other Side (bonus disc)
  • Word Up!
    Word Up!
  • Korn/Follow The Leader
    Korn/Follow The Leader
  • Album Selection - Issues/Take A Look In The Mirror
    Album Selection - Issues/Take A Look In The Mirror
  • 2002-11-01: Austin, TX, USA
    2002-11-01: Austin, TX, USA
  • X2 (Korn/Issues)
    X2 (Korn/Issues)
  • Word Up
    Word Up
  • Twisted Transistor
    Twisted Transistor
  • Chopped & Screwed
    Chopped & Screwed
  • Freak on a Leash
    Freak on a Leash
  • Greatest Hits Vol 1
    Greatest Hits Vol 1
  • All Mixed Up
    All Mixed Up
  • Live & Unglued
    Live & Unglued
  • Haze
    Haze
  • Family Values Tour '98
    Family Values Tour '98
  • Did My Time
    Did My Time
  • The Other Side - Part 1
    The Other Side - Part 1
  • Kornography
    Kornography
  • Got the Life
    Got the Life
  • Make Me Bad
    Make Me Bad
  • Politics Election EP
    Politics Election EP
  • Live and Rare
    Live and Rare
  • Woodstock '99
    Woodstock '99
  • Twisted Transistor (Radio Edit)
    Twisted Transistor (Radio Edit)
  • Platinum Collection 2000
    Platinum Collection 2000
  • Here to Stay
    Here to Stay
  • A.D.I.D.A.S.
    A.D.I.D.A.S.
  • Take A Look In The Mirror (Clean Version)
    Take A Look In The Mirror (Clean Version)
  • Thoughtless
    Thoughtless

Korn. Artist Bio

Korn (stylised as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The current band line up includes four members: Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, and Ray Luzier. The band was formed as an expansion of L.A.P.D. They have collaborated with musicians such as Chino Moreno from Deftones, Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Tre Hardson from The Pharcyde, Skrillex and Nas.

The band released their first demo album, Neidermeyer's mind, in 1993. Their debut album, Korn was released in 1994, where they featured the same musicians that had performed on Neidermeyer's Mind. The band began recording Life Is Peachy in April 1996, and released it on October 15, 1996. Follow the Leader is recognized as Korn's mainstream breakthrough, peaking at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1998, along with the following album, Issues in 1999. The band released Untouchables on June 11, 2002, and later released Take a Look in the Mirror on November 21, 2003, both peaking in the top ten of the Billboard 200. Their first compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol 1, peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. See You on the Other Side was released on December 6, 2005, and Korn's Untitled album was released nearly two years later on July 31, 2007. Korn III: Remember Who You Are, the band's ninth studio album, was released July 13, 2010 via Roadrunner Records.

The Get Up! Songfacts reports that Korn's 10th studio album, The Path of Totality was produced by various dubstep, drum and bass, and electro house artists due to the band's desire to fuse their traditional sound with electronic elements. released on December 2, 2011 in Europe and December 6, 2011 in the US. Davis explained the album title: "The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time. That's how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I'm not sure it could ever happen again."

Korn currently has 36 singles, 25 of which have charted. The band has six video albums and 34 music videos.

Korn has sold 16 million albums in the US, and over 40 million worldwide. Ten 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 of those releases are certified Platinum by the RIAA, and one is certified Gold. Korn have also earned seven Grammy nominations — two of which they have won (for "Freak on a Leash" and "Here to Stay").

They were the first band to be labeled as nu metal, starting the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Alongside this genre, the band has also been labelled as heavy metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, rap metal, funk metal and industrial metal. Their debut album mixed metal, rock, hip-hop, groove, and dissonance. Their lyrics focus on pain and personal alienation rather than traditional heavy metal themes. In Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk, Korn was marked as the third biggest nu metal band in the world.

Former Members

Brian Welch – guitars, backing vocals (1993–2005)
David Silveria – drums, percussion (1993–2006)

http://www.korn.com

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