Korn Guitarist Details New Album: 'It's So Special'

By Katrina Nattress

May 13, 2019

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Korn is prepping the release of its 13th album, and while fans haven't gotten many details about it yet guitarist Brian "Head" Welch recently chatted about what makes this new batch of songs so "special."

“I’ve never seen Jonathan [Davis, singer] work so hard on a record since Untouchables," he admitted, referring to the band's 2002 album. "He’s always involved, don’t get me wrong, but he has a different passion, because he went through a lot last year. He has time, he has energy, he has pain and he just grabbed the record. It’s so special.”

Last year, Davis' estranged wife passed away, and from the sounds of it he's harnessing that grief to write some of Korn's most powerful songs to date. So when can we hear the new project? For that question, Welch doesn't have a clear answer.

“We are kind of in a little argument with the label about the date, so we’re trying to keep it all peaceful, things happen. But it’s coming out,” he said candidly.

Korn is co-headlining a summer tour with Alice In Chains. Underoath will act as direct support, and FEVER 333 and HO99O9 join on select dates. Check out the full tour schedule below.

Korn And Alice In Chains Co-Headlining Summer Tour Dates

07/18 — Del Valle, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre*

07/20 — The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods^

07/21 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*

07/23 — Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*

07/25 — Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*

07/26 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*

07/28 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*

07/30 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*

08/02 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*

08/03 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^

08/06 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*

08/07 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*

08/09 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^

08/10 — Hartford, CT @ XFINITY THeatre*

08/11 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*

08/13 — Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*

08/14 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*

08/16 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*

08/17 — Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion+

08/18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center+

08/20 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+

08/21 — Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+

08/23 — Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+

08/25 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center+

08/27 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheatre+

08/30 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+

08/31 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion+

09/02 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+

09/04 — Moutain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+

*with HO99O9

+with FEVER 333

^support TBA

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