Korn released a series of videos online last week and I wondered to myself what it could all mean. These clips depicted what seemed to be alien abduction footage as well as a Korn circle…or a crop circle shaped like the Korn logo. Turns out that crop circle wasn’t just carved like that for a simple online viral video. In fact, the band played a gig there.
Tickets? We don’t need no stinking tickets. It already happened. I must admit, seeing a band perform in a crop circle would have been kind of awesome. Say, if that band were Carcass. The good news is, being Korn, they captured all the proceedings on tape, and will be broadcasting said proceedings on HDNet this Sunday, July 11th. It will be online the next day for all to see.
The 80-minute set was captured in a crop circle created by longtime UK-based circle makers, circlemakers.org; the circle stretches over 920 feet long and 350 feet wide. According to a press release, “The concert event, which is a first for a rock band, takes inspiration from the eerie atmosphere of Pink Floyd’s legendary ‘Live at Pompei.’” This is the first time ever I’m mad at Pink Floyd.
“The setting and the mood took us into a totally new direction musically. We took the opportunity to stretch out and experiment with the performance. I don’t think we’ll ever be the same,” said frontman Jonathan Davis, in the press release. Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer added that he “felt like we were on some new frontier musically for Korn. This is definitely going to add a new dimension to our live shows.”
All of this, of course, is to get the word out about the band’s Roadrunner Records debut, Korn III — Remember Who You Are, which comes out on July 13th.
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