Some site called Zoiks! Online recently chatted with Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and Munky said that the band is working on brand new material. Isn’t that exciting?
“We have probably three songs we wrote a couple, two, three months ago,” says Munky. “We went into the studio, we wrote some songs, Jon[athan Davis] demoed the songs on his computer, and then we took them into the studio and played them live and tweaked them a little bit. Then we put those down and recorded them. They’re cool. They kind of remind me a little bit of the Soundgarden style, that sort of Seattle sound…just one of them.”
Wow! So, with their last album, Korn tried to return to their early sound. Now, they’re going even further back than that to the grunge era. Dope.
“The other songs are sort of different, a little more in the experimental stage right now. I don’t want to give too much away. We’re definitely moving forward, we’ll probably start recording in April to try and fine tune this sound we’re developing.”
Munky was also asked about the contributions of drummer Ray Luzier and how he has affected Korn’s overall sound.
“Ray brought a lot of…a lot of killer beats. He’s just a really great drummer and in this business there are very few drummers who can play like him. It was nice to have someone new, fresh blood in the mix, bringing his talent into what we already had. It was refreshing and really exciting. He’d been playing all of our songs, the old catalogue, stuff that he hadn’t written, so it was nice to see him write his own stuff and see the passion behind his performance. Really, he gave more than anybody thought.”
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