Month: July 2018

The History of The Godfather of NuMetal “KoЯn”

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The story of KoRn began about 15 years ago. Exactly when Fieldy, Munky, and David, who both born Bakersfield, California, United States, agreed to compose a band and a career in the music track. Not so now, the band named L.A.P.D (short for Love And Peace Dude) was already struggling in the funky path of choice semodel Faith No More or Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Had a successful drink at the American and European countries, L.A.P.D career stalled after releasing one album, Whoà ¢ â,¬â “¢ s Laughing Now? (1991). The cause is no different because the behavior of all personnel are “magical”. Their true hobby is damaging their own backstage. Even more miraculous, they see it as an effective technique for publication and media attention!

Of course the affairs are troublesome all parties involved. Management and, of course, the labels that overshadow them. Until at one point, the label can not take it anymore then immediately concluded the contract. Termination of the contract also has an effect on the dissolution of L.A.P.D arrangement, which is actually the most promising. Their lead vocalist, Richard Morral, was under severe stress, and immediately resigned.

Fortunately, losing the label contract plus the vocalist did not discourage. They persist in continuing their ideals. In fact, with confident Fieldy cs recruited Brian Welch, a friend who often became their roadies when L.A.P.D still triumphant, to be used as a tandem Munky in the guitar sector. Along with the entry of Brian, they also agreed to process the color of the music that was carried. From the funk of choice to a more aggressive metal. Through an unplanned encounter, this quartet finally chases the right person to fill the vocalist position. Jonathan Davis is his name. Also, the birth of Bakersfield, a boy who at that time had a permanent job as a post-mortem assistant at the Kern County corpse’s residence, was found while performing on stage with his band SexArt. Impressed by Jon’s appearance and voice that night, Fieldy cs just concluded to “plow” him into their vocalist. It did not take long, Jon immediately said, “Yes!”

The choice that indeed, in the end, proves to be at least wrong. The reason, in addition to have a voice that is so united with the music Fieldy cs, Jon also had a myriad of later life plus a fairly dark empirical life. Experiences that can be dug and then used as a source of inspiration for a row of lyrics of their songs later.

Hot because dark

It was this meeting that finally made their music so unique. How come? Groove-groove nuanced funky, which around it feels more fitting to accompany the music nuanced cheerful, combined with a distorted guitar tape deliberately created low-sized wrap the lyrics that are not at all cheerful, but instead on the contrary, the darkest and gripping. At that time, with the exception of Creep (their name before it was finally processed into KoRn), no single band also advanced with such a contrast combination.

That’s it. Three years after the meeting, KoRn’s debut album was also launched. Capitalized by the singles of Blind and Daddy, their appearance seemed to open a tap for a new kind of metal wave: NuMetal / hip-metal!
Yes. Not long afterwards, the stages and formulations combined by all KoRn personnel were instantly imitated by various bands. The use of a seven string guitar is a must for metal guitarists. The straight forward lyrics whose content is only about pain, anger, roar, and melancholy are a must for vocalists. And every bass or drummer he wants to work on should be able to form grooves like all hip hop, R & B or funky musicians!

Jago organizes concerts

Apparently they are also good at organizing concerts. Later, their work became one of the successful concert examples because of its unique packaging. Named Family Values ​​Tour (FVT), the annual tour began in 1998. Until now, FVT is still ongoing and is in the waiting arrangement of metalheads in America each year.

The specialty of this tour is not different because of the strength of all the performers. Although not too diverse, but the line up that formed Jonathan cs can represent two camps that had felt opposite each other: metal and hip hop. For the first round of 1998, in addition to their own, Jonathan cs took Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit, Orgy, and Rammstein.

In addition to the performers, the sympathetic attitude shown by KoRn as the executor who created this event drew so few audiences and became a highly anticipated tour arrangement. Just imagine. For a 6-7 hour long serving with patent performers plus a magnificent laser and stage attraction, audiences are all charged with a 30 dollar equivalent ticket. For comparison, the price of tickets for the same type of concert at that time is the cheapest between 75-85 US dollars!

Of course this affair increasingly catapulted KoRn’s name in the eyes of all metal fans. Their allegiance to the fans is very clear. So is their position that is felt “honorable” one of the other bands. As the third album, Follow The Leader (1998), launched, KoRn has become practically a kind of Godfather of NuMetal!

Yep. Whether or not it is realized, KoRn joins into a band-of-the-band group on the way. Bands that no longer need a number one hit in many countries to be recognized. The band did not really care that the album no longer scored sales of millions of copies, but the bands were often the inspiration of other bands to do the same. Bands are there for fans and not infrequently times oriented to fans’ satisfaction!

Working on your own album

Armed with the band-of-the-band basic principles (as well as a little bit of the bad experiences of Untouchables) that, almost throughout 2003 was drained by Jonathan cs in the studio, formulating make Take A Look In The Mirror.
No longer helped by producers outside the bandà ¢ â,¬â € œsame as they used to do in the previous five albumsà ¢ â,¬â € œ this time all the process they made themselves do. Starting from the formulation of concepts, composing the basic composition, until the whole arrangement. Jonathan is then asked to take control of all production processes.

“Ah, I never felt like a leader of the band. KoRn always belongs to us together. And therefore each has the right to be the boss. My position during the creation of Take A Look …, is practically merely a cheerleader. That encourages and encourages friends to do their best! “Denied Jonathan.
What is also mentioned by Jonathan, which is clear, such work patterns proved successful. At least, according to information from Jonathan, more timely and costly, with equal results, can even be more than reached through Untouchables.

“We no longer rely on the magnificent open chorus, but rather pass away on the jerking riffs, which became our characteristic around this,” Fieldy explained.

“Yes. During the creation of this album, we were not rarely oriented to stage performances. You see, the lessons from Untouchables proved more dull onstage than fun for the fans! “Munky said fiercely.

“(Music) KoRn is for KoRn fans!” Said Jonathan. “We do not care how little our album will be sold later. Want ten million, ten thousand, or just ten pieces also baseball will make no difference to us. The important thing is that we and our fans are sure to be happy and satisfied with what we have done! “He added.

Flashback Korn Band Group Story

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This legendary group of bands has been a generation from the metal music revolution. They seem to pursue a new type of music that uses not least once a strange distortion sound. This legendary group of bands has been a generation from the metal music revolution. They seem to pursue a new type of music that uses not least once a strange distortion sound. This combination is actually present from the results of the effects of the guitarist James Shaffer (Munky), combined with bassist Reggie Arvizu (Fieldy) bassist who is most skilled at playing the rhythm between funk and alternative, reproduced the drummer’s blow, David Silveria, improvise wearing his strings and hihat. Not to mention reproduced astonishing noises like a new language that is often shouted from the vocalist’s mouth, Jonathan Davis.


Based on information from their history in 1989 in their hometown, Bakersfield, USA, Fieldy, Munky and David composed a band with a silly name, namely L.A.P.D. (Love And Peace Dude). Due to a dead end and the only way in the world was the three of them concluded to move to Orange County, a town that at that time was notorious for giving birth to rocker seeds. Assisted by a top local vocalist with name Richard Morral, the trio began to circulate with destinations tensile attraction in night clubs around the area Huntingdon Beach while aspiring ogled by any record label label and also have their own fans. Since the move they have also been busy meeting every time during the day by working to survive in the new city.

After continuing to fight finally they are circulated by an indie label has name Triple X Records. One of the owners the company had the name Dean Nateway claimed had run out of sense to handle all of these personnel. Because they have names with Peace parts, but they often work silly things that always create people around them annoyed and do not affix sympathy to them. But as well as the musical talent that continues to flow the name L.A.P.D success penetrate to continental Europe. One new challenge arises when there is a mobile tour plan. The owner, Dean disputes their feared attitude will bring disaster when the tour.

This polemic turned out to be a threat to Richard’s vocalist. Instead the trio 11view their attitude is not a problem, but it is believed it is a sensation that is unique bias the attention of a wide audience. Seeing the negative response of all endless personnel reinforcements come too. Triple X Records concluded to undo the contract, reproduced again with the vocalist Richard who concluded leave from L.A.P.D. They did not run out of their minds to continue their work in the music world by calling friends their home town Brian Welch (Head) to join as a tandem Munky playing guitar and naming the new quartet band to Creep. With this double-guitar arrangement they begin to make louder music sounds with different styles, both of which alternate with play leads and rhytem.

New Formation

Then they work on improving the order by placing an ad in each place in an attempt to unearth the vocalist. But they have not found a voice character that fits with their type of music even though it has auditioned dozens of vocalists. They also concluded to return to the hamlet page, Bakersfield. On the way back, the four of them stopped at a resting bar and suddenly gobbled up watching the stage action and astonishing sound character that came out of the vocalist’s mouth had the name Jonathan Davis. Jonathan at that time still joined a band has name SexArt which is not uncommon times carries similar music with Pearl Jam and is a keeper in the bar. In addition to the very strange , Jonathan survived by working as an assistant autopsy (post-mortem). So the band SexArt is a side job to eliminate the boredom of taking care of the corpses of each day.

Despite earlier noticing the noisy songs played by the Creep Quartet, Jonathan levied the risk of joining Fieldy et al. After two weeks Jonathan was legitimately sworn in as a new vocalist, they started a new career by recording a demo of 4 songs, two of which are popular songs now, Daddy and Blind. One last problem that blocked is the name Creep which according to their description does not match the type of music they create. Until at one point, when Jonathan tells a funny story for other personnel about his gay townspeople who always deliver corn, which is a parable word for a sex aids tool for all gays. Every John delivered the word dictionary Corn, then all the personnel are not infrequent times laughing endlessly. Coupled with rombak here and there, then from here was created the now legendary Korn in all the world.

Such compactness led to a successful album has the name “Korn” in 1994. In 1996 they came home released the album “Life Is Peachy”. The success grew as they published their follow-up album “Follow The Leader” in 1998. A recent memory of Korn was registered in 2002 where they successfully released the album “Untouchables” with the last complete arrangement. Because in 2005 suddenly came the shocking news that the guitarist Brian (Head) Welch, rises from korn with a religious-religious argument.

Based on Brian’s statement he resigned because he wanted to deepen his religious knowledge as a Christian and not because of any problems with all other colleagues. Ironically Korn remains motivated to continue his vision of being the top band in the world, with the release of another new album “See You On The Other Side”, in 2007. This time the sounds of the music they show do not sound much different. The guitarist, Munky, seemed to not get the challenge loaded with the absence of guitar shuffle from Head. Then until now they just finished the newest album “Evolution” in the beginning of July yesterday. And they write will soon circulate it starting July 31, 2007.