Korn

Korn

Sat, October 27, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Arizona State Fair

Phoenix, AZ

Reserved $20. General Admission Free w/ fair admission

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Korn
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Korn embrace the future on The Path of Totality, their tenth full-length studio album and second for Roadrunner Records. Infusing dubstep anarchy into their signature sound, the legendary quartet stand on the cusp of a musical revolution for both hard rock and electronica.

Korn are no strangers to revolution though. In fact, they've been purveyors of heavy music's progression since forming in Bakersfield, CA in 1994 and becoming one of the most influential entities that the genre has ever seen. Their legendary self-titled debut took the world by storm with its schizophrenic metallic catharsis. No one had ever played heavy music with such personal lyrics and funked-out grooves. Immediately, they earned a place in the hearts of fans across the globe. However, their third offering, 1998's Follow the Leader, bridged the gap between hip hop and heavy metal more seamlessly than any album before or after, and it solidified them as inspirational innovators.

Numerous acts "followed the leader", and heavy metal underwent a renaissance in the early 2000s with Korn at the forefront. Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, and countless others nodded to the group as an inspiration. In addition, they've garnered two Grammy Awards— one for Best Short Form Video for "Freak on a Leash" from Follow the Leader and one for Best Metal Performance for "Here to Stay" from 2002’s Untouchables—and sold 35 million albums worldwide. However, they're ushering in a new horizon for heavy music with The Path of Totality.

Collaborating with dubstep heavyweights Skrillex, Excision, Downlink, Noisia, Feed Me, 12th Planet, and Flinch, Korn have constructed a hypnotic hybrid of dubstep and metal. Bouncing from polyrhythmic guitar pummeling into drastic electro drops, the music is dark, dangerous, and definitive Korn. "It's future metal," declares vocalist Jonathan Davis. "We're mixing metal and electro music, and you're not supposed to do that.

Since day one, Korn has always been all about going against the grain, experimenting, and trying to take music different places." Shaffer affirms, "You need to be pushed out of your comfort zone to take chances. We were able to do that by collaborating with all of these brilliant writers and challenging ourselves. We're still pushing ourselves to grow." In 2009, Davis began to envision the place where Korn would venture next. A lifelong electronic music fan and DJ, he'd cruise Beatport and fervently download the latest tracks from various underground dubstep artists. Last year, his obsession intensified.


Korn released "Get Up!" in May 2011 and it caught fire online, selling over 200k digital downloads. "You can't help but get excited when you hear that song," smiles Fieldy. "That's how we knew we were on to something." There was no question. Korn knew they needed to do an entire album following this muse. The band would record with dubstep DJs back in Davis's home studio in Bakersfield during inspired sessions. Vocals were actually tracked in the singer's home theater or in closets and hotels everywhere from Korea to Japan.
Venue Information:
The Arizona State Fair
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
http://www.azstatefair.com/