During an interview with Jack Antonio, guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch talked a little bit about Korn’s 20th Anniversary Tour which focuses heavily on their self titled debut and how the writing has been for their upcoming new album.
“We started writing a few weeks ago, and we have a bunch of ideas, so it’s really coming out quickly. It’s pretty danged heavy. I mean, we’re really pleased with what’s going on. But, you know, we’re five guys in the band, so we just… we just want everyone to be happy with the album. We want everybody to be smiling at the end of the process. So we do have other things to consider. But, yeah, we’re gonna come out heavier than anyone’s heard Korn in a long time, I think. And just the beginning stages are proof of that to me. So I’m excited.” – Welch
When he was asked if playing a lot of material from the band’s 1994 self titled debut has played a factor in upping the heavier elements, Welch replied:
“I think it’s helped being on the Slipknot tour last year and seeing the crowd and just seeing Jonathan carry the… you know, lead the arena… in all the arenas we played. I think it sparked and reminded everybody in the band what Korn started out to be. And it’s cool to go do other things, but, you know… I think it was all a journey, and that journey’s leading us back to some of the more heavier roots and stuff this time. So… Who knows? Next record, who knows what’ll happen.”
Source: You Don’t Know Jack Radio Show