Dimmu Borgir To Tour With Korn In Europe
July 2, 2010
Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir
proudly announce the launch of the first leg to their "Darkness Reborn World Tour"
for their upcoming new album with Korn
States guitarist/songwriter Silenoz
: "We really look forward to finally start the touring cycle in support of our new monster! Special thanks to Jonathan
for giving us the opportunity!"
Confirmed dates are as follows:
09/19 - HMH - Amsterdam
09/23 - Eishalle Seutweg - Winterthur
09/24 - Zenith - Munich
09/26 - Gasometer - Vienna
10/01 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels
10/02 - Rosengarten - Mannheim
10/03 - Palladium - Cologne
10/05 - Haus-Auensee - Leipzig
10/06 - C-Halle - Berlin Dimmu Borgir's
ninth studio album will be released in Germany on October 1st, in the rest of Europe on October 4th, and in North America on October 12th.
Visit Dimmu Borgir
online at www.dimmu-borgir.com
Korn Announce UK Headline Shows
June 29, 2010
Metal behemoths Korn
are set to play a handful of UK headline shows following their Ozzfest
appearance at the O2 Arena on September 18th (www.ozzfest.com
). Dates rack up as follows. Tickets are on sale now at www.seetickets.com
10/08 - Southampton - Guildhall - Â£28.50
10/09 - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall - Â£27.50/Â£30.00
10/10 - Manchester - Apollo - Â£28.50
The band's new studio album, 'Korn III: Remember Who You Are'
hits stores on 12th July (UK), with first single, "Oildale
(Leave Me Alone
)" already available to purchase from iTunes and all good online retailers.
Korn Inspire Other Artists to Boycott BP
June 22, 2010
Korn's boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP's record setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their upcoming tours for 2010: Disturbed, Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Godsmack, Backstreet Boys, Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
"This is the worst thing that has ever happened to the environment in US history. From everything we're hearing about now, it's become clear that BP cut corners to put profit ahead of safety. The message we are sending should tell all the oil companies to spend the money and take the necessary precautions to make sure this doesn't happen again," said Jonathan Davis of Korn. "I'm really proud that this many artists have already come on board, and I hope more will join soon."
First estimates show close to 100 vehicles, trucks and buses from the committed artists will be involved in the boycott this summer. The number is continuously growing, resulting in tours all across North America refusing to fill up with BP products. More touring artists and people throughout the continent are uniting in boycotts against BP as a result of the catastrophic oil spill.
Some summer festival tours like the US's Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are already known for using biofuels. However, the entire festival, comprised of twelve bands, will promise to not purchase their biofuels from BP or any of their affiliates. Tour creator Kevin Lyman agrees, stating "We have so many friends that are now affected by this spill that unless BP spends whatever is needed their livelihoods are lost forever. To that end we are encouraging everyone we deal with to find alternative ways to get down the road this summer."
Korn Sign With Roadrunner Records
April 1, 2010
Roadrunner Records recently announced the worldwide signing of multi-platinum, genre-defining hard rock band Korn.
'Korn III - Remember Who You Are' is the band's ninth album overall and their first album for their new label. It was produced by Ross Robinson, who also manned the boards for the band's explosively definitive self-titled 1994 debut, as well as the follow up, 1996's 'Life is Peachy'.
Bursting onto and instantly dominating the hard rock scene in 1994, Korn have proven to be one of the pre-eminent bands in the world, as well as one of the most influential and significant bands on the hard rock musical landscape for the past two decades.
"We called this record 'Korn III -- Remember Who You Are' because it really feels like a return to that attitude we had on the first two records," bassist Fieldy said. "And when it came to putting this record out, we could not think of anyone better to help us than Roadrunner, the only label that even understands rock music anymore." [With a statement like that, it's entirely obvious that these high paid rockstars are entirely out of touch with their own style of music and what labels understand what anymore - Ed.]
Fieldy also checked in from the band's current tour, taking time to greet fans while the band was trekking around the snowy Alaskan terrain.
Over the course of eight releases, Korn have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, inspiring a disciple-like devotion among their fanbase along the way. Korn also notched six Grammy nominations and have won two; one for Best Short Form Music Video for "Freak on a Leash" from 1998's 'Follow the Leader', as well as one for Best Metal Performance for "Here to Stay" from 2002's 'Untouchables'. They have also been nominated for nine MTV VMAs, having picked up two wins for "Best Rock Video" and "Best Editing" for "Freak on a Leash." Korn also launched their own massively successful touring festival, "The Family Values Tour."
It's beyond evident that Korn are one of a kind and have secured a firm place in the history of rock 'n' roll, thanks to their signature blend of twisted, throbbing guitar riffs, syncopated chaotic funk beats, a schizophrenic bass thump and an unmistakable cathartic howl.
'Korn III - Remember Who You Are' retains that savage, raw energy that made Korn such a crucial fixture to an entire generation of diehard fans.
The band will spend the summer headlining the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. They will also embark on a South American run, as well as headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour in America beforehand.
Korn's current lineup is:
Jonathan Davis - Vocals
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu - Bass
James "Munky" Shaffer - Guitar
Ray Luzier - Drums
Hatebreed To Headline Jagermeister Stage At 2010 Mayhem
January 21, 2010
will headline the second stage of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
this summer which kicks off JULY 10 in San Bernardino, CA and runs through August 14th, hitting venues across the US. With a (hugely commercial - Ed.)heavyweight lineup and low ticket prices, the tour dates are laid out as followed:
Jul. 10 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 11 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 13 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater Southeast
Jul. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
Jul. 18 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 23 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 25 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 27 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul. 28 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 30 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 01 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 06 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
Aug. 08 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
Aug. 10 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Aug. 13 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Aug. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
(***more shows to be announced***):
This year's Rockstar Mayhem
line up is as follows:
Lamb Of God
Five Finger Death Punch
Winds Of Plague
Jagermeister Battle Of The Bands Winner
Mayhem Fest Stage:Atreyu
In This Moment
3 Inches Of Blood
pre-sale tickets go on sale April 2 and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 16 at LiveNation.com. Check www.mayhemfest.com
for more information. Want a VIP Pass to Mayhem Fest 2010
? Take the official tour survey at the link below. http://www.mayhemreporters.com/survey/index.php?sid=47333&lang=enHatebreed
are getting ready to tour Europe, Japan and Australia with Machine Head
& Bleeding Through
in March, as "The Black Procession
" tour marches across the globe! Dates can be found here
The band's self titled album was released this past September on E1 Music
. Multiple configurations such as CD, digital download, vinyl and a special edition with a bonus 65-minute DVD Best Buy Deluxe edition were made available. For a full album preview visit the Hatebreed YouTube Channel
The band's debut video for "In Ashes They Shall Reap
" debuted late last year on Headbangers Ball
and has since been added into regular MTV2 rotation, a first in Hatebreed's
14-year career. It can be viewed below.
More info on the Mayhem
tour is available here:
Official Site: http://mayhemfest.com/mayhem/index.asp
Twitter Profile: @MayhemFest
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/rockstarmayhem
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YEAR FORMED: 1992
HOME TOWN: Bakersfield, CA
Jonathan Davis - Vocals
James "Munky" Schaffer - Guitar
Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu - Bass
Ray Luzier - Drums
Out of the small town of Bakersfield, California, in the early nineties, came a sound. A faint whisper at first, it grew in force and intensity with time, unhindered by the yapping mouths of politicians and parents alike. It rang in their ears. It plagued their minds. It genuinely terrified them. The voice, talking in low-tuned rhythmic tones, spoke for a generation that would have no more of modern America and its leaders. A generation fed-up with lies, violence and greed from their own society. It grew and grew as more and more people realized the veracity of its claims, and adhered to its cause. The politicians grew fearful, and attempted to end its spread by censoring and denouncing. Little did they know that, six years later, that small whisper would grow into a deafening scream, a disturbingly present reminder of its own existence, and of its legions of followers� Born in Bakersfield, California, from the melding of two bands (LAPD and Sexart), KoRn has become one of the most popular new bands of the nineties. They have revolutionized heavy-metal music as we know it (or used to know it), by injecting several different musical influences into traditional rock, from hip-hop and rap, to 70's funk music. This strange blend gives KoRn a sound of its own. The different styles involved do, theoretically, contradict themselves, but bound together by KoRn's musical savoir-faire, give the songs such atmosphere that the show-goers cannot simply sit in their seats and say "Hmmm. Nice." They feel the urge to jump in the mosh pit and enjoy the music at its core, letting all of their energy flow with the tonal explosion that KoRn puts out for them. This is how KoRn wins fans. Not by cheap advertising with music videos, but by steady, unrelenting touring, giving the fans the full experience and thus winning them for life. This strategy has given KoRn a much longer life span than the passing fad. And it shows no sign of stopping. Debuting strongly with their first, self-titled album, KoRn introduced itself bluntly to the world, featuring lightning-fast drum arrangements by David Silveria, frightening, Halloween-like guitar riffs by guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch, impressive hammer-style bass lines by Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu, and authentically emotional vocals by Jonathan Davis. The largely autobiographical songs written by Jon Davis depicted a childhood lost, and were sung with such fierce emotion and energy, that he won instant compassion by fans everywhere. When asked about how it feels to bear his soul to thousands of people every night, Jon had this to say: "I wouldn't say fun, but very rewarding and very relieving. Every time I do it, it makes me feel better -- the comeback from the crowd and seeing all that madness out there. I'm touching something, I think, that people want to talk about, that people can relate to. It's hard night after night, but I need to do it, I have to." How KoRn achieve their peculiar sound is very different from other bands. The first major difference is the use of seven-string guitars by Head and Munky, very rare instruments. The extra string gives the guitar a much lower tonality, allowing KoRn's guitarists a wider range of chords to execute. Not to be dominated by conformity, Head and Munky also tune their guitars in a way very different than most rock guitarists. Whereas most guitarists would use the classic tuning for a seven-string guitar (B E A D G B E), KoRn's guitarists tune them to a very weird A D G C F A D. This gives KoRn's guitar riffs a distinct feel, an almost eerie blend of hard-biting low tones and shrilling high tones. The frequent use of the Minor second, Tritone and Major seventh chords, the three chords that most disturb the human ear, complete KoRn's guitar individuality. Fieldy's bass setup also differs from most bands. Using a five string bass tuned down to a rumbley low A D G C F, and employing a unique and amazing hammer-style/damping technique, Fieldy gives the KoRn bass lines a very rhythmic, almost percussion-like personality. It is by differing from the sludge of average bands that KoRn has gained success. KoRn's first album sold platinum, very impressive for a debut album from a heavy-metal band. From the hard, heart-pumping sounds of "Ball Tongue", to the slow, devastatingly emotional "Daddy", fans were mesmerised by the plethora of music and sentiments presented before them. Also featured in this album was KoRn's show-opening song "Blind", the irreverent "Shoots and Ladders", the mind numbingly fast "Divine" and the universally appealing "Need to". The whole album, in fact, was a metaphor for childhood, from the picture of a young girl on the cover, to the child's writing on the inside of the booklet, and the mocking misspelling of "corn" with a K and a reversed R. It became readily apparent to fans that what Jonathan Davis had to say was not the usual "Oh, my girlfriend left me�" insincere vocals projected by most bands. What were here instead were the disconcertingly true tales of a man whose life was ruined by past events. The emotional ties thus formed between KoRn and their fans were total. KoRn did not, however, let this early success get to their heads, realising that fans are the livelihood of a band. They continued touring massively, steadily earning a name in the underground rock scene. In 1996, KoRn ventured out with their second outing, "Life is Peachy". Though admittedly a bit rushed, by pressures from their record company, "Life is Peachy" showed no signs of faltering quality. From the insanely bizarre "Twist" to the groovy "Good God", all tracks were very enjoyable. KoRn had not failed in their mission to bring their fans great music to enjoy, surpassing their anterior level of quality. A testament to KoRn's growing popularity was the fact that the band profited from a better sound quality on "Peachy", due in part to their maturing musical skills, but also to the better equipment purchased. 1998 was a very busy year for KoRn. While spending time perfecting their third album "Follow The Leader", KoRn also worked on several other projects, including their own rock festival called "Family Values", their own record label entitled "Elementree Records" and a weekly internet program called "KoRn T.V.". In making "Follow The Leader", KoRn took their time to assure that this album would benefit from the success of both previous albums, by incorporating higher quality recording equipment, giving "Follow The Leader" a crisp, higher quality new sound. This album also incorporated various guest artists from Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit fame, and Ice Cube, to Trevant Hardson of Pharcyde and Cheech Marin. Needless to say, "Follow The Leader" was a smash hit. The single "Got The Life" continuously played on the radio, while the "Freak on a Leash" music video went on to win two awards at the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards. The men from KoRn had accomplished the journey from anonymity to megastardom, and while some bands might have felt the urge to give in and "sell out", KoRn maintained their integrity, both moral and musical, and now, in 1999, are ready to unleash their biggest album yet to an ocean of thirsty fans. Tentatively entitled "Issues", not much is known of KoRn's forthcoming album. Though the release date is fairly near, November 16th, the members have maintained a tight lid on their new project. However, for those lucky enough to attend this year's Woodstock, KoRn indulged their fans by performing two songs from their new album. The first one, apparently entitled "Beg For Me", is a mixture of old-style KoRn with newer, faster beats, and is very enjoyable in all respects, but it is the second song performed, called "Falling Away From Me", that is sure to be a wholesale hit. What is there to say about this song? Everything is done right. It is a personification of KoRn's evolution, and to the trained KoRn fan's ear, one can hear in this song all of KoRn's different musical stages. If all of the songs on "Issues" are half as good as "Falling Away From Me", this album will be a raving success. Accessible to those new to KoRn, but also, hopefully, deep enough to satisfy those of us who have been there from the start, "Issues" should be one of those truly memorable albums, which fans will be listening to for years to come. And so the voice rolls on, now a deep, low laugh. For those who understand its complex jargon, it seems to say, with fearless ranting and steadfast determination: "WHO THEN NOW, BITCHES?"