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KORN JOINED BY VERY SPECIAL GUEST KILL THE NOISE PAIR UP FOR THE NATIONAL TV DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF “NARCISSISTIC CANNIBAL” ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE TODAY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Randy

As they gear up for the second leg of the Path of Totality Tour launching February 23 in Detroit, KORN will appear on ABC-TV’s “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” today, Thursday, February 2.  The band–Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]—along with very special guest Kill the Noise, will perform their Top Five active rock single “Narcissistic Cannibal” on the show’s outdoor stage.  This will mark the national TV live debut of the song. Meanwhile, on the touring front, Kill the Noise will provide support on various KORN tour dates (see below).

“Narcissistic Cannibal,” produced by Skrillex and Kill The Noise, is off KORN’s current release THE PATH OF TOTALITY (Roadrunner), another experimental chapter in their rich canon and history. The album finds the groundbreaking, influential and multi-platinum band shifting gears, taking a bit of a creative left turn (something they’ve been known to do throughout the course of their two-decade career) and exploring thrilling new territory with some of the hottest emerging producers and talent in the burgeoning electronic scene. It debuted Top 10 on the Billboard charts and was met with critical applause thanks to the band’s ability to remain fresh and relevant while collaborating with electronic producers Skrillex, 12th Planet, Kill the Noise, Excision, Flinch, Noisia, Datsik, Downlink, Feed Me and more.

KORN were recently profiled in the New York Times‘ Sunday section, celebrated for their ability to embrace dubstep. THE PATH OF TOTALITY has garnered praise and buzz, while being featured in NME, SPIN, Electronic Musician and Revolver, where it was named “Album Of The Year,” as well as on tastemaker sites such as RollingStone.com and Hype Machine.  Daniel Kohn of the LA WEEKLY raved about KORN’s recent record release event—which took place in December 2011 at the world-famous Palladium in Hollywood, CA, and featured the band alongside many of the producers on the album—calling it as “unique a show as I’ve ever seen.”

Catch KORN on the second leg of the PATH OF TOTALITY tour and other dates:

DATE   CITY VENUE
Thu 2/23 Detroit, MI The Fillmore*
Fri 2/24 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
Sat 2/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Mon 2/27 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium*
Tue 2/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex*
Thu 3/1 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Fri 3/2 Las Vegas, NV Pearl at Palms Hotel & Casino
Sat 3/3 San Bernardino, CA Smokeout Festival @ NOS Events Center
Sun 3/4 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater

*Kill The Noise Supports

Tickets are available now at www.KORN.com.

 

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KORN TO RELEASE GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM THE PATH OF TOTALITY ON DECEMBER 6

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Randy

ALBUM AND BALLROOM TOUR TO FEATURE UNIQUE MIX OF ROCK AND DUBSTEP

(New York, NY): Korn announced today that they will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 6. But this is unlike any Korn record.  It’s even unlike any record released before.

The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should hardly come as a shock to the band’s diehard fans, as Korn exploded onto the scene in the’90s and established themselves as hard rock game changers from that point on.

For The Path of Totality, the band collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn.  Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.

“The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis explained. “That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again.”

The band’s recent (and much lauded) collaboration with dubstep’s hottest producer, Skrillex, titled “Get Up!,” was the surprise rock hit of the summer, the buzz of which started in Coachella’s dance tent in April 2011, when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show stealing unannounced performance of the song.

That performance generated the start of a deafening buzz. The track  has sold over 150,000 downloads, while the lyric video has generated nearly two million views and counting. The song was a top 10 rock radio hit.

Added James “Munky” Shaffer: “Get Up” started as a bit of an experiment, but we had such an amazing response from our fans and had such a great time collaborating that a full album of tracks came together in a couple of months. We couldn’t wait to get to the studio every day to finish the next song.”

Some of the song titles from The Path of Totality are: “Narcissistic Cannibal,” “Burn the Obedient,” “Illuminati,” “Kill Mercy Within” and “Chaos Lives In Everything.”

The album will be released in two configurations: as a standard 11-song CD and a special edition CD that will include bonus tracks as well as a DVD of The Encounter, a full-length video concert of Korn’s mind-blowing, once-in-a-lifetime performance in the middle of a 900-foot long crop circle in a wheat field in Bakersfield.  The complete concert, previously seen last year on TV and online in an abbreviated form, will be offered in its entirety to those who purchase the deluxe version.

Additionally, today Korn announced that the first leg of their “Path of Totality (P.O.T.)” tour will play key ballrooms and feature  dubstep DJ’s Datsik and Downlink, as well as young upstart Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D.  Expect a groundbreaking experience unlike any other Korn tour.

Tickets to some of the shows go on sale this weekend to the general public, but pre-sale and brand new VIP packages are available starting Wednesday at noon ET exclusively at korn.com.

Nov. 3 Boston

Nov. 4 New York City

Nov. 5 Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 6  Huntington, NY

Nov. 9 Miami FL

Nov.10 Orland, FL

Nov. 11 Tampa, FL

Nov. 12 Atlanta, GA
Nov. 16 Tulsa, OKA

Nov. 18 San Antonio,  TX

Nov. 19 Houston, TX

Nov. 20 Dallas, TX

*More dates and specific venue information to be announced shortly

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