has completed work on its 11th studio CD and first with founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch back in the fold
since 2003's "Take a Look in the Mirror."
The band's lead singer, Jonathan Davis
, writes on Twitter: "[This is] by far the best album we have ever done. [I am] so excited!!!"
Davis also told The Pulse of Radio
he never felt completely comfortable without Welch in the group. "He's like my other half, you know,"
he said (via Blabbermouth
). "I got Munky here and I got, I always had "Head" there. It's always been missing something. I mean, we'd been doing fine, we've had guitar players come in and everything, but you know, there's that magic, you know what I mean?"
In a recent intwerview with Rolling Stone
, Brian Welch told that the band "would have a blast playing together."
"We love each other so much, but we really wanted to make sure the music felt right before we committed to making a whole album together. But since we got in the studio, everything just started pouring out, now I can't wait until our fans hear this stuff!"
The new Korn album set is due out in late summer and will follow up 2011's "The Path of Totality."
The new record will feature Don Gilmore
, Lacuna Coil
) as a producer and four-fifths of the original Korn lineup, with only founding drummer David Silveria
not on board.
Korn will kick off a world tour on May 15 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. This will be Welch's first full run of dates
with the band after playing one song with them last year at the Carolina Rebellion