For the first time in 10 years, original Korn
guitarist Brian "Head" Welch
is back in the studio as a part of the nu metal band.
The band has recently posted a video showing Welch reunited with his bandmates in the Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California, as they track down a laid back, somewhat introspective new tune. Apart from Head and the new song snippet, the clip also features lines such as "Money, fame, fortune"
or "Addiction, depression, separation"
occurring throughout its entire 90-second length.
"We knew we would have a blast playing together, because 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,"
Welch tells the Rolling Stone magazine
. "But since we got in the studio, everything just started pouring out, now I can't wait until our fans hear this stuff!"
The yet-untitled follow-up to 2011's "Path of Totality"
is set for a tentative late summer release. The band is currently getting fit to embark on a world tour
starting on May 15 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. The concert trek will keep the group busy on the road well into mid-July up to the final performance in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 19.