Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch gave fans an exclusive premiere of the band's upcoming single "Love & Meth" with a 90-second snippet included in his latest Loudwire column edition.
Based on the sample, the tune is indeed a guitar-driven one, just as described by some of the band members during album announcements. Featuring down-tuned riffs, Jonathan Davis' gritty vocals and no dubstep injections, the track garnered mostly positive reactions from the fans. You can check out the song below and let us know what you think.
As Head also revealed within the post, press reactions during album streaming were nothing short of positive. "The feedback has been incredible!" he said. "Everyone is saying it's the best album since 'Issues' or 'Untouchables,' which is a huge compliment."
In another interesting feature, Head interviewed fellow Korn members Jonathan and Munky, covering deeply personal matters regarding the 2005 departure. When asked about his reactions at the time, Davis confessed comparing Head to a studio owner named Shnock Korn used to work with back in the day.
"I was thinking 'This motherf--ker turned into Shnock," the singer said. "Shnock was this guy that owned our rehearsal studio and he thought he was Jesus. He really believed it. He was so whacked out on meth; he got in a motorcycle accident and lost like a fourth of his brain, they had to take [it] out."
The interview clip also features another "Love & Meth" snippet at the beginning, seemingly the track's very beginning.
"The Paradigm Shift" is due out on October 8 via Caroline Records as a follow-up to 2011's "The Path of Totality."