Korn Give Dubstep Album Update

Korn are to set release a new "dubstep" studio album later this year.

Korn Give Dubstep Album Update
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Korn are to set release a new "dubstep" studio album later this year - and have talked about how it's coming along at the Download Festival on June 10. Speaking to NME earlier today at the UK metal bash, bassist Fieldy said that the band were almost finished with the follow-up to 2010's "Korn III: Remember Who You Are" and that their new record is a collaboration with "six or seven dubstep producers". The first fruit of the sessions was "Get Up", which was released online last month and is produced by DJ Skrillex. Fieldy said: "We've collaborated with six, maybe seven dubstep producers on the new record. I've done my parts, I think Jonathan [Davis, singer] has a couple of vocal takes still to do, but it's almost done." The bassist also said that Davis had inspired the new direction, adding: "Jonathan loved it [dubstep] and he just got us into it." Fieldy added that the band felt it "was important to stay current and keep on top of what's going on." Korn played a well-attended greatest hits set on the festival's second stage on June 10, with "Get Up" the only material that hasn't featured on a studio album from them thus far. Opening with debut single "Blind", the set included covers of Metallica's "One" and Queen's "We Will Rock You" as well as a seven-song medley of their classic material. Davis, clad in his trademark kilt, played bagpipes during the band's version of their 1995 single "Shoots And Ladders". Korn played: 01. Blind 02. Here To Stay 03. Pop A Pill 04. Freak On A Leash 05. Shoots And Ladders 06. One 07. 4 U 08. Got The Life 09. Alone I Break 10. Oildale (Leave Me Alone) 11. Throw Me Away 12. Get Up 13. Falling Away From Me 14. Coming Undone 15. We Will Rock You 16. Twisted Transistor 17. Make Me Bad 18. Thoughtless 19. Clown 20. Did My Time 21. Y'All Want A Single Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    guitgrinder
    Fieldy says, "...important to stay current and keep on top of what's going on." That shows the sellout factor, because a true artist would say it's more important to express oneself. Damned if you're "current" or "on top of what's going on" because good music is good music, wether or not it's the "current" music going on. And secondly, you can't always be on top. Whole thing is a big game of King of the Hill; eventually you're gonna get knocked down & you wont be on top anyway. Having said that, I see this being no different than incorporating rap into their sound. Korn, as a band, never make musical decisions like a metal band would, because they're not a metal band. I like some of their music, but they're widely miscategorized. Creates a lot of confusion amongst people. This'll probably work out for them to be honest, seems to work w/ their "garbage-y" sound anyway!
    KataklysmDeth
    honestly I am so stuck in real metal i had no idea what dubstep was until i turned on the radio randomly and asked what this was.
    SIEGE312
    I don't get it, last year it was nothing but praise for going back to their more original style, now it's nothing but attacking them for doing what they want to do. I think that after selling millions of albums and selling out hundreds of shows every year don't they deserve to do what the hell they want? They have nothing to prove anymore, selling out is when you radically change direction in order to make money. My thought is, they're going to make money regardless! I mean they are almost 20 years into their careers, they've already made it and lived the dream over and over again, let em be as the want to. If they want to play polka for the rest of their time, it's their right as musicians to. Doesn't mean it'll be good, doesn't mean people will buy it, but so what?
    will102387
    I believe selling out is using music to promote a non-music product in return of profit. What did people say when the electric guitar or guitar effects were starting to be used in Western music? was that selling out for using some new sounds?
    espChris93
    queenslander47 wrote: /facepalm
    hhaahah I second and third and fourth this. An overrated, one dimensional band working inside of an overrated, one dimensional genre lol. I felt sorry for Sonny after hearing the new Skrillex track with Jonathon Davis. It was a decent track if it was stripped down but bits of it made me cringe.
    Romper Stomper
    Everyone seems to have a different definition for "Selling out". I believe changing your sound to stay relevant is pretty close....
    cteez910
    benjixoath wrote: hey, ultimate guitar. i find it ****ing disrespectful when you can't get an artists name right. it's Skrillex. not DJ skrillex. as he's not a DJ. i dont give a crap if you copy pasted this article and it was wrong on the other website. you're ****ing intelligent enough to do your own damn research and correct mistakes yourself.
    Have you heard of this guy called DJ skrillex? He's amazing
    caboose243
    they said they were going back to their roots with KoRn 3...and now they are destroying their roots with this
    Teuras
    They set a great example to other bands. Korn is the kind of band that you could expect experimental music from. I don't think they sold out because they weren't pushed into doing this by the record label or the fans. They thought it was a cool and fresh idea. I used to be a huge Slayer fan but I got less and less interested with their latest records because they didn't really add anything to the music. What's wrong with the last night stand? It's already been done... Why release new stuff that sounds the same as the old stuff?
    benjixoath
    hey, ultimate guitar. i find it ****ing disrespectful when you can't get an artists name right. it's Skrillex. not DJ skrillex. as he's not a DJ. i dont give a crap if you copy pasted this article and it was wrong on the other website. you're ****ing intelligent enough to do your own damn research and correct mistakes yourself.
    JordanDH
    mulletman619 wrote: just like your spelling.
    I think it was intentional, darling.
    stndrdprcdre
    benjixoath wrote: hey, ultimate guitar. i find it ****ing disrespectful when you can't get an artists name right. it's Skrillex. not DJ skrillex. as he's not a DJ. i dont give a crap if you copy pasted this article and it was wrong on the other website. you're ****ing intelligent enough to do your own damn research and correct mistakes yourself.
    So go slit your xXxwristsxXx about it.
    a drummer
    benjixoath wrote: hey, ultimate guitar. i find it ****ing disrespectful when you can't get an artists name right. it's Skrillex. not DJ skrillex. as he's not a DJ. i dont give a crap if you copy pasted this article and it was wrong on the other website. you're ****ing intelligent enough to do your own damn research and correct mistakes yourself.
    Do you realize how bitchy you sound from that comment? (You sound like a bitch) and Kornstep will most likely suck.
    kerguitar08
    I love the screams of "sell out" coming from the people who don't realize that Korn has ALWAYS embraced pop and mainstream elements into their music. And aside from that, Jon likes dubstep and probably thought that the sound would work for them.
    Killmainstream9
    All this talk about selling out is pretty silly. Especially because jonathan davis has been djing for many years, since before korn even. So having experience in electronic music and incorporating it into music makes you a sell out? alright then. Why don't you dumb asses learn about music before you start talking about it.
    Killmainstream9
    SIEGE312 wrote: I don't get it, last year it was nothing but praise for going back to their more original style, now it's nothing but attacking them for doing what they want to do. I think that after selling millions of albums and selling out hundreds of shows every year don't they deserve to do what the hell they want? They have nothing to prove anymore, selling out is when you radically change direction in order to make money. My thought is, they're going to make money regardless! I mean they are almost 20 years into their careers, they've already made it and lived the dream over and over again, let em be as the want to. If they want to play polka for the rest of their time, it's their right as musicians to. Doesn't mean it'll be good, doesn't mean people will buy it, but so what?
    +1
    DisarmGoliath
    Barkeeper wrote: clincher09 wrote: Barkeeper wrote: anorexorcist15 wrote: surely changing your music to what is popular at that current time is what the term "selling out" really means?No, it's called: "adapting to what people want". What's wrong with everybody being into dubstep? If they like it, let them. People are desperately trying to label every change in music as 'selling out'. This is laughably the worst defense against selling out. "Adapting to what people want" is exactly what "selling out" means, did you even read what you wrote? If you're favorite band started sounding like Justin Beiber because that's what people want you would be ok with that?Did YOU even read what you wrote? According to your reasoning, if you don't like a change a band has made in their sound, they're selling out. You've got tunnel-vision on this selling out thing. It's more wishful thinking to say that they change their music style because it would appeal to more people and THEREFORE make more money. So making money has to be incentive according to you. How about Korn changing their style because a lot of people like dubstep, so they could have these people enjoy their music more?
    What you've said is still basically the definition of selling out, because they're changing their style to try and be more popular with other people, NOT for themselves. Surely you can't be so stupid to think that Korn would change their sound because they believe they have some globally-important message they need to spread to as many people as possible, and changing their sound to whatever is more popular is their only way of doing so?
    dannydesktop
    Wow, If korn ever "sold out", they did it a long time ago. Do i think Korn sell out cause their doing dubstep? No, but i do question how good it will be. Judging from Get up the wub bass and the song itself don't mesh well, it seems like they just through dub bass over a mediocre korn song, and the two tracks don't really play off eachother. Also the term "selling out" is so overused and applicable to almost any band you listen to. Quit complaining.
    Barkeeper
    clincher09 wrote: Barkeeper wrote: anorexorcist15 wrote: surely changing your music to what is popular at that current time is what the term "selling out" really means?No, it's called: "adapting to what people want". What's wrong with everybody being into dubstep? If they like it, let them. People are desperately trying to label every change in music as 'selling out'. This is laughably the worst defense against selling out. "Adapting to what people want" is exactly what "selling out" means, did you even read what you wrote? If you're favorite band started sounding like Justin Beiber because that's what people want you would be ok with that?
    Did YOU even read what you wrote? According to your reasoning, if you don't like a change a band has made in their sound, they're selling out. You've got tunnel-vision on this selling out thing. It's more wishful thinking to say that they change their music style because it would appeal to more people and THEREFORE make more money. So making money has to be incentive according to you. How about Korn changing their style because a lot of people like dubstep, so they could have these people enjoy their music more?
    M15T3RJACK
    I don't like this choice for KoRn... I think dubstep is overrated and, yes, MAINSTREAM... I'd say its a pretty far fall from the band who loves to take credit for creating Nu Metal (check the greatest hits vol 1 album liner). Maybe "sell out" isn't the word, but I am just as disappointed in this album as I would be if they put down the guitars and did a pop album.
    Calibos
    I must be getting old, I have absolutely no idea what "dubstep is".
    maximumrocker
    Calibos wrote: I must be getting old, I have absolutely no idea what "dubstep is".
    WAAA WOOO WAAA WOOO WAAA WOOO WAAA WOOO WAAAAA WAAAAA WAAAA there you go
    mcamp1230
    elbline wrote: I like Korn and I like Dubstep. Problem?
    Yes, people like you are helping shity bands like Korn stay relevant
    Barkeeper
    DisarmGoliath wrote: Barkeeper wrote: clincher09 wrote: Barkeeper wrote: anorexorcist15 wrote: surely changing your music to what is popular at that current time is what the term "selling out" really means?No, it's called: "adapting to what people want". What's wrong with everybody being into dubstep? If they like it, let them. People are desperately trying to label every change in music as 'selling out'. This is laughably the worst defense against selling out. "Adapting to what people want" is exactly what "selling out" means, did you even read what you wrote? If you're favorite band started sounding like Justin Beiber because that's what people want you would be ok with that?Did YOU even read what you wrote? According to your reasoning, if you don't like a change a band has made in their sound, they're selling out. You've got tunnel-vision on this selling out thing. It's more wishful thinking to say that they change their music style because it would appeal to more people and THEREFORE make more money. So making money has to be incentive according to you. How about Korn changing their style because a lot of people like dubstep, so they could have these people enjoy their music more?What you've said is still basically the definition of selling out, because they're changing their style to try and be more popular with other people, NOT for themselves. Surely you can't be so stupid to think that Korn would change their sound because they believe they have some globally-important message they need to spread to as many people as possible, and changing their sound to whatever is more popular is their only way of doing so?
    No, I don't think there's a globally-important message to spread. But I do think a band is not bound to a certain genre and they can change it around if they like it. It's obvious the band is also enjoying dubstep and even so much that they are making an album full of it. I know it's not cool on UG to embrace things that are mainstream and generally popular, but everybody is free to do so, even Korn. It's easy to say they're selling out because they follow a trend, but I just can't agree with the idea of them selling out.
    blackbird51
    maximumrocker wrote: Calibos wrote: I must be getting old, I have absolutely no idea what "dubstep is". WAAA WOOO WAAA WOOO WAAA WOOO WAAA WOOO WAAAAA WAAAAA WAAAA there you go
    yep that pretty much sums it up
    saint_berzerker
    anorexorcist15 wrote: surely changing your music to what is popular at that current time is what the term "selling out" really means?
    Yeah...my thoughts exactly. How lame is that? Sad.
    SlashWannabe1
    I'm not a Korn fan and I think their music is subpar but the term Sell out should have been blown away with the back of Kurt Cobains head.
    Andragon
    I like my dubstep minus vocals, so I'll likely skip this, but hey good on him for trying different things.
    chaosbreaker
    lol its funny how out of 90% of the articles i read, about 90% of comments are that the band is a sellout, every band changes styles and experiments with new sounds, so by most of these comments, every band ever is a sellout
    Rysel
    fruity pebbles, cocoa pebbles. It's the same difference in my opinion. Sometimes you get fruity cocoa pebbles (as far as 'Get Up' goes). Why is it a bad thing to expand ones product to as many people as possible, especially if you enjoy making it. Accept that a band is a business and a product, still a hobby and passion of course, but still a business and product. Also don't be afraid of making money. And maybe one day we'll hear and criticize your product and business decisions on UG news. That is all, and have a nice day.
    Killmainstream9
    Also apparently no one on this entire comment stream has listened to 'get up'? If you're expecting it to suck, why don't you listen to it?
    NubMonk
    Hahaha Korn trying to stay relevant by trying to do one of the latest trends. This is gonna be so bad it might be worth listening to.
    EpiExplorer
    NubMonk wrote: Hahaha Korn trying to stay relevant by trying to do one of the latest trends. This is gonna be so bad it might be worth listening to.
    Have you heard 'Get up' yet? Its surprisingly good, given that dubstep is mostly crap anyway.
    SlashWannabe1
    Guns N Roses sounds just as good to me now as it did when I was 5 years old, I don't believe in music being dated.
    5t0rM
    FUCK YOU KORN!!!! FUCK YOU!!! AND FUCK YOU AGAIN!!! FUCKING SELL-OUTS!!! One of my favorite bands just fell in the deepest hole, and I don't think that anything could ever pull them out of that hole.
    dollyDagger
    check out the channel UKF dubstep on youtube. It's UK Dubstep. It's what Dubstep is. This new "Korn" song is nothing compared to proper dubstep.