After several song snippets, leaks and "Never Never" lead single, Korn's massively anticipated new record "The Paradigm Shift" is officially available for streaming in its entirety. The album's scheduled for tomorrow's (October 8) release through Caroline Records featuring 11 new tunes. Check out the full effort over on Pandora. Due to licensing constraints, streaming is available only for listeners in the US, Australia and New Zealand. As the band's first studio effort with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch back in the fold and a follow up to 2011's dubstep-fueled "Path of Totality," "The Paradigm Shift" marks Korn's return to the guitar-driven sound. Apart from "Never Never," the fans were introduced to the new record with drastically heavier "Love & Meth" and "Mass Hysteria." The initial reactions to the lead single were somewhat mixed, but interestingly enough, singer Jonathan Davis said that the band opted to "put ["Never Never"] out first cause I knew it was going to p-ss off a lot of people." So if the first tune wasn't exactly your cup of tea, make sure to check out the rest nevertheless. UG readers recently had the opportunity to interview guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer. When it comes to the return of his fellow axeman Head, Munky commented: "I mean we jumped in when we went to write this new record. It was probably a couple of hours - it didn't take any time at all. It was super easy to communicate musically with him and personally. It didn't take any time; it was just effortless. We're both still metalheads and that doesn't change. You're always a metalhead." So it's "once a metalhead - always a metalhead" for the Korn gang. Let us know what you think of the new record in the comments.
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