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Korn

    Korn's cathartic nu metal sound positioned the group among the most popular and provocative to emerge duringthepost. grunge era. Kornbegan their existence as the Bakersfield, California-based metal band LAPD, which includedguitaristsJames"Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head"Welch, bassist Reginald "Fieldy Snuts" Arvizu, and drummer David Silveria.After issuingan LP,the members of LAPD in 1993 crossed paths withJonathan Davis, a mortuary science student moonlightingas the leadvocalistfor the local group Sexart. They soon asked Davis to join the band,and upon his arrival the quintetrechristened ...read more

    Korn's cathartic nu metal sound positioned the group among the most popular and provocative to emerge duringthepost. grunge era. Kornbegan their existence as the Bakersfield, California-based metal band LAPD, which includedguitaristsJames"Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head"Welch, bassist Reginald "Fieldy Snuts" Arvizu, and drummer David Silveria.After issuingan LP,the members of LAPD in 1993 crossed paths withJonathan Davis, a mortuary science student moonlightingas the leadvocalistfor the local group Sexart. They soon asked Davis to join the band,and upon his arrival the quintetrechristened itselfKorn.

    After signing to Epic's Immortal imprint, they issued their debut album in late 1994; thanks to a relentless tourschedulethatincluded stintsopening for Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, and 311, the record slowly but steadilyrosethecharts, eventually going gold. Its 1996follow-up, Life Is Peachy, was a more immediate smash, reaching thenumberthreespot on the pop album charts. The following summer, theyheadlined Lollapalooza, but were forced to drop off thetourwhenShaffer was diagnosed with viral meningitis. While recording their best-selling1998 LP Follow the Leader, Kornmadenationalheadlines when a student in Zeeland, Michigan was suspended for wearing a T-shirt emblazonedwith the group'slogo(theschool's principal later declared their music "indecent, vulgar, and obscene," prompting the band to issue a cease-and-desistorder). Their annual Family Values tour also started in 1998, featuring a lineup that consisted of Korn collaboratorssuchasLimp Bizkit andIce Cube and like-minded artists such as Rammstein. The tour was an enormous success, so much sothatitcontinued on with Korn overseeingthe lineup for years after.

    Issues followed in 1999, and in typical Korn fashion they debuted their new single in an episode of South Park. Thebandtouredbehind the albuminto the next year, but their efforts were cut short by an injury that took out drummer DavidSilveria.Theyhired former Faith No More drummerMike Bordin to help them finish the remaining shows, and took a short restbeforejoining asummer tour with Metallica, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000,and System of a Down. (Silveria later returned amidrumors ofleavingthe band for a fashion career, but these stemmed from some modeling workhe had done before his injury.) Inthemeantime,Fieldy released a gangsta rap album and Davis scored the film Queen of the Damned, but at theend of 2001theband reunitedas a unit and entered the studio. A few shows with Static-X helped iron the wrinkles out of the newmaterial,andby the nextsummer they had Untouchables ready for release. Korn did a run of Ozzfest dates in support, and thealbumwas another smashhit.The self-produced Take a Look in the Mirror arrived in 2003. Billed by the band as areconsideration oftheir sound, thealbum was accompanied bya tour of smaller venues called Back to Basics.

    In 2005, Welch left the band, evidently due to his newfound Christian faith. But Korn continued on, playing showsthatsummeras a quartet andsigning an expansive recording and development deal with Virgin. The following Decembertheyreleased SeeYou on the Other Side, a numberthree hit that featured a batch of songs co-written with hitmakingproductionteam theMatrix. Live & Rare, an aptly titled disc of live recordingsand rarities, was released in May 2006 with theliveacoustic recordingMTV Unplugged following in March 2007. Later that year, after returning tothe studio, this timewithoutdrummer DavidSilveria, the band resurfaced with an underwhelming album appropriately named Untitled. Thebandfound apermanent drummerby way of Army of Anyone's Ray Luzier. In 2010, it was announced that the band had signedwithRoadrunnerRecords, andlater that year they released their ninth studio album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are. Lookingtoexpand their sound innewdirections, Korn sought out electronic producers like Skrillex and Noisia, who helped theminfusetheir already heavy soundwith pounding dubstepon their electronic-tinged tenth album, The Path of Totality. « hide

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    LPs
    The Paradigm Shift
    10/08/2013

    3.2
    347 Votes
    The Path of Totality
    2011

    2
    847 Votes
    Korn III: Remember Who You Are
    2010

    2.8
    707 Votes
    Untitled
    2007

    2.5
    962 Votes
    See You on the Other Side
    2005

    2.8
    1,320 Votes
    Take a Look in the Mirror
    2003

    3
    1,115 Votes
    Untouchables
    2002

    3.2
    1,262 Votes
    Issues
    1999

    3.4
    1,446 Votes
    Follow the Leader
    1998

    3.5
    1,727 Votes
    Life Is Peachy
    1996

    3.4
    1,302 Votes
    Korn
    1994

    3.8
    1,782 Votes
    EPs
    All Mixed Up
    1999

    2.3
    24 Votes
    Neidermeyers Mind
    1993

    3.2
    28 Votes
    Live Albums
    Live at the Hollywood Palladium
    09/04/2012

    3.8
    7 Votes
    MTV Unplugged: Korn
    2007

    2.5
    250 Votes
    Live at CBGB
    2004

    3.6
    105 Votes
    Compilations
    The Essential Korn
    2011

    3.9
    28 Votes
    Collected
    2009

    1.8
    70 Votes
    Live and Rare
    2006

    3.2
    42 Votes
    Greatest Hits Vol. 1
    2004

    3.7
    490 Votes
    Deuce DVD
    2002

    3.8
    86 Votes

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