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KXM, the new project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING’S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), will release its self-titled debut album on March 11 via Rat Pak Records. The CD was produced by KXM and Chris Collier, who is known for his work with LYNCH MOB, Lita Ford and Tommy Bolin, to name a few.

The official video for the song “Rescue Me” can be seen below. Also available is a 14-minute clip containing audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on “KXM”.

KXM takes its name from the combination of the members’ other projects: K from KORN, X from KING’S X and M from LYNCH MOB.

A pre-order for the KXM album has been launched on the Rat Pak web site. The effort is available in various bundles, includes signed CDs; CDs and t-shirts; and even a phone call from a bandmember.

According to a press release, “the self-titled debut of KXM is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination.

“In today’s overpopulated music arena, true gems become harder and harder to find, but KXM‘s unified vision rises above the normal and creates its own space.

“From the opening drum riff of ‘Stars’ to final chord on ‘Human Friction’, ‘KXM’ is an album that is sure to resonate with fans from the band’s original projects while garnering new ones as well. Songs like ‘Gun Fight’, ‘Faith Is A Room’ and the first single, ‘Rescue Me’, are sure to be instant favorites among fans. The band shows their softer side on the ballad ‘Never Stop’, along with their dark side on the tale of domestic violence, ‘Sleep’.”

“KXM” track listing:

01. Stars
02. Rescue Me
03. Gun Fight
04. Never Stop
05. Faith Is A Room
06. I’ll Be OK
07. Sleep
08. Love
09. Burn
10. Do It Now
11. Human Friction
12. Tranquilize (bonus track)
13. Rescue Me (radio edit) (bonus track)

In a recent interview with the “Talking Metal” podcast,
Lynch stated about how KXM came together: “When you are in the music scene here, especially in Southern California, you run into everyone, everybody loves everybody, it’s a mutual admiration society. You’re hanging out, you are playing gigs and you run into your buds and your friends, and invariably, with all of us, it’s, like, ‘Let’s form a project, let’s do something together,’ because, ya know, we all want to play together and usually it never goes anywhere, but this time it actually did. It’s really amazing. Things lined up.

Doug has been… The first time I heard KING’S X with ‘Out Of The Silent Planet’ and ‘Gretchen Goes to Nebraska’, oh, to me, he was the benchmark. This is the guy that I was born to play with, ya know? He has got it all. He comes from gospel roots, he’s got the blues thing, he just does it all. I just knew would be a natural fit. Doug is so good he’s a natural fit with anybody. He is a self-contained machine. He’s got that very unique bass attack and sound and obviously his vocal styling. He is a poet. He is a great lyricist. A great frontman, the whole nine yards. And Ray and I have been in other little projects and have done things together. We would always touch base but never really got serious.

“I don’t remember exactly how this all fell together.

“We all have limited time being that were all in other projects but we said, ‘Let’s really, really do this and quit talking about it.'”

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Cayem Interviews spoke to KORN drummer Ray Luzier at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN‘s new album, “The Paradigm Shift”, is due on October 8 via Prospect Park. The follow-up to 2011’s “The Path Of Totality” features the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. His last album with the band was 2003’s “Take A Look In The Mirror”.

Singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio what the experience was like having Welch back in the studio, making this record extra special.

‘Untouchables’ used to be my favorite, but this one’s mine now,” he said. “You know, it’s just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys. And having Head back bringing, you know, that old chemistry back with him with Munky on the rock side and I was on the electronic side. It was good having the compromise on both sides. It was just good for the creative process, I think.”

Songs on the new set, which was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, LACUNA COIL) at Buck Owens‘ studio in KORN‘s original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles’s famed NRG Recording Studios, include first single “Never Never”, “Prey For Me”, “Spike In My Veins”, “Mass Hysteria”, “Paranoid And Aroused” and “Victimized”.

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KXM, the new band consisting of King’s X frontman/bassist Doug Pinnick, Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier, has posted a trailer for the upcoming debut LP, as of yet untitled. The band signed on with Rat Pak Records and the release date will be announced soon. In the trailer, the three musicians talk about how the project came together and they play parts of the new track “Gun Fight.” Check it out here:

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Former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, King’s X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and Korn drummer Ray Luzier have teamed up in KXM.

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KXM, the new project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING’S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), has inked a deal with Rat Pak Records.

A trailer featuring the song “Gun Fight” from KXM‘s forthcoming debut release can be seen below. In this introductory trailer, the KXM bandmembers describe how they came together, the meaning behind the name KXM and they give us a glimpse into their stellar songwriting ability.

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KORN singer Jonathan Davis (pictured above) has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with the band’s former drummer, David Silveria, saying that the group’s current incarnation is “perfect.”

Silveria was the second member of KORN‘s original lineup to depart, leaving in late 2006. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch exited the group in 2005. But while Welch continued as a solo artist until rejoining KORN this year, Silveria retired to Huntington Beach, California and opened a restaurant.

During an interview with U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, Davis was asked if there I any chance of Silveria coming back to the band. “No,” he replied. “I don’t wanna say any negative stuff, but where we’re at right now is perfect and [current KORN drummer] Ray [Luzier] is an amazing drummer. He fits in good and doesn’t have any typical drummer’s complexes.”

Silveria surfaced recently to answer fan questions on his Facebook page, during which he gave the current version of the group a little bit of a slam while emphasizing how important he was to the group’s original sound and even how they came together. Asked if he had heard the new KORN single, “Never Never”, Silveria replied, “For all the fans asking the answer is no I have not heard a new KORN song. All I can say is I’m sure it’s not funky and groovy like the original KORN. I don’t even need to hear it to know that.”

Silveria added, “I am a funky groove drummer and Ray [Luzier, current KORN drummer) is a heavy metal drummer. That’s why KORN will never sound as unique as we used to . . . KORN lost their groove.”

Silveria claimed he wasn’t “talking crap” about his former group, but then went on to say, “Until they have the real ‘funky drummer’ it’s just not gonna groove the way it could. I’ve made it clear that I would come back and restore the groove.”

Davis told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he believed Silveria lost his passion for music. “David was there to write beats but he wasn’t really there,” he said. “He really didn’t like playing drums. The first two albums, I think, he really enjoyed playing drums and then after that he just lost his love for playing drums. It happens. Okay, good for him, he wanted to move on and do something else.”

In other comments at his Facebook page, Silveria took credit for bringing Davis and Welch into the band, as well as getting them their management, saying, “None of them want to admit it was me . . . There are a lot of things I did for the band that they don’t like to admit I did.”

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, will be released on October 8 and features the return of Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away.

The new disc follows up 2011’s “The Path Of Totality”, which found KORN collaborating with dubstep artists on every track.

Silveria in February pleaded guilty to a charge of allegedly driving under the influence. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the hit-and-run charge in connection with the March 2012 incident in which the 40-year-old musician — who played with KORN for 13 years — rear-ended another car on his way to breakfast in Huntington Beach, California.

Silveria was sentenced to three years of informal probation, a three-month first offender program, and he was ordeded to attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel.

Silveria last year joined forces with ANYONE members Riz Story and Miki Black in a brand new project called INFINIKA.

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Former Korn drummer David Silveria thinks the new Korn tune, "Never Never," lacks any groove and publicly blames new drummer Ray Luzier for the issue. What the hell? So according to Silveria's Facebook: For all the fans asking the answer is no I have not heard a new Korn song. All I can say is …

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Former KORN drummer David Silveria says that the band’s current musical output is “not funky and groovy” like the early material the California-based group wrote and recorded while he was playing with them.

Asked by fans on his Facebook page if he has heard the new KORN single “Never Never”, Silveria replied: “For all the fans asking, the answer is no, I have not heard a new KORN song. All I can say is I’m sure it’s not funky and groovy like the original KORN. I don’t even need to hear it to know that.”

Silveria in February pleaded guilty to a charge of allegedly driving under the influence. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the hit-and-run charge in connection with the March 2012 incident in which the 40-year-old musician — who played with KORN for 13 years — rear-ended another car on his way to breakfast in Huntington Beach, California.

Silveria was sentenced to three years of informal probation, a three-month first offender program, and he was ordeded to attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel.

Silveria last year joined forces with ANYONE members Riz Story and Miki Black in a brand new project called INFINIKA.

David left KORN in late 2006 in order to focus on family life along with running his steak house and sushi restaurant.

Current KORN drummer Ray Luzier has been a member of the band since 2007.

Luzier is known for his high-profile gigs with David Lee Roth, Jake E. Lee and ARMY OF ANYONE.

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Oh, Korn. It is easy to forget just how weird, eccentric and downright mental the Bakersfield boys still are even after all these years. But it seems that no-one has forgotten just how fucking good they are as they are greeted with an absolute sea of horns spanning all the way up Donington hill. There’s an added significance today too, with Head back in the band this is the classic Korn line-up and they look in fine fettle – lean, focussed, and ready to give the crowd exactly what they want.

And boy, oh boy do they have the tunes to back it up. Got The Life threatens to punch a hole in the earth’s surface while Skrillex collabo Get Up! has absolutely everyone off their feet and wailing along at the top of their voice. Mr Davis is on top form too, his dextrous vocal lines are as distinctive as ever while his appearance midset with bagpipes for Shoots and Ladders gets one of the cheers of the day. The rest of the band back him up admirably, their dreadlocks flailing in the wind as they give a performance that smacks of a band who are back and enjoying it. A crowd sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to drummer Ray Luzier caps off a fine set with a reminder of the place Korn still rightly have in so many of our hearts – wonderful stuff.

Tom Doyle

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MikeDolbear.com recently conducted an interview with KORN drummer Ray Luzier.

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