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Take a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be the headliners of the Summer Slaughter tour. Also check out a day in the life of a mid-card band, Revocation, on Summer Slaughter to compare.

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PitCam.TV recently conducted an interview with KORN guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, is due out on October 8. The follow-up to 2011’s “The Path Of Totality” features the return of 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”.

The deluxe version of “The Paradigm Shift” will contain two bonus tracks and a 60-minute documentary chronicling Head‘s return to the band produced by the band’s behind-the-scenes “filmographer,” Sebastien Paquet.

KORN has unveiled the lineup for its one-day edition of the revived Family Values festival. This year’s show, which will take place at the 1st Bank Center in Denver on October 5, will include ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, MACHINE GUN KELLY and BEWARE OF DARKNESS in addition to the headliners.

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Andrew Reid of KKCO conducted an interview with KORN at the Rock Jam on August 24 at Grand Junction Festival Grounds in Grand Junction, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN has unveiled the lineup for its one-day edition of the revived Family Values festival. This year’s show, which will take place at the 1st Bank Center in Denver on October 5, will include ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, MACHINE GUN KELLY and BEWARE OF DARKNESS in addition to the headliners.

KORN singer Jonathan Davis said in a statement, “We wanted to celebrate our new album release in a big way since Head is back and since this record means so much to us. What better way but to bring back Family Values and the Korn Kage for one big fuckin’ special night!”

The Family Values show will take place right in the middle of KORN‘s upcoming North American tour, which launches on September 26 in Philadelphia.

The band is hitting the road to promote the October 8 arrival of “The Paradigm Shift”, KORN‘s 11th studio album and the first in a decade to feature founding KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

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KORN is bringing back the Family Values festival for one day, on October 5, at the 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado. Joining the headliners at the event will be HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, MACHINE GUN KELLY and BEWARE OF DARKNESS.

KORN launched what was initially the Family Values Tour in 1998, with additional runs in 1999, 2001, 2006 and 2007.

KORN singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio back then that the philosophy behind Family Values was simple. “The bottom line is having good bands and it’s all about the fans having fun,” he said. “Not necessarily any kind of statement, or any kind of like crazy thing we’re trying to get across, we just want kids to have the ability to come to a place and not have to spend a lot of money and have a good time. And see a lot of great bands.”

Among the acts that appeared on the tour were STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE, PRIMUS and DMX, along with LIMP BIZKIT and RAMMSTEIN.

This is the first time that Family Values has been a one-off event.

The date falls three days before the October 8 release of KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, which features the return of founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch after eight years away from the group.


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Germany's Wacken 2013 is literally going on right now, and the festival has already announced the headliners for next year's iteration of the annual festival, the reuniting Emperor! Emperor reunited a few years back for some select festival appearances, and a few stops here in the States but overall have kept quiet, until next year …

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We are so excited about next weekend's Heavy MTL festival that we are doing a second ticket giveaway for the big festival happening in Montreal from August 10th – 11th. Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Danzig, Children of Bodom, Mastodon and At The Gates…and those are just the headliners! We have arranged with the organizers of the fest …

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Amon Amarth: Back in 2013

High fives to Defenders Of The Faith IV headliners Amon Amarth this week after the Swedish Viking-sized titans managed to break the US top 20 with their new album!

Deceiver Of The Gods earned a highly respectable number 19 debut in the Billboard 200 after shifting 17,000 copies, which really isn’t too shabby at all.

Help the lads celebrate by joining them, Carcass, Bleed From Within and Hell on the following dates this winter:

Defenders Of The Faith IV Dates:

Nov 12 Birmingham o2 Academy
Nov 13 Manchester o2 Academy
Nov 14 Glasgow Barrowland
Nov 15 Bristol o2 Academy
Nov 17 London Forum


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Rammstein: Debuting at Donington in 2013!

Sunday’s headliners are the legendary Rammstein, and the Germans have  gone all out for the occasion, bringing their  notoriously weird and wacky spectacle of a show to Donington, ensuring the festival ends with a bang – quite literally, as fireworks signal their entrance.

And holy shit, what an entrance. As they open with Ich tu dir weh, vocalist Till Lindemann descends from the rigging in a pink fur coat (and looking like he’s been for a serious spray tan) but that doesn’t detract from his menacing air.

It’s hard to know exactly where to look – at the maniacal Lindemann as he headbutts the mic stand until blood pours out of his forehead, at keyboardist Christian Lorenz on his treadmill or at the flames shooting out of – well, everything. Rammstein’s rule seems to be “if it’s on stage, it should probably be on fire”, as everything from the mic stands to the guitars to the masks the band use to spit flames are all alight at some point.

Each song is like its own individual performance piece, impeccably executed and each time more jaw-dropping, scary or bloody hilarious than the last. And poor Lorenz really fucking drew the short straw – first he’s put in a giant cooking pot and blown up by Lindemann, covered in blood and holding a giant meat cleaver, then crawling on all fours with a chain around his neck while, erm…Lindemann pretends to sodomise him during Bück dich. It’s fair to say the set never lulls or gets boring. Du hast and Ich will are stomping, super-heavy and riotously fun, while encore song Mein Herz Brennt, backed only by a beautiful haunting piano with Lindemann’s sprechgesang over the top is spectacularly creepy. Finally, the band end with the anthemic, sombre Sonne and the hilariously camp Pussy, during which, naturally, Lindemann mounts a giant phallus and shoots foam everywhere while singing the crude, Eurotrashy lyrics. And then it’s all over. After another majestic fireworks display,  the crowd are left dazed, high from the performance and staring up at the night sky while white confetti drifts to the ground like snow. Download is officially over for another year, and there couldn’t have been a better way to end it. Bring on Download 2014!

Catherine Morris

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The annual Carnival Of Madness Tour returns again this summer. This year’s headliners will be Shinedown. Other bands on the bill include Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human. The trek launches August 13 in Cleveland.

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Download FTW!

Kicking off the main stage today for the hungover masses are Young Guns who remind us all what rude health young British rock music is in these days. They have been over in the good ol’ US of A for the past 8 months or so but their excitement at being back on home turf and sharing a stage with the big boys is palpable. Striding out in Andrew W.K-esque all whites they bring their anthemic strut to the Donington party with admirable enthusiasm and while the crowd might be a little sparse so early in the day those who have dragged themselves out of bed are treated to the bouncing melodies that littered last years LP Bones. Closing with the garganutan title track from that record they have both put down a marker for the rest of the bands who will take the stage today and served us a reminder of what a diverse festival Download truly is.

At the other end of the spectrum are Mastodon whose beards ‘n riffs schtick is highly anticipated and rapturously received. While their sonic complexities are done no favours by the sound at the start of their set, things gradually improve and by the time the climactic Curl of the Burl rolls around they are hitting their stride in mesmeric fashion. Drummer Brann Dailor is almost impossible to take your eyes off, a human whirlwind behind the kit he drives proceedings on without ever even looking like missing a beat. Meanwhile, Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher knock out the sort of fretboard wizardry that plenty of bands could only dream of with frightening ease – you could argue that they look a bit disengaged (there’s certainly not much by way of between song banter) but the songs themselves are so towering that there really isn’t any need. Headliners of the future? You wouldn’t bet against them.

Tom Doyle

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