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RockTalent.de recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis at the Hyatt hotel in Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, is the first to feature original KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the melodic, almost pop-driven style of the first single, “Never Never”, has met with some mixed reactions from KORN fans, which Jonathan Davis told Metal Hammer was his intention. He explained, “We put this out first cause I knew it was going to piss off a lot of people. And um, so I did it. That song ain’t for dudes, it’s for the ladies.”

Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that the new disc is another big step forward for the band musically. “The melodies on it, on the tracks we did, they just sound like, so much like a mature band,” he said. “Sounds like they’re well thought out, the themes of, you know, the songs that Jonathan wrote about — it’s just where we are now. Every record’s just sort of a snapshot of where you are musically, personally . . . financially. [laughs].”

KORN will release “The Paradigm Shift” on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”.

The band will kick off a headlining North American tour on September 26 in Philadelphia, concluding in Las Vegas on October 12.

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France’s ArtScenics recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, is the first to feature original KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the melodic, almost pop-driven style of the first single, “Never Never”, has met with some mixed reactions from KORN fans, which singer Jonathan Davis told Metal Hammer was his intention. He explained, “We put this out first cause I knew it was going to piss off a lot of people. And um, so I did it. That song ain’t for dudes, it’s for the ladies.”

Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that the new disc is another big step forward for the band musically. “The melodies on it, on the tracks we did, they just sound like, so much like a mature band,” he said. “Sounds like they’re well thought out, the themes of, you know, the songs that Jonathan wrote about — it’s just where we are now. Every record’s just sort of a snapshot of where you are musically, personally . . . financially. [laughs].”

KORN will release “The Paradigm Shift” on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”.

The band will kick off a headlining North American tour on September 26 in Philadelphia, concluding in Las Vegas on October 12.

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An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, can be seen below. The CD is the first to feature original KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the melodic, almost pop-driven style of the first single, “Never Never”, has met with some mixed reactions from KORN fans, which singer Jonathan Davis told Metal Hammer was his intention. He explained, “We put this out first cause I knew it was going to piss off a lot of people. And um, so I did it. That song ain’t for dudes, it’s for the ladies.”

Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that the new disc is another big step forward for the band musically. “The melodies on it, on the tracks we did, they just sound like, so much like a mature band,” he said. “Sounds like they’re well thought out, the themes of, you know, the songs that Jonathan wrote about — it’s just where we are now. Every record’s just sort of a snapshot of where you are musically, personally . . . financially. [laughs].”

KORN will release “The Paradigm Shift” on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”.

The band will kick off a headlining North American tour on September 26 in Philadelphia, concluding in Las Vegas on October 12.

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Germany’s EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN recently released an official music video for “Never Never”, the first single from the band’s upcoming 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”. Like the album itself, the clip is the first to feature original KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005. The video may be saying something about the passage of time as the members of the group play the song while avoiding the lethal arms of a giant clock.

The melodic, almost pop-driven style of “Never Never” has met with some mixed reactions from KORN fans, which Davis told Metal Hammer was his intention. He explained, “We put this out first cause I knew it was going to piss off a lot of people. And um, so I did it. That song ain’t for dudes, it’s for the ladies.”

Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that the new disc is another big step forward for the band musically. “The melodies on it, on the tracks we did, they just sound like, so much like a mature band,” he said. “Sounds like they’re well thought out, the themes of, you know, the songs that Jonathan wrote about — it’s just where we are now. Every record’s just sort of a snapshot of where you are musically, personally . . . financially. [laughs].”

KORN will release “The Paradigm Shift” on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”.

The band will kick off a headlining North American tour on September 26 in Philadelphia, concluding in Las Vegas on October 12.

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The first in a series of track-by-track videos for KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, can be seen below. The clip focuses on the CD’s first single, “Never Never”. Like the album itself, the single is the first to feature original KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the melodic, almost pop-driven style of “Never Never” has met with some mixed reactions from KORN fans, which singer Jonathan Davis told Metal Hammer was his intention. He explained, “We put this out first cause I knew it was going to piss off a lot of people. And um, so I did it. That song ain’t for dudes, it’s for the ladies.”

Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that the new disc is another big step forward for the band musically. “The melodies on it, on the tracks we did, they just sound like, so much like a mature band,” he said. “Sounds like they’re well thought out, the themes of, you know, the songs that Jonathan wrote about — it’s just where we are now. Every record’s just sort of a snapshot of where you are musically, personally . . . financially. [laughs].”

KORN will release “The Paradigm Shift” on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”.

The band will kick off a headlining North American tour on September 26 in Philadelphia, concluding in Las Vegas on October 12.

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“The Sniper” (reviewed here), the new release from Scelerata, is available today via Nightmare Records.

In conjunction with the album’s release, Scelerata has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com for an exclusive full album stream. Check out “The Sniper” over at this location. The following press release was issued about the album:

“The Sniper presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a more mature band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from angst ridden lyrics of corruption to sorrowful love lost. The huge and intricate production makes this album a must hear for any true metal fan.

“The Sniper was produced, mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind with guitarist Renato Osorio. The album also features Andi Deris (Helloween) and Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) as very special guests, who not only sing but helped compose and co-write the songs.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Rising Sun
2. In My Blood
3. Road To Death
4. Breaking The Chains
5. Unmasking Lies
6. Must Be Dreaming
7. Drowned In Madness
8. Welcome Home
9. ‘Til The Day We Die
10. Money Painted Red
11. The Sniper
North American CD exclusive bonus tracks re-recorded with new vocalist Fabio Juan:
12. Spell of Time (Bonus 2012)
13. Eminence (Bonus 2012)
14. Leave Me Alone (Live Bonus 2012)
15. Phoenix Tales (Live Bonus 2012)

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French act General Lee has inked a worldwide deal with New Jersey-based Play The Assassin Records. The band’s new full-length, “Raiders Of The Evil Eye,” will be released on November 15th, 2012. Check out opening song “The Witching Hour” in the player below. The following press release was also issued:

“Since their formation, the triple-guitar led General Lee have set out to create a tense musical climate; mixing heavy metallic riffing and icy, oppressive atmospheres with cathartic hardcore screaming. The band’s 2008 Hannibal Ad Portas debut is a culmination of early influences, namely Botch, Neurosis, The Chariot and assorted Belgian beers. A chaotic symphony of blackened intensity and bombastic euphoria, the record received critical praise from press and fans alike. General Lee would go on to share the road with the likes of Baroness, Helmet, This Will Destroy You, and Cult of Luna.

“Roads followed in 2010 and showcased a more controlled and mature band. General Lee’s sound started to take a more individualistic shape that melded the genres of metal, hardcore and ethereal-like beauty. Roads was mastered by Tom Baker (Deftones, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Monster Magnet) at Precision Studios.

“November of 2012 will see the birth of the band’s third full-length, Raiders Of The Evil Eye. With their first two releases primarily finding audiences in France, the band has signed with Play The Assassin Records and will be exposed to their largest audience yet. Raiders Of The Evil Eye finds the band teetering on the edge of a molecular meltdown; further blurring the lines of the posts-metal/hardcore. A seven-song thirty-three-minute explosion of extremes, Raiders Of The Evil Eye is chaotic yet controlled; extreme yet blissful. Raiders Of The Evil Eye will be presented in a limited edition, six-panel digipak.”

Raiders of the Evil Eye (out Nov 15th) by GENERAL LEE

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Witching Hour
2. Medusa Howls with Wolves
3. Alone with Everybody
4. Overwhelming Truth
5. The End of Bravery
6. LVCRFT
7. Running with Sharp Scissors

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Italian power/progressive metal act Adramelch, featuring Time Machine drummer Sigfrido Percich, has signed a worldwide recording deal with Pure Prog Records/Pure Steel Records. The band’s forthcoming third release “Lights From Oblivion” will be released on April 27, 2012 through the label.

Adramelch was founded in 1986 and went on a long hiatus after the 1988 debut release “Irae Melanox.” In 2005, the band resurfaced and issued the sophomore album “Broken History” through Underground Symphony Records.

The band commented on the signing:

Thanks to PURE PROG / PURE STEEL we are given the opportunity to spread around, once again, our metal prog rock. We are really excited to be back after some years in partnership with such a label that deeply believes in our believes! Hear it all, Hear it loud!”

Pure Steel’s Andreas Lorenz commented:

Adramelch for me has always been one of the leading cult bands in the whole music scene. It’s a long time, but now they are back again! A dream comes true, a new album is ready AND we have the honour to release “Lights From Oblivion”! As I heard the rough mixes it was clear that the band has found again the way to be ahead, this time in a different way. Adramelch’s new material shows a more mature band, knowing 150% what they do. “Lights From Oblivion” has a unique beauty, each song is perfectly defined and arranged, and each song is a little masterpiece full of feeling.

“Lights From Oblivion” will be the first release for sub label Pure Prog Records.

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Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks says fans will hear “a much more mature band” when the rockers release their sophomore album.

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