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KORN - Frontman: The Band Is Sounding 'Better Than Ever'
KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has posted the following message on his ButtSexCrips.com
"Well, today was the last day of rehearsal. We leave in four days to start
the Euro tour. We sound better than ever and we are very excited to get
out and play again. We have got 18 songs mixed and ready ,
so two more to go. The shit is BANGIN'! Terry and I will probably
be up all Thursday night fixing all the mixes so it will be totally done
"On Wednesday, me and Munky have a photo shoot for the inside artwork,
and Fieldy and David are doin' theirs on Thursday. Shit is
starting to happen fast, so get ready 'cause HERE WE COME BIATCHES."
KORN are currently mixing their new album with producer Terry Date (DEFTONES,
PANTERA, SOULFLY) for a tentative September release. Matrix (AVRIL LAVIGNE,
THE MOONEY SUZUKI) and Atticus Ross (BAD RELIGION, PINK) were responsible
for most of the production duties on the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look
in the Mirror", with only one track from the band's sessions with Dallas
Austin slated to appear on the effort. Songtitles set to appear on the CD
include "Liar", "Politix", "Last Legal Drug", "Le Petit Mort", "It's Me
Again", "Coming Undone", "I've Seen It All" and "Souvenir of Sadness".
KORN's last release, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" (Immortal/Epic), featuring
highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, has sold
936,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As previously reported, KORN are close to inking a new record deal with
EMI/Virgin, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music
industry tip sheet HITS. The proposed deal is said to be for two albums
and a one-third interest in the band's publishing, merchandising and ticket
sales as part of a new contractual model, a la Robbie Williams. The fine
points are being hammered out by attorney Gary Stiffelman and manager Jeff
Kwatinetz on the band's side of the table, and by EMI North America head
David Munns in tandem with Virgin topper Matt Serletic.