Veteran rock act Korn has set a July 31st release date for its new self-titled Virgin album. The new album is the follow-up to 2005’s See You On the Other Side. The 12-track set will be Korn’s first without longtime drummer David Silveria, who is on hiatus from the band, and its second without founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, who left in 2005 for religious reasons.
According to frontman Jonathan Davis, “Ever Be” and “Love & Luxury” both address Welch’s departure. The former Korn member will preempt the release of Korn’s album with a tell-all book, Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs and Lived to Tell My Story, on July 7th.
Not all of the album takes on such targeted anger. Korn sees Korn crafting perhaps its most musically serious work since 2002’s Untouchables. “It’s less pop, and it’s more experimental,” describes Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer.http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003592846