According to a posting on KornTV.co.uk and various Internet reports, KORN have enlisted FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers as the replacement for the recently departed Rob Patterson.
Rob, who was previously the guitarist for OTEP, joined KORN as the backup guitarist in July 2005, filling the slot left vacant by the departure of Brian "Head" Welch.
After KORN's first summer European show on Thursday (May 25) at the Super Bock Super Rock XL festival in Lisbon, Portgual, several fans claimed that they saw Olde Wolbers performing with the group at the concert.
FEAR FACTORY are not currently on tour and have no dates scheduled until the fall. However, it is not clear if Wolbers will only be joining KORN for the European leg of the "See You on the Other Side" world tour or if his tenure with the group will be extended to include the upcoming Family Values trek.
KORN's upcoming DVD, "Live On The Other Side", will receive a big screen premiere on June 19 at more than 100 theatres in 70 markets nationwide. Along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and music videos, the disc will feature excerpts from a private show the band played for contest winners and U.S. soldiers on a plane headed to New York from Europe.
The DVD will be in stores on June 20.
KORN will headline the Family Values tour this summer, which begins on July 27 in Virginia Beach. The main stage lineup also features DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and DIR EN GREY.