KORN's MUNKY: The Band Really Needed BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH For A Long Time

July 22, 2014

The Michigan Times journalist Alex Hinson took part in a roundtable interview with KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer at the July 17 stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhen Festival at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.

Asked what its like having guitarist Brian "Head" Welch back in KORN after an eight-year absence from the band, Munky said: "A lot of fans have said, 'Oh, it's so great to have him back,' and every time they say that, I always think, 'It is. But not as great as it is for me.' Because he's my brother with, like, left and right speaker, so having him back is just like… It's a family member. It's like you hadn't seen your brother in so long and now he's back in the family. I think the band really needed him for a long time. So now [we can] create that powerhouse that KORN is supposed to sound like — a wall of guitars. It's so pleasing to not only the fans, but us when we were in the studio, coming up with riffing and creatively. So it's a lot of fun. It's fun again."

The deluxe reissue of KORN's 2013 album, "The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition" (Prospect Park) was made available at Best Buy stores in North America starting July 15.

For the "World Tour Edition", the Bakersfield quintet lock and load last year's critically acclaimed "The Paradigm Shift", with three brand new songs including their just-released single "Hater", plus "The Game Is Over" and "So Unfair". In addition, it's been beefed up with a bevy of live tracks recorded all over the globe and expanded artwork. It's the ultimate way to experience "The Paradigm Shift". Among the other unreleased material, Davis opens up about his young son Zeppelin's battle with diabetes on the powerful "So Unfair", while "The Game Is Over" slams with the intense catharsis fans worldwide expect from these legends.

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