Korn’s New EP Scrapped For 2011 Full Length Album
Korn was set to release a digital EP today that featured the song ‘Get Up’ w/ Skrillex. The band has cancelled the still untitled release and have decided to continue to work on it with plans of releasing it as a full length LP later this year.
Korn has been in the studio working on an ‘experimental’ recording project that had them working with several dubstep (electronic dance music that originated in London) DJs and producers. Apparently the results are better than they expected because they have scrapped the EP just hours before it was due to be released. The plan is to now expand the material they have gathered and record a whole album’s worth of new songs.
I am not surprised at this change in plans because I get it; a dubstep album by Korn sounds sketchy at best but the results thus far have been impressive. Granted we have only heard the one song (‘Get Up’ ft. Skrillex), but it’s one of the best songs Korn has released in years. Johnathan Davis told Pulse of Radio:
I thought it would be fun to experiment again and see what we come up with, and maybe come up with something like this that we’re really, really excited about. We like to experiment and try things and we’re not gonna put out something that we don’t all like. So I think me and Munky and Fieldy and Ray are really, really excited about this.”
There is no announced release date for the now full length album which will follow up 2010’s ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are’ and be their 10th studio LP. It is also unknown whether they plan to collaborate with dubstep artists for the rest of the album or just a few songs.
If you haven’t heard it yet, here is ‘Get Up’ featuring Skrillex’.