New Metal Scene Reacts to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Death




See the reactions and homages from  new metal band members about the death of late Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington below:
















#Repost @therealcrazytown ・・・ Rip my Brother

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Gonna miss you

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Always loved you Chess. Everyone will miss you.

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Wes Geer (formely Hed P.E./Korn touring guitarist)


RIP Chester. I know exactly what he’s saying in this pic- ‘What’s better to bring you to the glory of sobriety than music!’ when he so graciously joined us on stage at our first ever @RocktoRecovery event. Oh buddy. Such a sweet soul. Loved by so many. I had the joy of meeting and touring w @chesterbe early in @linkinpark’s career. Such a rad dude. I remember watching him run amok drunk, like me, and knew we had that same ‘thing’ we just didn’t know what ‘it’ was yet. It just goes to show you, with addiction it’s a MENTAL DIS-EASE. It has nothing to do with willpower. Now, before anyone attacks me for making assumptions, I’m just telling you from my experience, what I know: my friends, my loved ones that OVERCOME drinking/ using and have LONG TERM SOBRIETY and work diligently, spiritually, STILL suffer with mental demons that drive them, me, US mad!! That drive some of us to THIS! Taking our own lives. The disease centers in our MIND. My message to everyone in early recovery is to realize money, fame, fortune, girls/boys, isn’t going to solve anything. It’s not the problem!! Stay close! Share your pain, open up, let people in! YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We can beat our demons but we need to stick together!! The last interaction I had w Chester was that he gave me a kiss on the cheek as he walked out the door….Chester, love you man! Until we meet again-🖤 Wes #RIPCB #Chester #chesterbennington #dontgiveup

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Rest In Beats Chester🙏🏾 #LinkinPark

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Breaking Benjamin


Core 10 Live Show Review | Viper Room April 7th, 2017


It was one of those “you had to be there” moments… April 7th, 2017 at The Viper Room in Hollywood. I made the over three hour trek down California’s coastline, from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles, to see a band I’ve been hearing about called Core 10. If you pay attention to the music media to any degree, then you’ve been seeing your fair share of the band’s name too. That’s largely due to the fact that David Silveria, yes THAT David Silveria, is sitting on the drum throne in this “new” project. Core 10 are hardly a new band however, as they’ve been making waves since 2012. But their newest lineup, which includes Dave on the drums, has only been playing music together for around 3 short months. It’s Dave though and when you have that kind of star power word travels fast. And so, this has proven to be somewhat of a double-edged sword for the band as of late. The group recently released a raw rehearsal video for their new track “Act of Valor.” A seemingly innocent Facebook video post from an eager new band, was shared by everyone from Blabbermouth to Metalsucks to Loudwire and even Metal Injection. As one would imagine, rabid Korn fans took the internet in droves, commenting on the video. That’s one thing that people should know about Core 10 right away… they aren’t like anything you’ve heard before. The band is hellbent on forging a unique sound that is all their own.



Another thing you should know is that this isn’t just the Silveria Show either. The band is comprised of well-seasoned veterans of the music industry; an eclectic mix of fascinating characters. For starters, dual vocalists Sean Lenhoff and Duncan Nisbet are an ex-pro surfer and ex-pro Rugby player, respectively. Woah. And keyboardist Ronnie King is a Multi-Platinum, Diamond Certified, Oscar and Grammy Nominated producer, composer, arranger, musician and philanthropist. He has collaborated with multi-million-dollar selling artists such as Mariah Carey, Tyrese, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Offspring and Rancid. WOAH. Finally, the band is rounded out by Chris Dorame on bass and Joe Taback on guitar; talented string players that some may recognize from bands like Gears, Needlemouth, and 12 Gauge Embrace.


I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the band that night. I mean, I saw the rehearsal video like so many others did, but of course that was no indication of how it would all pan out live. Turns out it was far from it. From the moment the band struck their first note, the audience could tell they were witnessing something special up there. Even though this was their second show ever with this current line-up, the band oozed confidence and with a commanding presence they took the Viper Room stage by storm. Their beautiful fusion of rock, metal, and punk tasted like a Godsmack, Rollins Band and Rage Against the Machine sandwich. Every song was different from the last and their set took me through a roller coaster ride of emotions. From start to finish, the entire crowd was eating it up. The “dual vocalist thing” pays off for Core 10, BIG TIME. With Sean Lenhoff holding down the low-end, projecting a Danzig-like croon, and Duncan Nisbet riding high in the realm of Dexter Holland or Bruce Dickinson, the duo manages to Ying and Yang the hell out of the mics in an agreeable fashion. Simply put, these guys kick ass! Keyboardist, Ronnie King, is more comfortable on stage than anyone you’ve seen and exudes sheer professionalism on stage. He adds a layer to the mix that must be heard to be believed and is having an absolute blast while doing it, it seems. The stringed duo of Joe Taback and Chris Dorame is a match made in heaven. The two perform like they are musical soulmates or something and they navigate through the complex range of material flawlessly. You can tell these guys aren’t one-trick ponies either. From subtle and sullen, to explosive and in your face, Core 10 never ceases to surprise and amaze. And last but not least, the mighty David Silveria. If there was any question whether or not this man still “has it”… let’s put that to rest RIGHT NOW. The guy is an absolute beast. Still. Whatever doubts or skepticism I carried were completely shattered the instant Silveria began his percussive onslaught. His timing, his creativity, his funkiness, his groove… it was all there! It was an absolute thrill to watch one of my drumming heroes rise like a phoenix out of the ashes of the music industry and, for lack of a better term, completely DESTROY. Core 10 could very well be Silveria’s epic return to the music world. We could only be so lucky!



If you have a chance to witness the awesomeness that is Core 10 live, don’t miss out. The Orange County rockers will leave you wanting more and something tells me they’re gonna give it to ya. Look for much to come from this dynamic and exciting project, as they don’t show ANY signs of slowing down at all. Core 10 is proving themselves to be one to look out for in 2017 and beyond. Cheers to you, gentlemen! A job well done.

Show Review by Noah-Shark Robertson

About the author: Shark is the current drummer for Motograter and was the original drummer for The Browning. He currently runs Zombie Shark Records and Swimming With Sharks Records. He is also marketing director for EMP Label Group, the new record label from David Ellefson of Megadeth.

Korn: ‘A Different World’ Feat. Corey Taylor Video Premiere



KORN’s official video for the song “A Different World” can be seen below. The track is the next single from KORN’s upcoming album, “The Serenity Of Suffering”, following the Top Five song “Rotting In Vain”. “A Different World” also features a guest appearance from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor.

KORN singer Jonathan Davis spoke about getting Taylor to appear on the track. “We were trying to figure out who we wanted to collaborate with, and I’m like, ‘You know, that’s the one, that’s the guy,'” he said. “And I texted him, I’m like, ‘Do you want to be on a new KORN track?’ He’s all, ‘Hell yeah! When and where, what do I do?’ So he did great on the song. I already did my parts, I’m like, ‘Do what you do, man.’ And I like the way he did it, the approach: he starts creeping in underneath the song, you can start slowly hearing his voice under mine, and it crescendos up into the middle part where he sings, and then it’s just full-on at the end, so the song came out great.”

Taylor said that he became involved in “A Different World” after receiving “a phone call, like, ‘Hey, do you wanna do this?’ And I was on the plane the next day. I flew in, and I hadn’t even heard the music. I was, like, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Cause as a fan and as a friend, it was just something that we had been talking about for years. And all the stars aligned and I got to do this track. And it is heavy, dude. It is so righteous. People are gonna lose their minds.

“This whole [new KORN] album, and I’m gonna brag now, because I’ve heard eleven songs of this, it is such a great throwback to the first three KORN albums and mixed with that maturity that they have now. Like, it’s, really, really heavy. People are gonna lose their minds. It’s that good.”


Korn: ‘Insane’ Music Video Premiere


Korn are inching closer to the Oct. 21 street date for their new album The Serenity of Suffering. With the disc fast approaching, Korn are ready to roll out some more new music from the album, and they’ve teamed up with Loudwire to exclusively bring you the premiere of the video for the song “Insane.”
As you can see in the player above, Korn have indulged their macabre side with the assistance of director Ryan Valdez, delivering a ghastly take on post-mortem photography (or momento mori), the practice of preserving loved ones after death with images.
As for the track, it’s straight-up Korn heavy, with some brutal Jonathan Davis belting and a bouncing beat bolstered by by a crushing wall of guitars and bass. The song feels like a perfect fit within the band’s catalog, reminiscent of some of their earlier works.
“Insane” follows on the heels of the current Korn hit “Rotting in Vain,” which itself had a rather dark video. Both songs appear on The Serenity of Suffering album, which was produced by Nick Raskulinecz and is currently on schedule for an Oct. 21 release.

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Korn: Song ‘Rotting in Vain’ Live and details of the new album


Korn performed at Chicago Open Air their new single ‘Rotting In Vain’ that will be officially released this friday July 22. Watch the performance here



Rotting in Vain lyrics


I wouldn’t be angry.
If you’ll just fucking cried.
Your tears would arouse me.
Refreshing my supply.
The suffering is fading.
I scream into the sky.
Repulsion invades me.*
I say goodbye!
Digging deep inside of me!
Getting past this agony!
I can’t seem to get away!
Another day rotting in VAIN!
I wouldn’t be angry.
If things would stay the same.
Your fighting, the torment
That helps me easy my pain.
The suffering is fading.
I’m screaming to the sky.
Repulsion invades me.
I say goodbye!
Digging deep inside of me!
Getting past this agony!
I can’t seem to get away!
Another day rotting in VAIN!
Digging deep inside of me!
Getting past this agony!
I can’t seem tonget away!
Another day rotting in vain


As for exclusive details of the new album, numerous flyers about the new single circulated around the chicago open air festival with the word ‘S.O.S.’, wich is rumored to stand for ‘Serenity of Suffering’, the new album titled as well the new artwork for this album, designed by Ron English, have been revealed. Producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Alice In Chains, Stone Sour, Mastodon) will be in charge of the new album. More details to come this friday July 22.

UPDATE: it’s official, ‘Serenity of Suffering’ is the new Korn album title and will be released on October 21st, you can pre-order ‘Rotting In Vain’ on itunes. Below, the abum artwork with the tracklist.


Korn - Serenity of Suffering

Korn – Serenity of Suffering


Track list:


1. Insane
2. Rotting in Vain
3. Black Is the Soul
4. The Hating
5. A Different World (feat. Corey Taylor)
6. Take Me
7. Everything Falls Apart
8. Die Yet Another Night
9. When You’re Not There
10. Next in Line
11. Please Come for Me
12. Baby (Bonus Track)
13. Calling Me Too Soon (Bonus track)


Ray Luzier Talks About his 9 Years in Korn, New Album

Nu-metal pioneer Korn is amid the final leg of its 20th anniversary tour commemorating its 1994 self-titled album. The tour made its initial pass at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade this year and will be at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues tonight.

Stickman Ray Luzier began playing with Korn in 2007 after its original drummer, David Silveria, departed in 2006. Luzier’s career has been colossal, with 50 records under his belt, as the former drummer for David Lee Roth, countless projects and now celebrating his ninth anniversary with Korn this month.
Luzier, 45, answered questions over the phone discussing life as a Korn member, the tour and upcoming album:

Korn visited Brooklyn Bowl this year playing the 20th anniversary tour and decided to visit Las Vegas again?

Yeah, we started trickling in some of the shows back then, but now we are doing 30 days and honing in on that. We love Las Vegas. We love playing there, for sure.

How has the experience been playing Korn’s 1994 self-titled album?

It’s really special. Jon (frontman Jonathan Davis) swore he would never sing “Daddy” again. The last song on the record is very heavy. He breaks down almost every night; the fans are crying. Music is much more powerful than we think it is. Korn has a catalog of over 130 songs, so it’s quite the setlist to choose from. Of course we play five or six hits at the end of the night, but the main focus for these shows is the anniversary.

How had it been for you as the only non-original member of Korn and playing its 1994 self-titled album?

I got the gig in 2007 and they swore me in as a member in 2009, so I’m starting my ninth year. This month actually starts my ninth year with the band. I was a huge fan of that first record when it came out, so for me to play it is really special. The album that I used to listen to so much, and now I’m performing it live.

Having Head (Brian Welch) back in the band is just awesome. I’m the only non-original member. We got our groove on really strong right now, and everyone is really focused on music and family. Nothing to get in the way anymore, no substance, no drama. We’re just at a great place in our lives.

And that’s the great thing about it. I’m a huge fan of Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, all those bands. What’s great about Korn is they sliced right through all that. There’s no, “We’re going to sound like this band, we’re going to sound like that band, no, we’re going to sound like Korn.” That’s a huge thing to do or statement to make. I remember hearing that record saying this is going to change a lot of music, and it did. That’s why I am so proud to be a part of this band.

We’re been very experimental on the last few records. You gain new fans and piss off the old school, but at the end of the day, it’s still us and we stay true to who we are.

Korn was a game-changer back in the 1990s. It doesn’t seem like rock music has experienced that in recent years. Can you think of a band who has changed the landscape?

It’s weird, there aren’t that many bands who blow me away. Royal Blood, they write great songs, it rocks, there’s no B.S., they’re not trying to sounds like anybody else. But are they going to be ginormous? They’re hitting big now, but are they going to change the face of music? Probably not. But there are just a lot of bands who aren’t doing that anymore. I don’t know, to be honest.

Myself, I’m looking forward to the new Deftones record. I was talking to somebody not long ago about that, and we were saying, “Do you remember back in the day you couldn’t wait?” There was always three or four records a month where you just couldn’t wait until they came out, and now, these days, occasionally you get one of your favorite bands, but for the most part, no. It’s kind of sad.

Do you think how people are acquiring music has changed the music landscape (buying albums vs. downloads/streaming)?

Everything is instantaneous now. They don’t want to sit through an entire record anymore, which is really sad because a lot of records tell stories. But on the good side of it, you can get your song to the masses right away just by hitting one little button on your computer.

Speaking of new music, can you give Korn fans insight into the new album?

Everyone always likes to say this is the best record they’ve been working on, but I just came from the studio. We have a long way to go, but every time I hear it, I get chills. I love the “Paradigm Shift,” I’m a huge fan of that record, but I didn’t get chills every time I heard that record. This I literally get goose bumps, and that’s a great thing because that’s what you want as an artist to get those kinds of feelings.

Right now it’s really heavy and ruthless, which is my favorite. Who knows what’s going to happen later. Heavy is definitely a good word, but it’s too early to tell everything right now, so I’ll just leave it at that.

How has the synergy of the band evolved over the nine years you’ve been a member?

We’re in a much better place right now, we’re all about it, it’s all about families, it’s all about music. There’s no substance, there’s nothing in the way, no drama. It’s always been that way for me. I’ve never had any drug problems. It’s always been about the music for me, so it’s really important I play in a band like that.

Why did you choose to audition for Korn in 2007?

I was in a band called Army of Anyone with Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots and Richard Patrick from Filter. That was my last band.

We had the same management as Korn, and I was a huge fan. I caught up with management and said, “What’s going on with them? I’d love to jam with them sometime.” They said, “Go to Joey’s (Joey Jordinson of Slipknot filled in before Luzier was hired) last show in Seattle, try it out, and see what happens.” They told me to learn six songs, and I learned 33. I’m always overprepared for auditions. I played six songs with the band, they said welcome to Korn, and we’ll see you in Dublin.

Final comments?

I’d like to just say thanks for all the support. Like I said, we love playing Las Vegas. We’ll keep coming back as long as people keep showing up.

We have a lot of cool things online on our site There are VIP packages and drum lessons and guitar lessons we always offer at the shows. That’s a really cool thing, so I encourage people to go on there and check it out. All of us have side projects we like to play in, and all that info is on there. So, we’re just busy musicians.

I’d just like to thank everyone in Las Vegas for supporting us.

Source: KoRnRow

Skindred: Top 10 Korn songs by Benji Webbe






The Skindred frontman picks the Bakersfield nu metallers greatest songs. Skindred singer Benji Webbe is a self-proclaimed super-fan of Korn.

So when Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was unable to perform with the band at Download in 2006 due to illness, it was lucky for the Bakersfield quintet that Webbe was onsite with his own band.

“Fieldy approached me, and he actually asked me to sing Twist and A.D.I.D.A.S., but I didn’t want to do two in case the crowd thought I was shit and they started throwing piss at me,” he reveals. “So I just did the one in the end.”

Luckily, his appearance passed without incident. And because of that very reason, we thought it seemed fitting to have the self-styled King of Newport select his top 10 tracks by Bakersfield’s finest…

TWIST (Life Is Peachy, 1996)

“I was on tour in Holland and I kept seeing these t-shirts with these weird ‘Korn’ logos on them, and I remember thinking to myself, ’What the fuck’s that?’ All these metal kids had them on and I didn’t know what the fuck ‘Korn’ meant. Anyway, in record stores back in the olden days they used to have these posts with CDs, and you could walk up to the CD player, stick on these headphones, and press play. There were a couple of albums in the one I went up to in Amsterdam, and I noticed one was by this band Korn. The first song on there was a song called Twist. I put it on, and I’ve never been so fucking shocked in all my life, bro. I instantly fell in love with the tune, and I must’ve stood in that booth for about 45 minutes, just playing Twist over, and over, and over again. So that was my first ever introduction to Korn, and I felt this feeling of like, ‘Wow! This is freedom.’ I was expecting them to sound like Sum 41, or something – some massive radio song by some American punk band. And I was happy that it wasn’t that. It was experimental and fucking weird, and I was blown away.”


BLIND (Korn, 1994)

“I never bothered listening to the rest of that album in Amsterdam. I just fell in love with Twist, and that was it. Then later on I’m in this club, and I hear the intro to this song and I was like, ‘Fucking hell, this sounds like that band.’ The song was Blind, and I think it was the fact that there was a live vibe to it all that I was drawn to it. They didn’t seem to be trying to write a radio song, which a lot of people at that time were. It was the Zeppelin-ness of it that I liked, and the sound of a band in a studio just recording a live song. It goes out of time, and it’s just so real, and that’s why I loved Korn in the early days.”


WICKED (Life is Peachy, 1996)
“The reason I love this song is because it’s an Ice Cube cover, and the way them [Korn] and Chino [Moreno from Deftones, who provides guest vocals on the track] took it apart and put it back together, I thought was wicked – pardon the pun! For want of a better word, when nu-metal bands do rap covers, they’re normally shit. But I’ll play this song whenever I DJ, because it’s a killer tune and it just works so well.”



“I like this song because of all them weird fucking nursery rhymes. I like the way they fuck with what should be little children’s night-time songs, and turn them into weird, evil satanic forces. I love that.”


GOOD GOD (Life is Peachy, 1996)

“This is one of those songs that gets me pumped whenever I go to the gym – that isn’t very often, but when I do this is always a song that’s on my training playlist. And the intro is just fucking evil. I love it.”


FREAK ON A LEASH (Follow the Leader, 1998)

“This was when he [Jonathan Davis] reverted back to the stuff that he used to do on the earlier records, during the middle of the song. It’s that insane, blabbering craziness that he’s so good at. And the chorus is huge. I liked him on the earlier stuff more than the later stuff, because I think he was more experimental. He wasn’t a parody of himself back then, if you know what I mean. I love all the demos from the early years as well, when he was just discovering his voice. I collect Korn demos and I love all that early stuff, even from back when they were called L.A.P.D. There’s some fucking banging stuff from those sessions, before Jonathan joined the band.”



“This was when they started doing more electronic based stuff, and Falling Away From Me is great for that. I love all the spooky stuff they do, and this song has that really fucking eerie intro.”


GET UP! (The Path of Totality, 2011)

“This one song they did on the dub-step record was a return to form, for me. I’d just got into dub-step myself, and when I first heard this I was so excited because I never expected Korn to do this kind of stuff. But they smacked me in the face with this and I was like, ‘Yeah! This is why I love them.’ It’s like with The Clash and Rock the Casbah – that’s not a punk rock song. But they used what was around them with the dance influences, and bands should do that. They have to do that to move with the times. Expect if you’re AC/DC, of course.”


A.D.I.D.A.S. (Life is Peachy, 1996)

“When I got the chance to sing A.D.I.D.A.S. for Korn at Download Festival in 2006, it was one of the highlights of my life and my musical career.  A.D.I.D.A.S. has always been a classic Korn song to me, and when I was asked to sing it in front of 80,000 people I was more than happy to do so. And from what I’ve heard and what I’ve read, I did it justice, which is one of the best things that could’ve ever happened.


LOWRIDER (Life is Peachy, 1996)

“Last but by no means least, let’s throw their cover of Lowrider in the there, just because it reminds me of Cheech & Chong. Done.”




Skindred’s new album Volume will be released on October 30.


via TeamRock