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02 Aug

Korn Offers 'The Paradigm Shift'

Although it seems as if they’ve never really been away, in part to their constant demand and non-stop touring schedule, the multiplatinum album selling and Grammy Award Winning hard rock sensation known as Korn, are gearing up to return to the top of the rock podium with the release of what-is-undoubtedly the most highly anticipated album of the year- The Paradigm Shift.  Unveiling the track listing and cover art for the new studio album, their 11th, earlier this week, Korn is ramping up the excitement of the new studio effort, leaving their massively-huge fan base anxiously counting down to the October 1st release date.  The Paradigm Shift, stands as a return-to-roots type-effort for Korn, as they drew inspiration from the early 2000’s era sounds of their 1999 effort, Issues, and 2002’s, Untouchables, with their old-school approach to writing coming in part to the return of the band’s original guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch.  Much to the delight of their fans, Korn has also announced the first single from The Paradigm Shift, which is titled “Never Never”, which is scheduled to be released to radio and become available for download on August 12th. 

The Paradigm Shift serves as Korn’s 3rd full length album with Pearl artist, and drumming extraordinaire, Ray Luzier.  Since becoming an official member of Korn back in 2008, Ray Luzier has traveled the world on countless tours alongside the hard rock legends, playing some of the biggest stages that this planet has to offer and displaying his absolute dominance of the drums at each stop Korn makes.  For the recording of the new album, Ray turned to his insanely huge LA-based Reference Series kit, with a larger setup that ranges throughout the full Reference Series Recipe, giving Ray endless possibilities when it comes to drum tones.  Ray’s in-studio specs are as follows:

Reference Series:
Emerald Mist (126)
w/ black hardware

24x18 bass drum
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x8 tom
13x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
20x14 gong drum
14x6.5 Reference Series snare drum
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare drum
14x6.5 Reference Steel snare drum

In anticipation and support of the new album, Ray Luzier and Korn have spent the summer on the road, bringing their incredibly heavy and unmistakable sound to the masses overseas, as well as performing on a few select US dates as well.  To keep up with the band’s whereabouts, and for the latest news, please be sure to visit their official website,

Korn: “The Paradigm Shift”- Track Listing
Standard Edition:
1. "Prey for Me" -    3:37
2. "Love & Meth" -    4:03
3. "What We Do" -    4:06
4. "Spike in My Veins" -    4:24
5. "Mass Hysteria” -    4:04
6. "Paranoid and Aroused"-  3:34
7. "Never Never” -    3:41
8. "Punishment Time" -    4:00
9. "Lullaby for a Sadist" -  4:18
10. "Victimized"-     4:00
11. "It's All Wrong" -    3:31
Deluxe Edition:         
12. "Wish I Wasn't Born Today” -  3:03
13. "Tell Me What You Want" -    3:01