James “Munky” Shaffer talks new KoRn record, 20th anniversary plans

In a recent interview with Pop Break, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer of KoRn talked about the follow-up to The Paradigm Shift as well as plans for the upcoming 20th anniversary of the band’s eponymous debut.

On the new record he shared:

Head and I were talking on the way here about how we really want to keep the melodic element of what we captured on last record but really expand on the heavy riffs and get a bit dirtier. Maybe a little longer songs with longer intros, and a little more math rock, not prog-rocky but maybe some slower tempoed grooves that are 7-8 or 3-4’s timing and stuff like that.”

As far as any plans for to celebrate the anniversary he offered:

“Our 20th anniversary will probably be next year. We’re celebrating the idea this year (laughs). We came up with a couple of ideas but I think it will have to be a performance or recording of us in a usual place playing the older songs. We still have to figure out the details regarding the location and songs. It’s going to be cool.”

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