When Korn named its seventh studio album "See You on the Other Side," the band really meant it. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer explains that the title is an offer for people to "come through the door

When Korn named its seventh studio album "See You on the Other Side," the band really meant it. Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer explains that the title is an offer for people to "come through the doorway with us, an invitation to the listener to accept the change that we felt we needed to make creatively."

That change, Munky says, was brought about by the departure of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch earlier this year, which put Korn into an emotional and professional tailspin. But remaining members Munky, Jonathan Davis, David Silveria and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu are using their smaller lineup as an opportunity to reinvent their brand of metal.

"Twisted Transistor," the first single from the Virgin release, gives a taste of that sound: lots of experimentation and atmospherics, with a bit of electronica and some industrial elements thrown in. The project continues the evolution of Korn's raw, anger-driven sound that became so evident on its heavily produced 2002 album "Untouchables."

"The whole record in its entirety is so different," Davis says. "There are some straight-ahead, heavy rock tunes, but they're a different kind of heavy. It's like we have this industrial bastard child that flailed its head out of us."

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