Hard rock outfit Korn has pushed the release date of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," from May 14 to June 11.
Hard rock outfit Korn has pushed the release date of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," from May 14 to June 11. A video for first single "Here to Stay" was recently shot in Los Angeles by the Hughes Brothers ("From Hell"). The track was one of several new songs unveiled during a recent brief swing through South America, which included a stop at Venezuela's Caracas Pop Festival II.
The new songs weren't the only unusual aspect of the shows, which found Korn frontman Jonathan Davis singing with five microphone stands specially commissioned from Swiss conceptual artist H.R. Giger. The artist is perhaps best known for creating the creatures in Ridley Scott's "Alien" films, for which he won a visual effects Academy Award in 1980.
According to a spokesperson, the stands were molded into the shape of "a voluptuous, serpentine alien woman," with two of them remaining in Davis' collection after the shows. Davis has an option to retain a third, while Giger reclaimed two for use in his museum and future gallery displays.
"I've always liked the dark, vile, mechanical stuff he creates, but then I got into the erotic side of his art," Davis said in a statement. "I actually have some of his art in my house, so I'm excited that he even considered making something for me."
"Untouchables" is the follow-up to 1999's "Issues," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. The group is expected to tour North America this summer.