Hard rock outfit Korn will release its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," on May 14, with first single "Here to Stay" due to hit radio in the coming weeks. Produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosm
Hard rock outfit Korn will release its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," on May 14, with first single "Here to Stay" due to hit radio in the coming weeks. Produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the set 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.
A video for "Here to Stay" will be shot this weekend in Los Angeles by the Hughes Brothers ("From Hell"). No tour plans have yet been unveiled, but Korn will make a previously announced March 14 appearance at Venezuela's Caracas Pop Festival II. Papa Roach, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, and Roger Waters are also on the bill for the four-day event.
"Untouchables" was recorded on digital hard disk equipment that utilizes a higher sampling rate than standard devices, resulting in what Beinhorn says is an audible increase in sound quality. "With this system, we're able to gain something that no other rock recording in history has," he said last year. "You can pick out and hear each individual instrument while everything's going on. Considering how dense the recording is -- how thick it is, how many instruments are playing any given time -- it's pretty remarkable."
In recent months, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis co-wrote five songs for Warner Bros.' "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack. Contractual obligations prevented Davis from singing the songs on the soundtrack; instead, fellow hard rock vocalists Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Marilyn Manson, David Draiman (Disturbed), Jay Gordon (Orgy), and Wayne Static (Static-X) voiced the tracks on the album.
Last month, Korn bassist Fieldy released his first solo album, "Rock'N'Roll Gangster," under the name Fieldy's Dream via Immortal/Epic. Davis leant his vocals to the track "Just for Now."