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Humans have a notoriously difficult job digesting corn, and also digesting KoRn – a band who defied even the defiant, who broke the rules of the rulebreakers. The band who helped usher in the era of Nu Metal with a unique, unforgettable and unprecedented chaos.
In 1993, grunge was king and the air was filled with the sounds and smells of teen spirit. That was until KoRn raged onto the scene. The original line-up was made up of James ‘Munky’ Shaffer, Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu, Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Jonathan Davis and David Silveri, and the group from Bakersfield, California made a demo tape that would change the sound of rock.
The sound of NU Metal
Handed out free to record companies, 'Neidermayer’s Mind' was the demo that would introduce the sound of Nu Metal to the masses, a sound that KoRn would go on to conquer. After the first taste, KoRn delivered their debut album, KoRn, in 1994. The album, hailed by many as the pioneer of Nu Metal, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Follow up albums including 'Life is Peachy' (1996), 'Follow the Leader' (1998) and 'Issues' (1999) all found commercial success, topping the charts worldwide and leading the band to sell an estimated 40 million records worldwide.
The sound and style of KoRn – which included expansive vocal sounds, harsh sounds, disturbing album imagery – did more than shake up the generation at the time, they helped inspire the next generation of anarchists. Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Sepultura have all credited KoRn as major influences.
KoRn merchandise – for the lifelong fans to the new generation
KoRn fans are passionate. An unlikely band became worldwide titans because they connected with people. They dared to do something different – even in the already rebellious world of rock – and it paid off.
That’s why we need every fan to know our KoRn merch is all licenced and authentic – including KoRn t-shirts, LPs and more that show your support for the Bakersfield boys. EMP even have exclusive KoRn hoodies, jackets and other clothing. KoRn didn’t follow the crowd, and neither do we.