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Korn Play The Wellmont Theatre Tonight

May 22nd, 2013

Despite little publicity, nu-metal pioneers Korn made a big splash with their eponymous debut full-length back in 1994. But it was their third album, the hip-hop-and-heavy-metal Follow the Leader, which really pushed them into the mainstream, reaching No. 1 on four different charts. The band—originally out of Bakersfield, Calif., and currently consisting of frontman Jonathan Davis, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu and drummer Ray Luzier—continued to raise the bar for metal at the turn of the century, winning awards and inspiring bands like Slipknot and Staind. But just as Korn (above, playing “Freak on a Leash” for BBC Radio 1) changed things 15 years ago by mashing up hip-hop and heavy metal, they, again, combined genres—this time dubstep and metal—on their 10th studio release, 2011’s The Path of Totality (stream it below). Working with the likes of Skrillex, Excision and Noisia, the
band made what Davis calls “future metal.” But the future is now because you can see Korn play The Wellmont Theatre tonight.


Catch This Heavy Metal Double Bill Tonight at Terminal 5

January 23rd, 2013

Alternative-metal band Stone Sour was founded more than 20 years ago in Des Moines, Iowa, by frontman Corey Taylor (who was eventually recruited by Slipknot to handle singing duties). And despite making several demos, the group went on hiatus five years later, in 1997. But it didn’t take, and Stone Sour—now Corey Taylor (vocals and piano), Johny Chow (bass), Roy Mayorga (drums), Josh Rand (guitar) and Jim Root (guitar)— reunited in 2002, finally releasing their debut self-titled album. Stone Sour (above, playing “Made of Scars”) have a new LP, their fifth, House of Gold & Bones, Part 2, due out this spring, and they’ve been compared to a cross between Alice in Chains and Metallica.

Initially, Papa Roach dabbled in punk rock and rap, but somewhere along the way, the Northern California group became immersed in hard rock. Last year, the four-piece— Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass and vocals), Jerry Horton (guitar and vocals) and Tony Palermo (drums)—released their seventh album, The Connection (stream it below), which finds them deftly mixing their rap-rock roots with their newer metal ways. And even better, you can see a fantastic, heavy-duty double bill when Papa Roach (above, doing “Angels and Insects”) and Stone Sour play Terminal 5 tonight.