Writing New Korn Album Wasn't Easy, Says Guitarist


Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer told Los Angeles radio station KLOS that the writing of the band's new album, The Nothing, was a difficult process following the August 2018 death of Deven Davis, the estranged wife of singer Jonathan Davis and mother of his children.

Shaffer explained, "It was not easy, because, as anybody knows, and most people do, when you're dealing with grief and loss, you go through different phases, different stages -- you can be angry one day and sad the next, and it could go on and on like that for months."

Shaffer continued, "What he wanted us to do was much heavier than anything we've ever done, and then that kind of changed when we started handing him some demos . . . It started leaning towards more of a melodic thing. I think that's just kind of what resonated with him when it came time to write lyrics and stuff. So it changed a little bit, but that's part of the creative process."

The Nothing will be released on September 13th and features the single "Youll Never Find Me." Korn's 13th studio LP follows up 2006's The Serenity Of Suffering.