The first KORN album was released on October 11, 1994. To celebrate the CD’s 20th anniversary, the band is releasing a limited-edition 300-page hardcover book including photos from the archives paired with brand new notes and commentary from the members. From the stage to the dressing room to the recording studio, you’ll have unlimited access to everything that went into the band’s career so far.
Various pre-order packages for the book are available at this location. The book costs $50, with a signed version available for $100. There’s also a package that includes the book and a litho print of KORN‘s self-titled album for $90.
KORN officially announced the details of a fall North American tour on which the band will perform its self-titled 1994 debut album in its entirety at every stop. The trek kicks off on October 1 in Chicago, winding down a month later on October 30 in Oakland.
Singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago how he thinks KORN has changed in the more than two decades since they recorded their debut. “When we did the first KORN record, the self-titled, we were kids, man. We were just crazy-ass kids, getting drunk every day, just making music, living a dream and it was just insanity. And which I loved — I don’t regret it one bit. But now I think where we’re at 20 years later, I think it’s more about making music and impacting people’s lives and helping people.”
Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told Loudwire how it felt to revisit the material from the band’s first album, saying: “You can tell we were just kids and we were developing, uncovering and polishing a sound that we didn’t know was going to take off so much.”
KORN‘s self-titled debut went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide and featured the band’s first classic, “Blind”.
The album is credited with launching the nu-metal movement of the 1990s, setting the template for albums from bands like DEFTONES, LIMP BIZKIT, COAL CHAMBER and others.