According to Billboard.com, KORN will release an expanded edition of the band’s latest album, “The Paradigm Shift”, this summer. The set will include new tracks songs the group worked on during the sessions for the CD but that didn’t make the final cut, including new single, “Hater”, and a song called “Hercules” that was intended for a movie. Also featured on the effort will be live tracks “from all over the world” and new artwork.
“Hater”, which will go for radio adds on June 19 and will be made available for purchase digitally on June 23, was recorded in part in Bakersfield, California with “The Paradigm Shift” producer Don Gilmore.
“In the world, everyone has haters,” KORN frontman Jonathan Davis told Billboard.com about the lyrical inspiration for the song. “Everyone has someone who hates on you ’cause you have something they want. It’s really, like, the first empowering song I’ve ever written. The lyrics are: ‘You can’t bring me down/I’ve already had my life turned upside down/I ride a downward spiral round and round/But I keep flying, I keep fighting/Don’t ever bring me down.’ That’s like the most positive s**t I’ve ever written. And everyone who’s heard it loves it, and I think it’s going to give people who get down on people picking on them and hating them, like, ‘F**k this! I don’t give a f**k what you think. I don’t give a f**k what you say. You just f**kin’ are a hater.’ I think people will relate with that.”
KORN‘s eleventh studio album, “The Paradigm Shift” (Prospect Park), sold 46,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on October 8, 2013 via Prospect Park.
“The Paradigm Shift” was the first KORN disc to feature guitarist Brian “Head” Welch since 2003’s “Take A Look In The Mirror” and followed up 2011’s dubstep experiment, “The Path Of Totality”.
Welch told Rolling Stone that the new album had “the old KORN vibe, but with a new twist . . . The end product is a really good mix of old KORN mixed with some new elements. It’s got a fresh new KORN 2013 sound.”
Welch left KORN in 2005 after he converted to Christianity and got off drugs. He rejoined them for a handful of live performances in 2012 before officially becoming part of the lineup again in early 2013.