When their name is printed, it is stylised as "KoЯn", as shown above.
They were formed out of Bakersfield, California, during 1993, and were one of the first ever Nu Metal acts.
Their current lineup is;-
- Founding members Jonathan Davis (vocals, bagpipes)
- James "Munky" Shaffer (guitar)
- Brian "Head" Welch (guitar, backing vocals)
- Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass)
- Ray Luzier who replaced the band's original drummer, David Silveria. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the band L.A.P.D.
Studio Albums List
1) They released their first demo album, Neidermayer's Mind, in 1993.
2) They went on to release their Self-Titled debut album in 1994
3) 1996 saw the album Life Is Peachy
4) They had much more mainstream success with the following two Follow the Leader (1998)
5) Issues (1999), both of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
6) Their mainstream success continued with Untouchables (2002)
7) Take a Look in the Mirror (2003)
8) 2004, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, which spanned a decade of singles and concluding the band's recording contract with Immortal Records and Epic Records.
9) 2005, KoЯn signed to Virgin Records, and put out See You on the Other Side that same year.
10) 2007 was the Untitled album.
11) 2010 Korn III: Remember Who You Are
12) 2011 The Path of Totality, these previous two albums were released via Roadrunner Records
13) 2013 and KoЯn put out; The Paradigm Shift, this album was released via Prospect Park and Caroline Records.
14) 2016 The Serenity of Suffering their twelfth original studio album.
1) Live & Rare is a compilation that came out on May 9, 2006, it features thirteen tracks - all seven from the DVD featuring 2003's CBGB show in New York, which are found on special editions of Greatest Hits Vol. 1, two from Woodstock 1999, three cover songs (one a hidden track from Follow the Leader and another a hidden track from Take a Look in the Mirror), and "Proud" taken from the I Know What You Did Last Summer soundtrack.
2) MTV Unplugged: Korn, this was an acoustic live album which was released worldwide on March 5, 2007 and the following day in the USA.
3) Korn Live: The Encounter, this is a live release to promote the studio album Korn III: Remember Who You Are. It premiered on Sunday July 11, 2010 on HDNet, and then streamed on the band's Myspace profile.
4) The Path of Totality Tour – Live at the Hollywood Palladium (2012)
Members Name Check
- Jonathan Davis – lead vocals, bagpipes (1993–present)
- James "Munky" Shaffer – guitars (1993–present), backing vocals (2005–present)
- Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu – bass (1993–present)
- Brian "Head" Welch – guitars, backing vocals (1993–2005, 2013–present)
- Ray Luzier – drums, percussion (2007–present)
- David Silveria – drums, percussion (1993–2006)
- Zac Baird – keyboards, piano, backing vocals (2006–present)
Sales and Awards
As of 2012;
- KoЯn had sold around 35 million copies worldwide
- Twelve of the band's official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, eight of which have peaked in the top five
- Eight official releases are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and one is certified Gold
- KoЯn has earned two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations and two MTV Video Music Awards out of eleven nominations.