Korn is a band formed in the year of 1993. The band is composed of the vocalist Jonthan Davis, guitar players Munky Shaffer, Head Welch, on bass Fieldy Arvizu and drummer Ray Luzier.
Three members of the group Korn, Munky, Fieldy and former drummer David Silveria, was actually originated from the band “L.A.P.D.” Some members of the band stopped attending high school and moved to Los Angeles.
When the L.A.P.D. band split up, the band Korn was formed. Someone suggested “corn” as the band’s name, but they rejected it. Rather, they made it more unique. Spelling corn with the letter K, replacing C, and writing the letler R backwards. Davis designed their logo. Silveria stated that it might be a dumb name, but their music will make the name famous. They spent most of their time recording at Underground Chicken Sound studio in California. One time as they do their recording, people began gathering outside the studio gaining a bigger crowd as they finish recording. The song was “Clown.”
Year 1993 is when they started performing at different clubs. During one of their performance, they were discovered by Paul Pontius. Pontius was working with Epic Records. Pontius also recognized the groups uniqueness stating that they are “the new genre of rock.” Later this year, they released their debut demo album Neidermayer’s Mind.
1994. Their self-titled debut album was released on October through Immortal Records. It reached the number one spot on Heatseekers Albums Charts, and reached the number seventy-two spot on Billboard 200 by the year 1996. Korn influenced other bands like Limp Bizkit and Slipknot. Their single “Shoots and Ladders” was nominated at the 1997’s Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance. The single “Blind” was their only song that reached the top chart in Canada.
1996. The band released their second album, Life is Peachy. It hit the number three spot on Billboard 200, and gained the top spot in New Zealand. After a week of releasing the album, they sold more than one hundred thousand copies. The album also received three different awards from US, Australia and Canada.
1998. The band even had a television show, KornTV. And on August their album Follow the Leader was released. Their single “Freak on a Leash” won the Best Music Video in Grammy Awards, and got nominated on nine MTV Awards.
Their other albums were “Untouchables”, “Take a Look in the Mirror”, “See You on the Other Side”, “Korn III: Remember Who You Are”, “The Path of Totality” and “The Paradigm Shift.”
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