Korn (often stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu-metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The current band line-up includes five members: Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, Brian "Head" Welch, and Ray Luzier. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the now-defunct band L.A.P.D., with the addition of two other people.
The band released their first demo album, Neidermeyer's Mind, in 1993.Their debut album, Korn, was released in October 1994, featuring the same musicians that performed on Neidermeyer's Mind. The band began recording Life Is Peachy in April 1996, and released it in October 1996. Follow the Leader is recognized as Korn's mainstream breakthrough, peaking at number one on the top Billboard 200 in August 1998, along with the following album, Issues, in November 1999. The band released Untouchables in June 2002, and later released Take a Look in the Mirror in November 2003. Their first compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, was released in October 2004, concluding Korn's contract with Epic and Immortal Records. They eventually signed to Virgin Records, releasing See You on the Other Side in December 2005, and an untitled album in July 2007. Korn III: Remember Who You Are and The Path of Totality, were released via Roadrunner Records in July 2010 and December 2011, respectively. The band's latest album, The Paradigm Shift, was released on October 4, 2013, in partnership with Prospect Park, Caroline Records, and Universal Music Distribution.
Korn has sold 19 million albums in the US according to the Nielsen SoundScan, and 35 million worldwide. Eleven 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 of those releases are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, and one is certified Gold. Korn has released six video albums and 39 music videos. They currently have 39 singles, 27 of which have charted. Korn have earned two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations, for "Freak on a Leash" and "Here to Stay". "Freak on a Leash" has also received two MTV Video Music Rewards under the "Best Rock Video" and "Best Editing" categories.
Korn was responsible for making the Silent Hill: Downpour theme song, which was a controversial decision among some fans. It is simply titled "Silent Hill". However, since the release of Downpour, many have praised the song, stating that its relevance to Murphy Pendleton and the game is noticeable and effective. It plays in the opening of the game, before the main menu, and also in the ending credits.
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