I was checking out Ray Luzier‘s very cool website recently and came across a press release for his band, Korn. Ray has been with the band since 2008 and has been with them since. I met Ray at a drum clinic at the House of Guitars, in Rochester, NY in November, 2008. Ray gave a wonderful, informative, engaging and entertaining clinic. He signed a ton of autographs and his clinic sponsors, Sabian and Pro-Mark gave away great prizes.
Ray Luzier of Korn at the House of Guitars, Rochester, NY 2008 - Photo By Wally David
Ray was one of the first drummers that I’m aware of, to adopt Facebook. I “friended” back then and he has been more than responsive. I even got to talk football with him via IM. Since meeting him at that clinic, I have followed his work. Other artists that Luzier has worked with include: Jonathan Davis and the SFA, Army of Anyone, Jake E. Lee, Stone Temple Pilots, David Lee Roth, The Nixons, Tracy G and Billy Sheehan. I hope to do an interview for 4DrummersOnly in the future. Please to order this item from Amazon – Support 4DrummersOnly
Hear the exclusive track, “Sanctuary,” from Korn’s upcoming full length The Path Of TotalityWhat follows is some of the release. The entire press release can be found at Korn‘s and Ray Luzier’s websites.
Korn announced today that they will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 6. But this is unlike any Korn record. It’s even unlike any record released before.
The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should hardly come as a shock to the band’s diehard fans, as Korn exploded onto the scene in the’90s and established themselves as hard rock game changers from that point on.
For The Path of Totality, the band collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn. Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.