"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Korn Joined By Fear Factory Guitarist?

Photo of Korn

Band Photo: Korn (?)

According to a posting on KornTV.co.uk and various Internet reports, KORN have enlisted FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers as the replacement for the recently departed Rob Patterson.

Rob, who was previously the guitarist for OTEP, joined KORN as the backup guitarist in July 2005, filling the slot left vacant by the departure of Brian "Head" Welch.

After KORN's first summer European show on Thursday (May 25) at the Super Bock Super Rock XL festival in Lisbon, Portgual, several fans claimed that they saw Olde Wolbers performing with the group at the concert.

FEAR FACTORY are not currently on tour and have no dates scheduled until the fall. However, it is not clear if Wolbers will only be joining KORN for the European leg of the "See You on the Other Side" world tour or if his tenure with the group will be extended to include the upcoming Family Values trek.

KORN's upcoming DVD, "Live On The Other Side", will receive a big screen premiere on June 19 at more than 100 theatres in 70 markets nationwide. Along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and music videos, the disc will feature excerpts from a private show the band played for contest winners and U.S. soldiers on a plane headed to New York from Europe.

The DVD will be in stores on June 20.

KORN will headline the Family Values tour this summer, which begins on July 27 in Virginia Beach. The main stage lineup also features DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and DIR EN GREY.

Source: Blabbermouth

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


40 Comments on "Korn Joined By Fear Factory Guitarist?"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. lorlor writes:

KORN IS BETTER THAN EVERYONE!!!!!

# May 28, 2006 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. vicster writes:

I AGREE FULLY WITH THE ABOVE STATMENT.

# May 28, 2006 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
jim's avatar

Member

3. jim writes:

any word on the dates for the Family Values tour yet?

# May 29, 2006 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. Genocide writes:

i used to love korn back in the day, but now they have just completely ruined themselves they need to stop before it gets worse.

# May 29, 2006 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RememberMetal?'s avatar

Writer/Reviewer

5. RememberMetal? writes:

I must admit, I was impressed with Korns early output (frist 2 records) and there were even sporadic moments on later cds that were remarkable.

Not so anymore.

Korn went over the wayside on this last album. There hasn't been much hope for them since the turn of the century and there is absolutely none at this point.

# May 29, 2006 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. lorlor - FOR JIM writes:

Jim... Yes, they released the dates already and have been selling tickets.


July 2006
27 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
29 - Antioch, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
30 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

August 2006
1 - Greenville, NC - To be announced
4 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5 - Dallas, TX - To be announced
6 - Houston, TX - To be announced
11, 12 - Las Vegas, NV - To be announced
15 - Englewood, CO - Coors Amphitheatre
16 - Albuquerque, NM - To be announced
18 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
19 - San Bernardino, CA - To be announced
20 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
24 - Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
25 - St. Louis, MO - To be announced
26 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
28 - Cincinnati, OH - To be announced
29 - Indianapolis, IN - To be announced

September 2006
1 - Holmdel, NJ - To be announced
2 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
3 - Hartford, CT - To be announced
5 - Saratoga, NY - To be announced
6 - Cleveland, OH - To be announced
8 - Pittsburgh, PA - To be announced
9 - Detroit, MI - To be announced
10 - Buffalo, NY - To be announced
12 - Toronto, Ontario - To be announced
13 - Columbus, OH - To be announced
15 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
16 - Boston, MA - To be announced
17 - Washington, DC - To be announced
20 - West Palm Beach, FL - To be announced

# May 29, 2006 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Acidbitch's avatar

Member

7. Acidbitch writes:

im goin to that this summer, is dir en grey good, i wanna listen to some of there music so im not clueless at the show but i cant find it any any where

i miss the old days, i agree guys, korn was sooooooooo much better than before, there sound has changed

but i still like them, i cant just drop a band that ive grown up with, i still have there old albums to listen to

hey at least davis says that there performance will be alot more of the older style, bringing back old traditions

# May 30, 2006 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
chaosphere187's avatar

Member

8. chaosphere187 writes:

korn sux end of f***ing story!

# May 30, 2006 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
9. VICSTER writes:

Acidb****- go to dailymotion.com, type the band name that you are looking for and enjoy. Personally, I am not a fan of Dir En Grey. Maybe because I don't speak Japanese and it all sounds like noise to me.

chaosphere187- FUC*K OFF AZZHOLE.

# May 30, 2006 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
10. KORNDOGG writes:

TRUE THAT,DIR EN GREY ISNT VERY GOOD

# May 30, 2006 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
11. rulin kmadd writes:

this isn't very shocking considering the fact Digimortal was
very nu-metalish anyway and he played bass on that cd.

# May 30, 2006 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
12. lorlor writes:

Dir En Grey S*cks! Red Devil, you are an idiot!

# May 30, 2006 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
13. KORNDOGG writes:

COCO WAS THE MAN!!!!!
LET COCO BACK!
BUT RED DEVIL YOU ARE AN IDIOT,U NEED TO QUIT f***EN UP THESE THREADS

# May 30, 2006 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
14. iammetal writes:

why god why?

# May 30, 2006 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
15. DRAGONFORCE writes:

DRAGONFORCE is literally 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than KoRn

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
16. Joey Riordan writes:

I cant wait until the new KoRn dvd comes out. I really want to buy it. KoRn Rules and I Know it is gonna be Kick*ss

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
17. KORNDOGG writes:

HELL YEA THE DVD WILL f***IN ROCK!!!!!!

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
18. VICSTER writes:

ON THE 19TH OF JUNE U CAN SEE THE CONCERT AT YOUR LOCAL MOVIE THEATRE. FU*CK YA DUDES, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM ON THE BIG SCREEN

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
19. KORNDOGG writes:

VICSTER,WHAT UP GIRL!
IF WE LIVED IN THE SAME CITY IT WOULD BE A DATE.

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
20. VICSTER writes:

IF WE DID I WOULD HOLD U TO THAT. LOL, WHERE DO U LIVE ANYWAYS?

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 12:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
21. KORNDOGG writes:

SOUTH OF CHICAGO!

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Azazel_Begotten's avatar

Member

22. Azazel_Begotten writes:

RememberMetal?, I feel ya, hey its been awhile...

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
23. lorlor writes:

Vicster and I already have our tickets for 6/19! helly yah. And we just saw them in March with Mudvayne, and are in the PIT for FVT. hell yah!

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
24. KORNDOGG writes:

I JUST SAW THEM WITH MUDVAYNE AND TEN YEARS ON MARCH 30TH

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
25. lorlor writes:

yep, us too. March 12 I believe. Go to dailymotion.com and type korn, most of the Phoenix performances are on there! yah baby!

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
26. VICSTER writes:

OUR SHOW WAS AWESOME. ONE OF OUR FRIENDS WENT BACKSTAGE AND GOT MY T-SHIRT SIGNED BY THE BAND. SHE TOOK SOME BAD AZZ PICTURES TOO.

# Jun 5, 2006 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
27. deathmetalrules420 writes:

cool maybe korn will actually be good now

# Jun 5, 2006 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
28. Blood Of The Cult writes:

Korn Joined By Fear Factory Guitarist?...

..Well... its a start? to making a good song for once in their pathetic lives! (for kornhole that is)

# Jun 5, 2006 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
29. lorlor writes:

you guys suck. I really don't think the guitarist will make the band any better,,, besides, Korn ROCKS and it doesnt matter who they have playing...... as long as jonathan is there........ whooooo! halla!

# Jun 6, 2006 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
30. Jamie writes:

Dir en grey is the greatest thing that has ever happened to rock. They are the greatest band that has ever existed and will always remain that way. I like Korn, but its wierd to think that Dir en grey is playing under them......

# Jun 13, 2006 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
31. LORLOR writes:

Korn is the greatest! Of course Dir En Grey would be playing under them.

# Jun 14, 2006 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
32. KORNDOGG writes:

WHAT THE HELL YOU MEAN ITS WEIRD, DIR EN GREY WILL NEVER PLAY AFTER KORN!
KORN ALWAYS HEADLINES, ALWAYS!
UNLESS ITS WITH OZZY, OR METALLICA

# Jun 14, 2006 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
33. lorlor writes:

Amen

# Jun 15, 2006 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
34. VICSTER writes:

Just so u guys know. KORN actually preferes NOT to headline. John said that there is less stress when they are not headlining and they are more relaxed on stage. I don't know who Jamie is but Dir En Grey I don't think will be healining any American tours any time soon. Sorry Jamie, that's just the way it is. FVT2 will introduce this band to a large American audience and some how, I just don't see them running to their local music store and purchasing their albums, they are not even download worthy.

# Jun 15, 2006 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
35. HunTer/KiLLer writes:

i'm from portugal and i saw that gig.............man that christian is one hell of a guitar player i love fear factory but christian on korn it's a good show to watch !!!!!! \m/

# Jun 17, 2006 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RememberMetal?'s avatar

Writer/Reviewer

36. RememberMetal? writes:

Hey there Azazel_Begotten, Longtime no see. MU hasn't been the same without ya.

I just don't understand how someone who got into Korn by way of their first two albums can subscribe to this dribble they're churning out now.....It's f***ing terrible.

I respect everyones opinion but theres no accounting for some peoples taste.

# Jun 17, 2006 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
VICSTER's avatar

Member

37. VICSTER writes:

RememberMetal- And what are u trying to say sir? Huh, huh, huh?

# Jun 19, 2006 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
38. !!Nailgun!! writes:

I think he was trying to say that Korn sucks. I think I'm going to have to agree.

# Jun 19, 2006 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
VICSTER's avatar

Member

39. VICSTER writes:

OMG, no need to bash the and because you don't like their style.

By the way, I hate this code crap!

# Jun 19, 2006 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
VICSTER's avatar

Member

40. VICSTER writes:

KORN is not for everyone. They are an acquired taste. A delicacy!

# Jun 19, 2006 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.