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Korn Guitarist Munky Claims He Has Special Announcement

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KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has issued the following update:

"2007 was great for me and Emotional Syphon Recordings [Munky's record label]. We released two kick-ass albums from very different bands, DROID and MONSTER IN THE MACHINE.

"Both albums are special for me.

"I started ESR because I felt like there was a void in the music industry. I aimed to fill that by promoting more great music. I wanted to give these artists a channel to be heard. These records are completely untouched by industry politics and trends. They come from the respective musicians' hearts. They also are the beginning of ESR! I'd been wanting to start a label for a very long time, and now it's up and running! We're on the right track...

"Last year was also fantastic for KORN. We released a great new album and toured the whole world with SLIPKNOT drum legend Joey Jordison behind the kit. I had a great time playing all of those shows and meeting fans at the ESR booth. I'm looking forward to going back out and playing some more killer shows for all of you.

"Last year definitely had some cool highlights, however, 2008 is already shaping up to be even better. KORN is about to embark on a huge tour of Europe and the UK. We've got Ray Luzier of ARMY OF ANYONE filling in on the drums, and we have a lot of surprises planned. We'll be busting out some classic tracks as well as newer stuff from the 'Untitled' record. So if you're in Europe or the UK, don't miss these shows! It's going to be a very memorable run for all of us.

"I'm also very stoked with ESR's progress. We're building the label even more, and both DROID and MONSTER IN THE MACHINE will be on tour all year.

"For those of you that caught DROID on Family Values 2007 or MONSTER IN THE MACHINE out with TEAM SLEEP, you know how killer these bands are live! Do not miss them on tour this year. Also be sure to say 'hi' to the guys after the shows or at their merch booths. ESR is a family, and we consider the fans a big part of that family. We want to meet and talk to all of you! This is going to be a big year for the label and both of these kick-ass bands!

"Before I hit the road, I wanted to let everyone in on a little secret. I have a big surprise announcement coming very, very soon. It's something I'm extremely passionate about, and I have a feeling everyone is going to love it. Be sure to keep checking this page, because this announcement is going to be big…"

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. kk writes:

solo album im guessing

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah that's a safe bet I'd say. If he really wants to make a big announcement it will be "Get this! Korn are actually gonna go back to making half decent albums!" I don't particularly have anything against Korn but the last two albums have been very disapointing.

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. kk writes:

untitled is pretty disappointing....only plus from that album are the last 15 seconds of killing...after hearing haze , i think there slowly heading back into the right direction imo

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Oldboy writes:

I used to love korn, then decided "Experimenting" was the right direction, hated their last 2 albums. Still love their old stuff but they will never recover, especially after Head left the group and "found" god.

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I found God, he was behind the sofa the whole time!

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. kallah writes:

Aww, I was expecting something among the lines of "I'm retiring!" after reading the title...

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dethmonkee writes:

i only ever liked korn's debut, i don't know why

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# Jan 14, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chors writes:

Post #5 LOFL

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Old skool thrash writes:

Korn.. blows.. ;(

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Caveman writes:

i dunno why but i'll always like korn, i've enjoyed all of their albums & dont think i'll ever stop. all in all great musicians.

A band like shadows fall gets people b****in at them cause they never change, korn always changes & people get so angry. Ever since korn wrote take a look in the mirror i'll always like em. That was the album i was hopin they'd make since the original

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

Korns debut was impressive. Nothing like it at the time. Life is Peachy was decent but thats where the quality started to slide. Everything after that was spotty leaning toward sh**e or much worse(last two albums)....

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# Jan 15, 2008 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Korn still sucks...

# Jan 15, 2008 @ 6:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Red_Chord writes:

Ah well, I moved on with these guys, all hope is lost for a good album...

# Jan 15, 2008 @ 6:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RM writes:

YAAAA---- caveman i totally agree!!!!! finally ,ive been posting on this website for about 5 days and have not read a decent post untill you.......=D

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. EpicNeckbeard writes:

yea, the "special" anouncment is that whoever listens to korn is "special".

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kalis_wrath writes:

Ahahahaha! Diamond that was pretty funny! May have to steal it from you. That is if you dont mind. SB&M, Much agreed. ;)

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Diamond Oz writes:

Course I don't mind I nicked it from a mate anyway lol. EpicNeckBeard's post was funnier i thought

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kalis_wrath writes:

Yeah, EpicNeckBeards was pretty funny too. There are some funny people on this site. It never fails that I am out and about on my phone and bust out laughing. Then people are looking at me like "are you going to share?"

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol good stuff. I reckon Godlike is the funniest guy on this site. That man is a damn legend!

Anyway on topic, if his announcement is that he's doing a solo album, I don't see it being much different from Korn or at least early Korn.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Kalis_wrath writes:

Godlike is very funny! I remember wien I first got here not knowing ie was a jokester and got mad at him in the AC/DC thread. I laugh my arse off looking back om it. On topic, if Munky does go solo do hope its better than Korn. Maybe interesting to see him do some death metal stuff.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Diamond Oz writes:

I doubt Munky will go death metal. A crossover hardcore thing at the biggest stretch I think.

Yeah I remember lol. I can understand why you got offended but at least you just realized he was just joking and everything and everybody's friends now lol. Good to see that you come back to this site so often. It's great to have what i call the "regs" on here.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well you guys are stuck with me. MuHahaha! I am glad to be here. I have been on other boards, but compared to this site they are kinda lacking. This site makes me feel at home because its not just foucused on one metal subgenre or band. I think the AC/DC thread turned out to be the funniest thread of all. I will check out the Munky solo stuff as more of a morbid coureosity, but am not holding my breath for anything grand. Also would it be o.k to post myspace links? Just to be able to put faces to names and such? If not thats fine.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. korn is good writes:

korn kicks a$$ and i dont care what anyone else says. so uhh f*** off

# Feb 4, 2008 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brandedcfh420 writes:

korn is good writes:
korn kicks a$$ and i dont care what anyone else says. so uhh f*** off

thank you for your worthless input kornhole!!!!!

# Feb 4, 2008 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kalis_wrath writes:

^Not exactly the most intelligent argument, but thats the spirit!

# Feb 4, 2008 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Fuck A Name writes:

Korn helped get me into the metal i listen to today, much like slipknot does for others, so I am still appreciative.

Their last album had such simplistic riffs and song structure that I just got depressed listening to it. the only pleasant surprise was the song Kiliing. simple song, good crunch, started to get boring and repetitive, then out of f***in nowhere, BAM!!!! death Metal. or at least an imitation of it anyway. The look on MY face must have been priceless the first time I heard it, because i warn my friends ahead of time, and then play it for them, and it's still hilarious to watch their reactions. Anyone who hasnt heard it yet should, simply as a reference. Delete the song afterwards though, it gets boring fast.

i couldnt giva a damn about Munkys "surprise". The man acts as though it actually will be one when he reveals his new band. He would surprise me if his surprise were actually that he had done something like... built a time-travelling robot sidekick to help him fix Korn and make them good again. Since time-travel and improvement of korn's longgone talent are both impossible, I will just have to wait for the side-project.

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# Feb 4, 2008 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. EpicNeckbeard writes:

korn is good writes:

korn kicks a$$ and i dont care what anyone else says. so uhh f*** off

Lol you must not think they kick too much ass... since you decided to make your name, "korn is good." see somewhere in your subconscious you know just as well as we do they suck like a vacuum.

# Feb 4, 2008 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. kk writes:

meh i still like korn... the problem with them is all the experimenting and the excessive year after year of being in the studio... korn needs to just take a big break in the recording process and come back fresh...

post 26. yea i was surprised to hear that too at the end of killing... korn should try out a bit of death metal... besides that little part at the end of killing the only other somewhat deathmetal korn song ive heard was jingle balls

# Feb 4, 2008 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. cruor writes:

The best announcement Munky could give: "Jonathon Davis has cancer and is going to die. Korn will break up".

# Feb 4, 2008 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. reaper writes:

dose any one know the name of the Korn song on that on car cermcial?

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Dale writes:

no one no has he name for Kron song on that on car cermcial. i am not trying to be mean to you at all. go Kron

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

Post 31, Kron?? *LOL*

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Dale writes:

hey my name is Dale and i want to no if you crazzy Kalis_wrath not trying to be mean. Kron wins.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. reaper writes:

oh my bad... thanks man

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Dale writes:

hey reaper it is Kron not Korn there is not a word at all like that and what are you talking about. what is Korn.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. reaper writes:

dale your a douche

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. jebuz writes:

kornholio sucks

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Kalis_wrath writes:

Crazy is putting it lightly when it comes to me Dale. Do you kill bugs for a living? DAMN IT DALE! *LOL*

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Dale writes:

what are you talking about you crazy Kalis_wrath. do i kill bugs for a living. what? that not funny. just a joke. crazy.

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. alanmetalhead101 writes:

Droids kickass! there f***in awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. kk writes:

hahahhaahahahhaha

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Kalis_wrath writes:

alanmetalhead101 writes:
Droids kickass! there f***in awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh.... that was kind of a redundant statement....

# Feb 13, 2008 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Txmetalhead writes:

Kron - that is funny! It is Korn. None of my friends have been impressed with Droid, or myself, for that matter. They are trying to be too much like Meshuggah. I am happy for a new band..but Droid is nothing special. I couldn't make out a damn thing the guy was saying because of the guitar distortion....I could barely hear the drums....so I was not that impressed with Droid. Droid is loud, big deal...lol

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