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Korn Guitarist "Munky" Launches New Project

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KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer will release the debut album from his new project, dubbed FEAR AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, on August 8 via Munky's own label, Emotional Syphon Recordings.

The band features Munky on guitar and vocals; Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE) on bass; Wes Borland (BLACK LIGHT BURNS, LIMP BIZKIT) on guitar; Brooks Wackerman (BAD RELIGION, TENACIOUS D) on drums and percussion; Leopold Ross on programming and guitars; and Zach Baird on keyboards and programming. The album will be produced by Shaffer, Ross, and Jim Monti, with additional production by Tim Harkins and Danny Lohner (NINE INCH NAILS).

Acclaimed producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, KORN) comments: "What can I do to ever come close to feeling James's level of pure ruthless courage through a guitar? Since I've worked with him, I've tried to inspire, convince, beg, bleed, cry, prod and nearly die, hoping to hit that bar with others. I'm grateful to know what 'it' is, and where it always exists — in my brother, James. His solo band? Yes, please!"

The songs are being recorded at Music Grinder Studios in Hollywood, California, with Jim Monti handling the mixing duties.

According to a press release, FEAR AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM is "an exciting project that opens up the boundaries of rock, harkening back to the days when music was fearless."

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/fearandthenervoussystem.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. The Legend writes:

That's an interesting lineup

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2. kk writes:

this could either be really good or really bad..hopefully good

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3. Spiral_Dust writes:

Does this mean Jon Davis is going back to his old band: Sexart?

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4. RememberMetal? writes:

That is a compelling line up....I'm not excited but I will follow news on this project.
Whether the whole can equal the strength of the individuals remains to be seen. Especially with Lohner and Robinson working the sound. The unknowns here are are far Munky can go with lyrics, song structure and vocals.

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