Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will guest on Korn‘s upcoming twelfth album. Korn guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer told Metal Hammer magazine, “We have Corey singing on one track and it’s going to be a fan favorite because he really lets loose.” The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift is tentatively due later this year and marks the second Korn album since the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

Shaffer added, “On a heaviness scale of one to 10, with 10 being the 1994 self-titled, this album is a definite nine. When Head came back to us on the last record, it was our way of getting the wheels greased. Now everything is well-oiled and the machine works really well.”

  • Welch recently told us more about the sound of the new album: [“I want a record like every song is just like, live, live, moshpit, jumping up and down, and so this is a record to me that the intensity of Korn is back, and the live energy. Raw energy is there. And Jonathan (Davis, singer) is just grabbing his soul and tearing it open for people to see, and I think the fans are really gonna feel it.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . gonna feel it.)
  • Korn is co-headlining with Rob Zombie on the “Return of the Dreads” tour this summer, beginning on July 19th in Englewood, Colorado. That trek winds down on September 3rd in Bristow, Virginia.
  • Korn will also hit the road this fall with co-headliners Breaking Benjamin for the “Nocturnal Underground Tour,” which will kick off on September 24th in Fargo, North Dakota and run through late October.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Korn and Corey Taylor perform “Freak On A Leash” at a Korn show many years back:

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Jason Kentros wrote: “Some of my favorite Corey Taylor stuff comes from guest appearances, so I’m looking forward to this.”

John Webb wrote: “If they go back to their first album rawness, I can’t wait but if it’s this OVERLY processed crap they’ve been putting out, they can keep it.”

Sara Kane wrote: “Agreed. I love the early Korn stuff, and they were doing their own thing, no bandwagon jumping from them. If this is like the first album, then I can’t wait either!”

Danilo Silva wrote: “One of the most incredible Nu-Metal bands!! Corey Taylor will empower the sound!!”

Danny Maíl wrote: “This could be amazing so long as it’s better than The Paradigm Shift.”

Lester Jameson wrote: “two douchebags teaming up. i’ll pass.”