Korn, formed in 1993, are credited to be the originators of the nu-metal genre in early 90's. This led to inspire a countless wave (especially in the U.S) of nu- metal (rap meets metal) and alternative metal bands in late 90's until now. Other known acts in the field are Limp Bizkit, Staind, Linking Park and Incubus. The band have sold over 25 million records worldwide, including 16 million in the U.S., making them one of the best-selling metal acts of the last twelve years. Korn is a favorite among teens and has been one of the most influential bands in the 90's mainly because of the lyrics of the songs (Korn's lyrical inspiration is from a troubled childhood of singer Jonathan Davis).
Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch left the band in 2005 due to new beliefs and to reinvent his music as a Christian solo artist.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Jonathan Davis||Vocals||Deadsy, Sepultura|
|Reginald Quincy Arvizu||Bass|
|James Christian Shaffer||Guitar|