Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has opened up about the band’s upcoming album, and it sounds epic.

Welch opened up about the studio sessions for the new album to SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin.

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“I’ve never seen Jonathan (Davis) work so hard on a record since ‘Untouchables.’ He’s always involved, don’t get me wrong, but he has a different passion, because he went through a lot last year. He has time, he has energy, he has pain and he just grabbed the record. It’s so special.”

He also said the band is feuding with their label about the release date, so that is still up in the air.

“We are kind of in a little argument with the label about the date, so we’re trying to keep it all peaceful, things happen. But it’s coming out,” he said.

Korn is co-headlining a summer tour with Alice In Chains, with Underoath as a special guest and FEVER 333 and HO99O9 opening select dates. Welch also discussed that tour during the interview.

“Alice In Chains has their own thing. They’re iconic. We wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing if it wasn’t for bands like Alice In Chains,” he said. “And then we wanted to throw a band with energy before them. Underoath has a great energy, and the Fever. So it’s just a great mix of different styles and everything. So I’m so excited, but it’s like a dream come true to tour with Alice In Chains.”

You can watch the full interview below.

You can check out the full list of the huge tour below.

Korn/Alice In Chains co-headliner dates:

07/18 — Del Valle, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre*
07/20 — The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods^
07/21 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
07/23 — Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
07/25 — Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
07/26 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
07/28 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
07/30 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*

08/02 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
08/03 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
08/06 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
08/07 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
08/09 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
08/10 — Hartford, CT @ XFINITY THeatre*
08/11 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
08/13 — Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
08/14 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*
08/16 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
08/17 — Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion+
08/18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center+
08/20 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
08/21 — Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
08/23 — Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
08/25 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center+
08/27 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheatre+
08/30 — Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
08/31 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion+

09/02 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
09/04 — Moutain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+
*with HO99O9
+with FEVER 333
^support TBA

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