I can't say this is shocking at all. After Korn announced that original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch would be playing a bunch of shows with the band in Europe this summer, followed by the announcement that he would join them for American dates, it was clear what the next step was… Head needed to record with Korn, and that's what's happening.
Rolling Stone confirmed the news earlier today, with a quote from Head
Welch last played with Korn on their 2003 album Take a Look in the Mirror, but the guitarist felt an instant reconnection with his bandmates. "We knew we would have a blast playing together, because we love each other so much, but we really wanted to make sure the music felt right before we committed to making a whole album together," Welch tells Rolling Stone. "But since we got in the studio, everything just started pouring out, now I can't wait until our fans hear this stuff!"
Rolling Stone also released this video teaser of the band in the studio:
The band is aiming for a summer release of their new album.