Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch said back in December there were "exciting things to come" in 2021, and now it seems those things are about to be announced. Welch recently told Kerrang! that the band has "some really exciting news" coming up very soon, and pretty heavily hints that it's new material. Though maybe it's that covers album they've been talking about for a while now?
"I asked the manager, because I’m doing Love And Death but I know people are going to ask me about Korn, and he said, ‘just tell them the truth. Tell them that you’ve been getting together with them, you’re working on some stuff, and that we’ve got some really exciting news coming out. I think we’re gonna make some kind of announcement pretty soon, and that’s pretty much all I can say."
Welch later added that it's not exactly a secret Korn has been working on new material.
"I think it’s no secret that every band is getting together and there’s probably going to be a lot of records coming out. We’ve been throwing ideas back and forth, but it’s been hard because of the pandemic and whatnot because Munky lives in Los Angeles – right in the thick of it. One in five people has it there. Thank god Munky has not got it, he lives with his wife and her family, and his mother-in-law, they’ve gotta be careful with her.
"It’s been really crazy, but we managed to get together and we’re deciding what we’re gonna do, but we’re coming up with some cool ideas and are hopefully going to make an announcement pretty soon."
Korn released The Nothing in 2019, so I think it's pretty safe to assume that new Korn is coming our way.