The renowned alt-metal band KORN is set to electrify London with their largest U.K. headline show in seven years, slated for August 11 at Gunnersbury Park. This eagerly anticipated concert marks a significant return for the band, celebrated for their groundbreaking contributions to the music world.
KORN, having sold an impressive 40 million albums globally and boasting two Grammy Awards, remains a monumental force in the realms of rock, alternative, and metal. The band’s influence extends across multiple generations and genres, underscoring their enduring impact. This year, they commemorate the 30th anniversary of their revolutionary self-titled debut album, a pivotal work that defined a genre and cemented their legacy.
Frontman Jonathan Davis, alongside guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, and drummer Ray Luzier, continue to innovate within the music scene. Davis expresses his excitement about the upcoming London show, emphasizing the unique experience and the inclusion of several remarkable supporting acts: DENZEL CURRY, SPIRITBOX, WARGASM, and LOATHE.
Florida’s trailblazing rapper Denzel Curry, known for his 2018 debut “TA13OO” and the critically acclaimed “Melt My Eyez, See Your Future,” has carved a niche for himself in both the rap and rock genres. His unique sound and dynamic performances, including a headline show at O2 London Brixton Academy, have solidified his position as a formidable artist.
SPIRITBOX, led by the powerful vocalist Courtney LaPlante, has been making waves in the metal scene with their innovative and technical approach. Their recent crossover collaborations, including one with Megan The Stallion, have propelled them towards broader recognition.
WARGASM, a London-based duo, has rapidly risen in the global rock scene with their debut album “Venom.” Known for blending various genres within metal, they have gained acclaim for their performances at major festivals and venues, such as O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Lastly, LOATHE from Liverpool, with their unique “metalgaze” sound, have earned widespread recognition. Their albums “I Let It In And It Took Everything” and “The Things They Believe” showcase their evolution and have led to headline tours in the U.S. and U.K., as well as memorable performances at festivals like Download and Outbreak.
Overall, this event promises to be a landmark occasion, uniting some of the most influential and exciting artists in the modern music scene.