BOUNTY OF KORN AND THE GROTESQUE
The year 2002 should prove to be another banner year for hard rock fans everywhere: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has kept himself busy both producing and helping to compose the soundtrack to Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned, as well as working on Korn's fifth studio album, Untouchables, at The Village in West Los Angeles. The Queen of the Damned project was a collaboration between Davis and Richard Gibbs of Oingo Boingo and includes vocal contributions from Marilyn Manson, Wayne Static (Static-X), David Draiman (Disturbed), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and Jay Gordon (Orgy). At the same time, Korn has spent the better part of the year on their new album with producer Michael Beinhorn, working with engineer Frank Filipetti while at The Village and engineer Andy Wallace at Enterprise Studios in Burbank. Untouchables is slated to be released on June 11.
Also working at Enterprise, Marilyn Manson (the band) have been busy tracking and mixing their next studio album, The Golden Age of Grotesque. In to co-produce and engineer is longtime KMFDM guitarist/vocalist Tim Skold. The effort is set for release on Nothing Records sometime in September.
Taking a break from work on their next album, Godsmack contributed the song “I Stand Alone” to The Scorpion King soundtrack. The band stepped into Prism Sound (Acton, MA) to mix the track with engineer David Bottrill and studio owner/engineer John Ellis.