Formed in 1993, Korn, whose logo text is stylized as “KoЯn”, is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band is credited for pioneering the nu metal genre and popularizing it in the US and throughout the world. The original member lineup included James “Munky” Shaffer on rhythm guitar, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on bass, Brian “Head” Welch on lead guitar and supplying backing vocals, Jonathan Davis also lead vocals, and, oddly enough, bagpipes. Ray Luzier, on drums would be added to the band in 2007, as a replacement for David Silveria, the band’s first drummer.
With a signature dark and foreboding production styling, lyrics centered around themes of childhood trauma and destructive behavior, the group became one of the most popular and provocative bands born of the 1990s.
As of this writing, Korn has sold over 700 million albums in the United States, and 970 million albums worldwide. They have been nominated for Grammys six times and won those nominations twice for “Freak on a Leash” and “Here to Stay”