KORN Drummer On New Dubstep Album
Less than a month to go for 'The Path to Totality'! I can not wait!
Check out what Ray Luzier from Korn has to say on the new 'Dubstep'
Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently conducted an interview with KORN drummer Ray Luzier. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Icon Vs. Icon: What was the most satisfying part of putting [the new KORN album] "The Path To Totality" together for you as an artist?
Luzier: I think it was great to be part of this whole new style. None of us are 22 anymore. We have been playing forever. I love challenges and I love stuff being brought to the table where you are like, "What do you have? Let's hear it!" Because I come from a progressive background. I did Billy Sheehan's last two solo records and a ton of "Guitar Hero" records where they are just blowin' 800 notes a second, ya know! [Laughs] This was quite the opposite, playing these giant sounding drums, that was the most excitement thing. Taking it on and playing it live has been amazing. Right now, we are on show number six of "The Path To Totality" tour.
Icon Vs. Icon: How has the new material been working for you guys on tour?
Luzier: It has been translating really great live. It is so much heavier because you can hear the crunching guitars, the bass, and I am actually playing all of the drum parts live. We have triggers on the drums, I have Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE's drum tech right now, who is a master programmer. We are doing a whole dubstep set in the middle of the show and he programmed them so every time that I hit them it sounds exactly like what is on the record. I think it is really exciting that we are playing everything live. A lot of bands bum me out because there is so much on tracks and there are very few things live. I mean, come on! That is not what we paid money for when we go to see a live show! You want a live experience!
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