Add a little Korn to your musical diet this weekend when the band headlines KFMA’s Fall Ball at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium Sunday.
It will be the first time in more than a decade that the Bakersfield-born band, pioneers of the nu metal movement, will perform in town with a lineup that includes guitarist and co-founder Brian “Head” Welch.
Welch left Korn in 2005 to spend more time with his family and to pursue a career as a Christian rock artist.
He officially rejoined the band in May and will be featured on its new album, “The Paradigm Shift” when it is released on Prospect Park Records in October.
Korn will close out a show jam-packed with musical talent, including:
A Day to Remember — The Florida metalcore band will show some “Common Courtesy” Sunday, the title of its fifth studio album, due out in October. The release will feature guitar work from band co-founder Tom Denney, who left the group in 2009.
P.O.D. — Payable On Death grabbed the attention of metal fans everywhere in 2001 with its breakout hits “Alive” and “Youth of a Nation.” It is currently touring off its 2012 release, “Murdered Love.” Fun fact: the liner notes of the band’s fifth, self-titled studio album features the gothic imagery of local artist Daniel Martin Diaz.
Pierce the Veil — This rock quartet emerged from San Diego’s post-hardcore scene with a stage show that earned them the best live band of the year nod in 2012 from Alternative Press magazine. Pierce the Veil also took the magazine’s album and artist of the year honors. The band continues to tour with tracks from its release, “Collide with the Sky.”
Asking Alexandria — The York, England, band will provide its own British Invasion Sunday with tracks from its third studio album, “From Death to Destiny,” released last month on Sumerian Records. The group brings elements of screamo, metalcore and heavy metal to the party and has been influenced by artists ranging from Eric Clapton to Slipknot.
Stars in Stereo — With Rebecca Hollcraft manning lead vocals, Stars in Stereo is a five-piece powerhouse from Los Angeles made up of refugees from the rock band City (Comma) State. Expect to hear plenty of tracks from its 2013, self-titled debut release.
American Fangs — This Houston upstart released its debut, self-titled recording in May, a rowdy, punk rock-influenced jaunt with a sound that has earned the group tours with the likes of the Deftones and Chevelle. American Fangs is squeezing in Tucson between tour dates with Sevendust.