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Korn has proven impervious to trend: The act instigated nu-metal in the '90s and, less than ten years later, stuck around to witness the genre's crushing death. Making records through it all, the Bakersfield, California-based band carved out a previously uncharted radio niche with a heavy but sludge-less 1994 self-titled release, followed by a string of similar records that made way for the like minds of Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack to thrive. Jonathan Davis has been at the helm from the beginning, and the erratically energized lead singer's punching squeal-growl is the watermark of Korn's jolting rhythmic sound. Last year brought Korn to its biggest stylistic change in nearly two decades, as Davis employed contributions from Datsik, Kill the Noise and three-time Grammy winner and dubstep purveyor Skrillex on Korn's tenth studio offering, Path to Totality. And so the trend continues.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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