Metalhead to Head

Anthrax's Charlie Benante Sits Down with Korn's Ray Luzier

The drummers discuss what it's like to be in a metal band when you're a father, analyze Anthrax's legacy in history of metal music and more in Episode 2 of 'Metalhead to Head'
March 12, 2014

Korn and Anthrax are two bands that have long cemented their places in the legacy of metal music. The bands have been around for over 50 years combined–and on this episode of Metalhead to Head, the drummers from each act envelop themselves in a free-flowing conversation. Watch part one of this week's episode above and part two below!

Luzier shows off his stick-twirling skills, Benante demonstrates some awesome fills on a drum pad and they discuss how drummers can enhance a show from the back of the stage. Luzier even reveals that the years he spent touring and recording with David Lee Roth heavily influenced his stage presence with Korn and the duo trade stories about how they can write and record when "everything revolves around [their children]."

Benante, who has been described as the creative force behind Anthrax, tells us that the group is working on a new album now. They released Worship Music in 2011, after going eight years without a new record, and Benante claims that it "put Anthrax back on the map" because sales were high and the reception from fans was great. He is also starting up his own brand of coffee: "I eat, sleep, drink coffee."

Korn will head on the road again this year in continued support of their 11th studio album, 2013's The Paradigm Shift. Luzier mentions how excited he was when guitarist and founding member Brian Welch rejoined the band last year–after being out of the band since 2005–and how "the chemistry is great now" between the band members. Additionally, Luzier's side project–a supergroup called KXM that features Luzier, guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick (King's X)–released their self-titled debut yesterday.

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