Long before joining the groundbreaking metal band Korn in 2009, drummer Ray Luzier had established himself as a key player in rock by performing with David Lee Roth, Army Of Anyone and many more. Several years into his full-time position with the band, the Pittsburgh native seems to fit right in, which is made clear on the group’s 11th studio album, The Paradigm Shift. A special version of the release, titled The Paradigm Shift: World Tour Edition, hit shelves last week, which included previously unreleased tracks and live recordings.
Luzier took a moment during Korn’s stint on this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival to discuss the new release, the state of today’s music, and the trouble with having such a massive discography.
How is Mayhem going so far?
It has been mayhem; it’s pretty chaotic (laughs). I was actually just over on the side stage watching a couple of my buddies play that I haven’t seen. I’m friends with the guys in Body Count and I just watched Emmure today, which I’m a new fan…