Rock music goes through cycles of greatness. Most recently, the fresh nostalgia from the late 90’s / early 00’s nu metal era has struck a chord with music fans. More and more, we’re hearing about the nu metal revival… something that is very real.
Bands like Bring Me The Horizon have captured the magic (with their own originality) from that time and taken their bands to new heights. It’s not uncommon to watch a pro football game and hear their music while the show cuts to commercial break. It doesn’t get much more mainstream than that.
It was only recently that ‘nu metal’ started to be cool again. In the late 2000’s, bands like Linkin Park started to distance themselves from the phrase. As recently as last year, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda trashed nu metal during an interview with NME as “misogynistic” and “frat rock”. His band is arguably one of the most iconic nu metal acts of all time.
“We never held the flag for nu-metal – it was associated with frat rock. Arrogant, misogynistic, and full of testosterone; we were reacting against that. It breeds an outsiders’ feeling once it’s come and gone and people make jokes about. I fucking make jokes about it! What people don’t realize is I feel the same way.” Shinoda said.
In a very short amount of time, the tides seem to have changed. The style of rock that has been referred to as nu metal is once again the road map to success for many bands.
Now, I’m not one to pat myself on the back, but I wrote a lengthy prediction about Limp Bizkit and Korn touring together several months ago. Early this morning, all my dreams came true when Korn and Limp Bizkit announced they would be teaming up for a massive European arena tour in December.
Limp Bizkit and Korn tour dates:
Dec 12: Manchester Arena
Dec 14: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Dec 15: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Dec 16: London Wembley SSE Arena
Dec 18: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Dec 19: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Limp Bizkit is long overdue to release their new album, “Stampede Of The Disco Elephants” and Korn has a new album releasing next month — “The Serenity of Suffering”. The response to Korn’s new music has been very positive and they seem to have better days ahead of them.
I wouldn’t count out seeing Korn and Limp Bizkit bringing this tour back across the water to the United States for both of them to promote their new albums. I hate to say it but… I told ya’ so.