The tour grossed over 6. Archived from the original on November 29, 2005. Robinson did however work with singer as a vocal coach for the album. In fall of 1998, Korn started the. The album was also promoted through 's Concrete Corner program with Jim Rose of as the pitchman. The reason they exposed themselves making the album was because they wanted to let their fans see what they were doing in the studio and behind the scenes. The album is considered to be nu metal, but also spans other genres such as and.
The music ends on track 13, ending the album with 12 hidden tracks consisting of five seconds of silence each, totaling 60 seconds of silence. The promoted the album, along with its five singles. Korn toured with the band , as well as , , , and. This was their first album not produced by. Later editions move the silent tracks before the music. The cover art depicts a child off a cliff and a gathering of kids waiting to follow, a concept that begun with bassist and sketched by a friend of Jonathan Davis before being submitted to McFarlane.
Even though Korn was impressed by the work had done on their previous albums, they decided to work with Steve Thompson and Toby Wright. In a 2013 interview, the band revealed that they partied heavily during the production of Follow the Leader, with massive amounts of alcohol, drugs, and women in the studio. The album generally received positive reviews by critics and sold around 14 million copies worldwide. His last wish was to meet the members of Korn. The tour started on September 22, 1998, ending on October 31, 1998.
Follow the Leader also received a gold certification in the Netherlands. Instead, it was produced by and. Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. They're the most beautiful thing in the world, but when you see it in our artwork, the way we've placed it, it's just kinda fuckin' weird. Follow the Leader peaked at number five in the United Kingdom.
Follow the Leader was released August 18, 1998, and was awarded multi-platinum certification for shipments in excess of five million copies, by the on March 15, 2002. She said this after giving a student a one-day suspension for wearing a shirt with Korn on it. However, unlike all their other tours, they opted not to play in Europe for this cycle. Korn maintained a generally low ticket price, usually no more than thirty dollars. In interviews Jon Davis also mentioned he was very superstitious and did not want to end an album on track 13. The album received a 5× platinum certification in the United States, as well as a triple platinum in Australia and Canada. The album features 25 tracks, 12 of which last five seconds of silence, making the first 1 minute of the album all silent.
The Charlotte Observer said the album was dark, but humble. . All guest appearances feature an extra writing credit by the guest. . .
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