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Talent Wasted? David Silveria

Korn drummer David Silveria went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2006, to focus on other things in his life. His return has been debated; will he ever play drums again? The answer to that question is an unfortunate no.

Silveria was a member of Korn for thirteen years, ever since their formation in 93. He played on their seminal albums, Korn, Follow The Leader, Untouchables to name a few. 2005’s See You On The Other Side was the last album he played on.


In an interview recently James “Munky” Schaffer (guitarist) confirmed that David had sold all his drum kits and had no will to play again. “When I found out David had sold all his drums and never wants to play again – I was blown away,”

Munky continued: “He’s one of the best drummers in the world. I can’t believe he’s not coming back. I’m still in disbelief. It’s painful.”

Silveria was an important member of the band, and his drumming is so influential. Hopefully this will change in time, as his talent, his playing will be missed.

His profile has been removed from Korn’s site and myspace page; he is officially an ex-member.

However Korn have made (former Army Of Anyone drummer) Ray Luzier the full time drummer in the band. Jonathan Davis, Reginald Arvizu, James Schaffer are now the only three original members in the band.

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