Korn's first album arrived in 1994, but what other big things were going on in the world at that time?

As Korn prepare to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut with a massive stadium show, we decided to take a trip down memory lane to a world that looked significantly different than it does now.

What was going on in the world when Korn's debut album arrived? Grunge had hit its tipping point with the death of Kurt Cobain, the box office was booming with iconic films such as Forrest Gump and The Lion King and the world was glued to the TV watching the plight of football star O.J. Simpson.

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What else was happening around the time of Korn's debut? Let's take you back to 1994 to see where the world was at when nu-metal was essentially birthed.

Biggest Things That Happened the Year Korn's First Album Came Out

1994 was a very eventful year, with Korn's introduction of nu-metal among the biggest events.

Gallery Credit: Chad Childers, Loudwire

Rock + Metal Artists Who Put Out New Albums in 1994 + 2024

These rock and metal bands put albums out in 1994, and are putting new albums out again in 2024.

Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner

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