Drummer David Silveria, who left KORN in late 2006, says that he would be willing to mend fences with his former bandmates. “Yeah, I would have no problem with it any way whatsoever,” he said during an appearance on the latest episode of the “Appetite For Distortion” podcast (hear audio below). “I have no problem with anybody whatsoever. I just think at some point our comminications broke down so bad that our managers were calling other bandmembers, saying, ‘Okay, we talked to Jon [singer Jonathan Davis] about this or that. He wants to do this or that.’ And I’m thinking, ‘Why isn’t Jon talking to us? Why is it happening like this?’ And it just got worse and worse, to the point where we weren’t even talking at all — nobody was even talking. It was so weird. I don’t even know why the hell it ever got like that. It was so many years ago, I couldn’t even imagine, at my age, ever having a relationship break down that bad and not just go up and say, ‘Hey, we’ve gotta work this shit out. This is ridiculous.'”
Asked why he couldn’t rekindle his relationship with his former bandmates, even if it’s just on a friendship level, David said: “I really don’t know why. I guess you have to ask those guys.”
Silveria, who drummed on all of KORN‘s recordings through 2005’s “See You On The Other Side” album, recently told “The Ex-Man” podcast that his relationship with his bandmates started deteriorating around the time he suffered a serious back injury in the mid-2000s, which left him with debilitating pain that eventually led to his exit from the KORN.
Silveria originally sued KORN in February 2015, insisting that his exit from the group was merely a hiatus and that he was rebuffed when he tried to return to the band in 2013. David said he still had ownership interest in KORN and asked a judge to force the band to reveal how much money they’ve made since he left so that he can get his rightful share. KORN countersued and the two sides reached an agreement in 2016 that called for Silveria to give up his rights to KORN royalties going forward in exchange for a lump sum.
When Silveria sued KORN, he was said to be especially upset over the fact that the band welcomed back guitarist Brian “Head” Welch six years ago but wouldn’t do the same for him. Welch left the group in 2005 and continued as a solo artist before rejoining in 2013.
Silveria recently launched a new band called BIAS. He is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen.