In the middle of 94, Korn began recording their debut album with Ross Robinson. On October later that year, Korn released a self–titled album through Immortal/Epic, which eventually peaked at number 72 on the Billboard 200 in 95, as well as peaking at number 1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. The album received positive reviews by critics, and it is said to have established a "new wave" of metal. As well as sparking the nu metal genre, the album also started record producer Ross Robinson's music career. It also influenced other bands, like Slipknot, Coal Chamber, and Limp Bizkit.
After Korn finished recording the album, they began touring with House of Pain and Biohazard. Their record company gave them enough money for their own tour bus. Korn's first gig was in Atlanta. About half way through the tour, the tour bus that their record company gave them stopped working, and Korn had to find a new one. Their first tour was not very successful in promoting the album. So Korn started the "Sick of It All Tour" in January of 1995. Aside from touring, Korn released four singles. "Blind" was released on August 1994, and "Shoots and Ladders" was released on Halloween 1995. The latter received a Grammy nomination in 1997 for Best Metal Performance."Need To" was also released in 1995. The fourth and final single, "Clown", was released in February 1996.
"Blind" was the only single to chart, so here it is! In my opinion, it is still their best album to date.