Korn frontman Jonathan Davis sat for a remarkable interview with MTV.com recently, during which he discusses the group's approach to its current tour, the arduous creative process behind the band's upcoming album The Path of Totality, and much more.
Says Davis about the live set, "We start out with rarities that we never really play live for the old-school Korn fans. They lose their shit when they hear that. And then we go into our dub set for five songs off the new album. Then we do a set of our hits. The crowd seems to like it. You can tell they were nervous because they think they’re not supposed to like it because it’s electronic. But then, during the show, they like it. They don’t really understand dubstep but then they relate to it because it’s heavy and dark but not techno. They're like, 'This isn't gay techno music. This is something different.' That was someone’s exact words. So, we’re bringing something new to them with this."
Regarding the production of The Path of Totality, which will be in stores December 6, he says, "The only goal was to keep the integrity of the dubstep and drum-n-bass producers and also keep the integrity of what we do. To find a balance that was still true to both of us and actually worked. 'Cause it could have been bad. Really, really bad...It was the hardest album I ever did. We were working eighteen hours a day on these things. It was our trailblazing again. Like Follow the Leader all over again."
There's a lot more to the interview, including some really surprising stuff we don't want to spoil, so...go check out the whole thing.
Korn is presently on the road preparing fans for The Path of Totality; visit our tour page to find a show near you. You can pre-order the album on iTunes right now.