Korn: 'We were dubstep before there was dubstep'

Jonathan Davis also hits out at 'old-school metalheads' for not accepting his band's new direction

Korn: 'We were dubstep before there was dubstep'

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Korn's Jonathan Davis has said that he believes his band were "dubstep before there was dubstep".

The band release their new album 'The Path Of Totality' on December 5, with the album comprised entirely of songs made with dubstep producers, with DJ Skrillex featuring on three tracks including lead-off single 'Get Up', Noisia appearing on three tracks, Downlink appearing on four and Excision appearing on two.

Speaking to Billboard about the band's incorporation of dubstep, Davis said that he believed the band were doing something similar in their early days as a band.

He said: "We were dubstep before there was dubstep. Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to bring out 120 subwoofers and line them across the whole front of the stage, 60 subs per side. We were all about the bass."

The singer also praised the younger fans of his band for embracing their new sound, but hit out at "old-school metalheads" who were being dismissive of it.

He added: "These kids are onto something completely innovative and new. It's pure and awesome and underground and heavy and different, not like stale-ass metal and rock'n'roll. I love them all, but the old-school metalheads are not open to change."

The frontman added that he felt a sense of pride that his band was bringing together dance and metal music and said he believes they've "opened up a new style".

He added: "It's really cool to see glow sticks at the show, to see dance music culture infiltrating and becoming one with the metal community. At the last show, there was one mosh pit where they were moshing, and another with kids doing glow stick tricks. They were taking turns and shit. I think we've opened up a new style that both sides are happy with."

You can watch the video for Korn's new single 'Narcissistic Cannibal' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

For a track by track guide to Korn's 'The Path Of Totality', visit NME.COM/blogs.

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