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Singer also says that the president has made America 'the worst it's ever been'

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has hit out at Barack Obama and the effect he has had on America, saying he feels like the president is ”an Illuminati puppet” and that he has “dragged the country down to the worst it’s ever been”.

Korn released their new ‘dubstep’ album ‘The Path Of Totality’ on Monday (December 5). The album, which is the band’s 10th, is comprised entirely of songs made with dubstep producers and features a track entitled ‘Illuminati’.

Davis spoke about the lyrics for the track, which deals with the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is controlled by a secret society and said that he believes that the White House is now “a house of shame”.

Speaking to Billboard about the track, Davis said: “I feel like Obama’s an Illuminati puppet. He’s basically dragged this country down into the worst it’s ever been. Like I say about the White House, ‘You’ve built this house of shame’. Everybody looked up at the White House and America and now I think it’s like a house of shame. I miss the old days when people were proud to be American.”

Davis went on to say he has studied the ‘Illuminati’, which is a much-discussed secret society, and says he believes that the theory that the world will be ruled by “one world government” has a lot of truth to it.

The singer also said that he and his band felt inspired to make ‘The Path Of Totality’ as they believe that the world of rock music is “really stale” at the moment.

Asked about the decision to include ‘dubstep’ on their new album, Davis said that the band had felt compelled to “push the envelope” with their music.

He said: “I feel that the rock world is really stale and all the new stuff that’s been coming out of that has been pretty lame. The basis of our band has always been about experimenting and pushing the envelope. We didn’t expect it to turn into a record. We were just trying something new out, see what happened.”

To read a feature about Korn‘s ‘The Path Of Totality’, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.

You can watch a video of the band performing their new song ‘Kill Mercy Within’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.