Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has spoken about his electronic sideproject J Devil and has said he believes that “dubstep is the new electronic heavy metal”.
Davis and his bandmates released their 10th studio album ‘The Path Of Totality’ in December last year, an LP which saw them working with the likes of Skrillex and Noisia to add dubstep to their classic nu-metal sound and the singer has now said he believes that this is the future of heavy metal.
Speaking about this and the explosion of dubstep in North America in general, Davis told Spinner: “North American dubstep is the new electronic heavy metal. It’s the filthier, the better in that world, and with heavy metal, it’s the heavier the better, so it’s kind of the same thing.”
Davis also spoke about how he much he enjoys winding up the crowds he plays to as J Devil, adding: “I make people drop their jaws because I’m just up there telling them to go fuck themselves. No one’s ever done that at an EDM show and crowds are loving it. It’s not like I’m offending anyone – people are like ‘Yeah, fuck you too!'”
The singer also gave his views on the disintegration of record labels, saying he believed they were now redundant in the age of the internet.
He said of this: “We don’t need labels anymore. When the machine worked in the early days of Korn with Epic, that shit was amazing. We had MTV, we had video stations and labels that cared and put the work in, but now it’s so diluted and fucked up. We’re going underground again. Commercialised music is just commercialised bullshit. Do we really need labels anymore with the way things went with the internet? I don’t think so.”