Korn: ‘We’re the black sheep of the metal community’

Jonathan Davis also reveals he misses "snorting coke and fucking bitches"

Korn singer Jonathan Davis has said that he believes his band are used to be being treated with derision as they “have always been the black sheep of the metal community”.

The band release 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, 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 Kerrang! about the reaction to ‘The Path Of Totality’, Davis said: “I always felt Korn was the black sheep of the metal community because we didn’t fit in anywhere. When I did the first record I was inventing a new genre of music then. It’s the same shit now. I haven’t been this excited in years.”

The frontman went on to add that he felt the band could only stick to their regular formula of songwriting for so long without becoming stale. He said of this: “I’m an artist. I’ve been in this game for so long that I’m in it to be challenged and inspired. I’m in it to make art and I want to make different art”.

The singer also spoke about how much he missed his band’s early days and the partying that went with it.

Asked about what was different in his life now compared to at the start, Davis replied: “Do I miss those old days? Oh yeah, man. I want to get fucked up. I want to snort coke and fuck bitches and do everything. But I can’t now, I’ve got a family and those drugs would kill me”.

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.