Korn frontman Davis says he can’t win with some of his band’s followers and knows they won’t like dubstep album
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis believes many of his fans are stuck in the 90s. But he says he’s excited that some of them will hate his new record.
The band have embraced the dubstep movement in upcoming album The Path of Totality, and Davis is prepared for a backlash from his followers.
He tells Kerrang: “People are going to be pissed about this record. That’s made me even more excited about it.
“I don’t give a flying fuck what people think. We can’t win with Korn fans – some are so stuck in 1994.”
Davis even hopes the band’s new sound might distance them from the nu-metal label. “Everybody calls us the godfathers of nu-metal and I’m fucking tired of that. We don’t want to join the nostalgia circuit.”
Instead, he hopes the label “future metal” will catch on.
Meanwhile, former Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch says he’s a big fan of the outfit’s new sound.
He tells Loudwire: “They’re always doing something different. It’s like one album’s crazy heavy and then they go to dubstep. I don’t know what they’re going to do next.
“I think it’s cool they keep people guessing.”