KORN‘s 10th studio album, “The Path Of Totality”, arrives in stores on Tuesday (December 6) and is already one of the band’s most controversial efforts. This time, the veteran act teamed up with dubstep producers and DJs to add a whole new electronic layer to their sound.
A track-by-track breakdown of “The Path Of Totality” by KORN members Jonathan Davis, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu and James “Munky” Shaffer can be seen below (courtesy of Billboard.com).
Davis told The Pulse Of Radio that he enjoys being in a group that takes risks. “We’re one of those bands that take the chance and we really just want to put out music that we like making,” he said. “We don’t care if the people hate or if the people love it — we just want people to have open minds. I think it takes balls as a band to do something like that and to throw something out different, ’cause most bands are scared and they end up sounding the same every record.”
Among the dubstep artists who contribute to the set are 12th Planet, Kill The Noise, Noisia, Downlink, Excision and Skrillex, who is featured on first single “Narcissistic Cannibal”.
Much of the material for the album was recorded at Jonathan Davis‘ home studio, and he laid down vocals at home or in hotel rooms while on tour.
Davis said that title refers to the fact that “in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time. That’s how this album came together . . . I’m not sure it could ever happen again.”
KORN has inspired at least one act already to investigate dubstep. HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD frontman Charlie Scene told Loudwire that his band would like to work with Skrillex on some remixes. Scene explained, “We’re friends with Skrillex, who we grew up with, he was one of our first choices to do a remix. We were gonna have him remix some of our songs but his computer got stolen at the end of one of the shows so he wasn’t able to do it, it would be cool to have him.”