Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis for the "Metal Hammer" radio show on TeamRock Radio. Davis talked about KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch coming back into the band and their first gig together; Jonathan's Xanax addiction and his subsequent detox; getting sober; how he DJ'd in disguise as JDevil; and his family's worry that their baby could lose his feet through diabetes. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
KORN's 11th album, "The Paradign Shift", is due out on October 8. With a single, "Never Never", released earlier this month, Davis told The Pulse Of Radio what the experience was like having Welch back in the studio, making this record extra special.
"'Untouchables' used to be my favorite, but this one's mine now," he said. "You know, it's just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys. And having Head back bringing, you know, that old chemistry back with him with Munky on the rock side and I was on the electronic side. It was good having the compromise on both sides. It was just good for the creative process, I think."
The deluxe version of "The Paradigm Shift" will contain two bonus tracks and a 60-minute documentary chronicling Head's return to the band produced by the band's behind-the-scenes "filmographer," Sebastien Paquet.
In 2014, KORN will celebrate its 20th anniversary as recording artists.
Davis also revealed that he is doing just fine after discontinuing the use of anti-anxiety medicine he had been taking for many years.