KORN frontman Jonathan Davis was interviewed on today's edition of "The Morning After" show, which airs on the Boise, Idaho radio station KQXR 100.3 The X Rocks. During the nine-minute chat, which can be heard using the audio player below, Davis confirmed that KORN has signed a deal with Roadrunner Records and explained the band's decision to work with another record label after contemplating going the independent route for its next album.
"We're going to go to Roadrunner," Davis said. "[It's] real exciting for us, too, because they're one of the last record companies to let you do what you want to do and, um, all the great bands around are on that label and everything seems to just work out right and it seems like a good home for us right now."
The news of KORN's new deal with Roadrunner was first revealed by guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer during an online chat with fans on Tuesday night (March 23).
KORN's ninth studio album, tentatively titled "Korn III - Remember Who You Are", is due this summer. The CD marks the return of producer Ross Robinson, who worked with KORN on the band's first two releases, "Korn" and "Life is Peachy". Davis has said that the new material matches the pure raw emotion of KORN's early releases while the current touring band has never been tighter.
"We experimented with a lot of cool stuff on our last two records [2005's 'See You On The Other Side' and 2007's untitled effort], but we didn't want to do another record like that," Davis explained to Revolver magazine. "So we said, 'Let's strip it back again. Let's do this as a four-piece and make it real raw like the old stuff."
KORN's forthcoming effort was tracked last October at the band's studio. "We recorded everything on tape, just like we did in the old days," said Davis. "And we didn't stack four or five vocal parts like I usually do. I'm singing one part for every song, which was scary. It's just me and the microphone, and you can really hear the emotion."
KORN will top the bill on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 10 in San Bernardino, California.