Korn Drummer on ‘The Nothing’: ‘It’s Definitely a Darker Record’

2019-10-02

Korn’s Jonathan Davis – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

Korn’s latest album, “The Nothing,” was written during a difficult time for Jonathan Davis and the guys of Korn

Korn recently released their new studio album, “The Nothing,” and the album is the first from the group since frontman Jonathan Davis experienced the fragility of losing his estranged wife, Deven, last year. Given the emotional nature of that period of time, drummer Ray Luzier says it’s sometimes difficult to listen back to “The Nothing” and remember what Davis was dealing with during the recording process.

Speaking with the podcast Empower Humans, Luzier said that when the guys of Korn got back together to start writing and recording “The Nothing” following Davis’ solo album and tour, “A lot of this just had to come out.”

“It’s definitely a darker record,” he said. “If you listen to that thing from front to bottom…I had to stop listening to it because it’s so mentally exhausting, in a great way. It just takes you on a journey.”

“By the last note of his breath that you hear on the record, it’s, like, ‘Okay, that was heavy,'” he added, laughing. “I think everyone’s going to feel that. There’s no faking the emotion that’s on this record. We trapped it for sure.”

Korn spent much of the past summer on the road with Alice in Chains. That tour recently wrapped up, and next on the agenda, Korn will perform at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 13. They take a break after that show, and thus far, their next round of tour dates are set for Germany in June 2020.

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