Jonathan Davis (Korn) Reveals Details For New Solo Album “Black Labyrinth”

Korn’s Jonathan Davis has officially revealed the details for his new solo album “Black Labyrinth.” The effort, which is partly inspired by the Ganzfeld experiment, will be released on May 25, via Sumerian Records. You can find a teaser along with the cover art and track listing below:

“Black Labyrinth” Track Listing:

01. “Underneath My Skin”
02. “Final Days”
03. “Everyone”
04. “Happiness”
05. “Your God”
06. “Walk On By”
07. “The Secret”
08. “Basic Needs”
09. “Medicate”
10. “Please Tell Me”
11. “What You Believe”
12. “Gender”
13. “What It Is”

Davis commented:

“There’s a level of enlightenment I want to achieve. With all of the bullshit going, everyone is stuck on their fucking cell phones. This takes us way out of that. No matter how hard you try to fight bad things in your life, life will be what it is. It’s up to you to accept that, combat it, and move forward, or it’s up to you to be in denial. Then it becomes a thorn in your side until you finally deal with it. This is it. Just deal with it.”


Skid Row Worked On New Material With Slipknot & Halestorm Members

Skid Row have been working on new material for the third installment in their “United World Rebellion” trilogy and it looks like the album will feature material the band wrote with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger. Rachel Bolan confirmed the news during the below interview with Australia’s Heavy music magazine:

Bolan said the following:

“We’ve got a lot of really cool songs, man. It’s the first time in our career we’ve written with people that weren’t… just outside guys. We worked with friends; we went to friends first. Like Corey Taylor, who’s a good friend of ours. We [went], ‘Hey, let’s get together,’ ‘All right,’ and we wrote a really cool song. And the cool part is he’s a SKID ROW fan, and we are STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT fans. And then Lzzy [Hale] and Joe [Hottinger] from HALESTORM, we sat down with them and came up with some cool stuff. After all the laughter was done, because Joe Hottinger is one of the funniest people on the face of the earth, and it’s just really hard to concentrate when that guy is making you laugh. They are really fun, and those guys, three out of the four of them live down in Nashville and we’re always at each other’s houses for holidays and stuff. We’ve all become very close. And yeah, so we did that and came up with a few good songs, and it’s opened up a lot of doors in our mind, ’cause we always were, like, ‘No. We’re writing everything. That’s it. We’re doing it all.’ And I’m, like, ‘Let’s make this super special and just go with people that are friends. We’ve got a lot of friends that are really good songwriters. Let’s do it. Wherever it ends up, let’s just do it and see what happens.’ So that’s what we did.”

Bolan went on to say they also collaborated with Marti Frederiksen, who previously worked with Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc.:

“[Marti] wrote with Damon Johnson from BROTHER CANE — ‘Got No Shame’, they wrote that song, which is one of my favorite rock songs. And we knew Marti, and we wrote some songs with him, and we respected the shit out of him.”

The upcoming album will be produced by Michael Wagener, and it is expected to be released in 2019. This will be the group’s first effort with singer ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce, etc.)

[via Blabbermouth]

Tool’s Justin Chancellor In The Studio With Death Grips

It looks like Tool’s Justin Chancellor has been working with Death Grips on their new album. The group shared the following Instagram post:

Working on the new album with Justin Chancellor

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Jonathan Davis Confirms Release Date For New Solo Album, Says Korn Covered The Charlie Daniels Band & Billy Squier For Tentative Covers Album

Jonathan Davis recently guested on 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield, and confirmed that his new solo album will be released on May 25. However, it is worth noting that the effort still doesn’t have a title. Davis has been working on it for about ten years, but a failed record deal, and more hindered its release. Bassist Miles Mosley (Kamasi Washington, etc.) helped with the writing, and Davis’ Korn bandmate Ray Luzier handled the drumming.

Davis went on to say the album was actually barley finished:

“I just finished it last night actually. I’ve still been working on it. I’ve been working on songs being mixed, so the last song I finished last night. It’s being mixed today and it’ll be done.”

A couple of songs on the effort include “Final Days“, which he says was written in the early 2000s and has a Peter Gabriel/’Blade Runner‘ vibe, and “Basic Needs” which features tablas, Indian music influences, etc.

In other news, Davis also revealed that Korn have “been talking about a cover album for years,” and that they have already covered The Charlie Daniels Band‘s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” and Billy Squier‘s “The Stroke“ for it. He also added:

“We got some good ones. We’ll probably do… We’re still picking ones—it’s been a work in progress for a long time. But whenever we get a little free time, we go ahead and do a couple songs. One day it’ll see the light of day.”

For more, check out the full chat HERE.

[via The PRP]


The Crown Stream “Cobra Speed Venom” In Full

The Crown are streaming their new album “Cobra Speed Venom” in full. That effort was officially released today (March 16).


Rivers Of Nihil Premiere “A Home” Music Video, Stream “Where Owls Know My Name” In Full

Rivers Of Nihil officially released their new album “Where Owls Know My Name” today (March 16), and with its release comes the official video for “A Home,” along with a full album stream. You can check out both below. The band said the following about the video:

“Once again we have partnered up with the legendary Dave Brodsky and the rest of the fine folks at MyGoodEye Visuals to bring you this video for ‘A Home‘ from our new record ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ out today! This video was shot in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, so going along with the song title this video feels very much at home for us. Catch us out on tour for the next five weeks across the US and Canada with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction!”


Teenage ‘Maori Thrash’ Band Alien Weaponry Premiere “Holding My Breath” Video

Teenage “Maori thrash” band Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for their new song “Holding My Breath.“ This track is from their debut album “Tū,” which will be released on June 1, via Napalm Records. Frontman Lewis de Jong commented:

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone. I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

“Tū” Track Listing:

02. “Rū Ana Te Whenua”
03. “Holding My Breath””
04. “Raupatu”
05. “Kai Tangata”
06. “Rage (It Takes Over Again)”
07. “Whispers”
08. “PC Bro”
09. “Urutaa”
10. “Nobody Here”
11. “Te Ara”

[via Revolver]