KORN Frontman Explains 'The Nothing' Album Title

July 3, 2019

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has explained the title of the band's upcoming 13th studio album, "The Nothing".

Due on September 13, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is a sonic reaction to the darkness in the singer's life over the past year.

"I was struggling with the thing that's chasing me — that's always fucking with me," he told Kerrang! magazine. "I tried to give it a name and it just fit. I know it's from 'The NeverEnding Story' — The Nothing was coming to destroy the fairytale land with Atreyu. I love that movie, but it was somewhere in between.

Davis, whose estranged wife Deven died last August, continued: "The Nothing's not necessarily evil evil — it's a mixture, and I'm all about balance. In my house, I've got crosses of Jesus everywhere and [deity] Baphomets everywhere — I'm in the middle; I'm Switzerland.

"I always thought there are two things I know for sure in the universe — there's a positive and a negative. I tend to be intrigued more by the dark side — I've collected a lot of dark things, seen some crazy shit — but when all that shit went down with Deven and my son, it seemed like the powers that be were keeping me from making the record.

"I sound crazy when I talk about it, but one thing after another would happen — my mics would break, stuff at the studio would break, things would happen at home… Whatever it was, it was keeping me from doing what I was doing. It's always been the case with me."

Davis told Kerrang! that "The Nothing" is "a record I'm really, really, really proud of. I worked really hard on it. The rest of the members worked hard and really did a great job. It's a very dark record."

KORN and ALICE IN CHAINS will embark on a co-headlining amphitheater tour across North America this summer, starting on July 18 in Del Valle, Texas and hitting nearly 30 cities before wrapping on September 4 in Mountain View, California.

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