Jonathan Davis Keeps It Real- Says This Korn Album “Failed Miserably”

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Jonathan Davis of Korn got a bit introspective during a new interview with Music Feeds.

When asked what albums in their catalogue didn’t get met with the best receptions, Jonathan had this to say:

“I think Korn III. That was hard because we were trying to recapture something and it was way in the past and we failed miserably. I mean, I like the record, but it wasn’t fun to make because Ross (Robinson) was doing his methods and he really turned them on really hard. And it was just a fucked up, weird time in the band when we did that.” found a previous interview with Jonathan and The Pulse Of Radio that gives some helpful additional context to the above statement:

“Seemed like he (producer Ross Robinson) was on a mission to take us back to ’94, ’95. It wasn’t a pleasant experience for me. Not that it was Ross’s fault, ’cause I love him to death, but I think it was kind of forced.

It just proved to us when we did that record that we need to experiment and keep doing what we’re doing. We’re not scared to try new things and different things.”


So first off, big props to Jonathan for being open and honest with his thoughts. It’s cool to see someone as big as him not have a fragile ego and speak so freely about times in the band’s career that weren’t necessarily a home run.

More importantly, though, Korn has new music coming – Korn’s Reqiuem drops this week – February 4th, 2022, and is available for preorder. Check out the tracklisting below, and listen to their new single “Lost in the Grandeur” that just dropped today.

1. Forgotten
2. Let the Dark Do the Rest
3. Start The Healing
4. Lost in the Grandeur
5. Disconnect
6. Hopeless and Beaten
7. Penance to Sorrow
8. My Confession
9. Worst Is On Its Way

Catch Korn live at one of the following dates:

2/4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium^
2/5 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium^
3/4 – Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena*
3/5 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center*
3/7 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
3/8 – Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center*
3/10 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ University of Tennessee – Thompson-Boling Arena*
3/11 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
3/13 – Huntington, W.V. @ Mountain Health Arena*
3/15 – Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center*
3/16 – Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin Donuts Center*
3/19 – Manchester, N.H. @ SNHU Arena*
3/20 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center*
3/22 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Blue Cross Arena*
3/23 – Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center*
3/25 – Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center*
3/26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center*
3/28 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena*
3/29 – Madison, Wis. @ The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center*
3/31 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Paycom Center*
4/1 – Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena*

^ = w/ System of a Down, Helmet, Russian Circles
* = w/ Chevelle and Code Orange


Words By: The Pit Staff