Last April, Korn announced plans to release a new EP this Summer that would tentatively feature “Get Up,” their collaboration with DJ Skrillex. The project reportedly included collaborations with several other producers for the heavily dubstep-influenced material, and was set to be released, well, today. But according to The Pulse Of Radio, frontman Jonathan Davis revealed that the band are opting to release a full album instead.
While it’s not known when the full album will be released and whether the entire album will include dubstep elements, Jonathan Davis did confirm it will be “experimental.” Davis told The Pulse Of Radio the following:
“I thought it would be fun to experiment again and see what we come up with, and maybe come up with something like this that we’re really, really excited about.
We like to experiment and try things and we’re not gonna put out something that we don’t all like. So I think me and [Munky, guitar] and [Fieldy, bass] and Ray [Luzier, drums] are really, really excited about this.”
When talking to NME this past weekend at the Download Festival, bassist Fieldy confirmed that the album is nearly finished, saying:
“We’ve collaborated with six, maybe seven dubstep producers on the new record. I’ve done my parts, I think Jonathan [Davis, singer] has a couple of vocal takes still to do, but it’s almost done.”
Fieldy also admitted that it was Davis who got the band hooked into dubstep, and that it “was important to stay current and keep on top of what’s going on.” In other words, if you weren’t a fan of the band’s collaboration with Skrillex, then you probably won’t be looking forward to this album.
Korn’s collaboration with Skrillex, “Get Up,” is still streaming over at Spin Magazine’s website. You can also see Korn performing the song live this past weekend at the UK Download Festival up top.