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JDEVIL JOINS ROB ZOMBIE AND MARILYN MANSON ON “TWINS OF EVIL” TOUR LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 28 RELEASING DEBUT EP ON DIM MAK

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by Randy

JDEVIL, the nefarious DJ alter ego of legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, has joined forces with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on their co-headlining “Twins of Evil” U.S. tour launching September 28.  JDEVIL will perform DJ sets packed with his brand of chaotic electro-metal. This news comes on the heels of JDEVIL’s recent signing with cutting-edge label Dim Mak for the release of his debut EP (details TBA).

“I like to think of JDEVIL as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” says Davis. ”To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a f**king sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”

On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tourMondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top producers/DJs, will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe) featuring JDEVIL’s remix of White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ‘65” (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix). It is available now on iTuneshttp://bit.ly/MqcA3u.

DJing since Davis was 16 years old (years before he was to ever become one of the most notorious faces in rock),JDEVIL has created a sound that is a natural progression from KORN’s tenth offering, 2011’s The Path of Totality. The album saw the band collaborate with dubstep pioneers Skrillex, 12th Planet, Datsik, Excision, Downlink, Kill the Noise, Noisia and Feed Me. It yielded two hit singles with Skrillex“Get Up!” and “Narcissistic Cannibal,” along with Kill the Noise on the latter, and was met with critical and fan adoration.   In the meantime, he unleashed his first formal remix, a gut wrenchingly catchy take on Hollywood Undead’s “Hear Me Now,” released as part of American Tragedy Redux.

JDEVIL is another side of the enigmatic singer who thrives on chaos and contradictions. He may reside in the darkest corners of Davis’ psyche, but he’s always ready to party.  He may be spinning dance music on stage, but he lets out catastrophic screams at all the right moments. He may have black eyes and teeth, but he’s as close to Davis heart as it gets. His DJ sets opens up the door to the ultimate celebration inside of the inferno. Are you ready?

Catch JDEVIL on tour:

DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 9/28 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion – Desert Uprising Festival
Mon 10/1 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Tue 10/2 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
Thu 10/4 Topeka, KS Topeka Expo
Mon 10/8 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center
Tue 10/9 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center
Thu 10/11 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Fri 10/12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Sat 10/13 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
Mon 10/15 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
Tue 10/16 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Wed 10/17 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Fri 10/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 10/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Sun 10/21 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 10/23 Glen Falls, NY Glen Falls Civic Center
Thu 10/25 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheater at Lakewood
Tue 10/30 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Wed 10/31 Dallas, TX TBD

 

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KORN JOINED BY VERY SPECIAL GUEST KILL THE NOISE PAIR UP FOR THE NATIONAL TV DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF “NARCISSISTIC CANNIBAL” ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE TODAY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Randy

As they gear up for the second leg of the Path of Totality Tour launching February 23 in Detroit, KORN will appear on ABC-TV’s “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” today, Thursday, February 2.  The band–Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]—along with very special guest Kill the Noise, will perform their Top Five active rock single “Narcissistic Cannibal” on the show’s outdoor stage.  This will mark the national TV live debut of the song. Meanwhile, on the touring front, Kill the Noise will provide support on various KORN tour dates (see below).

“Narcissistic Cannibal,” produced by Skrillex and Kill The Noise, is off KORN’s current release THE PATH OF TOTALITY (Roadrunner), another experimental chapter in their rich canon and history. The album finds the groundbreaking, influential and multi-platinum band shifting gears, taking a bit of a creative left turn (something they’ve been known to do throughout the course of their two-decade career) and exploring thrilling new territory with some of the hottest emerging producers and talent in the burgeoning electronic scene. It debuted Top 10 on the Billboard charts and was met with critical applause thanks to the band’s ability to remain fresh and relevant while collaborating with electronic producers Skrillex, 12th Planet, Kill the Noise, Excision, Flinch, Noisia, Datsik, Downlink, Feed Me and more.

KORN were recently profiled in the New York Times‘ Sunday section, celebrated for their ability to embrace dubstep. THE PATH OF TOTALITY has garnered praise and buzz, while being featured in NME, SPIN, Electronic Musician and Revolver, where it was named “Album Of The Year,” as well as on tastemaker sites such as RollingStone.com and Hype Machine.  Daniel Kohn of the LA WEEKLY raved about KORN’s recent record release event—which took place in December 2011 at the world-famous Palladium in Hollywood, CA, and featured the band alongside many of the producers on the album—calling it as “unique a show as I’ve ever seen.”

Catch KORN on the second leg of the PATH OF TOTALITY tour and other dates:

DATE   CITY VENUE
Thu 2/23 Detroit, MI The Fillmore*
Fri 2/24 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
Sat 2/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Mon 2/27 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium*
Tue 2/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex*
Thu 3/1 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Fri 3/2 Las Vegas, NV Pearl at Palms Hotel & Casino
Sat 3/3 San Bernardino, CA Smokeout Festival @ NOS Events Center
Sun 3/4 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater

*Kill The Noise Supports

Tickets are available now at www.KORN.com.

 

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KORN TO RELEASE GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM THE PATH OF TOTALITY ON DECEMBER 6

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Randy

ALBUM AND BALLROOM TOUR TO FEATURE UNIQUE MIX OF ROCK AND DUBSTEP

(New York, NY): Korn announced today that they will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 6. But this is unlike any Korn record.  It’s even unlike any record released before.

The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should hardly come as a shock to the band’s diehard fans, as Korn exploded onto the scene in the’90s and established themselves as hard rock game changers from that point on.

For The Path of Totality, the band collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn.  Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.

“The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis explained. “That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again.”

The band’s recent (and much lauded) collaboration with dubstep’s hottest producer, Skrillex, titled “Get Up!,” was the surprise rock hit of the summer, the buzz of which started in Coachella’s dance tent in April 2011, when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show stealing unannounced performance of the song.

That performance generated the start of a deafening buzz. The track  has sold over 150,000 downloads, while the lyric video has generated nearly two million views and counting. The song was a top 10 rock radio hit.

Added James “Munky” Shaffer: “Get Up” started as a bit of an experiment, but we had such an amazing response from our fans and had such a great time collaborating that a full album of tracks came together in a couple of months. We couldn’t wait to get to the studio every day to finish the next song.”

Some of the song titles from The Path of Totality are: “Narcissistic Cannibal,” “Burn the Obedient,” “Illuminati,” “Kill Mercy Within” and “Chaos Lives In Everything.”

The album will be released in two configurations: as a standard 11-song CD and a special edition CD that will include bonus tracks as well as a DVD of The Encounter, a full-length video concert of Korn’s mind-blowing, once-in-a-lifetime performance in the middle of a 900-foot long crop circle in a wheat field in Bakersfield.  The complete concert, previously seen last year on TV and online in an abbreviated form, will be offered in its entirety to those who purchase the deluxe version.

Additionally, today Korn announced that the first leg of their “Path of Totality (P.O.T.)” tour will play key ballrooms and feature  dubstep DJ’s Datsik and Downlink, as well as young upstart Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D.  Expect a groundbreaking experience unlike any other Korn tour.

Tickets to some of the shows go on sale this weekend to the general public, but pre-sale and brand new VIP packages are available starting Wednesday at noon ET exclusively at korn.com.

Nov. 3 Boston

Nov. 4 New York City

Nov. 5 Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 6  Huntington, NY

Nov. 9 Miami FL

Nov.10 Orland, FL

Nov. 11 Tampa, FL

Nov. 12 Atlanta, GA
Nov. 16 Tulsa, OKA

Nov. 18 San Antonio,  TX

Nov. 19 Houston, TX

Nov. 20 Dallas, TX

*More dates and specific venue information to be announced shortly

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