Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Davis’

Motionless In White have debuted a new video for the track “LOUD (Fuck It)” from their upcoming album Graveyard Shift. The new album is scheduled for release May 5, 2017 on Roadrunner Records. Check out the video inside and when you’re done pre-order Graveyard Shift on the band’s wbesite HERE. (more…)

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Review by Jeff Maki
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My, how time flies. Twenty years of Korn? Technically, the anniversary of Korn’s seminal, genre-altering debut album was in 2014, but the band extended its tour into 2015, in which it is playing the album from start to finish. Yep, from “Blind,” all the way to the rarely before performed “Daddy.” One week into the tour, Korn played the Fillmore Silver Spring, with deathcore metallers, Suicide Silence and rap-metal up-and-comers Islander in support.

I’ve been a fan since the debut and was a self-proclaimed “Korn-kid” back in the day. I’ve seen, heard and done it all when it comes to this band—it’s been much documented on this site (read here). But this one was extra special, in that many of these songs I either had never heard live before, or you would have to go back to 1994-’95, when I saw the band play smaller clubs in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area, when I was thumping around in my late teens. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

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Jonathan Davis of Korn live at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD.

To celebrate more than twenty years of Korn, the band will perform its self-titled debut album in its entirety (and more) in intimate U.S. venues this October. Support on the trek will come from Suicide Silence and Islander. View tour dates inside.  (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

A lineup including some of the biggest names in rock has been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, May 2 and 3, at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway just outside Charlotte, N.C.

The Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival will feature performances from Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Rise Against, Sammy Hagar & The Circle (Michael Anthony, Jason Bonhamand Vic Johnson), Breaking Benjamin, Bush and many more top rock bands. (See below for daily band lineup.)

“We are very excited to be headlining Rebellion this year!” said Corey Taylor of Slipknot. “We’re honored to be playing in the company of Cheap Trick, one of my all-time favorites, as well as playing with such good friends like Korn, Halestorm and Slayer!”  (more…)

LIVE PHOTOS: Slipknot, Korn, KING 810

Review by Greg Maki

It was billed as the “Prepare for Hell Tour,” and there was no more appropriate place to start the journey than Murdertown, aka Flint, Michigan, via that nightmare of a city’s native sons, KING 810. Led by volatile frontman David Gunn, whose fury was never more than barely contained, the quartet brought the spirit of its hometown—that unflinching, survival-of-the-fittest mentality necessary for survival on its streets—to the thousands of early arriving fans in Baltimore. (more…)

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Korn performing during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, August 3, 2014 – Bristow, Va. Photo courtesy of Korn.com

By Jeff Maki
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Twenty years ago, I bought a CD solely based on liking the album cover art—a shadow of an intimidating figure with a hook hand stalking a little girl on a playground swing—and the music contained inside went on to impact the next several years of my life. So when vocalist Jonathan Davis introduced the band’s closing song, “Blind” on this date of the 2014 Mayhem Festival, he led into it by shouting,  “This is the motherfuckin’ one that started it all!” Why yes, it was. It was the first Korn song many fans ever heard, and now in 2014, we’ve come full circle. Read the full live recap inside. (more…)

Korn-debutSo I decided to spin Korn’s debut album a few weeks ago on a road trip. Why? I’m not entirely sure. As a diehard fan back in the day, I had heard this album, and my friends and I recited the lyrics hundreds upon hundreds of times. I can play the entire album out through my head without even hitting play. It’s a CD I see every day, as I have a copy autographed by all five original band members on my shelf display.

After some thought, I realized why I pulled it out again. For my own curiosity, I wanted to revisit Korn, not to have something to write about, or for nostalgia. I wanted to hear how the music, and the 12 songs that make up the album—from “Blind” to “Daddy”— sound today, 20 years later. After two decades of trends, genres and sub-genres and the enormous wealth of music I have taken in over that time while growing up into an adult, I wanted to know what the original appeal was, what made me become obsessed with Korn and if I still could get enjoyment from spinning this record. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2013. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)