The second in a series of clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of KORN frontman Jonathan Davis‘s solo album, “Black Labyrinth”, can be seen below.
Davis told Express & Star that he worked on “Black Labyrinth” for a long time before it finally saw the light of day. “I’ve been waiting 11 years for this to come out,” he said. “It’s really good to finish something which I started so long ago. It’s something I’m really proud of. I’ve been very patient with it. It’s been sat on my laptop for many years, so it feels really good to be able to finally release it, to talk about it and play it live.
“I’ve got so much music in my vault, but this was the first thing I started, though I do have other things in the pipeline.
“I wrote ‘Black Labyrinth’ while travelling all over the world. I’ve finally found a label and had some time off to do it.
“People who have heard the album love it.
“There are two tracks on the album, ‘Walk On By’ and the bonus track, which were written in 2010 and recorded in January this year. But most of them were done years ago. I’ve re-done some of the vocals and updated a few bits.
“I had to go through and take out the very best of the tracks. I wanted to use only the best of the best. It was hard to choose, but I’ll probably put some more out.
“I can’t do things I’ve done before. I always want to push myself and I want to do fun shit. It’s for the art, not the money.”
During his current solo tour, Davis is taking a number of his fans through a sensory deprivation experiment employed to test ESP abilities, known as the Ganzfeld Experiment. The singer recently spoke about the experiment with Ticketmaster UK, saying: “That’s something that’s been going on for a long time. If you deprive yourself of visual and audible stimulus, you’ll start to hallucinate. You cut a ping-pong ball in half and put these white globes over your eyes, and you listen to white noise, after twenty minutes you start to hallucinate. Every experience is different, but the brain can’t handle not hearing or seeing anything.”
Davis added: “I’m doing these pop-up things where I grab a couple of kids and pull them through the experience. It’s just the whole thing; it’s meant to be entertaining and not to be taken overly seriously. But it’s a really dope concept. I wanted something different, and to be more immersive. I think I’ve pretty much pulled that off now.”
Davis is touring Europe in support of his new disc.
KORN will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its classic third album, “Follow The Leader”, with three shows this fall in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.