Hear Korn Frontman Jonathan Davis’ New EDM Project Killbot
Debut 'Sound Surgery' will be due on October 22 via Dim Mak
Fresh off Korn’s surprising-but-totally-understandable new dubstep direction that earned them a spot in our Top 20 Metal Albums of 2011, frontman Jonathan Davis has started digging deeper into EDM’s sputtering, robo-fucked Matrix of mayhem.
He’s got a new band called Killbot: an EDM “collective” featuring Sluggo, Tyler Blue and JDevil (which is Davis’ on his DJ Peretz steez). Their debut album, Sound Surgery will be due on October 22 via the dance music bleeding-edgers Dim Mak, but SPIN has the first taste, called — wait for it — “I’ll Fuck It.” If you dug Korn’s Path of Totality and its no-bullshit mix of piston-popping wubbery and mosh-ready riffs, than this should be your jam of jams. It’s corrosive, buzzsaw effects bring dubstep’s already enveloping textures into new levels of extremity — the Tasmanian Devil scatting from Korn klassic “Twist,” sputtering textures that make Flux Pavilion sound like Belle & Sebastian, and noises that sound like sticking your head in a Tesla coil. Shut the fuck up, get up, and hear it now!