Korn’s drummer says new album ‘The Nothing’ is “mentally exhausting”

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Korn's new album The Nothing is the first from the band since the tragic 2018 death of Jonathan Davis' estranged wife Deven. That's why, according to the band's drummer, it's so difficult to listen to.

In an interview with the podcast Empower Humans, drummer Ray Luzier explains that when Korn reconvened in the studio after Davis' solo tour, "A lot of this just had to come out."

"It's definitely a darker record," he adds. "If you listen to that thing from front to bottom...I had to stop listening to it because it's so mentally exhausting, in a great way. It just takes you on a journey."

"By the last note of his breath that you hear on the record, it's, like, 'Okay, that was heavy,'" he laughs. "I think everyone's going to feel that. There's no faking the emotion that's on this record. We trapped it for sure."

After a summer tour with Alice in Chains, Korn's next performance is the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA on October 13. After that, the nu metallers don't have another date scheduled until a trip to Germany in June 2020.

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