Jonathan Davis on BREAL.TV with Shaun Vizzy

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Source: BREAL.TV

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Korn frontman, Jonathan Davis recently sat down with BREAL.TV to discuss various subjects, including which song he felt put Korn on the map and his dream collaborations with hip-hop artists.

Jonathan Davis on TMZ Don’t Blame Devil for Craigslist Murder

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Source: TMZ

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Korn’s lead singer paid good money for serial killer memorabilia from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy — but he’s drawing the line with Miranda Barbour … and thinks her murders definitely were NOT satanic.

Jonathan Davis — who also performs as JDevil — says the alleged Craigslist killer is following a tired serial killer script … “They just blame that s**t on the devil ’cause they’ve been blaming it on the devil forever. It’s got nothing to do with the devil.”

Davis once bought Bundy’s VW Bug and Gacy’s clown suit — so, he’s kind of a serial killer expert — but he explained why he won’t be snatching up any of Barbour’s possessions.

Basically, death was a phase … and JDevil’s over it.

Jonathan Davis on The Alex Jones Show on Monday

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Jonathan was originally scheduled to appear on 14 Feb but due to Skype issues wasn’t able to. Alex Jones says Jonathan Davis will join the show on Monday at 2:34 into the program.

The show aires from 11 am – 2 pm CST on Monday.

Watch the show live here: http://www.infowars.com/watch-alex-jones-show/

Listen to the show live here: http://prisonplanet.tv/news/watch_free/free_to_look_audio.php

Jonathan Davis and Nicholas O’Toole Talk About Composing After the Dark

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Source: Media Mikes

“After The Dark” is the latest film by director John Huddles. The film takes place at an international school in Jakarta, where a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. The film was scored by veteran film composer Nicholas O’Toole and Korn front man Jonathan Davis and Media Mikes had the pleasure of talking with both of them about their work on the film and their ongoing collaboration with one another.

Adam Lawton: How did you both become involved with the film?
Nicholas O’Toole: I was approached by George Zakk who was one of the producers on the film. I had known him from another project and they had just started to go into post production on this film. George had known that Jonathan and I had been working together for quite some time and it seemed like a good fit. This led to a discussion with director John Huddles. We ended up hitting it off right away and we have stayed friends since.

AL: What was the creative process like between the two of you?
NO: The dynamic is great as we have known each other for so long. We get what the other one does. I myself am very technically minded and I have a degree in film score work where Jonathan is prolific in songwriting, EDM and a variety of other things including film scoring. We sort of mind shared this project. Jonathan is very dynamic and variant based. He brings a lot to the table from sound design, to mood and colors. I handle the more technical side of things such as arranging and post work. With Jonathan on the road a lot he and I developed a good solution for sharing our thoughts and ideas. We walked in to the project already having a pretty good flow.

AL: Jonathan, did you find any similarities in your writing style for the film and you writing style for Korn?
Jonathan Davis: It is completely different. That’s why I love it. It challenges me. When you are writing a film score you are trying to convey an emotion part of the film. That’s the whole reason why I love doing things like this as it is so different from the other writing that I do. When you are working on a song you have versus and choruses to stick to and with a project like this there are no rules. It’s really different.

AL: Is scoring something you picture yourself doing more of?
JD: I love doing it and am open to doing more. I am just a musical junkie. When I got sober back in the day I replaced partying with music. (Laughs) It is something that I can’t get enough of.

AL: Did you both work on the same partsafter-the-dark together or did you work separately on various parts of the film?
NO: It was purely linear in this particular instance. John Huddles was involved as well from the ground level which made things even greater. Having John involved certainly reduced the re-writes. Normally you create a bunch of material and then show case but for this film John was there the whole time and fully invested. I think we just moved from beginning to end on this and then went back and did some adjusting where it was needed. I think you can sort of hear that in the arc of the story. We kept things moving and it felt very natural.

AL: How much of the film were you allowed to see at one time when you were scoring?
NO: We got the film in a reel which is the general process of post production. We are all contracted to confidentiality. You get the entire film however they may still be editing and changing some of the things. We would get new reels every week. We had a screening with the director where we saw the film in its entirety and we discussed where the music would go and for how long and what type of feel was needed. Everything gets spotted out and then we follow those notes and begin writing. You definitely have to understand the narrative in order to be able to start scoring.

AL: After the initial playing of the film with the score were there a lot of changes requested by the director?
NO: Things did change. The film was shot in Indonesia which is known for a style of music called Gamelan. Jonathan had some previous experiences with this style of music as had I in the past so this ended up being a pleasant coincident. We were going to take a more Gamelan eccentric approach anyhow which we did at first. John Huddles liked it but wanted to try a different approach. We repositioned ourselves in a way that caught fire and we were able to just take off. We kept things quite minimal arrangement wise and then mixed in a little Gamelan with electronic and hypnotic elements. We kept things very natural.

AL: Jonathan, did you have any reservations about working on the project? And do you have to get a specific type of mind set to work on this type of music?
JD: Not really. I love doing music. It’s always fun working with Nick and writing music. It was really great working with a director who had a specific vision. This was something so completely normal from what I do in my day job. I think you have to take yourself away because you are writing a piece of music not a song. I have to wrap my head around that but it’s basically music.

AL: Being that you guys have a friendship with one another outside of your work what do you enjoy most about working with each other?
JD: For me we are just friends making music. It’s a simple and pure thing. I am having fun making music for a cool movie and getting paid for it. There is no bad side to this what so ever. It’s just fun!
NO: The collaboration process is enhancing because if it was just me I would be writing out of my head. Jonathan adds another creative brain which comes from a completely different place. When you put the two together the result is always something bigger than what it would have been. Jonathan is prolific outside of Korn in ways that I think fans of the band will totally understand after hearing this. Like Jonathan said it’s just fun and we have a good vibe together so it’s great to be able to keep that going.

AL: What other projects do you guys have in the works for the rest of 2014?
NO: I am always negotiating on some sort of film project. Sometimes the project is working with Jonathan and sometimes it’s on my own. Jonathan and I have a good system worked out.
JD: I have quite a lot going on with Korn but with computers these days it allows Nick and me to be in different places but still be able to work together on projects with one another. I always have my noise buried in my laptop writing.

Jonathan Davis: After the Dark Soundtrack Out Now on iTunes and Amazon

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Source: Blabbermouth

Buy the After the Dark Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on iTunes here or on Amazon here NOW!
Physical CD will be out on 11 March on Varese which you can buy

Jonathan Davis Attacks Government and Media for Eroding Civil Liberties

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For years, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has followed domestic and international politics, but when it came to his band, he preferred to focus on personal issues such as dysfunctional romances and parasitic relationships.

With the group’s new video “Spike in My Veins,” however, Korn is making strong comments about media manipulation, government surveillance, and the frivolity of the content that the public is fed by pop culture celebrities and reality shows.

“The entertainment industry will do anything to get people’s attention away from all the terrible things that are happening in the world,” Davis told Yahoo Music. “And that’s why people are so oblivious to what’s going on. They’re completely obsessed with following every detail of the lives of untalented people.”

The video for “Spike in my Veins” is filled with snippets from news broadcasts that give the song an old-school industrial flavor. These clips include: President Obama talking about National Security Advisory (NSA) spying; NSA whistleblower and political fugitive Edward Snowden, music videos by Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Kanye West; and shots of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and others. There are also scenes depicting the political scandals of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

To Davis, all the sensationalism the media reports is a conscious effort by the government to pull a bait-and-switch with the general public in order to keep them unaware of the controversial acts committed behind their backs in the name of national security.

“When the whole Justin Bieber bulls**t was going on and there was the Miley Cyrus commotion and the Kanye West thing happening, Obama passed this crazy-ass f***ing bill that allows him to put anyone he wants in prison,” Davis said. “He can hold them there as long as he wants and he doesn’t have to charge them with anything. And then there’s military action going on in the world that’s not even reported on the news. Why are people letting this s**t happen? It’s because they’ve basically become placated into becoming sheep.”

According to Davis, there’s an equally insidious war going on right in people’s homes. By having control over the mass media, he says, the government can spy on its own citizens, not just from surveillance cameras in the street, but from within our technological gadgets and gizmos.

“You can’t tell me that they don’t have a back door to every iPhone that’s sold or every computer camera in the world,” Davis said. “There’s so much information and so much technology that makes spying even easier for them: laptops, tablets, iPhones, they’ve all got cameras. It’s scary and sad.”

Davis hopes the “Spike in my Veins” video will inspire fans to turn away from their TVs, open their eyes, and realize Big Brother is not only watching, he’s quite possibly manipulating their environment and blurring the line between fiction and reality.

“I just heard that there’s f***ing people going around and confiscating guns,” Davis said. “It’s crazy because all the f***ing gun violence — it’s obviously false flags. Someone’s giving these people guns and all of a sudden all these shootings start to happen. When there’s so much s**t like that going on around you, it’s time to take a good look and realize who’s taking advantage of you so you can really be informed.”

Win an After the Dark Movie Poster Signed by Jonathan Davis

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After the Dark: What starts as an experiment, turns into a desperate fight for survival, when a group of twenty college students must determine which ten of them are worthy to take shelter underground and reboot the human race. Live or Die, Survive or Perish with the new thought-provoking film AFTER THE DARK – Rent it tonight with iTunes . Rated R.

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Jonathan Davis Bloodpainting Valentine’s Day Giveaway

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Jonathan Davis on Quinn’s AM Army on Monday, 10 Feb after 7 am

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Listen online here: http://www.amarmy.net

Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Nicholas O’Toole Talk Film Scoring (Metal Insider)

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Source: Metal Insider

Jonathan Davis is used to working in different genres than the hard rock one that his band Korn occupies. The band’s 2011 album, The Path of Totality, alienated some fans with its diversion into dubstep, and Davis has an EDM alter ego as JDevil. But he’s also worked on film scores, like 2002′s Queen of the Damned. Now, with the help of composer Nicholas O’Toole, he’s back in the scoring world. Psychological thriller After the Dark, which opens today, features a minimalist electronic score courtesy of Davis and O’Toole. We caught up with the pair to talk about how they came to collaborate on the film, what influences Davis, and how he separates his music between film and his band.

How did you guys wind up working together?

Nicholas O’ Toole: JD and I have known each other for quite a few years now. I was an assistant to a composer that Jonathan had worked with in the past when I came out to L.A. I started helping Jonathan with technical stuff in the studio. Then I started building home studio gear specifically for scoring. We kept vibing, and eventually it became clear that he wanted to continue on with film score. I had a lot of ambition, and he did too. Eventually, we just linked up and decided to give it a go.

What kind of work were you doing on the road?

N: Jonathan wanted a writing rig. Remember that big, heavy system you used to carry?

JD: Yeah, this was before you could have an actual studio on a Mac computer. In the old days, I would have the couch of the bus taken out, and we built racks, it would be my studio bus, and helped put that all together.

How did you find After the Dark? Were you approached?

N: We were approached by the producers. I knew one of the producers from from a previous project, and he came to me saying that he had this film, and they’d been talking about Jonathan, they thought that it would be a good fit. Finally, I met with the director/writer, John Huddles, and we hit it off. It was very smooth sailing from there.

What goes into scoring a film, specifically? Do you watch it and get free reign over what to do with it, or are you told specifically what they’re going for?

JD: That’s exactly how it goes, it’s very specific as to what the director wants.

Jonathan, you’ve scored films before, with Queen of the Damned. How does this differ from that?

JD: It’s so different. There are no rules. Where I come from, the rock world, you’ve got verses and choruses, shit like that. In film scoring, you’re trying to convey emotion, or something that’s going on at some point that pops up. It’s not really conventional when you’re used to writing songs. For me, that’s what really got me into it, because it’s so difficult and a completely different kind of art form for me. It’s inspiring for me, because I like to be challenged, and it’s definitely a big challenge.

And as a DJ (JDevil), did you bring your EDM influence into it at all?

JD: It influenced the way I produce and write. Using equipment like Pro Tools made it a lot easier than it was way back in the day. Back then, you had to have five samplers and all kind of other equipment – it was crazy, and now it’s a lot easier.

When you’re writing, are you able to compartmentalize and say ‘this will work for Korn,’ or “I’m holding on to this one for a film?’

JD: When I write, I just write. There are ideas that come out. I have a catalogue of hundreds and hundreds of ideas because I constantly write, I write every day. Ideas can wind up in a score piece or a Korn song, it doesn’t matter, as long as I’m being creative.

Nicholas, you’ve worked with Slash before. How difficult is it to collaborate with different artists?

N: Film scoring is very specific. I’ve got a degree in it and I’ve done a lot of films. I don’t come from the rock world in the sense that I’ve been in bands. I come from the scoring side and I’m very emotionally involved…

JD: He’s an uppity cracker (laughs)

N: That’s exactly right, I’m an emotional manipulator (laughs). Working alone is one thing, but working with Jonathan is a completely different vibe. He’s very thematic and his EDM sensibilities certainly were in play, because the score for After the Dark has a heavy minimalist electronic score. I can definitely tell you it’s a different vibe – it’s sharing a brain with someone that thinks completely different from you.

Has working with musicians like Slash and Jonathan given you any desire to be in a band?

N: Not really. I worked my way through college in a band and I had a lot of fun doing it, but I’m a behind the scenes guy. I like to play, and I like to play in my studio, and I like to work with people like Jonathan so I can live vicariously through him. And I’ve always like rock. JD and IU hav a lot of the same influences, like Pink Floyd and the ethereal stuff that translates well to film. But I’m happy where I am. I like introducing people to film score and I like working with rockers on film scores. It’s a different way to go about it, and things happen that wouldn’t normally happen.

Do you think you’ll collaborate with each other in the future?

JD: Oh, totally.

N: This is not a new relationship. Jonathan and I have known each other for a while, and this is the start of something.

And Jonathan, I have to end by asking you if the rumors flying around about Korn being on the Mayhem Festival this year are correct.

JD: I don’t know if I can confirm or deny it. I don’t know yet. I get in trouble when I say shit sometimes, so I have no comment!

Jonathan Davis Confirmed For Quinn’s AMArmy

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Jonathan Davis & Nicholas O’Toole’s ‘After the Dark’ Soundtrack Track List and Release Date

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Source: Film Music Reporter

Varese Sarabande has announced a soundtrack album for the sci-fi thriller After the Dark (aka The Philosophers). The album features the film’s original score composed by Nicholas O’Toole and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis (Queen of the Damned). Also included is additional music by Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket. The soundtrack will be released on March 4, 2014. After the Dark is written and directed by John Huddle and stars James D’Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Daryl Sabara and Bonnie Wright. The movie follows an international philosophy teacher in Jakarta who challenges his class to choose which would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. Phase 4 Films will release the film in select theaters on February 7.

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Here’s the album track list:

1. Morning in Jakarta (1:41)
2. Late for School (1:19)
3. Exploration (1:08)
4. Radiological Landscape (1:03)
5. The Box (1:19)
6. Death of a Poet (0:57)
7. The Vote (3:19)
8. Twenty Agonies (1:41)
9. Overthrow (1:21)
10. The Exit Code (2:28)
11. Year in the Life (8:21)
12. Bromo (2:05)
13. A Show of Hands (4:43)
14. A Change of Chairs (0:32)
15. Rupture (1:52)
16. Adjustments (1:54)
17. Conception (2:43)
18. Reversals of Fortune (2:54)
19. A Question (1:50)
20. Plato’s Cave (1:26)
21. We Made Pictures – Glen Phillips (1:27)
22. Choosing – Glen Phillips (1:15)
23. Game of Wits (3:47)
24. Another Island (1:27)
25. I Like Your Nose – Glen Phillips (4:00)
26. In Our Quieter Times – Glen Phillips (1:48)
27. Baroque Reprise (1:21)
28. Transfigurations (2:13)
29. Baroque Fugue (1:18)
30. The Philosophers (1:43)
31. Jakarta (2:40)