Black Labyrinth,the debut solo album from Jonathan Davis, storied frontman of critically lauded rock bandKorn,is out now viaSumerian Records. The new album, from thetwo time GRAMMY® Award wins,eight time GRAMMY® Award nominations, artist withworldwide sales of 40 million-pluswhich is streaming in full now, features“What It Is” which hitTop5 on the Active Rock Chartsand debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio,“Final Days,” a melodic and atmospheric track, accentuated by subtle hints of sitar and tabla, the straightforward arena-rock anthem “Underneath My Skin,” and ten other tracks primarily recorded live to tape, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation. Longtime fans of Korn will still find the familiarity of the band’s unique and unforgettable vocals, synths and commanding guitars in key track’s like “What You Believe“and “Everyone.“
Davis has celebrated the release of Black Labyrinth with his fans at the Affliction Sound Stage. Throughout release night, Davis hosted a Ganzfeld Experiment with a few lucky fans, played Black Labyrinth in full, had a Q&A with Jose Mangin about the album and ended the night with an acoustic performance.
Davis has also launched Episode One of Through The Black Labyrinth. The new web series, which will feature 13 episodes in all, features behind the scene footage of the new album, which is inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiences and hallucinations that often accompany it. As the new video details, Davis quietly compiled ideas for what would become this solo effort beginning back in 2007. Writing and recording on the road, he personally contributed guitar, keys, and anything else he could get his hands on to the record, which in this episode, includes an American Indian Flute.
“We took footage from recording the album 10 years ago,” Davis recalls of the footage, “and put it together to talk about each song on the record. It’s cool to share this peek behind the curtain with everyone.”