Things are moving right on schedule for Korn as they prepare their next studio album for a 2019 release. Korn’s Jonathan Davis has checked in with fans via Instagram thanking them for their support during a difficult time in his life, but he ended the update with a noteworthy hashtag — #recordingvocals.
Davis’ wife Deven passed away in 2018, with the singer returning to the stage for an emotional performance not long after her death. He would later state in an interview, “It’s what I do, Man. It’s how I deal with things that go on in my life. Out here is my therapy – playing for people is my therapy.”
“I want to thank you all for your kind words over the last couple months what I’m going thru has not been easy by any means,” says Davis in his update. “You all helped make the pain bearable. In return I promise to give you my all on this amazing new @korn_official record we all can heal together. #recordingvocals”
Davis’ update goes along with what Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch told us late last year. The musician said while giving an update, “We have a lot of the drums done. We’re not done with guitars. We go for two weeks and then we go back home and we’re just taking it slow. We’re probably going to write more songs. The bass is far from done and the vocals Jon [Davis]’s messed around with a little bit. But we don’t know when the release date is or when it’s going to be done, but we have plans for next year so we’re going to work hard out of the gate in January.”
The band has spent some time working with producer John Feldmann, calling in Travis Barker to drum on some demos as well. Producer Nick Raskulinecz is also taking part in the process.