KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has explained the title of the band's upcoming 13th studio album, "The Nothing".
Due on September 13, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is a sonic reaction to the darkness in the singer's life over the past year.
"I was struggling with the thing that's chasing me — that's always fucking with me," he told Kerrang! magazine. "I tried to give it a name and it just fit. I know it's from 'The NeverEnding Story' — The Nothing was coming to destroy the fairytale land with Atreyu. I love that movie, but it was somewhere in between.
Davis, whose estranged wife Deven died last August, continued: "The Nothing's not necessarily evil evil — it's a mixture, and I'm all about balance. In my house, I've got crosses of Jesus everywhere and [deity] Baphomets everywhere — I'm in the middle; I'm Switzerland.
"I always thought there are two things I know for sure in the universe — there's a positive and a negative. I tend to be intrigued more by the dark side — I've collected a lot of dark things, seen some crazy shit — but when all that shit went down with Deven and my son, it seemed like the powers that be were keeping me from making the record.
"I sound crazy when I talk about it, but one thing after another would happen — my mics would break, stuff at the studio would break, things would happen at home… Whatever it was, it was keeping me from doing what I was doing. It's always been the case with me."
Davis told Kerrang! that "The Nothing" is "a record I'm really, really, really proud of. I worked really hard on it. The rest of the members worked hard and really did a great job. It's a very dark record."
KORN and ALICE IN CHAINS will embark on a co-headlining amphitheater tour across North America this summer, starting on July 18 in Del Valle, Texas and hitting nearly 30 cities before wrapping on September 4 in Mountain View, California.