Korn: We Invented Dubstep

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Korn have given a new interview in which they claim to have been "dubstep before there was dubstep".

The debate over the first dubstep track may never be solved. According to who you believe, the scene either emerged as a grime offshoot, evolved from experimental flip-sides on 2-Step records, or even started as a divergence from drum 'n' bass.

Few, though, would attempt to argue that dubstep evolved from nu-metal. Yet in the eyes of Korn, the bass scene is apparently a continuation of the music they were laying down over a decade ago.

Currently working on a dubstep influenced album, Korn singer Jonathan Davis recently explained that the metal band have always had a tendency towards bass.

"We were dubstep before there was dubstep," he told Billboard. "Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to bring out 120 subwoofers and line them across the whole front of the stage, 60 subs per side. We were all about the bass."

The band recently unveiled a collaboration with Skrillex which appalled British based fans of the genre. Yet to Davis, the team up was seemingly an entirely natural evolution of his interest in electronic music.

"I've been a fan of electronic music since the beginning," Davis said. "When I first heard Skrillex's stuff, I was blown away."

Sparking sessions for a full album, Korn began working with a number of new producers. "These kids are onto something completely innovative and new. It's pure and awesome and underground and heavy and different, not like stale-ass metal and rock'n'roll" the singer said. "I love them all, but the old-school metalheads are not open to change."

The frontman also revealed that Korn shows have seen the dance and metal communities coming together. "At the last show, there was one mosh pit where they were moshing, and another with kids doing glow stick tricks. They were taking turns and shit. I think we've opened up a new style that both sides are happy with."

Korn's new album 'The Path Of Totality' is set to be released in December.

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