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KORN: "WE WERE DUBSTEP BEFORE THERE WAS DUBSTEP" By Sean Griffiths

29 November 2011
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KORN: "WE WERE DUBSTEP BEFORE THERE WAS DUBSTEP"

A couple of weeks ago, nu metal relics, Korn were trying to claim "dubstep is the new metal". Now they're pulling the other leg.

The band who have worked with Skrillex on latest album 'The Path Of Totality' have claimed, "we were dubstep before there was dubstep."

Speaking to Billboard, frontman Jonathan Davis said: "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."

While the band claims may be hard to stomach for many of the scenes purists, their manager, Peter Katsis has praised the enthusiasm of the genres fans saying, "Probably the most active young audience out there is the dubstep audience, just as Korn's was when they first came on the scene".

Frontman Jonathan Davis added, "It's really cool to see glow sticks at the show, to see dance music culture infiltrating and becoming one with the metal community".

Watch this space for the next killer Korn quote.

TAGS: BILLBOARD / DUBSTEP / KORN / NEWS / SKRILLEX

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