The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds KOí¿N shifting gears and exploring new territory. The band have collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn. Leave it to a band like KOí¿N to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.
“The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time,” KOí¿N frontman Jonathan Davis explained. “That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again”
The band’s recent (and much lauded) collaboration with dubstep’s hottest producer, Skrillex, titled “Get Up!,” was the surprise rock hit of the summer, the buzz of which started in Coachella’s dance tent in April 2011, when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show-stealing unannounced performance of the song.
Adds James “Munky” Shaffer, “Get Up” started as a bit of an experiment, but we had such an amazing response from our fans and had such a great time collaborating that a full album of tracks came together in a couple of months. We couldn’t wait to get to the studio every day to finish the next song.”
Some of the song titles from The Path of Totality are: “Narcissistic Cannibal”, “Burn The Obedient.” “Illuminati,” “Kill Mercy Within,” and “Chaos Lives In Everything.”
The album will be released in two configurations: as a standard 11 song CD and a special edition CD that will include bonus tracks as well as a DVD of ‘The Encounter’, a full length video concert of KOí¿N‘s once in a lifetime performance in the middle of a 900ft long crop circle in a Bakersfield wheatfield. The complete concert, previously seen last year on TV and online in an abbreviated form, will be offered in its entirety to those who purchase the deluxe version.