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KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, will be released on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”. The CD is the first to feature original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis chatted with Loudwire about what to expect from their new outing as well as how his addiction to Xanax affected his work.

When asked about the album, the 42-year-old rocker responded, “I’m excited about this one. A lot of people are talking about it, which is good. It’s different, as you may have heard. I think by not doing the same thing over and over it helps us remain relevant. For some bands like AC/DC, it’s actually a good thing to not change things too much. They have an awesome formula. But our formula is to be kind of different each time out.”

Davis went on to discuss his recent stint in rehab because his Xanax addiction saying, “People started wondering about me and the stuff that was going on in my life. I was not doing it recreationally — I was doing it because I have anxiety problems. My doctor said, you should only be on this stuff for a month or so but it was a lot longer. So I went to rehab in Bakersfield, a real rehab place, not some fru-fru place. I was in there for week, shaking like a fish and almost having seizures and all that stuff. Then I got out and went to see the guys in the band. I’ve been on prolonged detox for like five months now. Hard to explain what it feels like. But I made the new record with one foot in limbo and one in reality. Hopefully now I can help a lot of kids, our fans that are going through things like this. Lots of kids suffer from these conditions and I like to help out, that’s a big thing for me. It’s just who I am. I have no problem talking about anything and if I can help others, then great.”

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Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis for the “Metal Hammer” radio show on TeamRock Radio. Davis talked about KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch coming back into the band and their first gig together; Jonathan‘s Xanax addiction and his subsequent detox; getting sober; how he DJ’d in disguise as JDevil; and his family’s worry that their baby could lose his feet through diabetes. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

KORN‘s 11th album, “The Paradign Shift”, is due out on October 8. With a single, “Never Never”, released earlier this month, Davis told The Pulse Of Radio what the experience was like having Welch back in the studio, making this record extra special.

‘Untouchables’ used to be my favorite, but this one’s mine now,” he said. “You know, it’s just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys. And having Head back bringing, you know, that old chemistry back with him with Munky on the rock side and I was on the electronic side. It was good having the compromise on both sides. It was just good for the creative process, I think.”

The deluxe version of “The Paradigm Shift” will contain two bonus tracks and a 60-minute documentary chronicling Head‘s return to the band produced by the band’s behind-the-scenes “filmographer,” Sebastien Paquet.

In 2014, KORN will celebrate its 20th anniversary as recording artists.

Davis also revealed that he is doing just fine after discontinuing the use of anti-anxiety medicine he had been taking for many years.

Interview (audio):

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