Two decades have passed since frontman Jonathan Davis screamed through Issues, Korn‘s fourth studio album (and second to top the Billboard 200 chart). Though the band has been touring in support of The Nothing, their latest full-length that dropped in September, Davis is taking a moment today to reflect on Issues and his personal connection to it.
In a brief note posted to social media along with the cover art for the 1999 LP on Saturday (Nov. 16), Davis kept it short and candid: “Happy 20th to this record where I fought to stay sober and deal with my anxiety.”
Davis recently spoke with Billboard about how Korn provides an emotional catharsis for him, and how that’s been the case throughout his career.
“I felt like I had this dark energy around me, which I called ‘the nothing,’ so it’s a very dark record,” he told Billboard in September while discussing The Nothing. “The first record was me getting out all my demons from birth through high school. On this album, death is a theme that runs through the whole thing. It’s this entity, this force, which made me deal with depression, pain, suffering and trying to come to terms with it. It’s me grieving. It was very emotional; I was crying and s–t.”
Korn kick off their next tour in Allentown, Penn. on Jan. 23, 2020.
Check out Davis’ post below.