Korn’s Jonathan Davis Has Ghosts in His House: ‘S–t Flies off the Walls’
Korn singer Jonathan Davis explained that his band's new album The Nothing is "really about all the processes of grieving" in a recent interview, all while delving into the dark subjects that hold his interest in light of loss he's faced. Those fascinations include an attraction to the paranormal and macabre, and Davis — who described having ghosts in his own home — said he also possesses human remains.
Revealing that he lost his mother around the time his wife Deven Davis died last year, the musician's household specters line up with his well-documented lure to death (Davis once worked in a funeral home) and frequent obsession with serial killers, partly fed by his association with TV paranormal investigator Zak Bagans.
"I'll see things in the corner of my eye in my house," Davis told the NME. "I'll just be, like, 'oh hey' because at this point they're there all the time. There's bangs on my walls all the time. Shit flies off the walls. At this point it doesn't even scare me, they're just there. All I wish for them is peace. I wish they could cross over. I was scared when I was a kid."
The Korn vocalist also talked about the parts of dead bodies he retains in his home. In addition, the musician said he keeps a trove of haunted dolls that necessitated a "spiritual barrier" be erected to protect him.
"I have the remains of at least seven people in my house," Davis added. "I've got shrunken heads. Skulls. I've got swords that have been used to decapitate people. I have a huge haunted doll collection."
He continued, "I've got them from all over the world and they've all got different stories, which I find fascinating. I get them from antique shops. I like giving them a home! I know a few owners at various places and they’ll normally give me a tip off if they get something in that they think I'll like. I mean, you can feel shit in these dolls. You get up close and it's in them. So I take them home and put what I've bought with the other dolls. I had a spiritual barrier made with certain stones and sage that fences them off and protects me."
Korn's grief-driven The Nothing came out last Friday, Sept. 13. Further affirming in his belief in the otherworld to the NME, Davis explained, "I've been seeing ghosts since I was a little fucking child. I believe." Check out our coverage and see video from their album release concert here.
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