News on Korn, Chris Cagle, and Amanda Kravat.
For what he describes as "a post-millennium coffee table book for your DVD player," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and composer Richard Gibbs have created the music for an interactive disc of paintings by renowned horror filmmaker Clive Barker. The as-yet-untitled disc, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, will be released later this year by Sony.
This is not the first collaboration by Davis and Gibbs, who recently completed work on the score for "Queen of the Damned," a film based on the third novel in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" series. Of the Korn leader, Gibbs says, "Jon is definitely the most musically twisted brain I have ever worked with."
Along with the three-dimensional portrayal of the paintings with music, users of the DVD will also have access to an audio track of the three collaborators discussing the work, as well as clips of Davis and Gibbs working on the music and Barker working on his paintings.
Korn is currently working on the follow-up to 1999's "Issues," due later this year via Immortal/Epic.
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