I recently came across this article on UR Chicago, that sums up Killbot’s latest EP, Sound Surgery to a T. Killbot, a project between Jonathan Davis, Sluggo, and Tyler Blue has proved to be a fan favorite since its release. UR Chicago describes the EP as, “likely to go down as one of the best releases of the American dubstep scene” and even goes on to say “Steve Aoki has always been a great tastemaker and this Killbot release is no exception.” You can read the full article here.
Killbot’s EP is also available for purchase on iTunes.
With the release of Killbots’s latest EP, Sound Surgery, Beatport has released an official chart to tag along with it. The chart features tracks from Dirtyphonics, Schoolboy, Seven Lions, Steve Aoki, and more. The ten track charts has a great selection of new releases ranging from Drum & Bass, Electro House, and Dubstep genres.
1. Excision, Skism – SEXisM (Far Too Loud Remix)
2. Pegboard Nerds – Self Destruct
3. Killbot – Sound Surgery
4. Tiesto, Polina, Steve Aoki – Tornado (Kill The Noise Remix)
5. Prolix, MC Coppa – On Like That feat. MC Coppa
6. Seven Lions – Days to Come feat. Flora
7. Dirtyphonics – DIRTY
8. Schoolboy – Afterschock
9. State of Mind – Spastic Audio
10. Raw Theory – Meltdown
The electronic dance music collective featuring JDevil(aka Jonathan Davis of Korn), Sluggo and Tyler Blue stands ready to terminate everything in its path. Fusing together dubstep anarchy, heavy metal precision and JDevil’s immortal voice, the trio engages a new phase for destructive electronic music.
That monster came to life with the hip-hop infused assault of “Wrecked” and the violent, visceral sex crunch of “I’ll F**k It” as the first two songs they laid down in for SOUND SURGERY. On the latter, a guttural guitar riff by JDevil builds alongside the synth swells before exploding into a classic freakout scream from the frontman. Another favorite on SOUND SURGERY is “Feel Alive” which walks a fine line between industrial goth elegance and modern EDM mayhem. JDevil‘s croon evokes the ’80s bliss of some of his oldest influences, while paving the way for a new sound altogether. Then there is the title track, an instrumental that opens the EP, embracing the trio’s passion for synth and hardcore bass.
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Killbot has has done it again with their latest Sound Surgery EP. This release will be the first from Killbot; a collaboration between Sluggo, Tyler Blue, and JDevil, formed early this year. Be on the watch for the public debut of Sound Surgery, on both Beatport and iTunes Oct. 22nd.
The electronic dance music collective featuring JDevil [aka Jonathan Davis of Korn], Sluggo and Tyler Blue stands ready to terminate everything in its path. Fusing together dubstep anarchy, heavy metal precision and JDevil‘s immortal voice, the trio engages a new phase for destructive electronic music. The track “Wrecked” made its debut today via Dubstep.net at:
That monster came to life with the hip-hop infused assault of “Wrecked” and the violent, visceral sex crunch of “I’ll F**k It” as the first two songs they laid down for SOUND SURGERY. On the latter, a guttural guitar riff by JDevil builds alongside the synth swells before exploding into a classic freakout scream from the frontman. Wrote Christopher Weingarten of SPIN.com(9/24), “If you dug Korn’s Path of Totality and its no-bullshit mix of piston-popping wubbery and mosh-ready riffs, then this should be your jam of jams. Its corrosive, buzzsaw effects bring dubstep’s already enveloping textures into new levels of extremity—the Tasmanian Devil scatting from Korn klassic ‘Twist,’ sputtering textures that make Flux Pavilion sound like Belle & Sebastian, and noises that sound like sticking your head in a Tesla coil. Shut the fuck up, get up, and hear it now!”
Another favorite on SOUND SURGERY is “Feel Alive” which walks a fine line between industrial goth elegance and modern EDM mayhem. JDevil‘s croon evokes the ’80s bliss of some of his oldest influences, while paving the way for a new sound altogether. Then there is the title track, an instrumental that opens the EP, embracing the trio’s passion for synth and hardcore bass.
KILLBOT was formed in January 2012 when JDevil had stumbled upon Sluggo‘s “The Dark Crystal” track and, as a diehard fan of the film, veritably freaked. The legendary singer began corresponding with the Phoenix-based “metalstep” pioneer and invited him out to his Southern California home to cut some tracks. Meanwhile, Sluggo had just met the California-based rising producer Tyler Blue online (who specializes in dance-heavy bass music), and the two hit the road together for what would be an impromptu jam in JDevil‘s lair. It was more like a band coming together and less like lonely DJs emailing each other ProTools files.
“We got in my studio and just fucking went for it,” recalls JDevil. “It was one of the most natural things I’ve ever done. I can’t really describe it. After 12 hours, we had two songs, and I knew that KILLBOT could be like the Swedish House Mafia of bass music—just way more evil.”
“You can tell right off the bat this is something no one has done before,” adds Sluggo. “The three of us bring a lot to the table. We’re a good team, and we made something completely original between my ‘metalstep,’ Tyler‘s club groove and JDevil‘s darkness. It’s a monster.”
If you picked up the latest issue of Billboard, you may have noticed that Dim Mak Artist J-Devil is briefly mentioned in the article, “6 questions with Rob Zombie.” Billboard references J-Devil in regards to asking Rob Zombie if he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Davis and try the “DJ/remixer thing.” If you haven’t done so already be sure to grab the latest issue and read what Zombie had to say.
JDEVIL, the nefarious DJ alter ego of legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, has joined forces with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on their co-headlining “Twins of Evil” U.S. tour launching September 28. JDEVIL will perform DJ sets packed with his brand of chaotic electro-metal. This news comes on the heels of JDEVIL’s recent signing with cutting-edge label Dim Mak for the release of his debut EP (details TBA).
“I like to think of JDEVIL as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” says Davis. ”To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a f**king sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”
On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top producers/DJs, will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe) featuring JDEVIL’s remix of White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ‘65” (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix).
As some of the Korn die-hards might have heard, J Devil will be performing with Korn and Sluggo throughout the remainder of their North American tour. Dates on the Identity Festival tour have also been added, alongside Nero, Madeon, Eric Prydz, Nosia, Datsik, and more!
JDEVIL commands the underworld. Sliding into the shoes of this nefarious DJ alter ego, the legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis conjures up entrancingly evil electro. Teaming with cutting edge label Dim Mak, JDevil will release his debut single “SPIKE IN MY VEINS” featuring Noisia this summer (details TBA).