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Marilyn Manson & Korn’s Jonathan Davis Are Working On A “Southern-Sounding” Acoustic Blues Project

Written by Emmy Mack on July 1, 2015

After recently teasing fans with rumours of their musical cross-pollination, metal heavyweights Marilyn Manson and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis have revealed more details about their impending collab.

But rather than the nu-metal-shock-rock output that one might expect, the pair have instead surprised fans by making a joint foray into uncharted territory.

As Blabbermouth reports, Manson has revealed via radio interview that he’s been working on “southern-sounding” acoustic blues material, featuring Davis.

During a Reddit AMA, Manson also confirmed that the “completely unexpected” project that he and Davis had teased earlier this month was in fact an unplugged record.

“That’s some of the plans of the style of music that I’m working on right now. I don’t know what it’ll turn into,” he wrote. “Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis, I think, because he has plans of doing something similar — something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.”

The Soundwave 2015 alumnus also added: “I did record [1995 EP] Smells Like Children in Mississippi, which is where the blues came from, so there might be something more acoustic and blues in my future. I like the rawness of it.”

Manson and Davis last joined forces in 2002 on the song Redeemer from the soundtrack of Queen Of The Damned, which you can re-live, below.

Listen: Jonathan Davis & Marilyn Manson – Redeemer

Photos: Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica, Deathstars @ The Tivoli 27/02/15 / Photos: Rebecca Reid

Photos: Korn, Rob Zombie – The Big Top, Sydney 24/02/14. Photographed by Liam Cameron

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