Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD, JDevil, or J Devil, is an American singer and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
'JDevil' is the EDM alter-ego of Jonathan Davis. He has been DJing since 1987 while he was still in high school. He began working for Pacific West Sound and spun at high school dances and parties on the weekends in Bakersfield. He used to spin New York freestyle, Miami bass, old school hip hop, goth, and industrial. In 2009, he began to DJ again and he introduced 'JDevil' to the world in 2011 at Infected Mushroom appearances and as an opening act on Korn's Path of Totality Tour. Jonathan felt a need to use a unique name while making music. As he states in an interview, he has combined initials (JD), and 'evil' into 'JDevil'. He has nicknamed his wife, Deven, 'Devil', which also is a part of 'JDevil' moniker. Jonathan says 'JDevil' represents "indulgence and doing whatever you want to do and not ignoring your instincts, as long as you don't hurt anybody." 'JDevil''s EDM style combines elements of dubstep, jungle, drum and bass, four-on-the-floor, and metal.[
'JDevil''s stage presence is one that thrives on chaos and disorder. He has said that he wants to entertain the crowd and make it insane.
"I make people drop their jaws because I'm just up there telling them to go f**k themselves. No one's ever done that at an EDM show and crowds are loving it. It's not like I'm offending anyone, people are like 'Yeah, f**k you too!'"
Jonathan Howsmon Davis
also known as JD, JDevil, J Devil
January 18, 1971
Nu metal, alternative metal, heavy metal, industrial metal, alternative rock, electronica
Vocals, bagpipes, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, fiddle
Sexart, Korn, Jonathan Davis and the SFA, Limp Bizkit, Killbot, Linkin Park, Suicide Silence