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Korn announce new album, premiere song

Friday, July 22, 2016 7:20 AM PT


Official press release:

Following great anticipation, Korn -- one of the most influential rock bands of modern times -- today (July 22) have announced their 12th studio album, The Serenity of Suffering. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), the album will be released on October 21 and features a special guest appearance from Corey Taylor of Slipknot. It marks the band's welcomed return to Roadrunner Records who previously released 2010's Korn III - Remember Who You Are and 2011's The Path of Totality.

Korn--Jonathan Davis (vocals), James "Munky" Shaffer (guitar), Brian "Head" Welch (guitar), Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass) and Ray Luzier (drums)-performed the first single "Rotting In Vain" in front of 25,000 people during a thunderous set at Chicago's Open Air festival this past Saturday, July 16. Today, fans everywhere can tune in as the song is officially released alongside its video with the launch of the album's pre-order.

"'Rotting in Vain' was written about being in that black place, being in situations that I don't like in life--be it relationships, or feeling when you're stuck and you're just being abused or you don't like where you're at, and you just sit there and rot," shares Jonathan Davis. "It takes you years and years to figure out how to claw your way out. That's where 'Rotting in Vain' came from. I'm just sitting there, fucking dying and letting it happen for years and years and not helping myself to get out of that place. That's the vibe that inspired the song."

"Rotting In Vain"'s macabre video -- which makes its premiere today via Rollingstone.com -- captures the essence of the song. Starring "Sons of Anarchy" actor Tommy Flanagan along with Korn, the video taps into the dark underbelly of a bizarre world. View the video-lensed by famed rock video director Dean Karr:


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41 comments


anonymous
7/22/2016 7:34:52 AM
Rip Justin lowe

anonymous
7/22/2016 7:43:46 AM
Eat ur veggies

anonymous
7/22/2016 7:46:13 AM
I remember when Jones gave them a shot in the early 90s opening for NAILS at the Concrete Amphitheater. Another well known secret within the industry is that he was also Jonathan Davis' step father. Anyhow, here's hoping they take cue from their mentors and make good use of hyper double bass blasts and noise violence saw sweeps.

anonymous
7/22/2016 7:58:25 AM
Cool a new Traitors song!

anonymous
7/22/2016 9:05:42 AM
What the hell is with that cymbal behind him?

anonymous
7/22/2016 9:12:03 AM
Following great anticipation from who?

anonymous
7/22/2016 9:45:28 AM
All day I dream about sankus

anonymous
7/22/2016 10:01:13 AM
no bizarro grain, no care

anonymous
7/22/2016 10:16:56 AM
Chaka helped Jon Davis get dreads when orange 9 toured with them.

7/22/2016 10:52:40 AM
All my life who am I?

7/22/2016 11:00:39 AM
Korny

7/22/2016 11:01:14 AM
gayet

anonymous
7/22/2016 11:36:27 AM
only people with actual brain damage enjoy this and are probably sipping on monster energy drinks as we speak while they walk bare foot into a convenience store somewhere in the midwest to pay for gas as their early 2000s pontiac sunfire with bullethole stickers idles with bass rattling all the interior plastic.

anonymous
7/22/2016 2:23:30 PM
^^^^^Please be more specific!

anonymous
7/22/2016 2:31:05 PM
lol at Korn

Also, last three comments were the same fckboi who pees in his own mouth for fun

anonymous
7/22/2016 2:45:17 PM
Korn may be (is) pretty lame, but at least they haven't changed their sound over the years. They still sound the same as 20 years ago. I can think of a ton of bands whose shit sounds completely different, and unlistenable compared to early material. Again, not a Korn fan but you're got the give them that...

anonymous
7/22/2016 3:17:21 PM
^ no. there first two albums were obviously heavily influenced by NAILS pioneering street technique. Then they drifted considerably from noise grind and power-saw into a less mean format for $$$.

anonymous
7/22/2016 3:28:03 PM
seth rudesill is stoked to blast this in his janky jeep

anonymous
7/22/2016 6:27:33 PM
This song is lit

anonymous
7/22/2016 7:43:24 PM
this shit isnt that bad. you guys are all gays

anonymous
7/22/2016 8:20:40 PM
Their bass player is awesome !

anonymous
7/22/2016 8:58:57 PM
Feel deez nutz

anonymous
7/22/2016 11:54:50 PM
bunch of tool soft gays here lately. if you knowingly admit to backing this band and weren't born before 1985 you are a deluxe pssy. I ll be at the acacia show tomorrow in my All shall perish XL reversible jersey and King conquer beanie. . . , if you have something to say about it... I wouldn't recommend getting the living fck bashed out of you in front of your boyfriend.

'Deathcore' Jon

anonymous
7/23/2016 12:21:10 AM
Who???

anonymous
7/23/2016 8:15:14 AM
95% of the people that post on here were either watching Barney or plying with their Pikachu dolls when Korn's first album came out

anonymous
7/23/2016 3:32:55 PM
anonymous7 hours ago
95% of the people that post on here were either watching Barney or plying with their Pikachu dolls when Korn's first album came out

I'm more proud of that fact than I'd be if I actually thought Korn was at all cool

7/23/2016 8:33:20 PM
Pikachu is still relevant tho..

anonymous
7/23/2016 11:02:48 PM
bunch of tool soft gays here lately. if you knowingly admit to backing this band and weren't born before 1985 you are a deluxe pssy. I ll be at the acacia show tomorrow in my All shall perish XL reversible jersey and King conquer beanie. . . , if you have something to say about it... I wouldn't recommend getting the living fck bashed out of you in front of your boyfriend

Deluxe pssy and tool soft gays. Deathcore Jon, you made my day. A thank you, sir.

anonymous
7/24/2016 2:23:57 AM
people are funny

anonymous
7/24/2016 6:52:16 AM
One of the most influential rock bands? If you mean they influenced teenagers in the late 90's to buy 7 string ibanez guitars then maybe

anonymous
7/24/2016 10:44:23 AM
I kind of hate myself for not hating this.

anonymous
7/24/2016 11:14:06 AM
Is that real?

anonymous
7/24/2016 11:15:20 AM
20+ years of angsty teenager shtick and cringe-worthy nu-metal. Kudos.

anonymous
7/24/2016 12:08:41 PM
Listening to this made me very uncomfortable

7/24/2016 12:27:56 PM
No, thanks.

anonymous
7/24/2016 12:30:33 PM
"'Rotting in Vain' was written about being in that black place

^^^^^^

Detroit?

anonymous
7/24/2016 12:53:42 PM
You should hate yourself for not hating this...

anonymous
7/24/2016 6:55:26 PM
@korn please retweet me guys!-Frankie Palmeri

anonymous
7/24/2016 10:22:25 PM
Mr Johnnie Davis needs a hug the poor dear. Isn't he like 45 years old?

anonymous
7/26/2016 3:20:50 PM
ARRRREE YOOUUU REAAADDYYYY!?!?!?

anonymous
7/28/2016 12:55:39 PM
oh dear