Korn Reveal New Album Details & New Video

Korn Reveal New Album Details & New Video for ‘Rotting In Vain’

KORN 2016 - Photo Dean Karr
KORN 2016 – Photo Dean Karr

Hot on the heels of their festival-stealing set at this year’s Download, KORN have announced that their 12th studio album, ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ will be released on 21st October.  The collection marks the band’s welcome return to Roadrunner Records, who previously released 2010’s ‘KORN III – Remember Who You Are’ and 2011’s ‘The Path of Totality’.  You can pre-order the album from today at http://flyt.it/KORNSOS and grab the first single, ‘Rotting In Vain’ right away.

The video for ‘Rotting In Vain’ stars ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor Tommy Flanagan.  Check out the clip, lensed by famed rock photographer & video director, Dean Karr, here –

The band’s frontman, Jonathan Davis tells us, “‘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.  It takes you years and years to figure out how to claw your way out. That’s where ‘Rotting in Vain’ came from. That’s the vibe that inspired the song.”

Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), the album also features a special guest appearance from Corey Taylor of Slipknot.  The sleeve artwork (attached) is by artist, Ron English.

Earlier this week, KORN kicked off their ‘Return of the Dreads Tour’ in Denver, CO.  This co-headlining summer trek with Rob Zombie, features special guests, In This Moment and continues through 3rd September.  On 24th September, KORN will then share co-headlining duties with Breaking Benjamin on the ‘Nocturnal Underground’ arena tour, featuring special guests, Motionless In White.

KORN - Rotting In Vain


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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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