Korn announced the release its new album, “The Serenity Of Suffering,” available Oct. 21 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2013’s “The Paradigm Shift” is produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon and Rush, among others. The album will feature a guest appearance by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor on “A Different World.”
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone about the track: “‘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. 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.”
“The Serenity Of Suffering” marks the band’s second album since the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, who said, “This is a record to me that the intensity of Korn is back, and the live energy. Raw energy is there.”
“The Serenity Of Suffering” track listing:
02. Rotting In Vain
03. Black Is The Soul
04. The Hating
05. A Different World (feat. Corey Taylor)
06. Take Me
07. Everything Falls Apart
08. Die Yet Another Night
09. When You’re Not There
10. Next In Line
11. Please Come For Me
Korn is currently co-headlining a tour with Rob Zombie featuring In This Moment, dubbed “Return Of The Dreads,” whcih kicked off on July 19 in Englewood, Colo.
Korn continues touring this fall with Breaking Benjamin for the “Nocturnal Underground Tour, beginning September 24 in Fargo, ND.