Following great anticipation, Korn – one of the most influential rock bands of modern times – have announced their 12th studio album, The Serenity of Suffering. The album will be released on October 21 and features a special guest appearance from Corey Taylor of Slipknot.


The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon),  and 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’. Pre-orders are live NOW on Amazon and iTunes, including a limited edition blue vinyl available exclusively through participating independent record stores.

The first single Rotting in Vain, from upcoming album was first time performed in front of 25,000 people during a thunderous set at Chicago’s Open Air festival on July 16.

Rotting in Vain was written about being in that black place, being in situations that I don’t like in life – be in 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.