After confirming plans to release a new record, Korn has officially announced the brand new album. On Friday (July 22), the California-founded band announced the release of their 12th studio album. The impending release will be titled The Serenity of Suffering and is set to be released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the The Serenity Of Suffering are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
In addition to the new record, the band premiered the music video for “Rotting in Vain,” the lead single from the record. Last weekend, while performing at the inaugural Chicago Open Air, the group played the song in front of a huge audience and confirmed that the official audio for the track would be released during the week.
Check out the music video for “Rotting in Vain,” which features Sons of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan starring alongside the band.
“During a sit down interview with Rolling Stone, who were the first to premiere the new song/clip, frontman Jonathan Davis opened up about the topic of the song.”‘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,” the frontman explains.
“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.”
In support of The Serenity of Suffering, Korn is currently in the middle of the “Return of the Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a break, the band will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin, Motionless in White, and Silver Snakes for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The Serenity of Suffering is the follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift.