KORN‘s new song “Take Me” can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “The Serenity Of Suffering”, which will be released on October 21. The follow-up to 2013’s “The Paradigm Shift” was helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON and RUSH, among others. The CD features a guest appearance by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor on the song “A Different World”.
“The Serenity Of Suffering” marks the band’s return to Roadrunner, which previously released 2010’s “Korn III – Remember Who You Are” and 2011’s “The Path Of Totality”.
“The Serenity Of Suffering” track listing:
- Rotting In Vain
- Black Is The Soul
- The Hating
- A Different World (feat. Corey Taylor)
- Take Me
- Everything Falls Apart
- Die Yet Another Night
- When You’re Not There
- Next In Line
- Please Come For Me
KORN guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch told Live Nation TV in a new interview what they felt singer Jonathan Davis meant by “The Serenity Of Suffering” title. Shaffer said: “The way I see it is it’s his take on the record . . . I felt that he was kind of suffering — he was battling inside of himself to get to that creative place that he felt comfortable to start writing for the album, but it made a great record. This time for him, though, it felt a lot more difficult.”
Welch added: “I mean, he’s not perfect — obviously, none of us are — he’s just a sweet guy, and, unfortunately, he lets people hurt him a lot and he lives with it. He feels like normal when he’s suffering because he has suffered so much.”
Davis has a somewhat different view, telling The Pulse Of Radio that the title reflects a strange comfort he finds in feeling bad. “I feel like sometimes I’m in that place so much, I feel serenity when I’m there,” he said. “That’s where I feel comfortable, when I’m down. And I think people who have ever battled depression and stuff like that, it’s not enjoyable, but that kind of feeling you can relate to.”