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Korn have announced their 12th studio album, The Serenity Of Suffering, will be released Oct. 12 via Roadrunner Records. The lead single, “Rotting In Vain,” has premiered at Rolling Stone with an accompanying music video featuring Sons Of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan. 

“'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,” shares Jonathan Davis.

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He adds, “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.”

Below, you can check out the song and video. (Pre-orders for The Serenity Of Suffering are on sale now.) Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts!

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