Nü-metal pioneers Korn are gearing up to release their new album, The Serenity Of Suffering, on October 21 and are rounding out a series of U.S. tour dates that included a stop in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Louder Than Life Festival.
After having just released their third single, “A Different World” featuring Corey Taylor, earlier this week, Korn debuted the track live for the first time during their set at the festival Sunday night, and fans in attendance were lucky enough to see Taylor make an appearance on stage, as well.
The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman was already headlining Sunday’s finale at Louder Than Life with Slipknot and is making his first appearance on a Korn record after the bands have been close friends for years.
Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis called Taylor the one guy that Korn wanted to work with that the band hadn’t previously featured in their music, according to Blabbermouth.
“We were trying to figure out who we wanted to collaborate with, and I'm like, 'You know, that's the one, that's the guy,'” he says. “And I texted him, I'm like, 'Do you want to be on a new Korn track?' He's all, 'Hell yeah! When and where, what do I do?' So he did great on the song. I already did my parts, I'm like, 'Do what you do, man.' And I like the way he did it, the approach: he starts creeping in underneath the song, you can start slowly hearing his voice under mine, and it crescendos up into the middle part where he sings, and then it's just full-on at the end, so the song came out great.”
Taylor was equally enthusiastic when describing the song, noting that he received “a phone call, like, 'Hey, do you wanna do this?' And I was on the plane the next day. I flew in, and I hadn't even heard the music. I was, like, 'Yeah.' 'Cause as a fan and as a friend, it was just something that we had been talking about for years. And all the stars aligned and I got to do this track. And it is heavy, dude. It is so righteous.”
Taylor's personal review of The Serenity Of Suffering will also leave Korn fans itching to hear even more. “This whole [new Korn] album, and I'm gonna brag now, because I've heard eleven songs of this, it is such a great throwback to the first three Korn albums and mixed with that maturity that they have now,” he shares. “Like, it's, really, really heavy. People are gonna lose their minds. It's that good,” says to Blabbermouth.
Check out this footage of Korn premiering their latest single, “A Different World” live at Louder Than Life, featuring a guest appearance from Corey Taylor below.
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