Is this the week for metal or what?! After Metallica got everyone into overdrive with Moth Into Flame, now another mega band has brought something delicious to the table – nu metal gods, KoRn released a brand new track with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor called A Different World. The song will be part of their upcoming album The Serenity Of Suffering which has a tentative release date of October 21.
Speaking of the dream collaboration that will excite any metal fan, KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis says, “When I was working on this song, Corey texted Nick (producer) and it popped in my head that he would be the perfect person to collaborate on the record. I’ve collaborated with everybody I’ve cared to collaborate with so far in my career, so it was hard trying to think of someone, but it so happened that Corey texted at the right time.”
He also spoke about their friendship, since both have been in the industry for a very long time: “I’ve been friends with him for a long long time, he’s covered my ass a couple of times, when I got really sick back in 2006 with that crazy blood disorder he came out and did a couple of songs with the band so we could at least show up and say we tried to play. We’ve had a long relationship over the years, he’s a good guy and a great singer.”
The track is dark, and the beginning sounds eerily like old school KoRn, with even a few seconds taking us back to the Twisted Transistor days. Though Jonathan is a little soft as compared to the scratting he used to do be famous for in the past, Corey really brings it on with some hard-hitting vocals that bring depth to the single.
KoRn describes the song that implies “shit gets crazy” and about finding your “happy spot”. They have previously released two tracks from The Serenity Of Suffering – Rotting In Vain and Insane. The band is also touring with Limp Bizkit for a joint tour. It’s going to be a busy, but glorious year for nu metal’s biggest sound.