AVAILABLE TODAY EXCLUSIVELY ON BANDCAMP
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
JULY 28, 2020 – KORN have shared a cover of The Charlie Daniels Band classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” [feat. YelaWolf] exclusively via Bandcamp today HERE.
All proceeds from the track will be donated to
a nonprofit organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons.
Over a galloping bounce, the band rip dueling guitar leads as distortion bleeds into eerie feedback. Frontman Jonathan Davis tears through this timeless story, trading off verses with YelaWolf as they take on the roles of “The Devil” and “Johnny.” The fiddle battle for Johnny’s soul has never sounded quite like this. Recorded during the sessions for the critically acclaimed chart-topping epic THE NOTHING, the track honors the late Charlie Daniels.
“I’ve always said it, but country music is some of the darkest ever,” said Davis. “Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and, of course, Charlie Daniels all turned pain into some really powerful music that sounded alive. ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ is a classic story, and we wanted to release it now to help others in need.”
This continues the relationship between Korn and Awakening Youth. The organization figured prominently in the documentary LOUD KRAZY LOVE about guitarist and co-founder Brian “Head” Welch. Awakening Youth fulfills a mission to uplift at-risk young men and women in the wake of losing a parent. The team offers one-on-one individualized support to personally encourage and motivate and, ultimately, restore families.
GRAMMY® Award-winning rock iconoclasts Korn created a culture with their landmark self-titled full-length debut. Generations of fans turned the band into a household name with two GRAMMY® Awards, sales of 40 million albums worldwide, hundreds of sold out shows, and over 1 billion streams-unprecedented for a rock band of any era.
How many artists can boast being mentioned in a speech by President Barack Obama and holding a place on Rolling Stone‘s “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” list?
Christened “The Last Rock ‘n’ Roll Superstars” by The Ringer and “the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival” by The Fader, Korn endure as a raw, relevant, and real force. Bringing everything full circle, 2019’s THE NOTHING remains a testament to their sustained impact. The record marked their 14th Top 10 entry on the Billboard Top 200 and lifted them into rarified air with “The Fifth-Most Top 10s on the Chart.”
After all of these accolades, rewritten rules, broken records, and changed lives, Korn are still and forever here to stay.