KORN COVERS 'THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA' Wednesday July 29 2020, 6:38 PM
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KORN COVERS 'THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA'

KORN   has released a cover of   THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND   classic   "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" , featuring a guest appearance by rapper   YelaWolf , exclusively via   Bandcamp .

All proceeds from the track will be donated to   Awakening Youth , 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.

"The Nothing"   was released last September via   Roadrunner / Elektra . The follow-up to 2016's   "The Serenity Of Suffering"   was once again produced by   Nick Raskulinecz .

KORN   guitarist   James "Munky" Shaffer   told   Dread Central   about   "The Nothing" : "We put a whole year into this record. That's something we hadn't done since   'Untouchables'   in 2002. So, we really sat with these songs, lived with them, had time to reflect on them, and then went back and worked on them some more. We didn't rush it through just to put something out in order to get back on tour. I know a lot of bands do that; we've done it in the past too — I'm guilty. But this time we wanted to spend time with our families and take our time to make some great music. So, we spaced things out and really enjoyed being in the moment."

Via Blabbermouth


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