It turns out the rumours sparked by Korn's cryptic teasing were true after all, as they've officially released a killer cover of 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia'!
The band do a fantastic job of keeping the spirit of the original Charlie Daniels song intact, while injecting it with the dark and eerie vibes we've come to love from Korn. It also features a guest appearance from rapper Yelawolf, who offers up some southern-accented spoken word
100% of the proceeds from the cover will be donated to the non-profit organisation Awakening Youth. Check out the cover below, then continue on for a full statement from the band:
We’re very excited to bring you our cover of the late, great Charlie Daniels’ infamous track, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Charlie left a musical legacy that goes beyond just one genre, and we want to honor his talent and influence with our own rendition of his song. It is available exclusively via Bandcamp, where 100% of all proceeds are being donated to the non-profit organization, Awakening Youth. Special thanks to our boy Yelawolf for jumping on the track with us.
Join us in supporting Awakening Youth’s mission, which empowers young people who have lost regular interaction with a parent to life events such as divorce, addiction, death, and more, to realize positive change in their lives and awaken the motivation to be their best selves. More information can be found at AwakeningYouth.org. Exclusive KORN x Awakening Youth woven patches are also available at kornwebstore.com.
While Korn have previously revealed they're working on a covers album, there hasn't been any further news on that front just yet.