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Korn’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ Enters Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums Charts


As one of the biggest names in both rock and metal music, Korn’s accolades are unparalleled. With 40+ million in career spanning album sales, two Grammy Awards, almost 15 million social media followers between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and over 22 years of non-stop touring sold-out arenas and headlining festivals, the band that forged a distinctive blend of rock and metal, which continues to be celebrated by fans two decades later, mark the October 21 release of their 12th studio album The Serenity Of Suffering (Roadrunner Records) by entering at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on both the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Current Albums chart.


With the release of The Serenity Of Suffering, Korn join an elite group of rock bands to achieve multiple placements in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 with 10 albums on the chart. According to Billboard, “Korn’s top 10 count on the Billboard 200 is now equal to Led Zeppelin. The only rock bands with more top 10s are The Rolling Stones (with 36), The Beatles (32), Dave Matthews Band (15), Santana (14) and Van Halen (14).”

Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), The Serenity Of Suffering was heralded by The Observer (10/21/16) as “…the band’s most intense release in a decade.” It’s highlighted by a return to a dual-guitar dynamic and some of front man Jonathan Davis’ most inspired moments of self-reflection and expression. It finds Korn – who is also James “Munky” Shaffer (guitar), Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (bass), Brian “Head” Welch (guitar) and Ray Luzier (drums) – harnessing all the anger, power and trademark balance of darkness and light that made their name all those years ago with such tracks as “Rotting In Vain,” “Take Me,” “Insane” and “A Different World” featuring Corey Taylor.