Following great anticipation, Korn - one of the most influential rock bands of modern times - return with their twelfth studio album, The Serenity of Suffering. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), the album marks the band's welcomed return to Roadrunner Records who previously released 2010's Korn III – Remember Who You Are and 2011's The Path of Totality and features a special guest appearance from Corey Taylor of Slipknot.
Jonathan Davis on the album's lead single: "Rotting in Vain was written about being in that black place, being in situations that I don't like in life - be it relationships, or feeling when you're stuck and you're just being abused or you don't like where you're at, and you just sit there and rot. It takes you years and years to figure out how to claw your way out. That's where ‘Rotting in Vain' came from. I'm just sitting there, fucking dying and letting it happen for years and years and not helping myself to get out of that place. That's the vibe that inspired the song."