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Korn Release “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” Cover, Yelawolf Guests


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Korn have unveiled their cover of The Charlie Daniels Band‘s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” as a charitable single, with all proceeds to go towards 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.

Yelawolf, who opened for Korn on their 2017 summer tour, guests on this cover, which is available now via Bandcamp. The cover was recorded several years back and had been teased for possible inclusion on a long-rumored covers album from Korn.

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Speaking of their take on the country staple, Davis offered:

“I’ve always said it, but country music is some of the darkest ever. 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.”

The group also issued the below collective statement:

“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.”

Meanwhile, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has some firsthand experience with Awakening Youth, as his daughter Jennea attended the boarding school several years back during some darker times. Notably Taylor Carvajal, wife of Islander frontman Mikey Carvajal, serves as the Dean of Students at Awakening Youth.

Korn will taking part in a live Q&A later today (July 28th) at 3pm PDT/ 6pm EDT via their Instagram to discuss the track, their admiration for the late Charlie Daniels, who passed away earlier this month, and more.

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