If you’re not super jacked for Korn‘s upcoming 13th studio album The Nothing, then maybe you just haven’t been paying attention. The veteran nu-metal band just gave another reason to circle Sept. 13 on your calendar on Friday morning (Aug. 2) when they dropped the latest track from the 13-song album, “Cold,” a blistering sonic assault accompanied by a mind-bending M.C. Escher-inspired visualizer.
The nightmare-inducing track features singer Jonathan Davis alternately maniacally barking the dark, dream-drenched chorus and singing the lines, “I’m on my way, this is the day/ This is the time to break it down/ Get out my way, nothing can stay/ This is the time to break it down.”
The Nothing follows 2016’s The Serenity of Suffering, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and received a Grammy Award nomination for best metal performance for lead single “Rotting in Vain.” Nick Raskulinecz, who produced The Serenity of Suffering, also produced this project.
Korn released the bleak video for the album’s first single, “You’ll Never Find Me,” last month. The Andrej Gavriss-directed clip that debuted on July 18 found band rocking a cracked desert expanse at sunrise as a story about a mysterious meteor crash unfolded around them.
Korn are currently on a North American co-headlining tour with Alice in Chains that will find the pair playing at the Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center, New York on Friday night; they will stay on the road through an Oct. 13 show at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California.
Watch the “Cold” visualizer below.