Artist Ron English has shed light on his vision for Korn’s Serenity Of Suffering album artwork.
He says his image of a young boy walking into a carnival, while holding the doll which features on the cover of their 1999 album Issues, represents his “resurrection” from his traumatic childhood past.
In a post shared by guitarist Munky, English says: “The boy is pulling the Issues doll out from a pile of abandoned toys at the edge of the midway as he heads into the thick of the carnival.
“The underlying theme is resurrection, a boy reclaiming power over his childhood trauma, creating a new narrative to reckon with the demons that damaged him.
“He is reanimating the doll as himself, and whatever cowed him as a child will be absorbed and deflected through the doll.”
Korn recently shared a video of them performing Insane at an invite-only show in Los Angeles. They’ll also return to the UK with Limp Bizkit in December.
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Korn tour dates 2016⁄2017
Dec 12: Manchester Arena, UK
Dec 14: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Dec 15: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, UK
Dec 16: London Wembley SSE Arena, UK
Dec 18: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 19: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Mar 11: Zurich Event Park, Switzerland
Mar 12: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Mar 15: Lisbon Campo Pequeno, Portugal
Mar 17: Madrid Barclaycard Center, Spain
Mar 18: Barcelona Sant Jordi Club, Spain
Mar 20: Paris Le Zenith, France
Mar 21: Antwerp Lotto Arena, Belgium
Mar 22: Tilburg 013 Poppodium, Netherlands
Mar 24: Stuttgart Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, Germany
Mar 25: Dusseldorf Mitsuhbishi Electric Halle, Germany
Mar 27: Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Germany
Mar 28: Berlin Velodrom, Germany
Mar 30: Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic
Mar 31: Warsaw Torwar Hall, Poland
Apr 02: Munich Zenith, Germany
Apr 02: Vienna Gasometer, Austria