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Korn slip into another dimension for virtual video game concert

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Korn (Image credit: Roadrunner Recoerds)

Korn (opens in new tab) have revealed that they’ll play a virtual reality show inside two video games starting this week.

The band will be transformed into game characters in AdventureQuest 3D and AdventureQuest Worlds for the grand opening of the Battle Concert Arena in the massively multiplayer games starting tomorrow (August 20).

Fans who don’t currently play the titles are urged to download them from Google Play, Apple’s App Store or Steam on PC and create their own character to attend the Battle Concerts.

Each new character will receive a “magical concert ticket” in their inventory, which will teleport them to the event once it gets under way.

A statement reads: “Get in the most brutal mosh pit ever and make video game history! Korn is playing the grand opening of the Battle Concert Arena in the massively multiplayer games AdventureQuest 3D and AQWorlds

“The band will play onstage while you fight monsters, score loot, and hear a new song from Korn's upcoming album The Nothing.

“We're taking AdventureQuest 3D’s multiplayer live events to the next level. Starting August 20, 2019, grab your friends and join fellow players in an unforgettably brutal, monster-filled virtual-rock-concert. Don't forget to pick up all the loot.”

While the event is free to play, an event pack can be purchased which gives the player special Korn-branded items – including a “backstage pass” where you’ll be able to take a virtual selfie with the band.

For further information, visit the Artix Entertainment website (opens in new tab).

Korn will release The Nothing on September 13 through Roadrunner/Electra. The follow-up to 2016’s The Serenity Of Suffering will feature the lead singles You’ll Never Find Me and Cold.

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Korn: The Nothing
1. The End Begins 
2. Cold
3. You’ll Never Find Me
4. The Darkness is Revealing
5. Idiosyncrasy
6. The Seduction Of Indulgence 
7. Finally Free
8. Can You Hear Me
9. The Ringmaster
10. Gravity Of Discomfort
11. H@rd3r
12. This Loss
13. Surrender To Failure 

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Korn: The Nothing (opens in new tab)
Korn return with The Nothing – their first album since 2016's The Serenity Of Suffering. The record features the lead tracks You'll Never Find Me and Cold.

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