Korn: New Song 'Hater' Available For Streaming

The song, which arrived at rock radio on June 19, is taken from the upcoming expanded edition of the band's latest album, "The Paradigm Shift."

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A brand new Korn track called "Hater" can be streamed below (via Blabbermouth). The song, which arrived at rock radio on June 19, is taken from the upcoming expanded edition of the band's latest album, "The Paradigm Shift."

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio that the track is a direct rebuttal to the kind of person described in the title of the song. "Everybody has a hater," he said. "Everybody has someone that hates on you because you have something they want. And it's really, like, the first empowering song I've ever wrote where it's just blatantly telling you - I mean, the lyrics are: 'You can't bring me down/I've already had my life turned upside down/I ride a downward spiral round and round/But I keep flying, I keep fighting/You'll never bring me down.' That's like the most positive sh-t I've ever wrote. And it's so different. Everyone that's heard it loves it."

Davis wrote and recorded most of the song at a studio near his home in Bakersfield, California before sending it to the other members of the band to add their parts.

The new version of "The Paradigm Shift" is due out July 15 and features another new studio cut, called "The Game Is Over," as well as live tracks recorded all over the world.

Davis told Billboard.com, meanwhile, that he's also recorded a track with Korn called "So Unfair," which was inspired by his youngest son Zeppelin's battle with Type One diabetes. Davis called the song "the most personal to me."

The singer is also working on a new album from his electronic dance music side project Killbot.

Korn returns to the road this summer with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, starting July 5 in Devore, California.

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    Pretty good song in my opinion, though lacks aggression in the sound (not much of Davis' growls, could go well with this kind of tune) - agree with nuclearcrayon's comment.
    Honestly I think Korn's mix of electronic stuff and guitar, bass, drums and vocals is pretty cool. Sure some songs are better than others but it's something new
    Jacques Nel
    I'd like to know what people expect from bands like these, not hating on anyone, just a question. Comments to material from older bands like KoRn always go "they're not what they used to be, the old material is the best, they don't make the same kind of music anymore", most bands go through this stage, do people expect them to just give up and retire?
    As someone who's only casually acquainted with Korn I think the main thing that I notice is a lack of intensity in this track in comparison to some of their older stuff. The things that I really find lacking on a track like this in comparison to their older stuff is the bass and the vocals. Old Korn is really crunchy on the guitars and the bass in the mix is really prominent. The other thing is that Davis' vocal stylings were very full of a certain intense rage that you're missing here. This kinda sounds like Davis decided to record the vocals at 7 AM after staying up until 5 the night before. He just doesn't sound super into it.
    Another shite song from a crap band that can't spell it's name correctly.
    It's a subpar tune I think. But let's be honest, Paradigm was pretty damn good. It's an unreleased track to promo a new release of the same record, it's not gonna be as good. Coulda done better, but I'm just happy for the growth they've shown. Touring strong, good record out, when I saw them with Rob Zombie in November they killed it, def stole the show.
    When I first heard this song I was disappointed at lack of growls and roars but now I really like it. The entire album is full of heavyyyy stuff. I think it's great.