Fugitive Edward Snowden, Miley Cyrus, disgraced Toronto mayor Rob Ford and Kanye West all "star" in "Spike In My Veins", the provocative new video from KORN that's based on the second single from the band's Top 10 album, "The Paradigm Shift". Government corruption, NSA spying tactics, political scandals, the cult of celebrity and more — the video's assaultive imagery underlines and comments on how the media projects chaos into our lives.
"We are the ones taking all the pain/Falling on our faces, they don't care anyway," KORN frontman Jonathan Davis announces in the opening lines of "Spike In My Veins", currently Top 10 and rising on the rock chart. Directed by David Dinetz and his team at Culprit Creative, the video can be seen below (courtesy of RollingStone.com).
KORN's eleventh studio album, "The Paradigm Shift" (Prospect Park), sold 46,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on October 8, 2013 via Prospect Park.
"The Paradigm Shift" is the first KORN disc to feature guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2003's "Take A Look In The Mirror" and follows up 2011's dubstep experiment, "The Path Of Totality".
Welch told Rolling Stone that the new album has "the old KORN vibe, but with a new twist . . . The end product is a really good mix of old KORN mixed with some new elements. It's got a fresh new KORN 2013 sound."
Welch left KORN in 2005 after he converted to Christianity and got off drugs. He rejoined them for a handful of live performances in 2012 before officially becoming part of the lineup again in early 2013.
KORN will kick off its new world tour in Australia on February 20.