Korn Premiere Cover of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” with YelaWolf

  • Axl Rosenberg

Over the weekend, Korn released a word jumble which some clever fan quickly figured out spelled “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this is the title of a very, very famous song by The Charlie Daniels Band.

So, naturally, some Kornholers (that’s what Korn call their fans, right?) guessed the band was getting ready to release a cover of that very track.

Those folks guessed right! The cover is available now exclusive via Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to Awakening Youth, a nonprofit organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons.

The track is also something of a duet, with Korn frontman Jonathan Davis playing the role of “The Devil” and the rapper YelaWolf playing the role of “Johnny.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time the world has been gifted a hard rock iteration of this song. Primus did it way make in 1998…

…and Adrenaline Mob did it in 2015:

You can check out Korn’s Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by going down to below. Buy it here. I’m not much of a Kornholer myself, but I do like the way they took the bass line from the middle of the song and made it sound like a Pantera tune (1:54).

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