Korn Asks Fans To Design Next Album Cover

For its last release, 1998's "Follow The Leader," Korn hit up "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane to design the album cover. For the follow-up, though, that responsibility may go to a more fanatical (if less famous) artist.

The band is asking its fans to design the cover of its upcoming LP as part of MTV's Korn Cover Contest. Korn is looking for square works of art that feature an abstract design or an image of the entire group. All entries must be mailed to Korn via its label, Epic Records, and be in their hands no later than Monday, October 4.

The as-yet-untitled album is due out November 16, and Jonathan Davis, the band's frontman, spoke about its lyrical content with MTV News' Chris Connelly recently in the band's Los Angeles studio.

"[I] go right out there with the stuff. I've never held back," Davis told Connelly. "I think people see that. So I just lay it out there. It's just to help

me. It's to get it out. It's my way of venting, I guess.... That's why I miss touring, because I can scream every night. I feel better." [RealVideo]

That let-it-all-out spirit is no doubt one of the things the men of Korn will be looking for in its potential cover artist, and as an added incentive, the group will join the contest winner at an in-store appearance in his or her hometown.

Again, submissions must be in the guys' hands by October 4. Here's where to send them:

MTV's Korn Cover Contest c/o Epic Records 2100 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404