Venera (James Shaffer of Korn and Chris Hunt) Release “Disintegration” Single & Video

Venera Photo by Rizz




PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW:“… haunting and chilling.” –

Sept. 13, 2023, LOS ANGELES – Venera, the hypnotic, ambient duo featuring Atlanta-based composer/filmmaker Chris Hunt and James Shaffer (Korn), have shared a third, and final preview of the pair’s forthcoming album, Venera (Oct. 13, Ipecac Recordings), with today’s release of “Disintegration” (

“We hoped to explore drifting, gridless timelines of drums and guitars, which converge midway in a wall of harmony and chorale,” explains Hunt of the five-minute song that features drummer Deantoni Parks (Mars Volta, John Cale). He continues, speaking directly to the video, which also features words by author Blake Butler: “Blake’s text sees and explodes light and experience in a way that is deeply committed to density and emotion – an honest voice in ‘Disintegration.’”

The band previously released a pair of songs: “Swarm” and “Hologram” featuring Rizz from VOWWS, which Revolver described as “mesmerizing” and noted: “with its deep bass and ambient sound design, the experimental bass track is both haunting and chilling.”  

Several guests join Hunt and Shaffer on the self-produced album. Parks (Mars Volta, John Cale) also contributes to “Erosion” and HEALTH’s Jacob Duzsik contributes vocals on “Ochre,” and Alain Johannes lends his voice to “Triangle.” Album pre-orders ( are available now, with Venera available digitally, as well as physically on CD, and an assortment of vinyl, including limited-edition red, snowy white and skull gold variants.

Venera tracklist:

1.    Alignment

2.    Erosion (ft. Deantoni Parks)

3.    Ochre (ft. HEALTH)

4.    Swarm

5.    Disintegration (ft. Deantoni Parks)

6.    Hologram (ft. VOWWS)

7.    Surrender

8.    Triangle (ft. Alain Johannes) 9.    Helium

L.A.-based James Shaffer and Atlanta-based Chris Hunt converged in early 2022 in Downtown Los Angeles while working on songs for singer Xhoana X. Their kindred interest and backgrounds in dramatic texture, electronics and experimentation inspired an improvisation-based recording process which seeks to explore a sonic universe defined by evolving atmosphere, cinematic noise and select collaborations with other artists.

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