Heavy rockers Korn are facing a legal battle with their former drummer David Silveria after he filed a lawsuit demanding a share of the money the band has made since his exit.

Silveria parted ways with the Freak on a Leash hitmakers in 2006, but claims he was taking a hiatus and wanted to return to the line-up in 2013.

He alleges his former bandmates refused to let him rejoin, and he is now suing them for a share of the profits they have made since his departure.

In documents obtained by Tmz.com, Silveria insists he never gave up his legal interest in the group and asks a judge to order the band to hand over their accounting records to his legal team.

He is also asking to dissolve the legal partnership.