NewsNovember 11, 2021 10:18 AM ET3,811 views

Korn announce new album 'Requiem', premiere lead single

Korn

Tim Saccenti

Official press release:

Today, Korn announces their new studio album Requiem, due out February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings.

In tandem with the album announcement, the band shares the lead single and video "Start The Healing." The first offering from Requiem arrives with a video directed by Tim Saccenti (Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, Depeche Mode) that is a live action and animated visual feast about death and re-birth amidst an array of preternatural creatures, humanoids and Korn's electrifying live performance symbolizing the dawn of a new era for the band.


Director Saccenti's words on the genesis of "Start The Healing" visuals: "Our idea for this video was to mutate that aspect of the DNA of Korn, of what makes them so inspiring, their mix of raw power and transportive aesthetics and human emotion. I wanted to take the viewer on an emotional journey, as the song does, a visceral, cathartic death and rebirth that will hopefully help transport the listener through whatever their personal struggles are. Collaborating with 3-D artist Anthony Ciannamea we tapped into Korn's mythology and explored their vast well of light and darkness to create a surreal, liminal-pace body-horror nightmare."

Due to the effects of Covid and the inability to play live shows for the first time in the band's illustrious career, Requiem was conceived out of very different circumstances than the majority of the band's catalogue. It is an album born of time and the ability to create without pressure. Energized by a new creative process free of time constraints, the band was able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven't always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or diligently recording to analog tape – processes which unearthed newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music. Requiem was produced by Chris Collier and Korn.

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Fans have been anticipating new music after Korn previewed a snippet of "Start The Healing" within an augmented reality filter and billboards bearing the band's iconic logo began appearing worldwide last week.

Requiem track listing:

1. Forgotten
2. Let the Dark Do the Rest
3. Start The Healing
4. Lost in the Grandeur
5. Disconnect
6. Hopeless and Beaten
7. Penance to Sorrow
8. My Confession
9. Worst Is On Its Way

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anonymous 192 days ago

This doesn't suck because it's KoRn. It doesn't suck because of the vocals. It sucks because they are attempting to write riffs or have allowed some West Hollywood producers to convince them what a good KoRn riff sounds like.


anonymous 192 days ago

Saw these guys in 2006, way past their prime. It was only $10 to sit on the lawn. Every trailer park in a 100 mile radius was probably empty and at that show. Shirtless guy in front of me had "white power" tattooed on his back. I assured my Mexican friend he probably only had it because he just got out on parole. But I had my doubts


evil_hero 192 days ago

its not too late to unrelease and unannounce this!!


evil_hero 192 days ago

this just in! korn unreleases new single and unannounces new album. "we finally see what everyone else has seen all along. we are terrible and need to stop releasing music"


easyhateoven 192 days ago

who?


easyhateoven 192 days ago

i just unleashed a fart


anonymous 192 days ago

I'M HERE TO ANNOUNCE AN ALL NEW CHICAGO PD STREAMING ON HULU! SEASON 9 NOW STREAMING ON HULU AND MAKE SURE TO CATCH AN ALL NEW EPISODE NEXT WEDNESDAY AT 9PM EST ONLY ON NBC!


anonymous 192 days ago

All Day I Dream About Sankus


anonymous 192 days ago

I think Fieldy is out of the band.


anonymous 192 days ago

Not a Korn hater -- they were great from, like, '96-2002 -- but it doesn't seem like the best business move for a label to be financing their still-expensive albums and videos when they prolly won't get to 100K copies sold. All this, so they can add one, maybe two new songs to setlist? Is Budweiser unwriting this so fans run to get a beer when they play the new stuff?


anonymous 192 days ago

Dudes whose musical taste stopped maturing at age 19 are stoked.


anonymous 192 days ago

sucks but im sure no one is surprised


anonymous 192 days ago

first limp bizkit and now korn? hell yeah!!!!


easyhateoven 192 days ago

anonymous 4 hours ago All Day I Dream About Sankus lol yesss


anonymous 192 days ago

wheres fieldy??????


anonymous 192 days ago

Dudes with eyebrow piercings and heavy eyeliner are stoked for this!


anonymous 192 days ago

Not a Korn hater -- they were great from, like, '96-2002 -- but it doesn't seem like the best business move for a label to be financing their still-expensive albums and videos when they prolly won't get to 100K copies sold. All this, so they can add one, maybe two new songs to setlist? Is Budweiser unwriting this so fans run to get a beer when they play the new stuff? >>> They're gonna go at least silver dude (250K copies sold.) Korn is still a minimum 3K capacity venue headliner. Say they did a 40 show US tour @ 3K paid people a show for 120K attendees. Assuming 80% of the attendees buy their new record that's 96K copies sold to them alone. Besides they're grossing 6M on $50 admission fir the tour.


anonymous 192 days ago

People who leave their small children in the car unattended are stoked.


anonymous 191 days ago

Fieldy is no longer an active member of the band. That is correct. Although not officially a full member, expect to see Ra Diaz handle the low end from here forward.


anonymous 191 days ago

Lol, ya'll throw a lot of shade at a band that influenced all your favorite bands.


anonymous 191 days ago

Joe Biden Sucks





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