KORN Announces New Studio Album “Requiem”; First Single ‘Start The Healing’ Now Available

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KORN will release a new album, “Requiem”, on February 4, 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings. The official music video for the disc’s first single, “Start The Healing”, directed by Tim Saccenti (FLYING LOTUS, RUN THE JEWELS, DEPECHE MODE), can be seen below. The clip 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.

In a statement, Saccenti explained of the visual, “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 3D 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-19 and the inability to play live shows for the first time in KORN‘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, KORN 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.

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” is available for pre-order in an array of collectible formats. These include an exclusive silver vinyl variant strictly limited to 1,000 copies.

“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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