Nu metal pioneers Korn have announced that their 14th studio album will be released next year – get all the details on “Requiem” below.
The album, which was recently teased on a series of interactive billboards which allowed fans to see its artwork, will come out on February 4, 2022, via Loma Vista and is being previewed by its first single, ‘Start The Healing’, which you can hear below.
‘Start The Healing’ comes alongside an official video, interspersing footage of the band performing with ethereal, otherworldly visuals.
Due to the pandemic, the band spent more time on the album than usual and experimented with some new things like recording to analog tape, and the first taste is lead single ‘Start The Healing’. It finds Korn exploring their always-appealing melodic side, and it nails a balance between sounding like classic Korn and feeling fresh.
The video for ‘Start The Healing’ was directed by Tim Saccenti, who said:
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.
Pre-order & pre-save the new album “Requiem”, out Feb 4, 2022, here.
Limited silver edition vinyl, here.
Cover photo: (c) Tim Saccenti
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