Korn has released a new single, “Forgotten,” taken from the band’s forthcoming record,” Requiem,” which arrives on Feb. 4. On “Requiem,” Korn enjoyed a creative process free of time constraints. The album was produced by the band and Chris Collier. “Something about it makes me feel like it’s — remember the album ‘Untouchables’? It has a vibe to it that’s like early 2000s to me,” said guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer.
“I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just because we took more time on guitars. We got a lot of textures, and there’s some layering and techniques recording-wise that we’ve done by recording to tape. We did all the drums and did a lot of analog recording, and just got out of working in a computer.”
Shaffer said that there are some songs on “Requiem” that may take fans by surprise. “I feel like it’s gonna take fans a minute to kind of digest,” he said. “And also, you have to put yourself where we were in the middle of COVID. The whole world shut down. At one point, L.A. had these big fires and there was this orange sky, the virus was out there — it just felt so dystopian.”
Korn is set for four shows with System of Down from Jan. 31 to Feb. 5 and will begin a headlining arena tour with Chevelle and Code Orange in March.