KORN celebrated the arrival of its new album, “Requiem”, with a particular record-release occasion on February 3 on the Hollywood United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California. “Requiem Mass” noticed the Southern California heavy music pioneers carry out an intimate set in entrance of a 300 attendees.
A efficiency of the track “Worst Is On Its Method” from the “Requiem Mass” occasion will be seen beneath.
Tickets to attend the gig in individual had been made obtainable at Amoeba Music‘s Hollywood location two days earlier than the occasion on a first-come, first-served foundation. Attendees had been required to put on black funeral apparel and had to supply proof of vaccination. KORN-branded masks for all attendees had been handed out on the occasion. Attendees had been inspired to carry an merchandise of remembrance to honor a beloved one who has handed. Followers had been capable of go away these objects within the casket as a part of the ceremonial procession.
Asserting the present on the time, KORN mentioned the occasion was to “collect in honor of the souls which have handed throughout these unprecedented instances.”
KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu have been sighted on quite a few events sharing the gospel with followers on the band’s live shows, praying for them within the lobbies of the venues the place they carry out.
“Folks assume, ‘I am not adequate to have the Lord come into my life,'” Fieldy advised CBN throughout an interview. “Folks have gotten to know, all you have to do is know what Jesus did for you. He died to your sins, died on the cross and got here again three days later. Should you ask Him into your coronary heart, it is for all times. He will be with you without end.”
KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis advised Metallic Hammer journal about “Worst Is On Its Method”: “Proper now every part goes good, however all the time behind my head I am simply ready for that subsequent unhealthy factor to occur. I believed it was a tremendous technique to finish the document as a result of it is all about me battling the darkness and popping out on prime, however life is a endless loop and there is all the time extra bullshit forward.”
“Requiem”, which was produced by Chris Collier and KORN, entered Billboard‘s Laborious Rock Albums chart at No. 1. The band bought 23,000 equal album items within the February 4-10 monitoring week, in accordance with Billboard. Of that sum, 20,000 items had been from album gross sales. “Requiem” additionally landed at No. 2 on the High Rock Albums and High Different Albums charts. On the all-format Billboard 200, it arrived at No. 14.
In a latest interview with Midwest Beatdown, KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke about the truth that “Requiem” consists of solely 9 songs, with only one being greater than 4 minutes lengthy. “We tracked about, I wanna say 16, 17 tunes or one thing like that,” he mentioned. “And there is a variety of information the place when you assume a track is a filler, it does not essentially imply the following man thinks it is a filler; they may just like the songs that are not singles higher than the singles, so everybody’s obtained opinions. However on this document, we tracked lots. There’s some that did not make it [where] I used to be actually, like, ‘Wait. How can that not make it? That is a tremendous track.’ However if you take heed to ‘Requiem’ as an entire, I actually imagine that that is the absolute best materials we may decide at the moment. It is like giving delivery — there’s your infants, your songs, and also you need everybody to listen to ’em and obtain them in addition to they probably can.
“We simply had such a good time making this document over COVID,” Ray continued. “There was no dashing. We simply went, ‘Hey, let’s meet in Bakersfield,’ our California studio; Head and I dwell in Nashville. And we might fly on the market and simply take it little by little. There was no, ‘Oh, let’s rush this [before] we now have to go on tour.’ It was, like, ‘Hey, let’s simply make good music’ and are available again and take heed to it and weed out the unhealthy and actually make the great things stick.”