Korn guitarist Munky to Chaoszine: “Creating “Requiem” withouth pressure was a really relieving experience”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 15.12.2021

The forefathers of nu-metal, Korn, will be releasing their 14th album to date entitled “Requiem” on February 4th via Loma Vista Recordings. Due to the effects of COVID-19 and the inability to play live shows for the first time in 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, 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.

Chaoszine had the priviledge to catch up earlier this month with the band’s guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and discuss about the recent US tour, the upcoming “Requiem” album as well as what is the situation with the band’s bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu at the moment. You can check out the entire video interview below:

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You can listen to the first single “Start The Healing” from the upcoming album below: