Korn Debuts “Forgotten,” the Heavy Opening Track from New Album ‘Requiem’ Out 2/4; Tour Starts 1/31

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Approaching the 30th anniversary of its formation in 1993, Korn keeps on rolling — and on Feb. 4, the hard-rock band that became a phenomenon in ushering in the “nu-metal” movement of the late 1990s will release Requiem, its 14th studio album to date.

On Thursday, Korn unleashed “Forgotten,” the album’s opening track. Blending the band’s trademark thunderous down-tuned guitar riffs with singer Jonathan Davis’ dynamic voice, the track is “classic Korn,” so to speak, Davis alternating between impassioned shouts and a melodic vocal hook:

“Forgotten” is the second song shared thus far from Requiem, following “Start the Healing”:

The album’s 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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News of a new Korn record comes after a tough time for the band, as Davis came down with a positive COVID-19 test in mid-August that forced some cancelled tour dates, though the tour resumed after a while with Davis singing from a seated position until his health returned to normal. Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer then came down with COVID-19, as did drummer Ray Luzier, throwing more issues into the tour.

Then, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Avizu stepped away to go on hiatus from the band as he dealt with some personal issues. Revolver Mag notes that Avizu is featured on the album, though he is still not considered an “active” member of the group at this time.

Korn will also participate in four shows with System of a Down, Helmet and Russian Circles in addition to the headlining tour dates which feature special guests Chevelle and Code Orange.

The full schedule:

^ = w/ System of a Down, Helmet, Russian Circles

* = w/ Chevelle and Code Orange

1/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center^

2/1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena^

2/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium^

2/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium^

3/4 – Springfield, MO @ JQH Arena*

3/5 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center*

3/7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*

3/8 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center*

3/10 – Knoxville, TN @ University of Tennessee – Thompson-Boling Arena*

3/11 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex*

3/13 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health Arena*

3/15 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center*

3/16 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Center*

3/19 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena*

3/20 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center*

3/22 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena*

3/23 – Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center*

3/25 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center*

3/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center*

3/28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena*

3/29 – Madison, WI @ The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center*

3/31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center*

4/1 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena*

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