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Korn announce new album Requiem, share first track Start The Healing

Korn
(Image credit: Tim Saccenti )

Korn have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Requiem, on February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings. Alongside the news, the nu metal icons have released its first single, Start The Healing.

Accompanied by a strange, visually-disconcerting video directed by Tim Saccenti (Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, Depeche Mode), Start The Healing is unexpected on many accounts – mostly because it doesn't really sound like a Korn song. Instead, the new single leans much closer to radio friendly rock.

Within the footage, notions of death and re-birth are shown via live action and animated sequences of bizarre alien-like creatures and futuristic humanoids, while Jonathan Davis and co. provide an electrifying performance inside a plain room.

Offering comment on the visuals, director Saccenti says: "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 Requiem now and listen to Start The Healing below:

Korn

(Image credit: Korn)

Requiem tracklist:

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

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.