Korn celebrate 1-year anniversary of latest album with surprise release of Requiem Mass EP

A picture of Jonathan Davis on stage with Korn
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Korn have surprised fans with the release of a new EP to celebrate the first anniversary of latest album, Requiem.

The five-track Requiem Mass EP features live performances of songs from the Requiem album.

They were recorded at Hollywood United Methodist Church on February 3, 2022, as the band launched their 14th album with a live-streamed performance in honour of the “souls that had passed" — particularly those who died during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Requiem Mass features live renditions of Start The Healing, Lost In The Grandeur, Hopeless and Beaten, Worst Is On Its Way and Let The Dark Do The Rest.

The 2022 ceremony was held "on the eve of our album release in honour of the souls that have passed during these unprecedented times", the band said at the time.

It was live-streamed globally and fans attending the event were required to wear appropriate black funeral attire and were encouraged to bring a token or item of remembrance to pay tribute to a loved one who has passed to leave in the casket as part of the ceremony.

The EP is available now via Loma Vista Recordings on streaming, digital, limited-edition vinyl, and a 2-CD deluxe edition that is packaged with the Requiem album. All formats can be purchased on Korn's website.

Pro-shot video footage of the 2022 performance has also been made available and can be viewed below.

Korn fans can also treat their significant other — assuming they are also fans of the band — with a Korn-themed Valentine's Day card this year.

The cards are designed by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Solomon and also include Slipknot and Metallica options.

The Slipknot card shows a cartoon, masked Corey Taylor with the message "People = Shit, except for you." The four members of Metallica are reproduced on another card, which carries the message "I love you and Nothing Else Matters." And the Korn card proclaims "You're my Freak On A Leash."

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