Korn Guitarist Munky Opens Up About New Album, ‘Requiem’

2021-11-29

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Munky from Korn says the nu-metal band’s upcoming album, “Requiem,” should please classic Korn fans

Korn recently announced that their 14th studio album, titled “Requiem,” will arrive next year. They also released a taste of the new album, “Start the Healing,” featuring the band’s trademark nu-metal dropped-D tuning and eerie harmonies.

Now, guitarist Munky is opening up about the new release. He says the set has an early-2000s vibe, harking back to Korn’s “Untouchables” era.

“Something about it makes me feel like it’s — remember the album ‘Untouchables?'” Munky said during a recent interview with Loudwire Nights. “It has a vibe to it that’s like early 2000s to me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s just because we took more time on guitars.”

“We got a lot of textures and there’s some layering and techniques recording-wise that we’ve done [such as] recording to tape. We did all the drums and did a lot of analog recording, and just got out of working in a computer,” he added.

He added that fans might be surprised by the release. “I feel like it’s gonna take fans a minute to kind of digest,” he said. “And also, you have to put yourself where we were in the middle of COVID. The whole world shut down. At one point, L.A. had these big fires and there was this orange sky, the virus was out there — it just felt so dystopian.”

In other news, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis opened up about his battle with COVID-19 last summer in a new interview. Speaking with HardDrive Online, he said the experience was harrowing, explaining, “I was totally wiped out. I couldn’t move — just the body aches.”

Davis added that he “didn’t eat for a month,” but “thank God it didn’t get into my lungs. That would have freaked me really out. But I got through it and tested negative on the 25th, I think, and I played a show the next day. And I was beat up, but I just couldn’t find it in my heart… I just wanted to get through it because I saw how happy people were to see live music and I just didn’t wanna let anyone down.”

“Requiem” will arrive on Feb. 4, 2022 via Loma Vista. Watch the official music video for “Start the Healing” below.

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