Feb 2, 2022
Korn have released “Lost In The Grandeur” ahead of their upcoming album Requiem. The track follows the releases of “Start The Healing” and “Forgotten.” The band’s latest project is due out Friday (Feb. 4)
Ahead of the band’s new album, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch spoke to Metal Hammer about the band’s relationship to nü metal. While they are widely considered to be founders of the genre, Welch expressed a mixture of pride and bemusement about their place in rock history.
“We’re proud to be seen as scene elders,” Welch says. “It’s funny, every band that would be associated with nü metal never liked that title, because we never gave that tag to ourselves, it was whoever made it up, you know? When you’re in a band, you want to call the shots, you want to be In charge of your branding, and it was someone else who branded us that. And so we were like, No, that’s not cool. So we didn’t like it.”
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Welch did speak positively about their experiences coming up in that period of rock.
“And, you know, the nü-metal era was a fun time,” Welch continues. “I’ll tell you what, you know, these type of shows, there were no boring shows. People can say all they want about nü metal, or whatever, but you come to a Korn show, you’re going to see energy, you’re going to see a party, and it’s going to be a fun time. Even as we’re getting older, it’s still just a rush, every show. We love our fans, we love the energy, and we’re grateful for what we created.”
Korn also announced a Requiem Mass to celebrate their new album and honor the people we have lost. The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. PST on Feb. 3 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church, but it will also be streamed live on YouTube.