Korn have announced the details of their new upcoming record, ‘Requiem’.
Set for release on 4th February, the announcement arrives alongside lead single and video ‘Start The Healing’.
Director Tim Saccenti says of the clip: “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.”
The album’s full tracklisting reads:
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
After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
Deftones Korn The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Black Label Society Theory Monster Truck Power Wolf Wayward Sons Those Damn Crows The Raven Age Megadeth Steel Panther The Distillers The Darkness Airbourne Daughtry Skillet Lacuna Coil Bush Of Mice & Men Wednesday 13 Ayron Jones Massive Wagons The Last Internationale Control The Storm The Ghost Inside Funeral For A Friend Descendents Boston Manor Sleep Token The Faim grandson Trash Boat Holding Absence Marianas Trench Wargasm Loathe Jamie Lenman The Hara Press Club Salem Cemetery Sun Blackout Problems Dead Posey Static Dress Electric Wizard Sepultura Blues Pills Dying Fetus British Lion Bleed From Within Twin Temple Bokassa Venom Prison Spiritbox Tempt Fire From The Gods A.A. Williams Higher Power Kill The Lights Dead Poet Society Joyous Wolf Modern Error Cellar Door Moon Crew Lotus Eater The Scratch Dead Label Phoxjaw JJ Wilde Anchor Lane Temples On Mars As Everything Unfolds Injester
Remember when we had to say that Download Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Sad times were had for all there. It never went ahead but that meant the organisewrs were hard at work for the 2021 iteration of the festival.
The time has come for the first bands of the festival to be announced.
Aiming to maintain as much of the 2020 lineup as possible, Kiss and System Of A Down have been announced as headliners with Biffy Clyro taking Iron Maiden’s place who are sadly unable to be in attendance.
In addition to this, 70+ acts have been confirmed with the headliners including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Boltbeat, The Darkness , Steel Panther and more.
The full lineup can be found below.
A.A. Williams A Day To Remember Airbourne Alestorm Anchor Lane Baroness Biffy Clyro Blackout Problems Black Veil Brides Bleed From Within Blues Pills Bokassa Bush Cellar Door Moon Crow Cemetery Sun Control The Storm Creeper The Darkness Daughtry Dead Label Dead Posey Deftones Dirty Honey The Distillers Dying Fetus Electric Wizard Employed To Serve The Faim Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Funeral For A Friend Gender Roles Gojira Haken The Hara Hatari Higher Power Holding Absence Hot Milk Killswitch Engage Kill The Lights KISS Korn Jamie Lenman JJ Wilde Joyous Wolf Lacuna Coil Loathe Lotus Eater Marianas Trench Mastodon Modern Error Myles Kennedy & Company Obituary Of Mice & Men Phoxjaw P.O.D. Poppy Powerwolf Press Club The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Sepultura Skillet Sleep Token Spiritbox Steel Panther Stone Broken System Of A Down Temples On Mars Tempt Theory Of A Deadman Those Damn Crows Tiny Moving Parts Twin Temple Volbeat Wage War Wargasm Wayward Sons The Wildhearts Will Haven
Download Festival 2021 is set to take place at Donington Park on June 4th -6th 2021.
Tickets are available to buy right now and can be purchased via the festival’s website.
Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!
The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.
It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.
It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!
Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.
Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.
System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.
Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.
There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.
People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.
Below you will find a full list of the lineup.
The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:
It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. Up first this week are newcomers Like Giants. They’ve recently announced their debut UP, ‘Sovereign’ where frontman Daniel Kai has said:
“We wanted to create something that infused elements of bands that we have all separately taken influence from, with heavy breakdowns that will excite fans of heavier music, but the jumpy pop punk rhythms and melodies that will excite fans of bands like Neck Deep, State Champs and the like, with lyrics that everyone who listens can relate to, talking about issues that most people will experience in their day to day lives.”
Their lead single for the EP, ‘Cut And Run’ can be viewed below.
Switching things up to a more well known band, Bring Me The Horizon have recently released a video which features a montage of live shots, animated clips and anime! Yes, anime! Here’s ‘sugar honey ice & tea.
Ahead of their headlining stance over at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, Twenty One Pilots have dropped a video for their track, ‘The Hype’, which they filmed over the weekend of their hometowns show in Columbus, Ohio. Want to know what to expect? Check out their video below.
Next on the list, we’re heading across the pond to Essex for InMe. They’ve recently beefed up their line-up to a quintet as they’ve released, ‘The Next Song’.
On the track, frontman Dave Mcpherson has commented on its lyrical concept.
“This is a song about constantly singing about someone to the point of mental excess, and promising that the next song is going to be the last one I write about that person. The guys ran with this from the demo I made and painted their melodies all over it to make a much bigger sound, a big anthem that’s also quite heavy in its own way. ‘The Next Song’ is pop catharsis for me.”
Check out ‘The Next Song’ below.
Going to Kentucky for the next five-piece band in the form of White Reaper. This is another band who’s also at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals but they give the fans just what they want. Check out ‘Real Long Time’ below.
Moving to the rising rockers Black Futures who’s released a new video for ‘Body & Soul’, which is set to be on their soon to be released record, ‘Never Not Nothing’
On the track, the band have said:
“‘Body & Soul’ is a simple, singular expression. We are all the same cocktail of matter squished together to form a body. A vessel for experience and feelings. It’s time to free yourself from the shackles of conformity.
Drain your brain of hyper capitalist smug and become steward of all life! An empathy machine! Humans; the protectors of existence! Gather as a mass of humanity and have an apocalypse prevention party! Giving the meaningless meaning! I am you and you are me! Make Weird & Live Free!
Or summink like that! At least that’s what Joe Strummer told me in my dreams.”
Have we had any more bands from Scotland on the list apart from Woes lately? Now we do! Neshiima have got a lead single off their upcoming ‘Green’ EP! This will be the final instalment of their EP trilogy series.
Liam Hesslewood (Vocals) has said:
“This song was a tough one to write, as the theme is suicide prevention. The main hook outlines negative emotions that can trigger the need to take life into our own hands. The verses reflect on those that we are willing to let go, to see if they return to us or not.
It’s a plea to those in need to recognise that sometimes the dark clouds aren’t permanent. There is always a better way. It addresses the fact that numbing out the world through isolation only makes the situation worse.
With both this song and its video, we’re trying to show that we all need each other. The grass may not always be greener on the other side, but you must nurture what you have and learn to grow in your own way with the support of others… and by being a support to them.”
Everyone knows about Twilight right? The vampire film that’s not really scary or very vampyric in any way? Christina Perri had a song on one of the films (I have no idea which one, because I ‘ve never seen any of them).
Now though, New Found Glory have covered the track where they have not only recorded a cover, they’ve made a video for the track!
Everyone who is a Korn fan! I know I’ve kept you waiting until the final two videos here but the wait is worth it. This video isn’t your usual video as well, it’s a very trippy visualiser so there’s something different in this weeks list as well!
Check out ‘Cold’ below.
And for the final selection of this weeks Music Video Roundup, this has to be my favourite video this year. It’s silly, weird but fantastic! Alex Gaskath has a directors credit now for Simple Creatures latest video and what does the latest music video for his side project with Mark Hoppus contain? Sock Puppets! Just watch this video to believe it.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.
Korn are alive and kicking with a brand new record. This is the follow up to 2016’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ and their 13th Studio Record is titled as ‘The Nothing’ and will be released on Roadrunner Records on September 13th.
Check out the details below.
1. The End Begins
3. You’ll Never Find Me
4. The Darkness Is Revealing
6. The Seduction Of Indulgence
7. Finally Free
8. Can You Hear Me
9. The Ringmaster
10. Gravity Of Discomfort
12. This Loss
13. Surrender To Failure
Check out the first track from the record, ‘You’ll Never Find Me’ (Track 3) below.
Nu-Metal legends Korn have been away working on their follow up record to their 2016 effort, ‘The Serenity of Suffering’.
Though nothing has really been revealed yet, Brian Welch has said in an interview with Revolver they have been working on writing and demos with Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker and Goldfinger frontman and producer, John Feldman. You can read an excerpt from the interview below.
“The new record, I’m very stoked on. I can’t wait to get that done. There’s a lot left to do. What we have is really encouraging. We have been writing and we have tracked most of the drums. But we’ll probably write a couple more songs — that always happens. At the beginning of the year, we’re going to really focus and get it done.
We’re doing it all over. We’ve been to Nashville a few times, we’ve done a lot in L.A. We actually wrote with John Feldmann, too, for the demos. Travis Barker laid the temporary drums for some, and that was cool. We’ve known John Feldmann since ’87 — he was in Electric Love Hogs. So we’re writing with different people. We grabbed [producer] Nick Raskulinecz, and he’s very hands on and such a fan of music. It’s not a job or a gig to him.
The Korn album should be out by next fall. We have to get it out, because we want to get back to the fans next year and do our thing. We’re working hard. We’ve been through a lot. Now it’s time to get all those emotions and turn them into a positive with music. Jonathan is really good at that.”
A few months ago, Korn Frontman Jonathan Davis dropped his lead single from his debut solo record, ‘What It Is’. Now this record has been in the works for nearly a decade and now, he’s shared more details about this release.
The vocalist will be releasing the solo record, ‘Black Labyrinth’ on May 25th via Sumerian Records.
You can take a look at the cover artwork and full tracklist below.
There is a whole host of artists that have been announced for The Chester Bennington Tribute Show!
Artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Yellowcard’s Ryan Key, Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Kiiara and Korn’s Jonathan Davis will take the stage on October 27th at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl to pay tribute to the frontman.
Linkin Park premiered a new video earlier this week for ‘One More Light’ which can be viewable below.
Looks like Asking Alexandria are working with Korn on some new music as the band posted the following to their Facebook page, which sees Danny Worsnop, Jonathan and From First To Last’s Matt Good all working in the studio together.