In a new interview with Midwest beat, CORN drummer Ray Luzier talked about the fact that the band’s new album, “Requiem”, consists of just nine songs, only one of which is longer than four minutes. “We tracked about, I mean 16, 17 tracks or something,” he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “And there’s a lot of records where if you think one song is filler, that doesn’t necessarily mean the next one thinks it’s filler; they might like songs that are not singles better than singles, so everyone has opinions. But on this record, we followed a lot. There are those who have not succeeded [where] I was literally, like, ‘Wait. How can it not happen? It’s an amazing song. But when you listen ‘Requiem’ all in all, i really believe this is the best possible material we can choose from right now. It’s like giving birth – there are your babies, your songs, and you want everyone to hear them and receive them as well as possible.
“We just had such a great time making this record on COVID,” Ray continued. “There was no rush. We just said, ‘Hey, let’s meet in Bakersfield,’ our California studio; To manage [guitarist Brian Welch] and I live in Nashville. And we were flying out there and taking it bit by bit. There was no, ‘Oh, let’s rush [before] we have to go on tour. It was, like, ‘Hey, let’s just make some good music’ and let’s come back and listen to it and weed out the bad ones and really make the good stuff stick.”
“Requiem” was released on February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings. The band celebrated the arrival of the LP with a special record release event on February 3 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California. “Requiem Mass” saw Southern California’s heavy music pioneers perform an intimate set in front of 300 attendees.
“Requiem” was produced by Chris Collier and CORN.
“Requiem” Between Billboard‘s Hard Rock Albums Chart at No. 1. The group sold 23,000 equivalent album units during the tracking week of February 4-10, according to Billboard. Of this amount, 20,000 units come from album sales. “Requiem” also landed at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts. On the all-format Billboard 200, it came in at No. 14.
The album’s first single, “Start Healing”is at No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart.
CORN launched a short series of shows with SYSTEM OF A DOWN on January 31 in Phoenix, followed by dates in San Diego (February 1) and Los Angeles (February 4 and February 5). CORNheadlining tour with CHEVELLE and CODE AMBER will launch on March 4.
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