Streaming Through 4/27: Watch ‘KORN: MONUMENTAL,’ a Streaming Concert Event from the Set of ‘Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience’


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Turns out, a setup themed around the Netflix series Stranger Things matches quite effectively with the sometimes unsettling musical approach and aesthetics of Korn.

The long-running band debuted KORN: MONUMENTAL, a special new global streaming concert event from the set of Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience, over the weekend, and it was a powerhouse performance from a group that has always been known for intensity, either in recorded form or on the live stage. Watching the show, one is reminded just how vibrant Korn’s live sound is, and even now — more than a year removed from live concerts as we’ve all known them — the band sounds as crushing as ever.

The set featured a visually stirring setup and a set list featuring a handful of selections from Korn’s 2019 album, The Nothing, which saw its touring plans scrapped due to the pandemic (so, as a result, many fans witnessed these songs performed live for the first time in this fashion), as well as other tracks spanning the band’s entire career.

If you’re interested in catching the show, you still have time: Tickets are available here and the viewing window is open through Tuesday, April 27th at 11:59 PM EDT.

The set list from the special streaming show, via SetList.fm. Notice the rare cuts:

Victimized (Live debut)
Cold
Insane
Falling Away From Me
You’ll Never Find Me
Thoughtless (First time since 2010)
Coming Undone
Throw Me Away (First time since 2011)
Justin
Black is the Soul
Freak on a Leash
Alone I Break
Dirty (First time since 2011)
Can You Hear Me
Ball Tongue (First time since 2015)
Narcissistic Cannibal (First time since 2016)
Here to Stay

The Nothing, released in September 2019, is Korn’s thirteenth studio album and is an especially intense listen for the band. From our album review:

Thirteen albums in, Korn doesn’t have to impress anybody. The band’s commercial peak was reached in the late 1990s, when their genre of dark “nu-metal” was all the rage. Since then, Korn’s tried new things, doing an electronic/dubstep-inspired album, sure, but mostly staying true to their signature sound of down-tuned guitars, crunching, metallic bass rhythms and Davis’ unmistakable presence on the microphone.

That’s very much the case with The Nothing, but it’s evident that working with producer Nick Raskulinecz (who produced 2016’s The Serenity of Suffering) brought out the best in the band, allowing them to tap into the strongest elements of their repertoire for songs that are both brutal and catchy — a dichotomy that has exemplified the band at its best over the years.


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