Korn deploy seven-string riff mayhem in monstrous new single, Forgotten

James "Munky" Shaffer of Korn
(Image credit: Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)

After a series of teasers across the band's website and social media over the past week, Korn have dropped Forgotten, the second single and opening track from their forthcoming 14th studio album, Requiem.

Hot on the heels of the record's first single, Start the Healing, Forgotten is similarly varied in dynamics, and features a monolithic seven-string guitar riff and a series of delicately arranged clean arpeggios from James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.