Korn Top Aussie Chart For First Time In Over 20 Years

11 February 2022 | 5:00 pm | Staff Writer

While endangered Aussie birds soar back in!

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American nu-metal legends and recent The Music Cover Artist Korn have returned to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with their fourteenth studio album, Requiem.

It’s the band’s tenth Top 10 album in Australia and third #1, following on from 1998’s Follow The Leader and 1999’s Issues.

“It seems like in life at the moment I’m having a rebirth after The Nothing,” frontman Jonathan Davis told The Music ahead of Requiem’s release.

“All that pain from what I call my previous life, it’s done. I am experiencing this new light, I’m really happy… I won’t call it light because I’m a dark motherfucker and I like the dark [laughs], but I‘m in this really good place of enlightenment and happiness.”

The Music reviewer Rod Whitfield said the band’s latest offering was “short, sharp and memorable”, noting that “if you’re even a passing fan of this band, you’ll enjoy Requiem”. You can read the full review here.

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Meanwhile, Songs Of Disappearancean album featuring the sounds of 53 of the county’s most threatened avian species, has soared back into the Albums Chart to claim a new beak peak at #2 following the release of its deluxe version.

With an aim to raise awareness of the actions needed to preserve habitats and revive important populations, Songs Of Disappearance is an initiative from Birdlife Australia, who pieced it together following a recent study on how Australia's climate change is affecting birds.

“This album is a very special record with some rare recordings of birds that may not survive if we don’t come together to protect them,” BirdLife Australia CEO Paul Sullivan said.

“While this campaign is fun, there’s a serious side to what we’re doing, and it’s been heartening to see bird enthusiasts showing governments and businesses that Australians care about these important birds.”