Move over Jonathan Davis, the new generation of nu-metal has arrived. Eight-year-old Zoe Franziska has announced herself to the world with a 'krushing' performance of Korn's nu-metal classic Freak On A Leash. The latest upload from the incredible O'Keefe Music Foundation sees Zoe backed by a band of equally talented youngsters, guitarists Ashton Hall (age 13) and Dominic Donile (age 15), drummer Evan Harris (age 16) and bassplayer Fritz Dannemiller (age 18) surrendering to the tracks monster grooves for a delightfully angsty time.
It's not the first time that the O'Keefe Music Foundation kids have impressed us with a Korn banger, and we hope it won't be the last. We also hope we'll start hearing some original music from these young maestros, collectively they have the potential to be the nu gods of metal.
Compare how it stacks up with the Korn original below.
Nu-metal originators and undisputed icons of heavy music Korn dropped their 14th studio album, Requiem in February. Dropping into a heavy music world that is currently vibing a nu-metal renaissance, Requiem was conceived out of very different circumstances than the majority of the band’s catalogue. It is an album born of time and the ability to create without pressure. Energised by a new creative process free of time constraints, the band was able to do things with Requiem that the past two decades haven't always afforded them, such as taking additional time to experiment together or diligently recording to analogue tape – processes which unearthed newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music. The result is the next genesis of Korn.
In the weeks leading up to release, we were fortunate enough to sit down for a lengthy chat with the band's legendary guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer to talk about the creative process and origins of Requiem, the secret to the band's longevity and their influence on current heavy music, taking several detours along the way, to gain insight into what the life and drive of one-half of the metal world's most influential and recognisable guitar duos, head on over and check it out.
Watch the video for Start The Healing below.
The non-profit O'Keefe Music Foundation offers free music tutoring, recording, camps, music video sessions and more for young musicians the world over. To learn head here.