Jul 302014
 

Brian Head Welch 2013During a roundtable discussion with the media at the Pittsburgh stop of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch revealed more details about his forthcoming fourth book, which is tentatively due in 2015. “The working title is “With My Eyes Open”, and it’s about the eight years that I was away from Korn [between 2005 and 2013] to the road back to Korn” he said. “And it’s crazy. I’m telling you… I found spirituality and I did have encounters with Christ, but I [spent time] around some wacky people too. And I went through some crazy stuff with, like, court cases, lawsuits… all this crazy stuff, man. So I’m writing about all that…”

Welch also spoke about Korn‘s touring plans for after Mayhem, explaining: “We’ve got a possible big tour in the fall, too, in the U.S. Hopefully we can announce that pretty soon. But after that, maybe take six months off with Korn. I don’t know… I would like to. I just think it’s good to pull back a little bit and then come back out. But we’ll see.”

As for the future of Welch‘s side project Love and Death, he said: “I would love to finish [a new] album or at least get really far [into the songwriting process], you know. Because once you get the ideas [together], I can just be working on the bus on lyrics and stuff like that and melodies, and it can come together pretty quick. So yeah, I hope to do that.”

Welch‘s previous books include 2008’s “Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, And Lived To Tell My Story”, a young adult variation on that called “Washed By Blood: Lessons From My Time With Korn And My Journey To Christ” and 2010’s “Stronger: Forty Days Of Metal And Spirituality”.

Welch left Korn in 2005, got sober and embraced Christianity, saying that as a single father he did not want his daughter around the rock and roll lifestyle. “The last two years I was in Korn, I partied non-stop and started doing speed every day,” he said. “I got so addicted that I got scared. I tried to go to rehab, but that didn’t work. No one could help me. Then I ended up seeing if Jesus was real, and He instantly took the drugs away. He revealed Himself to me and gave me the strength. Once I figured that out, I knew I was accountable to God.”

Welch pursued a solo career for several years before rejoining Korn on stage in 2012 at a festival.

In 2012 Welch reunited with the group permanently and recorded his first album with them in 10 years, “The Paradigm Shift” which is released on October 8 2013.

To read our review for “The Paradigm Shift” click here.

Upcoming KORN Shows:
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 Wantagh, NY, United States Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 Camden, NJ, United States Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 Scranton, PA, United States Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 Bristow, VA, United States Jiffy Lube Live
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 Atlanta, GA, United States Lakewood Amphitheatre
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 Oklahoma City, OK, United States OKC Downtown Airpark
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 Dallas, TX, United States Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 The Woodlands, TX, United States Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 Budapest, Hungary Sziget Festival
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 Hockenheim, Germany Rock ‘N’ Heim Festival
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 Veselovka, Russia Kubana Festival
Fri, Aug 29, 2014    Pueblo, CO, United States Colorado State Fair
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 Louisville, KY, United States Louder Than Life Festival
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Makuhari Messe

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