Brian “Head” Welch On Next Korn Album: “We’re Gonna Come Out Heavier Than Anyone’s Heard Korn In A Long Time”


Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch spoke of the groups new album, among other topis, in a chat with Jack Antonio. The complete interview is available below, but here’s what he had to say about the bands next effort:

“We started writing a few weeks ago, and we have a bunch of ideas, so it’s really coming out quickly. It’s pretty danged heavy. I mean, we’re really pleased with what’s going on. But, you know, we’re five guys in the band, so we just… we just want everyone to be happy with the album. We want everybody to be smiling at the end of the process. So we do have other things to consider. But, yeah, we’re gonna come out heavier than anyone’s heard Korn in a long time, I think. And just the beginning stages are proof of that to me. So I’m excited.”

When asked if celebrating the bands 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album had played any part in the directional shift, he replied:

“I think it’s helped being on the Slipknot tour last year and seeing the crowd and just seeing Jonathan carry the… you know, lead the arena… in all the arenas we played. I think it sparked and reminded everybody in the band what Korn started out to be. And it’s cool to go do other things, but, you know… I think it was all a journey, and that journey’s leading us back to some of the more heavier roots and stuff this time. So… Who knows? Next record, who knows what’ll happen.”

Brian "Head" Welch on DO YOU KNOW JACK? RADIO SHOW July 18th/2015 by Jack Antonio on Mixcloud