Korn's Brian "Head" Welch

Brian “Head” Welch Shares Trailer For New Book, Talks Korn’s “Heavier” New Album


Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has released a new trailer for his upcoming book, “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn“, which is due out May 17th. He told Billboard of it:

“When I think about it, my life was torn to pieces. On the outside, I had everything. I was in Korn, and I was playing the big shows. I got divorced, but I had a healthy daughter.

I had a nice house, cars and on the outside, it was great. But I lost who I was, and after I got myself together, I was happy inside, but things on the outside didn’t look so well. I lost my house to foreclosure and went through so much. But I didn’t run back to the drugs and alcohol.

I stayed with my faith. I took my hits and kept going and got back to the place where I am now. Seeing that trailer is a tearjerker because I’ve come so far and I’m really proud of where I am now, and it feels great.”

Welch also spoke of the next Korn album to the aforementioned site, revealing the group have recently shook up their team with new management and more. They’ve been working on the effort over the past few months, with Welch offering:

“Me and James [“Munky” Shaffer] wanted to go heavier on the record, because we’re the guitar players and Korn was a guitar-heavy band. The last record that we did [2013’s ‘The Paradigm Shift‘] was me coming back. I saw them at a show, played one song with them, and a few weeks later, was in the studio with them writing new songs. We didn’t have any time to hang out.

To live with everyone on the road and to function in the band, with the fans and business together for three years, we really connected and felt comfortable. So after three years, we went into this album, and we’re focusing on guitars and spending a lot of time on them. It sounds really good, and I think it’s going to end up a heavier record.”