Korn's Brian Head Welch

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch On His Initial Obsession With Christianity: “I Think I Went Too Far With It”


Korn fans in the early 2000s were no doubt witness to the band’s guitarist Brian “Head” Welch‘s 2005 departure from the band amid his battle for sobriety. Welch followed up that departure a very deep dive into Christianity that often blurred into zealotry. Looking back now, he admits that he may have been a bit too obsessive.

Speaking recently on Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn‘s ‘No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn‘ podcast, Welch said of that time:

“The crazy thing is I had an experience with something from another dimension. And it wasn’t the religion — going to church and being a good boy — it was, like, I felt something come into my house, and I can’t explain it to this day. But I believe that it was Christ doing something in me.

So that was real — that was very real. But yes, I think I went too far with it. And I got obsessed with it, just like I was obsessed with the drugs. I believe I did, for sure. And I had to come out of that and find normalcy, because there’s nothing worse than a freakin’ irritating religious person just shoving it down your throat — there’s nothing worse than that. And you saw it on the documentary [‘Loud Krazy Love‘], Jonathan’s [Davis, Korn singer], like, ‘I hate those motherfuckers.’

People can’t stand ’em. And for years, we’ve had those Christians outside of Korn concerts, saying Korn of the devil, and all this. It’s crazy — it’s a crazy thing. But I’m just glad I got through it. And I’m glad that I am who I am now, and I have a lot of peace and rest for my soul. I feel very leveled and at peace with myself.”


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