Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch quit Korn in 2005 because he had “chosen the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end.” Welch eventually started appearing here and there as a special guest with the band in 2012 and 2013, and eventually rejoined in 2013.
Now in an interview with No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn, Welch said he might’ve taken the whole Jesus thing a little too far. Welch doesn’t regret pursuing Christianity though, and said that he still feels “Christ doing something in me” at the 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 [Loud Krazy Love] documentary, Jonathan’s like, ‘I hate those motherfuckers.’ People can’t stand ’em. And for years, we’ve had those Christians outside of Korn concerts, saying Korn‘s 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.”
Korn is currently working on big things behind the scenes, which I’m sure has nothing to do with going full-on religious again.
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