Brian “Head” Welch, former guitarist for KORN and author of “Save Me From Myself”, performed at YouthFest 2011 in Ashland, Kentucky on October 1 and gave his testimony at Christ Temple Church the next day. Watch video footage of his testimony below.
Welch exited KORN in February 2005 after announcing that he had been saved by Jesus Christ and was devoting his life and music to Christianity. He has subsequently issued two books and a solo album.
Welch‘s new single, “Paralyzed”, was released digitally on October 4 via Headdog Music.
The musician is currently working on material for a new EP, which he expects to release early next year. He said, “It is definitely some of the best music I’ve ever been a part of.”
KORN singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio that it was Welch‘s approach to his beliefs that he had problems with. “I remember going in, walking into our studio. He went to go pick up his stuff and he wrote a note on one of the roadcases saying that he loves us and ‘if you’re ever ready to come over to my side, I’ll teach you how not to be a slave to money’ and all this stuff,” he said. “It’s just all this preachy stuff that I don’t want to hear. I always have a problem with people trying to push their beliefs on me.”
Welch said in a May 2009 interview with Noisecreep that he was happy with his decision to leave the group, although he added, “If I ever felt God lead me back to KORN for some reason, I’d go.”