Metal Guitarist Korn’s Brian Welch: “I Got Obsessed With Christianity. I Went Too Far With It”

Outspoken Christian Brian Welch, known as one of the guitarists for the world renown nu metal band Korn, recently said in an interview that he “went too far” with his preaching after he came to faith in God.

Brian “Head” Welch left Korn in 2005, the band he co-founded, after accepting Jesus as his savior, but later rejoined the band in 2013 when he says “I followed God right back into Korn, and He’s there, and I’m not separated from them [his band] or the fans any longer.” Welch isn’t the only Christian in the band now, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu also came to the saving knowledge of Christ while Welch was gone after the sudden death of his father. Reginald gives testimony that he was prompted to “seek out the Bible” because of his father’s belief in God.

Welch and Arvizu can be seen with evangelist Todd White praying with fans in an arena lobby at a Korn concert after Brian Welch rejoined the band.

I Got Obsessed With Christianity

In an unedited raw podcast (*warning: there is language in the interview) with heavy metal band Machine Head’s Rob Flynn, Welch was asked, “Do you feel like when you got sober, quit drugs…everything that you were on and went into Christianity that became your new addiction in a way?”

“I had an experience,” Welch said, “It wasn’t the religion…going to church and being a good boy.” Explaining his supernatural Holy Spirit experience, he told Flynn, “I felt something come into my house, and I can’t explain it to this day…but I believe it was Christ just doing something in me. So that was real — that was very real.”

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“But I think I went too far with it, and I got obsessed with it…just like I was obsessed with the drugs.” Answering Flynn’s question, he said, “I believe I did for sure…I had to come out of that and find normalcy because there’s nothing worse than a freakin’ irritating religious person shoving it down your throat.”

Welch said they have had those type of Christians outside of Korn concerts saying, “Korn’s of the devil.” After realizing he was one of those people who comes across more religious than a Christ follower, he said, “I’m just glad I got through it…and I have a lot of peace and rest for my soul.” Host Flynn responded saying, “Awesome man. I’m happy for you.”

Loud Krazy Love

In 2019, Brian Welch and his daughter Jennea released a documentary titled ‘Loud Krazy Love.’ The film tells the story about his life experience in the band, his journey finding God, and his relationship with his daughter.

“Nowadays, you can show that you’re a complete mess without God and that He’s the one that’s perfect, not you, and that you don’t judge others,” Welch said.

Jesse T. Jackson
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