When you’re in a band and want to tell your story to the world, you don’t want to rely on the 5000 random interviews you’ll do in your life, you want to sit down and write a book about it. Korn’s guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch announced the release of a new book titled With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes On My Way Back to Korn and now there’s a trailer detailing what you can find in it, if you want to know more about the new-born Christian musician.
After releasing the trailer, Welch told Billboard the following:
“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.”
He also took the opportunity to discuss a little bit about the new album that’s been in the works for a few months now, and he said that it will be “a heavier record:”
“Me and James [“Munky” Shaffer] wanted to go heavier on the record, because we’re the guitar players andKorn 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.”
With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes On My Way Back to Korn will be released on May 17th and you can pre-order it here. Korn’s new “heavier” record may take a while so, hang tight for that one.