How did it feel to leave Christianity

Brian "Head" Welch is known to have left Korn in 2005 for eight years. As part of his drug withdrawal, the guitarist became a born-again Christian and found that playing in a band like Korn was incompatible. Brian Welch has now spoken to Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn (see below) about his beliefs and admitted to having exaggerated it.

Gone too far

When asked by Flynn if religion became his new addiction after his drug addiction, Brian Welch replied: “The crazy thing is that I had an experience with something from another dimension. And it wasn't religion, so going to church and being a good boy. It felt like something had come into my house. To this day I cannot explain it. But I believe it was Jesus who did something in me. So that was real, that was very real. But yeah, I think I went too far with it. And I've been obsessed with it as much as I've been obsessed with drugs. [...]

Editor's recommendation

And I had to get out of there and find normalcy because there's nothing worse than having a fucking irritating religious person pushing it down your neck. [...] You saw it in the documentary ‘Loud Krazy Love’. Jonathan [Davis, singer - editor's note] said, 'I hate these guys.' People can't stand them. And we've had these Christians out there at Korn concerts for years who put us in touch with the devil and all that. It's a crazy thing. But I'm just glad I got through it. And I'm happy that I am who I am today. I have a lot of peace and quiet in my soul. I feel very balanced and at peace with myself. "