Brian 'Head' Welch reveals how God led him to quit Korn for his daughter in new documentary
Guitarist and co-founder of the metal band Korn, Brian "Head" Welch, talked about the strained relationship he had with his daughter due to his lifestyle before coming to faith in the newly released trailer to his upcoming documentary, “Loud Krazy Love.”
“I have plenty of memories from when my dad was in Korn it changed my perspective on how I saw love,” Welch’s daughter Jennea says in the newly released trailer.
“I saw naked chicks walking around,” she added. “All the other kids had their mom and dad come to Mothers Day and Fathers Day.”
"Loud Krazy Love" features an inside look into Welch's past sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle and how it impacted his identity as a father, which can be seen in the complicated relationship he shares with his daughter. The film also takes viewers on a journey through the rockstar's chaotic journey of doubt and unconventional faith.
In a trailer clip, he admitted having a fear of ruining his child like he was ruining his own life with his lifestyle.
“I couldn’t stop these addictions, I had become an animal. I just looked up and said ‘Father, do anything you want to my life,'” Welch says about his coming to Jesus moment and the beginning of his radical walk with God.
After his profession of faith, he quit his award-winning band to stay home and be with his daughter in obedience to God, but the damage had been done and his daughter didn’t react to his sacrifice of love as he thought. She had become angry and resentful.
"Loud Krazy Love" is an 86-minute movie directed by first-time filmmakers Trey Hill and Scott Mayo that will feature exclusive access to Welch while on tour and at home, as well as in-depth interviews with the musician, his family, and bandmates.
Along with Welch and Jennea, the film features bandmates Jonathan Davis, Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu and James "Munky" Schaffer.
"In my life I've done so many things I regret and wish that I could change," Welch said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "It can feel haunting. But seeing my entire life with Korn and my family play out before my eyes in this film, and seeing the positive that has come from my most embarrassing and devastating failures — there are no words to express my gratitude. Our team created a very special film here, and I can't wait for the world to see it."
Production took place in a span of four years but showcases two decades worth of exclusive material of Welch, his family, and Korn. "Loud Krazy Love" was produced by Samuel Ditore of Ditore Mayo Entertainment and John Humphrey of the popular Christian testimonial platform "I Am Second" Media.
During an interview with CP at an event in Dallas celebrating the 100th film created by "I Am Second" in 2013, Welch spoke candidly about the lifestyle he left behind to follow Christ.
"All I know is that I was chasing all that stuff and it left me empty. And I was a complete empty shell — just totally like nothing inside. I had everything. I had the money; there was girls everywhere, all the drugs — pills, doctors' prescriptions, illegal drugs, everything. And it was just empty, so empty. And as soon as I went to church, I felt the love from Jesus. That's when I was fully satisfied. And I was totally done with everything in the world because I was satisfied inside, and I got filled up," Welch said.
Tattooed on the right side of Welch's neck is his favorite scripture: Matthew 11:28.
"'Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest,'" Welch quoted. "And that's Jesus' Words. And that was my scripture, it was popping up everywhere. I was so lost and He gave me rest for my soul; it's simple."
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