Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is the subject of a forthcoming documentary, Loud Krazy Love. Directed by Trey Hill and Scott Mayo, the film follows Welch's transition from hard-partying rock star to sober, born-again Christian, a change that prompted the axeman's decision to leave Korn in 2005 — as well as his eventual re-enlistment in 2013. A new trailer for the film lays these themes bare by way of exclusive interviews with Head and his bandmates, live footage and more.
"There's a time that you have to walk away," Head explains in the trailer, reflecting on his battles with addiction on the tour bus. "You have to go and let God cleanse your soul. It's like on Halloween, when you get the pumpkins, and scoop out all the guts: He scooped up all that crap out of me for eight years, and He put that light inside of me. Now I'm going back. By the leading of the lord, and my people that hang out with Him, just let the light shine," he concludes.
"It's just an awakening," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis says later of Welch's return to the group. "That's what it feels like to me."
The reunion wasn't all butterflies and rainbows, though. As Korn bassist (and fellow born-again Christian) Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu explains: "[When] You destroy a relationship for 20 years, it's going to take 20 to put it back together. You think it's overnight ... it's just not." Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer took the departure particularly hard, as well. "When Brian left the band," he reveals, "I was really like a three-legged dogs hopping along the side of the freeway."
Loud Krazy Love is set to premiere at the 49th annual Nashville Film Festival, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, May 10th-19th.