Brian "Head" Welch says that some of his favorite KORN songs were written and recorded during his time away from the band.
Welch left KORN in early 2005, at the same time announcing that he kicked his addictions to drugs and alcohol by becoming a born-again Christian. He rejoined the group in 2013.
Asked in a new interview with "DOMKcast" if he heard the four albums KORN recorded while he was not a member of the band — 2005's "See You On The Other Side", 2007's "Untitled", 2010's "Korn III: Remember Who You Are" and 2011's "The Path Of Totality" — and what he thought of them, Welch said (hear audio below): "I tried not to listen, because it hurt still. So I tried to act like it wasn't there. And then I'd go eat at Cheesecake Factory, and three people would come up to me, 'Hey, man, did you hear the new KORN?' I'm, like, 'KORN. Leave me alone.' But I always went and listened. I was, like, 'Oh, man. That's cool. I like that song. That song's 'eh.' That song's killer.' And I would always think, 'Man, they've gotta turn Munky's [James Shaffer] guitars up more,' because I'm a guitar guy. They were experimenting with other things, but some of my favorite songs were during those experimental years that they went through. 'Coming Undone' is one of KORN's biggest songs, and that came off the record 'See You On The Other Side'. So there were some good songs that came out of that era. And Jonathan [Davis, vocals] and Munky, they did a lot of writing themselves during those periods, and they did great jobs."
KORN's new album, "The Nothing", will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner/Elektra. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
KORN has teamed up with ALICE IN CHAINS for a co-headlining amphitheater tour across North America. The trek kicked off on July 18 in Del Valle, Texas and is hitting nearly 30 cities before wrapping on September 4 in Mountain View, California.