KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has told Terry "Beez" Bezer of Knotfest.com's "Mosh Talks With Beez" that he and his bandmates "have some exciting things coming in 2021." The 50-year-old musician, who left KORN in 2005 and continued as a solo artist before rejoining in 2013, added (see video below): "Me and my KORN brothers, man, that's been the best thing in my life — to be back with them and to walk through the good and the bad times with them and create art together. We just have such exciting things to come next year, and I'm so excited for that. 2021 is gonna be a year of greatness. It's gonna be so, so amazing. Please let the shows happen — please."
Asked why KORN hasn't taken part in any live streams, like so many other artists have during the coronavirus pandemic, Welch said: "Well, we actually were talking about it, and we were doing this and that with management. These [other] guys [in KORN] got young kids running around. And what are they gonna do? Just leave their wives with the home school stuff? I'm impressed with my KORN brothers; they're stepping up and doing school with their kids.
"KORN has toured for 25 years," he explained. "I left KORN for eight years and got to chill at home. These guys are taking this time to be family men, to be great fathers. Who's to say we won't do something soon, or early next year? I don't know. But I'm telling you, they are the best fathers, and I'm proud of them. So that's probably the reason — family first."
When Welch left KORN in early 2005, he simultaneously announced that he kicked his addictions to drugs and alcohol by becoming a born-again Christian.
Both Welch and KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu have had highly public, though separate, conversion experiences, ones that have been greeted with a certain amount of skepticism.
In October, KORN and free-to-play video game titan World Of Tanks Blitz launched a special Halloween collaboration, revealing the music video for "Finally Free", a track featured on KORN's latest studio album, "The Nothing". Thee months earlier, KORN released a cover of THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND classic "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", featuring a guest appearance by rapper YelaWolf, exclusively via Bandcamp. All proceeds from the track were donated to Awakening Youth, a nonprofit organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons.
"The Nothing" was released in September 2019 via Roadrunner/Elektra. The follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz.