“Loud Krazy Love”, a new documentary about KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, will receive its Southeast U.S. premiere as one of the Music Films/Music City Selections at the 49th annual Nashville Film Festival, set to take place May 10-19. All five members of the band are featured in the film, which was directed by Trey Hill and Scott Mayo, and produced by Sam Ditore and John Humphrey.
Official “Loud Krazy Love” synopsis: “At the downbeat of the new millennium there was no bigger, darker, or more deeply influential hard rock band in the world than KORN. But for lead guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch, a dream come true was giving way to a raging nightmare of self-loathing and addiction.”
A trailer for “Loud Krazy Love” can be seen below.
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 band in 2013.
The guitarist said in a 2017 interview that he was disappointed in the criticism he’s received from some members of the Christian community for returning to the group.
He explained to the “Real Talk” Christian talk show: “I went through a religious mindset before too, and I remember I told the bass player in KORN, I was like, ‘How can you go and play those songs, bro? You should come with me. We’ll do something else on our own.’ So I get that. I wasn’t bashing him like people do online, but I get that mindset, so I try not to get too mad. But when they attack you, it gets really discouraging, and it’s hard not to get bitter and mad at ’em. But I just try to encourage people to just zip it, man, ’cause if you’re not loving, then you’re missing it all.”
He continued: “You know, ‘love is patient, love is kind,’ Paul says in First Corinthians 13, and not rude. And they’re all rude on there doing it. And so I call ’em keyboard gangsters, ’cause they’re behind the keyboard computer and they would never talk like that to people’s face. But online, they’re [vicious]… It’s just really discouraging.”
The guitarist added: “This is all about love… Maybe it’ll take years for some people to let go of things, but we’ve gotta give ’em patience.”
Welch and KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu had highly public, though separate, conversion experiences, both of which were greeted with a certain amount of skepticism.
Welch rejoined KORN for a handful of live performances in 2012 before officially becoming part of the lineup again five years ago.
KORN‘s latest album, 2016’s “The Serenity Of Suffering”, marks the second disc since Welch‘s return.