One's faith doesn't always line up with what's expected by the church, whichever one it may be. Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch is a perfect example of that sensibility. Though he reiterates that he has a close relationship with Christ, Welch was recently quoted as saying, "I hate religion."
Last night (May 19), Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch was admitted to a Russian hospital. The health scare forced Welch to drop out of Korn's gig with Soulfly in Krasnoyarsk and the guitarist will remain hospitalized for "a few days" and will miss an unknown number of upcoming gigs.
Slipknot had such an enjoyable time playing 2013's Ozzfest in Japan that they took a page out of the book and relocated Knotfest to Japan for 2014. The second staging of the Slipknot-organized event will take place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo and the first two acts joining Slipknot have been revealed.
Seven-string pioneers Korn took everyone by surprise when they released their self-titled debut album back in 1994. The band rode the crest of a tidal wave of new music heavier than anything before them. Singer Jonathan Davis' tense, rage-drenched vocals were exactly what millions of kids were looking for in the age of grunge. Since then, they've continued to put out albums and evolve their sound with each one.
Congrats to Korn, who saved their best for last en route to joining the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. The band's song 'Spike in My Veins' earned its most decisive victory in its final matchup against Escape the Fate's 'One for the Money' to become the latest Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame inductee.