In out of left field news, Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has decided to leave the band following a recent religious enlightenment. In an online statement via DrownedInSound, the band announced they were saying goodbye to Welch, who "has chosen Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end. Korn respects Brian’s wishes, and hopes he finds the happiness he's searching for."
Apparently Welch thought that Korn was all a bit too, well.. angry. I can think of other words, but anger will do. Speaking to a radio station about his change in mind Head noted, "Anger is a good thing, and if kids want to listen to Korn, good, but there’s happiness after the anger." He continued, "I can go up there and play those songs and those solos but... I distanced myself from Korn for probably a year and a half, two years. I just wanted to fade away, it was crazy. I was so gone. But I found my way out and I want to help anyone that wants to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had to go through the lows to appreciate the highs and it's not perfect but it's damn near."
Very heavy stuff for Head. Good luck.