Korn Unveil ‘Reconciliation’ Documentary With ‘The Paradigm Shift’ Deluxe Edition
It’s the moment Korn fans had been hoping for since Brian “Head” Welch split in 2005, and luckily the cameras were rolling to capture the events that led to Welch’s surprise performance at Carolina Rebellion with the band in 2012. That footage is part of a new documentary called ‘Reconciliation’ that is being packaged as part of the deluxe edition of Korn’s new ‘The Paradigm Shift’ album.
A portion of the documentary can be seen above. In it, Welch opens up about the reasons for his exit and the state of mind he was in at the time he left. “2005 was a blur because I was on like three different kinds of methamphetamine,” says Welch. “All I know is I wasn’t happy. I didn’t like being in the band. I didn’t like most of the guys and I didn’t like myself more than anything. Being a drug addict, not liking your surroundings and trying to raise a daughter at the same time doesn’t really work.”
The guitarist knew there was some hurt feelings but he did what had to be done. Over time, he began to repair the bridges burned and it all culminated with meeting with some of the members he hadn’t spoken to in years and a surprise invite to join them onstage.
“When the moment happened, it was complete relief just to see the clarity in his eyes,” said guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer of reconnecting with his old friend. You can watch the rest of the trailer, which includes a performance of the Korn favorite ‘Blind’ at Carolina Rebellion, above.
If you would like to win the deluxe edition of Korn’s ‘The Paradigm Shift’ album, which includes the ‘Reconciliation’ documentary, along with a new album poster, simply use the entry form below. The contest ends Oct. 10. You can also pre-order ‘The Paradigm Shift’ at iTunes.