Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Opens Zivel State-Of-The-Art Performance And Recovery Suite

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch has opened a new recovery suite called Zivel. The facility, which will focus “on physical, mental, and emotional well-being,” was inspired by the fatigue that touring musicians face in their careers. The first two locations can be found in Bakersfield, CA and Nashville, TN.

The following was said about Zivel on its official website:

“Zivel® was started during the life-long journey of Dr. Matt O’Neill and Brian “Head” Welch to unlock the combined keys of helping people and improving their overall health. The pivotal moment came in the summer of 2017, when Matt floated the first time in Toronto, while on tour with Korn as their physical therapist. This moment altered his trajectory and firmly placed him on the path of searching for tools to impact people’s health. This search aligned with Brian’s desire to see everyone walk in health and freedom from pain and suffering.

The first outlet, or predecessor, of Zivel® opened in April 2018. From this first location in Kearney, NE, Matt could see that there were other tools that could provide the same, yet different, help that floating provided, and so he began to search for additional tools.

The parent company, Pryme, LLC was founded by Dr. Matt O’Neill and Brian “Head” Welch on July 25, 2018 and Zivel® was registered later that year.”

The following was also added:

“Zivel® is a Performance and Recovery company that focuses on giving clients a first-class experience while generating obtainable residual income for our partners through the promotion of performance and recovery. Our partners will be trained to utilize multiple different services to create an unmatched experience and ability to regain a healthy mindset and body. Our services are designed and proven to decrease stress, anxiety, as well as body soreness and inflammation. The clientele is wide ranging from college students studying for finals, to parents looking to reduce anxiety/pressure, to top executives trying to maximize their mental abilities while minimizing their stress, to professional athletes looking to achieve the most optimal recovery results, to the elderly whom are trying to reduce the inflammation in their body in order to improve their quality of life. Our locations are able to accomplish this within a top-rated atmosphere, while being affordable for the majority of the population, thereby increasing clientele and creating true residual income. We want to provide a place where everyone can truly feel like a rock star.”

Welch commented:

“In 2005, I found healing after years of struggling with addiction, depression, and suicidal ideation. I consider myself extremely blessed to have been made whole — body, mind and spirit — and I’ve devoted my life to help others find the healing they deserve. The most exciting thing for me about Zivel is that our services can help revitalize every part of a person’s life — body, mind and spirit — which again, is what I feel is my life’s purpose.”

Welch and Dr. O’Neil also issued a joint statement:

“Our goal is to open locations in every state, and eventually around the world to help people young and old. Because Zivel is more than just another spa offering, it is a way of life, where we truly believe that everyone should be treated and feel like a rock star.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Clarifies Solo Album Rumors

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch recently revealed that he was working on a new album with a number a special guests and many assumed it was going to be a solo release. However, he has since confirmed to the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast” that the effort is actually a new Love And Death album.

Welch said the following:

“It’s gonna be the Love And Death record, I’m just gonna have some guests on there. We’ll see how all ends up. You plan and then you try your best and whatever happens. Some songs might not make it, we’ll see, but it’s 80% done, and yea Breaking Benjamin guitar players [Jasen Rauch] on it.

I was talking to Spencer [Chamberlain] from Underoath, since we’re hanging out with them a lot on this tour, and Lacey Flyleaf. Ben [Burnley] from Breaking Benjamin said he wants to sing on it, but I think getting him to do anything is really hard if it’s not Breaking Benjamin, so we’ll see. It’s just gonna be Love & Death, but just a new thing we’re doing, just collaborations, that’s all. It just sounded fun, so we’re gonna go for it.”

[via The PRP]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Recruits Breaking Benjamin, Ex-Flyleaf, Etc. Members For New Solo Album

During a recent interview with “Good Company”, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch revealed that he is “almost done” with his new solo album and that it will feature several guests. He said the following:

“I’m working with Jasen [Rauch] from BREAKING BENJAMIN. And I’m talking to Spencer [Chamberlain] from UNDEROATH about possibly doing something. And Lacey [Sturm] from FLYLEAF… She is singing on a cover song, but I can’t tell you which song it is. It’s gotta be a surprise.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Reflects On Dimebag & Vinnie Paul, Re-Dedicates “Letter To Dimebag” To Both Abbott Brothers

Following the death of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch wrote a song for him called “Letter To Dimebag.” Now, with the recent passing of Dimebag’s brother and Pantera bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott, Welch has reflected on the brothers, while re-dedicating the track to both of them.

Welch said the following:

“It was 2005. I was fresh off of drugs, freshly awakened spiritually and feeling positive, yet I was truly alone for the first time in my adult life, away from my best friends I had grown up with and taken Korn to the top of the music world with. What an exhaustive whirlwind of emotions. I can’t even tell you.

But there was also a deep cloud of sadness from a completely different source that was weighing heavily on my soul. Dimebag Darrel from Pantera had been murdered on stage in front of his brother, his other bandmates, his friends in the road crew and a club full of devoted fans.

Only a few weeks had gone by and I just couldn’t shake the shock, confusion and sadness of how that could’ve happened. With Dime’s murder, my leaving Korn and my new spiritual life… I was dealing with a tornado of confused emotions to say the least.

Only a few weeks after the murder, I remember sitting in my studio/office at home, just days after leaving Korn. I couldn’t stop thinking about Dime. So I picked up my guitar and wrote a piece of music in a style I had never written before. It all came so naturally and quickly.

It was as if the pain over Dime’s tragedy came from deep down in my soul, out of my heart, through my veins, into my hands, out of my fingers, and poured into this little piece of music called LETTER TO DIMEBAG. I felt a release after I finished it.

It was a surreal experience in my life and every time I listen to it I feel the same emotions I felt that very day I wrote it; like my soul crying out over the injustice done to Dime, having to let him go, and witnessing a part of Dime’s closest family and friends die right along with him—especially his brother Vinnie. Vinnie was never the same after that.

After the recent and sudden passing of Vinnie Paul, I wanted to post this again as they have both been on my mind and heart so much lately. So I dedicate this track to Dimebag Darrel and Vinnie Paul.

RIP my brothers,