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Eyes Wide OpenThe latest book from New York Times bestselling author, and KORN co-founder and lead guitarist, BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH, With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn is officially out today (May 17) from Nelson Books.

With My Eyes Wide Open is the guitarist’s account of the brutal, eye-opening and decade-long trial by fire after leaving KORN, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend. In this intensely inspiring redemption saga, perhaps the most inspiring is BRIAN‘s radical decision to rejoin KORN (surrounded by a lifestyle he almost lost everything to) and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family.

Told with humor and no-holds-barred frankness, the raw and brutally honest follow-up to WELCH‘s 2007 bestseller, Save Me From Myself will appeal to a wide range of readers. With My Eyes Wide Open is truly an inspiring story for all.

Written with Carol Traver, the book is 240 pages in length, featuring 16 full color photos from WELCH‘s personal archive. Fans can purchase it at any book retailer including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at WELCH‘s official webstore. Specially priced bundled products and limited edition items from BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH and his solo band Love & Death are also available at his official webstore.

In anticipation of the book’s release, WELCH spoke with saying, “It’s a mixture of laughter and sadness and just heaviness…it’s like cleaning out your closet. I share a lot of stuff in the book. That’s the way to help people in life, to share your difficulties. You share what you’ve overcome, and I’ve overcome a lot.” He also shared the 10 records that changed his life; check that list out HERE.


Early media praise for With My Eyes Wide Open:

“In his latest book With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Bay to Korn, the brutally honest Welch inspires readers to never give up on their faith even when they are being tested and nearly consumed by the rigors of bad decisions.” -Chris Carpenter, CHRISTIAN BROADCAST NETWORK, 5/16/16

“Welch’s amiable tone and honest assessments about himself and his actions engender sympathy. But it’s his relationship with his daughter that is the core of the book. The struggles – his, hers, theirs – are presented with an almost brutal honesty…You’re left with the story of a man who found out that in order to be in control of himself and his life, he had to let go of whatever control he thought he had – not just in faith, not just in finance, but in people.” -Cesareo Garasa, THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN 5/12/16

“It’s a story about helping his daughter beat her drugs habit and helping get her life back on track with heart breaking decisions. Through prayer he was able to overcome these obstacles as well as to find salvation by reuniting with his old band KORN after a decade of being away. It’s a story many have told… but nobody’s is like this!” –Robert Cavuoto, MYGLOBALMIND.COM, 5/9/16


BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH is the co-founder and lead guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum metal band KORN. He is also the bestselling author of the book, Save Me from Myself. For more info, visit and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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