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Korn’s Head to release Eyes Wide Open

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch is to release a book focusing on the years he spent out of the band he co-founded.

With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn is said to give a “no-holds-barred” account of his departure from the group in 2005, and his subsequent struggles before rejoining Jonathan Davis and co in 2013.

The book, co-written with Carol Traver, describes Welch’s “near decade-long trial by fire-from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation, to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving financial ruin.”

The follow-up to his autobiography Save Me From Myself is set for release in the US on May 17 and the Europe on June 24 via Thomas Nelson Publishing and pre-orders are now being taken. It’ll come with an exclusive free download link to a new track from his solo project Love & Death.

Korn are aiming to release the follow-up to 2013’s The Paradigm Shift later this year. They have several live dates scheduled over the coming months, including an appearance at Download.

Korn 2016 tour dates

Apr 21: Monterrey Auditorio Banamex, Mexico
Apr 26: Mexico City WTC Pepsi Center, Mexico
May 14: Somerset Amphitheatre, WI
May 27: Lisbon Rock In Rio, Portugal
May 31: Rockhal Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Jun 02: Milan Gods Of Metal, Italy
Jun 03: Nuremberg Rock Im Park, Germany
Jun 07: Lodz Power Festival, Poland
Jun 09: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 10: Download 2016, UK
Jun 13: Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg, Netherlands
Jun 15: Prague Aerodrome Festival, Czech Republic
Jun 16: Pratteln Z7 Kontzertfabrik, Switzerland
Jun 17: Clisson Hellfest, France

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