Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has co-founded Zivel – a wellness company dedicated to helping people overcome physical and emotional trauma.
Back in 2005, Welch struggled with physical and emotional stresses, addiction and suicidal thoughts – all exacerbated by years of touring. With long, rowdy nights on a bus, separation from family, and constant travelling between time zones, touring can have a severe impact on mental health. The guitarist left the band and went through a long period of recovery, which was documented in the documentary Loud Krazy Love.
Welch is now fully recovered and playing with Korn again, and aims to help those struggling with similar issues. He has co-founded Zivel with Dr Matt O’Neill, who toured with Korn as their physical therapist. Hence Dr O’Neill saw up close the stresses that can arise from constant touring.
With Zivel, welch and O’Neill are offering various therapies that help speed recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Services offered include saltwater floating sensory deprivation, cryotherapy, infrared sauna, oxygen therapy, and compression therapy. The company currently has locations in Melbourne, Florida, Macon, Georgia, Houston, Kearney, Nebraska, and Arizona, with plans to open more locations throughout 2020.
In other news, Korn have recently announced a joint North American tour with Faith No More, in promotion of their latest album The Nothing released 13 September last year. The tour begins on 7 August at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, and ends on 17 September at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri.