Brian 'Head' Welch says that he relates to former frontman of Christian heavy metal band 'As I Lay Dying', Tim Lambesis, who has been jailed after attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife.
Lambesis admitted in a recent interview that he was always an athiest, saying that he faked his faith in an attempt to exploit the Christian market and sell more records.
He added that the decision to pay someone to assassinate his wife was one clouded by his exorbitant use of steroids, though former band members say that it was "not completely out of character" for the vocalist.
Lambesis's fellow heavy rocker Brian 'Head' Welch, once part of the world-renowned metal band Korn, says he made a similar plot while high on cocaine.
However, he was put off the idea by a member of Korn's road crew and later became a Christian, forming his own band and touring as a speaker to advise youth against abusing drugs and alcohol.
"What if he [the road crew member] encouraged me to murder like the Tim Lambesis situation?" Welch pondered in an interview with radio.com. "What if, in my lowest, weakest moment, all messed up in the head on coke, I got led into agreeing on a down payment for a hit on my wife and her boyfriend?"
"I'm not much different than Tim," he continued. "I don't think any of us are. We are all capable of bad choices under the weight of heavy circumstances. Some people can handle more or less than others, but everyone has a certain breaking point — especially if there's other substances involved."
Lambesis was arrested in May last year and sentenced to six years imprisonment.